Ethics underpin growth for CrestCore Realty RUNNING WITH VALUES
BY BOBBY BURCH PHOTOS BY MARK YATES
IN THEIR NEARLY TWO DECADES of working with one another, CrestCore Realty co-founders Dan Butler and Douglas Skipworth have run halfway around the world together — literally. A year after they became neighbors in 2003, Butler and Skipworth embarked upon a morning running routine that has honed not only the duo’s values of perseverance, but also their perspectives on operating CrestCore. In spite of snow, rain, fatigue or some other excuse, the two have run five miles, four times a week for nearly 16 years. In running more than 16,000 miles together — which tops more than half of the earth’s 24,901-mile circumfer- ence — Butler and Skipworth have deepened their friend- ship through accountability, support, and determination.
Pounding the pavement each dawn also has helped solidify a cornerstone value that helps the two founders guide their businesses through consistent growth. “There’s that old African proverb that says ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,’” said Skipworth, who serves as CrestCore’s principal broker. “I think running has helped us forge a friendship, and respect for one another to build this business to- gether. We’re able to watch each other in how we handle commitments and accountability to one another.” With eight-minute mile splits, Butler notes that the two runners aren’t lollygagging on their morning treks. The idea behind the brisk pace is to not only create a healthy lifestyle but to also further sharpen their discipline.
WEWANT TO PUT IN THEWORK ANDWE BOTH HAVE ADELAYED GRATIFICATION AND INVEST- FOR-THE-FUTURE
MINDSETWHERE YOU SACRIFICE TODAY IN ORDER TO GETMORE DOWN THE ROAD.”
DOUGLAS SKIPWORTH (PICTURED RIGHT) CO-FOUNDER, CRESTCORE
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