The Legacy & Founder

When Dean Callan founded the company in 1963, he was one of the first to understand the commercial real estate business in Boulder County. 

Dean was a primary factor in many of the sizable transactions that paved the way for developers to build and companies to grow. His experience in both brokerage and development led to consulting for local corporations, trust departments and investors.

In addition to his real estate expertise, Dean was committed to serving the community as Board Member of a number of institutions, including: Boulder Community Hospital, Colorado National Bank, Boulder Board of Realtors, Frasier Meadows Manor and President of the University of Colorado Buff Club. Dean passed away at the age of 89 on October 8, 2011. The company is now in the hands of his daughter, Becky Callan Gamble; however, Dean’s actions and words remain an integral part of the region’s business community.

History

“My goal has always been to be the most respected provider of real estate services in this marketplace.”

Dean Callan

Dean Callan & Company

Timeline of the Last 60 Years…

1963
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1963

Dean Callan & Company was founded by the late, Dean Callan was the company’s first logo. Fun fact – in the early days, most of the business was land sales! Dean was truly a pioneer in the development of Boulder.

1974
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1974

We listed 10 acres of 28th & Pearl for $1.2 million, including a 10,400 square foot office building.

We also got our first listing in Flatiron Park, a 40,000 square foot warehouse.

1982
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1982

DCC develops Greens Industrial Park in Gunbarrel (46 acres, 17 building complex) and names one of the streets “Odell” after the town Dean was born and raised in.

1992
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1992

Dean’s daughter, Becky Callan Gamble joins the family business. Her first commission check is paid by Aweida Investments.
1995
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1995

DCC redevelops Broadway & Baseline where Starbucks and Einstein bagels are located today!

More family members join the business, including Scott Callan, Dean’s son and Bruce Gamble, Becky’s husband.

1998
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1998

We developed 1510 28th St with Bill Hofgard and Bill Elwood and moved the company office to the 2nd floor. We’re still at this office today!

2000's
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2000's

DCC team grows and brokers Hunter Barto, Brit Banks and Dryden Dunsmore join the team.

2011
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2011

Dean Callan passed away peacefully on October 8. He was 89.
2013
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2013

Dean Callan & Co turns 50 and celebrates 50 years of being in business!
2015
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2015

Dean’s grandson, Beau joins DCC as a broker. His first commission was a tenant rep deal at 4720 Table Mesa from Tebo Properties!

2017-20
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2017-20

DCC hires a few more awesome brokers to join the team… including broker Brit Banks’ daughter Torrey, as well as Kevin Nelson and Christian Smith.

2023
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2023

August 1st- Becky offically passes the torch to Beau and he is named President! (Photo taken from Douglass Elementary year book!)

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