On Wednesday June 15th, the office of RE/MAX Golden Apple, located in Rodney Bay next to the Rodney Bay Rubis, was officially opened for business. The proprietors Lenin Volney and Darwin Henry were joined by the Mayor of Gros Islet, His Worship, Egbert Lucien in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion.
With friends, family, colleagues and community members in attendance, Mr Henry, when speaking about the name RE/MAX Golden Apple, explained the personal significance to both himself and Mr Volney. The name was inspired by the Golden Apple restaurant in Gros Islet which sits on the site of their parents, Wilfreda Henry better known locally as Teacher Babby and her brother Cuthbert ‘Toffee’ Volney first home, Mr Volney and Mr Henry being first cousins. Quoting Mr Volney, “it was not only important to honour their parents and their heritage but to also give St Lucians a way to connect to the business.”
The importance placed by Volney and Henry on connecting with St Lucians is evident as soon as you approach their place of business. In this case, they wanted to connect with their community by giving back, which Mr Henry said was “core to the identity of RE/MAX Golden Apple”. They chose to start by supporting the local Arts scene by commissioning talented St Lucian artist Jillan Cox to paint a mural on the outside of their offices. With the RE/MAX balloon and their values featured; the result is a stunning welcome to all who visit.
With the office open, RE/MAX Golden Apple brings the global real estate brand RE/MAX to the island of St Lucia. With more than 140,000 agents in 8,500 plus offices in over 100 countries and territories, no other company sells as much real estate as RE/MAX. With its global network and reach and now local St Lucian office, RE/MAX is providing the opportunity to market St Lucia and its properties to the world.