Harry Francis Chaddick

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Harry Francis Chaddick was born in Chicago, Illinois back in 1902. Sorry, I don’t have any information about his parents. He started as a stock boy, then worked as an assistant pharmacist. In 1924, he bought a truck for $350.00 and entered the shipping business.

He was the first to use the “piggyback” transportation, using the concept for rail shipping and trucks. He was the first to use two-way radios in his trucks. He negotiated with Jimmy Hoffa, establishing a comprehensive truck terminal on the West Side of Chicago.

During WWII because of his expertise he was appointed to oversee the transportation of men and materials to North Africa.

What you may not know about Harry is that he was also into real estate. He started working in Chicago in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. He started First American Realty, in 1988, he was inducted into the Chicago Board of Realtors® Hall of Fame.   His business was sold which made him a multimillionaire.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Quite the entrepreneur and yes there are many millionaires who have sold and invested in real estate.

Jun 05, 2019 02:54 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray I'm impressed that he negotiated successfully with the "king pin" of the teamsters.... but that's another story to be told...

Jun 05, 2019 03:24 AM #2
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Wonder if he has any insight as to where Hoffa is now!

Make yourself an astonishing day.


Jun 05, 2019 04:56 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, James - Quite the story and history.  Oh, the stories he must have known.  

Jun 05, 2019 05:34 AM #4
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

That was in the good old days when real estate companies were worth something.

Jun 05, 2019 05:44 AM #5
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Nice to hear about one of our own who was a true entrepreneur.

Jun 05, 2019 05:50 AM #6
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Harry is well known in Chicago real estate circles. Enjoy your day!

Jun 05, 2019 05:52 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. No excuses necessary. I do the very best I can period.

Jun 05, 2019 06:12 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James -  like Barbara I am impressed that he "successfully" negotiated with Jimmy Hoffa.

Jun 05, 2019 08:50 AM #9
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow, James a man who did not let grass grow under his feel and anytime.  We need more people like him now.


Jun 05, 2019 10:11 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an interesting history of Mr. Chaddick.  What an impressive carreer including real estate.  A

Jun 05, 2019 10:22 AM #11
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Enjoyed learning about his forays into transportation and real estate. His innovative ideas helped each to flourish.

Jun 05, 2019 01:49 PM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- now here is someone who looked into the future and figured out a ways to be a part of it. 

Jun 05, 2019 06:19 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

My excuse is I am not motivated by money hence it is not important to me it is just a means to get to an end... never the less I love it when other people like this one are so ambitious, Endre

Jun 05, 2019 11:37 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

This was another interesting read - Harry Chaddick had quite a life with some impressive accomplishments.


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