Ranch and Coast Magazine-Reader’s Choice Best of 2008




Best Real Estate Agent/Company:

Barry Estates
(Runner-Up: Maxine & Marti Gellens)
Laura Barry says she and her brother Jason, also an agent, are no strangers to sibling rivalry. When it comes to business, though, support trumps competition. “Blood is thicker than water,” she concedes with a laugh. Good thing, since Barry Estates is a family affair — their parents founded the company two decades ago. Laura, whose sales volume in 2007 was $183,219,000, ranks among the top-producing agents_ in San Diego. Barry Estates specializes in luxury properties in Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, and other affluent coastal areas. (858/756-4024, — AnnaMaria Stephens


jackmanBest Remodel Source:

The Jackman Group
(Runner-Up: Merino Home)
Remodeling a house can rank right up there on the stress-o-meter. But Ranch & Coast readers have found it doesn’t have to be that way. For more than 20 years, the Jackman Group, Coronado’s premier custom builder and design team, has built and renovated homes down to the last designer pillow. “We get down to every single detail,” says Sheryll Jackman who owns the business along with husband Harry. “Are you left or right-handed? Where do you want your hair dryer? Which drawer? I think that’s how we take the stress out of our building and our remodeling. We do a lot of homework.” The company also does it all: construction, architecture, interior design, and landscaping. The Jackman Group is truly a jack of all trades. (619/435-7025, — Andrea Naversen

Source Link: Ranch and Coast – Issue March 2008

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 Laura Barry
Barry Estates, Inc.


6033 Paseo Delicias Suite K
Rancho Santa Fe CA, 92067
BRE License# CA 01154111


T 858.756.2266
F 858.756.9429

6033 Paseo Delicias Suite K Rancho Santa Fe CA, 92067
T: 858.756.2266 F: 858.756.9429 BRE License#: CA 01154111