Ed Prodehl, owner and president of Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, is the recipient of Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.
This award is given annually to a member of the association who has demonstrated a distinguished pattern of community involvement and/or service, according to a news release. Prodehl is a past president and member of the board of directors in addition to serving on numerous committees at the association.
“Ed has not only had numerous achievements in the real estate industry, but has been extremely generous both in his time and financial support to local community organizations and charities," David McClintock, chief executive officer of the association, said in the news release. "From current to former employees, industry peers and numerous business affiliates, Ed Prodehl is highly regarded for his values, personality and heart.”
Prodehl has been a member of the Lewis University Board of Trustees since 2002. He is on the board’s Development Committee and as vice chairman of the Property, Plant and Equipment Committee as well as being co-chair of the university’s Touching Hearts and Minds campaign.
In 2013, Lewis University honored Prodehl by giving him the prestigious Sigma Fidei award. In 1998, he was given the Alumni Achievement Award from Joliet Catholic Academy and the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce.
Prodehl began his real estate career in 1970 as a salesperson for Honig Realty in Lockport. He quickly worked his way to become the No. 1 selling real estate agent in Will County. In 1984, he became owner of Honig Realty in Lockport, according to the news release.
Today, Prodehl oversees Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell, the No. 1 Coldwell Banker Company in homes sold in the state of Illinois and No. 5 in the nation, according to the news release. It has 35 residential real estate offices and 2 commercial offices with over 900 sales agents serving northern and central Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin.