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Real estate firm opens after United Country closes
Platteville Realtys owners and employees are (front, from left) Renee Winkler, Deb Jenny, (back) Ben Engelke, Gerard Abing and Gary Engelke.

PLATTEVILLE — A Platteville real estate firm has closed, but another real estate firm has opened in its place.

United Country Platteville Realty closed in early January when owner Dwaine Sievers decided to reduce his operations from two offices to one, in Cambridge, when the United Country franchise was coming up for renewal, according to Deb Jenny, who formerly worked for United Country.

A new company, Platteville Realty, has been formed by Jenny, Gerard Abing, formerly of First Weber Group, and Renee Winkler, formerly of Clayton Real Estate. The company, located at 1250 E. Business 151 in Platteville, will focus on residential, commercial and income real estate, and farm and land sales.

Also working for Platteville Realty are Gary Engelke, formerly of United Country, and Ben Engelke, formerly of Accord Real Estate.

“We have 63 years of combined experience,” said Jenny. “We have strong backgrounds in commercial and residential sales. … We wanted a core of full-time, knowledgeable, educated and experienced agents who are service-oriented. Our mission is to provide the most professional service possible to our clients and customers and to minimize the complications in every real estate transaction.”

Abing and Winkler “had always had goals of owning their own businesses,” said Abing, a former owner of Rountree Realty. “We feel the three of us are a good combination and that our skills and background compliment each other. The addition of Gary and Ben as a team provides another level of expertise and experience.”