Jack Chapin
(1918 - 2007)


Jack Chapin, founder of Chapin Real Estate, lived and did business in Commerce, Texas, from 1947 until his death in 2007.  He owned and operated a small chain of variety stores then began his real estate business in 1963.  Subsequently, he sold the variety stores in order to dedicate himself to the real estate industry on a full-time basis.  He was later joined by his son and his son-in-law Terry as the firm grew. 

Jack was a fully licensed real estate broker.  He and his wife, Lois, had three children and owned and resided at the Chapin House Bed & Breakfast near Texas A&M University - Commerce.

Jack was a member of the First Baptist Church Commerce and was a member of the Lion's Club for 50 years. 





 Terry Harris


Terry is a licensed real estate broker who has lived in Commerce for nearly 25 years.  A graduate of Texas A&M University - Commerce, formerly known as East Texas State University, Terry ran a successful appliance repair business in town before dedicating himself to the real estate business on a full-time basis.  He has been selling real estate since 1977. Terry also plays guitar with a local music group called Dr. Doctor.

Terry and wife, Debbie, have two children. He is a member of First Baptist Church Commerce.  Terry's work in real estate sales occupies a good deal of his time.






 Lan Rainey


Lan is a licensed sales associate who has been with Chapin Real Estate for the past three years.   He and his wife, Sharron, reside on a small farm in Commerce where they reared two sons, Chad and Lance, both graduates of Commerce High School and Baylor University.  Lan earned a Bachelor and Masters degree from Texas A&M - Commerce.  He is a member of the 2003 Commerce Leadership Class.






 Ryan Petty


Ryan is the newest associate at Chapin Real Estate.  He is a licensed Realtor and is at the office most evenings and weekends.

Ryan also teaches at Cumby High School and is a graduate of Texas A&M Commerce.




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