John Ball originally opened the Chandler United office in 1970 & sold the office to Mike Bendele in 1984. During his tenure as broker/owner, the Chandler office continuously ranked in the top 10 percent of all offices nationwide & in 1982 was the number 2 office in the nation. In 1984 John put all of his focus on the auction business. During all this time he has remained a valuable sales associate bringing his expertise to the real estate auction side of the business. John finished as the number two United Country sales associate in the nation for 2011.
Justin literally brings a lifetime of auction, sales, and agriculture experience to our real estate team. As the son of John Ball, Justin was practically raised in this real estate office. He started his auction work at a very young age as a ticket runner; and at age 14, he picked up the microphone to call his first auction. Justin continued to call auctions and work the sale ring through high school here in Chandler and then through college at Oklahoma State University while obtaining his degree in Animal Science/Business with an Ag Economics minor. Justin began full-time work on the management side of the auction process just before graduating from college in 2000.
With over 40 years of experience, Mike Bendele has been a real estate leader for United Country dating back to when it was known as United Farm Agency. Moving to Oklahoma in 1978 he began his career assisting both buyers and sellers of rural properties in the traditional and auction platforms. He purchased the company in 1984 and diligently worked to go above and beyond with customer service and excellent marketing efforts promoting Lincoln County and Central Oklahoma properties to buyers all over the United States.
Mike now works along side his son Brian Bendele and continues to use his years of experience to help both buyers and sellers realize their dream of owning that perfect country home, farm, tract of land or commercial business.
As Broker/Owner of United Country – Bendele Co, LLC, Brian Bendele is a second generation real estate broker. Brian got his start in the family business as a child helping his father Mike Bendele mail our famous real estate brochures to buyers all over the nation to earn spending money. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with degrees in Agricultural Communications & Animal Science. Working in broadcast, marketing and public relations out of school developed skills that directly translate to the real estate & auction industry.
Brian has assisted buyers and sellers with properties including residential, farms, land for sale, ranches, hunting property, historic property, commercial real estate and more. Bendele Co, LLC is backed by the nationwide marketing power of United Country, the largest national real estate company specializing in lifestyle properties since 1925.
Bendele Co, LLC has received numerous awards over the years, most notably top United Country office in the nation in 2011 and top Real Estate Auction office in 2019. The professionals that make up the team help keep Bendele Co, LLC a perennial top 10% producing office in the nation.
Brian is deeply routed in Central Oklahoma as a member of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Chandler Lions Club as well as supporting local schools, 4-H and FFA programs and non profit fundraisers at auction.