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We Know Topsail Island . .We Have Been Here Over Fifty Years!


Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. is built on the foundation of one of the oldest real estate firms on Topsail Island. Over the past forty years, the company has been known for honesty, integrity and professional services to the residents and visitors of beautiful Topsail Island.

Barnacle Bills-Surf City - 1950sThe foundation on which Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. was built began in 1962 when the late Evelyn Mayrand of Topsail Beach opened Mayrand Real Estate. At this time, there was only one other real estate firm on the entire 26 mile stretch of beautiful sandy shores. Mrs. Mayrand, widely known on the island, built the foundation of our company on the values of treating every client as she would have wanted to be treated; with respect, honesty and professional service. Many locals and longtime settlers of the island will still recall Mrs. Mayrand and Mayrand Real Estate. It is forever a part of the local history of Topsail Island.

In the late 1970s, Phil Mayrand (Mrs. Mayrands son) took over the reigns of the family business after serving in the forces during the Vietnam era. Mr. Mayrand, a licensed contractor and broker, continued the philosophy of his mother in running the family enterprise. Many Topsail Islanders will recall his great attention to detail and organization, no doubt as a result of service to our country.

Mr. Mayrand took in a partner to the business in 1987; Elizabeth Peggy Lewis. Since the islands conception, Peggysurf city nc 19502 Lewis had been a part of the islands history which started when she worked with the Yow Law Firm in Wilmington, NC assisting one of the three original developers of the island, the Late Mr. Edgar Yow. Yows team, Peggy included, is held responsible for laying the framework and handling the incorporation of Surf City, developing the first African American beach in the segregated south and naming the island, Topsail!

Peggy and Mr. Mayrand worked side by side building the company on the original philosophy of respect, honesty and professional service. In 1988, Peggy bought Mr. Mayrands remaining shares of the company and in 1992 changed the name to Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. Mrs. Evelyn Mayrand even came back to work for the company until her health forced her into retirement once again!

Over fifty years later from its conception, Lewis Realty Associates, Inc is known for being one of the oldest companies on the island. Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. of the 21st century still strives to embrace the traditions and values of yester year.

The company currently handles long and short term rentals, real estate sales and was instrumental in selling two Topsail Island developments, The Village of Stump Sound and Island Cay Town homes. Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. also played a vital role in the conception of one of Topsails newest luxury subdivisions, The Live Oaks of Topsail. Vice President, Chris Rackley, and three other partners developed the subdivision and later soldremaining shares to exclusive builder Jonathan Briggs of Topsail Beach, NC.

Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. is a member of the Topsail Island Chamber of Commerce, Topsail Island Association of Realtors & Jacksonville Board of Realtors. The company has brought three Topsail Island Realtors of the Year forward, three Topsail Island Association of Realtors Presidents, Peggy Lewis, Chris Rackley & Dee Stone. No other Topsail Area company has achieved these goals in civic & political activity. The company is also represented in the area Rotary Club, The Surf City Economic Development Committee, North Carolina Association of Realtors (director of state wide organization) The Jean Beasley Turtle Hospital Turtle Ball, area churches and the food pantry in Hampstead.

Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. is more than a company, all associated with us whether, tenant, property owner, seller or buyer are treated with the utmost professionalism, respect and honesty. When you work with Lewis Realty Associates, surf city in the 1970sInc. you are becoming part of the history of Topsail Island and ensured that local knowledge and expertise is at work for you.

Be sure to visit our office at 320 N. New River Drive to see the Hallway of Yesteryear Topsail… a brief walk through our companys and Topsail Islands history or visit our new mainland office in on Hwy 50 at Coral Ridge Station in Holly Ridge, NC.

Meet the Team



Just a Small Sample . . .

Chris Rackley - Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. Reviewed by The Caputos of Wilmington, NC on October 21, 2011 .

Chris Rackley and his team made selling our home as easy as possible during a difficult market! His seasoned knowledge of and networking expertise in the Topsail Island market were extremely helpful in navigating through the process! From start to finish, we were very pleased with the high level of service and excellent communication we received.

Rating: 5


Dee Stone - Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. Reviewed by David & Nicole H of Surf City, NC on October 10, 2009 .

This is a letter of appreciation and recognition for Mrs. Dee Stone. Dee is a member of your firm (Lewis Realty Assoc. Inc.) and was our agent for the purchase of (address non-disclosed).
We cannot tell you how pleased we were with our agent Dee. Dee represents your firm in a superior manner. She was extremely quick to turn around our requests for information or action.

Rating: 5


The Little Team - Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. Reviewed by Darrin P, Attorney of Westfield, NJ on May 3, 2011 :

What a team! On a recent Short Sale, the Littles proved to be steady, efficient and competent. They were able to hold all the parties together, keep them fully informed and, ultimately, consummate the transaction. At all times they were courteous, helpful and pragmatic when many other parties would have lost their patience and composure. I recommend them highly on any complex real estate transaction. Clients come first! 

Rating: 4


Ed McKenna - Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. Reviewed by John & Mari K of Charleston, SC on June 5, 2011 :

It was a pleasure working with Ed McKenna. Every real estate step was explained to us in a professional yet friendly format. His attention to detail and willingness to listen to our needs made a difficult process understandable and therefore successful. We highly recommend his services.

Rating: 5

Team Little - Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. Reviewed by Lena R of Holly Ridge, NC on April 1, 2011 .

I have been conducting real estate business with Bob and Martha for the past two years. I want to take this opportunity to recognize their efforts in assisting me in the marketing of my property.
Both have made me the client their top priority. From the first day I met them, I knew they were the right realtors for me.
I am more than happy with the hard work they have done and will continue to do for me. Bob and Martha are professional realtors in every sense of the word. I know they will always go the extra mile in taking care of all the details necessary to market and sell my property.
However, after working so closely with them, they now seem like part of my family. They are interested in my desires and needs as much as they are in selling for their own monetary gain.
I would like to say thank you for asking, “Do you know anyone who has land for sale in this area?” That was a great day for me!

Rating: 5

Chris Rackley - Lewis Realty Associates, Inc. Reviewed by Chris S of Cary, NC on August 10, 2009 .

Thanks so much for being on-the-ball from start to finish on this purchase!

Rating: 4.5