Our real estate company has a long tradition of being an independent family owned business. The company was founded by the late William J. Cole in 1978. Bill was a retired Captain on the NYC Fire Department. His wife, Pat Cole, currently serves as President. Pat was formerly a Nurse Educator at Hunter College in New York City and Associate Director at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. They raised their four children in Brooklyn, NY. They have owned a home on the lake since 1968.