Onboarding Course

A big warm welcome to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty. We're delighted to have you on board!

When you've finished taking this short course, you will:

Have fun!

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty

Mission, Vision and Values

At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty, we offer unparalled service that ensures our clients have a great experience in the real estate transaction.  These services include:

  • Buying and selling residential and commerical property
  • Relocation assistance
  • Property Management

Our mission

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ mission is to provide services and support that significantly increase the growth and profitability of the Network’s affiliates and agents.

Our vision

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ vision is to be the best recognized and most highly respected homeownership services brand in the United States and worldwide.

 

Our core values

  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Truth
  • Teamwork
  • Respect

 

Our Culture

Our culture defines who we are

If our core values form the basis for who we are, then it's our culture that glues everything together. This short video explains a bit more about what our culture means to us, and why it's so central to what we do. 

Business Areas

Because we have the best agents in the business, we have been able to grow to 10 locations that serve Minnesota and Wisconsin!

BHHS Lovejoy Locations

  1. Onalaska - 9542 E 16 Frontage RD - Onalaska, WI 54650 - 608-781-1100
  2. Rochester - 3147 Superior Dr NW, Suite 100 - Rochester, MN 55901 - 507-282-1100
  3. Cannon Falls - 119 N 4th St #7 - Cannon Falls, MN 55009 - 507-263-5665
  4. Lakeville - 17305 Cedar Ave S. - Lakeville, MN 55044 - 952-854-2888
  5. Plymouth - 3515 Plymouth Blvd #205 - Plymouth, MN 55447 - 763-205-6036
  6. Shakopee - 235 1st Ave E - Shakopee, MN 55379 - 952-233-1000
  7. Edina - 3926 W Market - Edina, MN 55424 - 952-512-2450
  8. Stillwater - 102 South 2nd St, Suite 230 - Stillwater, MN 55082 
  9. Buffalo - 105 Second Street S - Buffalo, MN 55313
  10. Eau Claire - 3452 Oakwood Hills Parkway #3 - Eau Claire, WI 54701

What are our company values?

  • Trust
  • Prestige
  • Integrity
  • Temper
  • Teamwork

People - Our core strength

Who is who?

Peggy Lovejoy (Founder/Owner/Broker)

Peggy has a weath of knowledge and experience in all aspects of real estate.  Peggy founded the company, and through her leadership has grown to what we know today.

Tony Ashworth (President/MN Broker)

Tony oversees the Minnesota division of the company.  Tony has many years of management and real estate experience.

Tom Meckey (Vice President)

Tom joined the team as the Minnesota vice president and also heads up our Edina office.

Kelly Calvert (Relocation Director)

Kelly is located in Rochester, but oversees the relocation department for the entire company.

Jeff Gross (Rochester Manager)

Jeff oversees the Rochester office for the company. 

Mike Pietrek (Onalaska Manager)

Mike oversees the Onalaska office and is the main point of contact for anything Wisconsin related.

Know our Brand

A fresh, national brand

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is a company made for the future.  Rated as a top 10 company in the world by Barron's, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices has the backing of the Berkshire Hathaway Brand, a company with the stability of 200 billion in net worth.  

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is on a mission to redifine residential real estate and become the most respected and recognized real estate brand in the world.  The strongest assest of our Brand is our people, and we are glad to be even stronger with you.  

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Good to know.

Agent stories

Ron Shade

Trainer, software engineer

Ron is a super-talented software professional who never goes less than the extra mile to get the job done—whether on his own projects or for something one of his mentees is working on. We quickly spotted Ron's keen eye for leveraging technology for social good, we recently asked him to head up a school-to-work transition project in a school we've adopted as part of our Adopt-a-School Program—so in addition to his mentoring at Tulys, he also helps younger mentees get on the right track, whatever that turns out to be. He's been doing so well that we've suggested he work remotely two days a week. That way, he can strike a balance between his on-site work and the transition project. 

It takes a village—and we're committed to doing our part to help the village, and all the children in it, thrive. That's the Tulys way—and we offer our people every opportunity to help us follow it.

Fiona Reed

Poet, architect and technology geek

Fiona brings a rare combination of intellectual prowess and a real feel for the business. She's one of those rare gems who knows how to wave a magic wand to press a faulty bit of hardware back into service. Tulys knew it was onto something when it recruited her directly from University College Cork in Ireland—before the ink on her first master's degree was dry. First? That's right. "Tulys has sponsored my second master's—this time in artificial intelligence. I suggested developing a new machine-learning algorithm to predict customer segments and preferences—and they said yes! Exciting times ahead, with the first release just around the corner!"

We strongly believe in capitalizing on academic research—especially when our people come to us with cutting-edge ideas.

Crescentia Kalpi 

Writer, dreamer, runner, designer, activist

Kalpi has been with Tulys for the last 10 years, and has grown exponentially: having started out as a technical writer, she's now our resident Best Practices Evangelist and Product Design Guru. Thanks to our cross-functional employee-transfer program, Kalpi has had—and taken—a number of opportunities to upskill herself, delving along the way into a wide range of portfolios, making remarkable contributions in CRM, and helping incubate whole new product lines. And as if all that weren't enough, Kalpi also runs Tulys's Women in Technology Program, which is all about empowering women through the reach of technology, both inside and outside Tulys. A keen marathoner, she recently finished the Honolulu Marathon with a PB of 3:20. "I'm all about pushing back boundaries—whether that's my PB, or barriers to women's having the place we deserve at the table."

We take pride in promoting our employees' strengths, on both the personal and professional fronts.

Ask a question!

Curious about our how we do business, and the standards and best practices we apply? Interested in new projects and initiatives? Want to know what happens during annual meetings? Don't be shy! Every manager, starting with Peggy and Tony, has a NO-DOOR policy, so shoot!

Must Know Resources

Who? Where?

Who?  Where?

As a new agent, we want to make sure you know your way around and who is here to help and support you.

And we're here to help. If you have a question or are not sure who to go to, feel free to reach out to any of the administrative staff or a manager!

Casey Thrash

Casey is the operations manager and point of contact at the Edina office.  Outside of Tom, Edina Manager, Casey is the main point of contact for any Edina agents with questions.  However, she is also available and willing to help agents from ANY office.

Emily Sand

Emily is located in our Lakeville office and is the main administrative contact for our Minnsota agents.  Emily enters listings, ensure contracts are complete.  

Cassie

Cassie is located in our Onalaska office and is the main administrative contact of our Wisconsin agents. 

Roxy Schilling

Roxy is located in our Onalaska office, but handles all of the commission and payouts for the entire company.  

Kelly Calvert

Kelly is located in the Rochester office, but handles all of the relocation for the entire company.  Kelly is the person that you would want to talk with if you have any incoming our outgoing referrals or are intersted in becoming part of the relocaiton team.

Amy Lovejoy

Amy is located in our Onalaska office.  Amy is a great point of contact in the abense of the other administrative personnel.  Amy is a licensed agent, but also has previous experience working as the administrive point of contact for the Onalaska office.

BHHS Resource Center

A wealth of knowledge, tools and recourses

Although you will get specific and one on one training on the BHHS Resource, it is an important tool to point out!  This resouce allows you to completely run your business.  From a CRM to a lead and marketing center to a online learning center, this FREE resouce is available to all agents and will allow you to start your career running or excel it forward!

5 Handy Resources

Untitled text matching question

  • Who is the point of contact for any commission related questions or problems?
    Roxy Schilling
  • What is the name of the online tool center available to all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents?
    BHHS Resource Center

Putting it to practice

Envision

Ready for the ride?

As a new real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeSevices Lovejoy Realty, you have a graet deal of autonomy in how you conduct your business.  However, we also believe in setting a road map for our new agents to ensure that they are successful. This roadmap plots out a few milestones we'd like you to reach on your way to becoming our next all star agent!

How would you prioritise?

As a new agent, the sky is the limit to your potential and your next steps.

However, we would like you to take a few moments to consider the following activities and place them in them in ranking order.  It is important to start mapping out a plan to your success!

  • Make your announcement as a new agent with Berkshire Hathway HomeServices Lovejoy Realty
  • Upload your contacts to the BHHS Resource Center
  • Set up a coaching plan with you manager