J.R. Spies has been the Sales Manager of The Wells Group since 2014. Prior to joining the company he was most recently self-employed as the owner of a local establishment and The Mortgage Link which he sold to Bank of America.
Born in Cleveland Ohio, the family moved to Dallas Texas in 1972. He graduated from Richardson High School and received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. His love for Colorado brought him to Vail upon graduation where he worked at The Vail Athletic Club and Hotel and received his Advanced Ski Technology Degree.
His Real Estate and Finance career began two years after leaving Vail when he joined Shawmut Bank out of Boston in their Commercial Leasing Division. Recruited south he joined Richard Bowers and Company a Commercial Real Estate Firm specializing in Office Leasing and Sales.
It was the enticement however of moving back to Colorado that brought him to Durango where he was hired as a Mortgage Originator with Norwest Mortgage which would eventually merge with Wells Fargo. With over 25 years of Lending and Sales experience, and the addition of a Masters Degree it was a natural fit for J.R. to be a part of the number one Real Estate Company in Southwest Colorado. His enthusiasm for coaching sales professionals has allowed The Wells Group to continue its dominant market position and is pleased to be a contributing member of the Durango Community.
With two adult children pursuing their own careers with a daughter overseas and a son in the Coast Guard, he and his wife Bobbi are enjoying all the activities that Colorado offers. He is an avid outdoorsman enjoying hiking, biking, skiing, and the latest pursuits of obstacle course racing. It is with pride that J.R. is able to work with such amazing people and to call Colorado, home.