Edwards F. McLaughlin
Edwards F. “Ed” McLaughlin is the enthusiastic and energetic President and Co-Owner of Bovard-Anderson. Under his leadership, the company is a “realtor-of-choice” for property buyers, sellers, property management services and renters in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. The company combines superb market knowledge with sophisticated technology tools to provide customers with high-quality information for making some of the most important decisions of their lives.
As a family-owned business since 1904, now spanning four generations, Bovard-Anderson has an enduring reputation for fair, honest dealings. The company strives at all times to exceed customers’ expectations, using a “whatever it takes” approach to remove obstacles to successful transactions and where “everyone wins.” As well, the company is renowned for its exceptional commitment to community service.
Ed and his wife Jacqueline purchased the company from John and Joetta “Nicky” McLaughlin. Since that time, under their guidance, Bovard-Anderson has nearly tripled its business activity. Unlike other realtors, the company’s culture is not hierarchy-based. Ed is an active broker in both sales of residential and commercial listings and assists with commercial leasing opportunities as well as managing the office with his wife Jackie.
After graduation from Grove City College, Ed was a production supervisor for a national home builder in Florida and New York. Among other projects, he oversaw an 8,000-acre planned community that involved construction of 200 homes per year as well as schools and future infrastructure. After returning to his hometown of Beaver, he joined Bovard-Anderson. He has helped support local economic growth and housing initiatives through the redevelopment of such highly visible properties as the Third Street East condominium complex in Beaver and as well as numerous single family and multifamily projects.
Emulating his parents and grandparents, Ed has a lifelong zest for community volunteer leadership. He is past President of the Beaver Area Heritage Foundation and has served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Beaver County, Beaver County Association of Realtors, Ft McIntosh Club, Beaver Area Heritage Museum and Housing Opportunities, Inc. His professional designations include Certified Residential Brokers(CRB), a graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI), is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) as well as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) Ed also holds a Broker/Appraiser license for the State of Pennsylvania.