Company Founder
 Broker Associate

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Office: (386) 257-5000
             or 800-447-3255
Main Office Fax: (386) 239-6991
Home: (386) 767-8633
E-mail: edpeck@peckrealty.com

Born in Florence, SC, Ed moved to Atlanta, GA, when he was very young. The 3rd child of 7 children, he graduated from Druid Hills High School and attended Draughon Business College. As a young man, he returned to Florence and worked in the insurance business before getting married and serving in the Army during World War II.

Ed and his wife, Hilda, lived in Augusta, GA for a few years where he worked in the timber business. In 1946, they moved to Gainesville, FL, and he opened his own timber business. In 1968, he sold that business, opened Peck Realty and in 1969 began development of the first condominium on Daytona Beach, The Surfside Club, which opened in 1970. 

Since that time, Peck Realty has developed and/or marketed over 30 condominium projects. Hilda and Ed have been married since 1940 and are the proud parents of two married children, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren, which are the joy of their lives. "Living at the beach, working every day, staying active and spending time with family keeps us both young at heart. At 70, I went snow skiing for the first time and at 80 I started taking karate lessons." In 2002, he earned his black belt!  Ed also learned to work a computer at age 80 and now enjoys playing gin with people all over the world.

Over the years, Ed has served as President of the Gainesville, FL Rotary Club, District Governor of Rotary, been appointed by different Florida Governors to serve on fund-raising Boards, served as a Director on the First Union National Bank board, been elected as "Boss of the Year" by the Business and Professional Women, served as the President of several condominium Boards, and been a development partner in many condominiums, which have won numerous awards. From the East Florida Building Industry Association he received the Sales Director of the Year Award (1988); Salesperson of the Year (1994); and Million Dollar Sales Awards (1987, 1988, 1989, 1990,1991, 1994, 1995, 1997); and a Lifetime Achievement Award (1991). 

Although his family is his top priority, he is also a Florida Gator football fan, enjoys NASCAR races, an occasional game of golf, traveling, and cruises. However, he has been accused of being a "work-aholic". "I believe in setting goals every year, writing them down, achieving them, and striking them off the list. Anything can be accomplished with a plan, hard work, and perseverance. It a joy to me to work with family everyday and I cherish the respect we have for each other. I consider our team of Real Estate Agents to be the best in the field."

2430 South Atlantic Avenue, Suite E, Daytona Beach Shores, Florida 32118
1-800-447-3255 OR (386) 257-5000