A Family Tradition Since 1940 . . .
G.B. Landrigan was just out of college in 1985 when he started helping friends buy and sell their homes, just as his father and grandfather had done for decades. Like them, he sold what he knew. Four generations of his family have called the Indianapolis North Side their home and he lives in the Meridian Hills area today. He grew up chiefly in Butler-Tarkington and Crows Nest/Meridian Hills while attending School 86, Orchard, and Park-Tudor. Washington Township is in his blood -- the history of the homes, the personalities, the tucked-away gems, and, of course, its unique and varied housing market.
The roots of GB Landrigan & Company are among the deepest of Indianapolis real estate firms.
G.B.'s grandfather, Bruce Savage, whose voice once took him briefly to the Broadway stage, began work in real estate brokerage in 1940. His firm, the Bruce Savage Company, soon became the largest residential brokerage in Indiana. It centered on the sale of fine North Side and Downtown properties. In the late 1950s, Savage was appointed by President Eisenhower to be the head of the US Public Housing Commission, now known as HUD.
A few years after Savage returned to Indianapolis, Richard Landrigan became the owner of the firm which had been renamed Savage/Landrigan. At a time when real estate firms were abandoning their specialties in favor of a much wider audience, he made the choice to retain the company's traditional emphasis, while quietly expanding it to cover Carmel and other emerging North Side areas. Landrigan died unexpectedly in 1984 and the firm closed several months later. In the article reporting the closure, the Indianapolis Business Journal remarked that Savage/Landrigan was one of the area's "oldest and most respected" real estate companies.
The following year, G.B. Landrigan entered real estate at the age of 21. Working with one of the larger firms in Indianapolis, he continued to specialize in the same areas as his father and grandfather.
In 2005, he decided to launch GB Landrigan & Company as one of the Indianapolis area's few true boutique firms. Today the company is an efficient three-person group with offices at Keystone at the Crossing.