Meet Our Agents

Tom Thatcher
Tom Thatcher - 806-679-2939
Licensed Real Estate Broker

The Thatcher Co. Inc. Owned and operated by Tom Thatcher -- Opened for business in June 1974. Mr. Thatcher, who had been in the wholesale automotive parts distribution business since graduating from college in 1958, acquired his real estate license in 1972.

The Thatcher Co. has been involved in most all aspects of real estate including Commercial/Developing/Farms & Ranches and New and Existing residential properties.. For the last 15 years the company has concentrated on buying and selling residential properties for clients in and around Amarillo..

The Thatcher Co. has been located in the same location in the Wellington office complex at sixteen hundred Kentucky since1976.

Mary Kay Shawgo
Mary Kay Shawgo - 806-679-0364
Licensed Real Estate Agent

Mary Kaye Shawgo has been with the Thatcher Company since 1984. She has helped hundreds of families settle comfortably into their new homes. Mary Kaye knows people, what they like and how to help them find just the right home. Her extensive contacts in the mortgage loan industry, give her insights into creative financing. Mary Kaye's repeat business is a sure sign of how well she takes care of her clients. Client and Friend, Mariwyn Webb says, "Mary Kaye is the most nurturing, caring realtor in the history of the world. She works hard to find just the right home and then has all the connections to get it appraised, inspected, financed as well as contractors, painters etc. if a little re-modeling is in order. Randy and I worry about nothing, we just relax and know that Mary Kaye will make sure everything is right and we are happy and protected."

Mary Kaye was born and raised in Amarillo, has twice served three-year terms on the Amarillo Association of Realtors, Inc. and has her GRI designation. She is also a member of chapter CM of PEO, a sustaining member of the Amarillo Junior League and is a mentor for the Harrington House Historic Home. Mary Kaye is a wife, mother and grandmother too!

Helen Benton
Helen Benton - 806-679-5808
Licensed Real Estate Agent

Helen Benton is a lifetime Amarillo resident and full time Realtor since 1987. She holds the Real Estate designations of Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRI) and memberships in National Association of Realtors, Texas Association of Realtors, and Amarillo Association of Realtors. She is a Texas Tech University Alum and has served as a community volunteer thru the years in numerous organizations.

Helen welcomes your questions concerning Amarillo and concerning Buying or Selling your home. She can help you plan a marketing strategy to sell your home as well as prepare neighborhood comparable sales to aid in buying or selling. Helen offers professional, full-time service in an honest and straight forward manner.

Helen's knowledge of the Amarillo and Canyon communities and resources for lending, home inspections, schools, cultural opportunities, and entertainment plus her desire to help her clients have as positive moving experience as possible, combine to give the best possible service.

Leslie M. Cunningham - 806-236-7466

Leslie McCleskey Cunningham is a native of Dalhart but called Amarillo home for over 30 years. She is a 1986 graduate of the University of Mississippi majoring in Banking and Finance and Managerial Finance.

Leslie’s sales background began in technology first in hardware then expanding to customized client applications with her own company GripFast working with a variety of clients from local healthcare to the Department of Defense and Smithsonian Institute. Most recently she worked with Aspire Homes managing building projects from initial designs to final inspections and securing builder financing.

Leslie is a sustaining member of Junior League of Amarillo and has enjoyed years of community service where she has served on the boards of many organizations including Panhandle PBS, Susan G. Komen Foundation and Amarillo Museum of Art.

Through her experience, education and community involvement Leslie brings a unique set of skills and insight to the buying and selling experience.

Vicki LaGrone - 806-236-0333
Licensed Real Estate Agent

Vicki LaGrone grew up in the Panhandle area and after graduation from Tulia High School, she attended West Texas State University. After receiving a degree in Speech and Hearing Pathology and Special Education, she taught school for one year in the Panhandle area. The following year she moved to the Dallas area to marry her husband Mike LaGrone. There she taught two years before moving with her husband to the San Francisco Bay area. While in the Bay area she taught 5 years and attended San Francisco State University pursuing post-graduate studies.

From the San Francisco Bay area she and her husband Mike moved to Germany where she taught school in the DOD system. After two years they returned to the United States where she taught school in Minneapolis, Minnesota for one year.

Finding herself again in the San Francisco Bay area, Vicki began volunteering and doing community services. She worked with Support for Families with Special Children, Letterman Army Medical Auxiliary where she was President for one year, and Hamlin Girls School where she helped with fundraising.

Vicki and her husband moved to Seattle Washington where she was involved in the Cherry Crest School’s PTA. She again was involved with the fundraising and served on the PTA board for two years. She helped charter the Bellevue Medical Auxiliary and served as President the first year.

In 1994, Vicki and her husband Mike returned to Amarillo, Texas. Again she became involved in several community organizations: Amarillo Junior League, Potter Randall Medical Alliance where she served as President one year, Race for the Cure where she served as Co-Chair for one year, Second Chance Foundation, Baptist Hospital Foundation Board, Circle of Friends, and St. Andrews School Chairing the Annual Fundraising Event.

In 2009, Vicki decided to pursue a Real Estate Career. Over the years and with many personal experiences of buying and selling homes, she found an interest in the Real Estate Market where she plans to make it her prime focus along with her family. She is committed in helping you whether it is to sell the home you have or buying that dream home you have always wanted.

Vicki is the wife of Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mike LaGrone and has two children Whitney and Mark. Both of her children and grandson Michael live in the Dallas area.

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