Agents


Kim-Zapalac - Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate - Washington County Texas Property for Sale - Austin County Texas Property For Sale - Texas Land For SaleKim Zapalac
Phone: 979-885-8468 • Email: kzapalac@bjre.com
Kim is a dedicated real estate professional that enjoys working with clients and providing outstanding service. She combines her passion for sales and her commitment to the community with her personal attention to you, whether you are looking to buy or sell. She appreciates the privilege of serving her clients and future neighbors and loves celebrating their successes.

After growing up in Bellville, Texas, graduating from Bellville High School and attending college, she and husband Steve made Bellville their home. Together, they have raised two great adult children, Jordan and Brady. After a 22 year career teaching, she fell in love with her second career in real estate. Kim’s knowledge of Austin County, Washington County, and the surrounding areas, along with an extensive network of community people give her the edge when assisting buyers and sellers.

Kim and husband Steve purchased Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Company in February 2016 and will continue to operate the company under the same name. Former owner and friend, Bill Johnson, will remain the acting broker and continue to sell real estate.


Bill-Johnson- Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate - Washington County Texas Property for Sale - Austin County Texas Property For Sale - Texas Land For SaleBill Johnson
Phone: 979-885-8535 • Email: billjohnson@bjre.com
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Bill Johnson. I was born and reared in Bellville, Texas, and have been a native of Austin County most of my life. My wife and I have three grown children and a number of precious grandchildren. I am a graduate of Bellville High School and Texas A & M University, receiving my Bachelor degree from Texas A & M University, School of Business, in the field of Marketing in 1966.

My real estate career began in 1967 with a Texas Real Estate Salesman’s License. I acquired a Texas Real Estate Broker’s License in 1970 and founded Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Company. From 1970 to February, 2016, I owned and operated the company. In February, 2016, I sold the company to Kim and Steve Zapalac, who will continue to operate as
Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Company. I will function as the Broker of the company and continue to list and sell Texas real estate for Kim and Steve. As in previous years, we will strive to enhance our professional knowledge and services so that we are always assured of offering our Sellers and Buyers the very utmost in professionalism.

I have also owned and operated The Pecan Tree Kennel since 1962, which specializes in the
training, leasing, and sales of bird dogs for clients across the United States and abroad.
You can visit our website at www.PecanTreeKennel.com


Ian-Bader - Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate - Washington County Texas Property for Sale - Austin County Texas Property For Sale - Texas Land For SaleIan Bader
Phone: 979-885-9436 • Email: ibader@bjre.com
Ian was born and raised in Austin County and has Texas roots that start with Stephen F Austin’s “Old 300” settlers. He attended Bellville schools and graduated from Texas A&M University in 1975. His business career began with the local radio station as news reporter. He later joined the Bellville Abstract Company as clerk and escrow officer. In 1978 he entered banking with the Austin County State Bank and also became licensed to sell real estate under the Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate Company. Ian moved to First Savings Association of Brenham in 1983, serving as the Bellville Branch Manager. First Savings was later purchased by Guaranty Bank in 1990 and Ian remained as manager. He also was a licensed annuity and securities representative for Guaranty Brokerage. After more than 28 years in banking, investment, and real estate related professions, Ian went into full time real estate practice in 2004 with Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate Company. Bader married Becky Finch in 1979 and they raised two sons, Reid and Will.

Bader’s long term experience and personal commitment to professionalism and service to his community makes him uniquely qualified to market your real estate.

Ian has been active in numerous community activities, serving as President of the Bellville Lions Club, Bellville Chamber of Commerce, and Bellville Library Board. He has been involved in the Austin County Veterans’ Monument Board, Texas A&M Club of Austin County, Agri-Life Extension Leadership Advisory Committee, Austin County Raising Academic Performance Board, Bellville Parks Board, LCRA Leadership Program, Texas Scholars Program, Bellville Historical Society, Bellville Little League, Bellville Youth Soccer, Bellville ISD Long-Range Planning Committee, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and many other civic activities.


Don-Cornett - Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate - Washington County Texas Property for Sale - Austin County Texas Property For Sale - Texas Land For SaleDon Cornett
Office: 979-865-5969 • Cell: 713-703-6741 • Email: doncornett@bjre.com
I grew up on a farm in Kentucky, and was educated at Berea College and The University of Florida. I spent over three decades with Exxon and have lived in many parts of the country, but about half of my career was based in Houston, Texas. I bought my first country property, near New Ulm in Colorado County, in 1975, and have owned property in the area continuously since that time. Today I specialize in helping clients find their special place in the Texas country, whether it is a large working ranch, or just a weekend place to relax and play.

I am also active in helping my neighbors effectively market their property when they are ready to sell. For several years I owned a registered cattle ranch at Frelsburg, in Colorado County, and have developed a deep appreciation for this area and its people.

I welcome the opportunity to discuss your real estate needs and desires. Land is my specialty. I am an Accredited Land Consultant, ALC, and a member of the Realtor’s Land Institute.

• 2009 Realtor of the Year
• Bill Johnson Real Estate Top Selling Agent for 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014
• Member of Houston Association of Realtors
• Member of South Central Board of Realtors


Bill-Hodges - Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate - Washington County Texas Property for Sale - Austin County Texas Property For Sale - Texas Land For SaleBill Hodges
Office: 979-992-2636 • Cell: 281-731-1611 • Email: billhodges@bjre.com
Bill has lived an active professional life in small business and in corporate America. His background in Agribusiness, Farming, Ranching, Machinery and Finance has been the core of his training for several years. He is accredited in Livestock and Machinery appraisals with International Society of Livestock Appraisers and American Society of Farm Equipment Appraisers. He has been dealing with real estate since 1996 and is proud to be associated with Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate as a full time Realtor.

His wife Barbara has been an independent full time Real Estate Appraiser/Broker for the past 25 years. He has one daughter and three grandchildren. The Real Estate business has been good to his family and they welcome your support.


Jay-Tjoelker - Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate - Washington County Texas Property for Sale - Austin County Texas Property For Sale - Texas Land For SaleJay Tjoelker
Phone: 281-750-5776 • Email: jay@bjre.com
My name is Jay Tjoelker and I am a native of Tyler, Texas. After graduating from Texas A & M University in 2002 with both an undergraduate and master’s in Agribusiness, I began my real estate career in the beautiful Texas hill county surrounding the Austin area in 2003 primarily focusing on real estate appraisal and consulting.

After receiving both my Texas Real Estate Salesman’s License and Texas Certified General Appraiser License in 2006, my wife and I moved to Houston in 2007. I focused on commercial and farm/ranch appraisal work for The Gerald A. Teel Company as well as selling real estate over that time. In May of 2014, I began working for Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate in Bellville full time. Whether it is working with buyers to find the farm or ranch of their dreams, showcasing properties for sellers, or consulting with landowners, I look forward to working for you in the future.

My wife Allyson is the Executive Director of Competitive Events for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and we enjoy spending time with our son Landon and daughter Caroline.


Karen-Mason - Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate - Washington County Texas Property for Sale - Austin County Texas Property For Sale - Texas Land For SaleKaren Mason
Cell: 979-676-3112
My experiences growing up on a ranch in South Central Kansas have created my desire to specialize in Farm and Ranch Real Estate. After living in Oklahoma, Argentina, the United Kingdom and Texas, I have chosen the Austin County area to be my home. Take a meandering drive through the rolling hills of Austin, Colorado, Fayette and Washington Counties (long known as the “Houston Hamptons”) stopping along the way to shop, eat and learn about the history of the area, and you will understand my passion for our community. The quality of life and the pace of living here, in addition to having the excitement of Houston, Austin and San Antonio in a day trip, is the ultimate living experience for my family.

I have been a licensed Real Estate Agent in Texas since 2000, and joined Bill Johnson & Associates in 2002.

I am a person of strong drive and integrity. I won’t make promises I can’t keep, I won’t stop working to accomplish a goal, and I will listen with genuine interest and work diligently on your behalf, whether you are buying or selling a property. References are available upon request.


John-McKenty - Bill Johnson & Associates Real Estate - Washington County Texas Property for Sale - Austin County Texas Property For Sale - Texas Land For SaleJohn McKenty
Office: 979-992-2636 • Cell: 979-203-0593 • Email: jmckenty@bjre.com
John has been active in various aspects of real estate for over 35 years as a licensed Real Estate Agent (License # 641597) and a Certified Professional Landman. John and his wife Beverly have enjoyed visiting Austin County since the 1980’s and have owned their farm near the Nelsonville Community for over eight years. He has a B.B.A. from Texas A&M University and a B.S. from the University of Houston in Petroleum Land Management. John is an Elder at the Nelsonville Brethren Church, an active member of the Bleiblerville Volunteer Fire Department, and manages a growing cattle business. You can find John at the BJRE offices in either Bellville or New Ulm. He can be reached at (979) 203-0593 (mobile), or (979) 992-2636 (office) jmckenty@bjre.com. John is a deal closer, a good communicator with proven contract negotiation skills, and he is passionate about helping you with your expected real estate transaction.


Cliff-MahonCliff Mahon
Cell: 979-885-8577 • Email: cmahon3@industryinet.com
Just a short statement to introduce myself. I am a graduate of Texas A & M University, Class of 1972. I have lived in Bellville since 1975 and have two children who graduated from Bellville High School. I served on the Bellville I.S. D. School Board for six years from 1983 to 1989. From 1975 to 1996, I was employed locally as President of the Federal Land Bank Association of Bellville. Over 40 years of banking and real estate experience has proven very beneficial in assisting my customers in the buying and selling of real estate.


Mark-AurichMark Aurich
Phone: 713-822-4520
Born in Texas and raised in Houston I have a love of My Texas roots. After graduating from Memorial High School in 1976 I attended Texas Lutheran College, while there I took real estate classes and acquired my Real Estate Agents license in 1977. Working in our family Real Estate office, Aurich Investments, I focused on investment properties. In 1979 I began coaching and teaching at Memorial Hall School. This rewarding career grew into a position as ranch director of the residential program in Conroe. After 36 years of teaching and working with kids I decided it was time to let go. My wife and I decided to leave the bright lights of Houston and move to our farm in Bellville.

If you are considering moving to the country or are just looking for a weekend escape I would love to help you make it a reality. Come west young man. We have found tranquility, Hope you will consider joining us.


Heather Novicke
Phone: 281-844-7313 • Email: heather@bjre.com
Heather Novicke exemplifies integrity, energy, and perseverance in both her personal and professional life. She chose a career in real estate because of the relationships that develop with each client transaction. Her dedication to helping her clients find the ideal home is what motivates her passion as a real estate specialist.

Heather grew up in Cypress, Texas. After graduating from college with a BA in Education, she knew that she wanted to raise her family in a small town. She and her husband, Josh, chose Bellville, where she taught in the local school district for 18 years. They have three children, all of whom are involved in Ag and 4-H, as well as multiple athletic programs.

She is proud to call Bellville home, and hopes to help your family do the same.


Arlie-KendrickArlie Kendrick
Cell: 979-885-9198 • Email: adkendrick56@yahoo.com
My name is Arlie Kendrick, and I was born and raised in Bellville. I graduated from Bellville High School in 1974 and Blinn College in 1976. I have been employed by the City of Bellville since 1983 and currently serve as a department superintendent. My wife, Terri, and I were married in 1983 and have three children and one grandchild. My family and I are members of the Bellville United Methodist Church. I have been involved in many civic organizations and served as a Bellville Volunteer Fireman for over 38 years.

I have been a part-time licensed real estate agent with Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Company since 1988. As a lifelong resident of Bellville and Austin County, I am eager to help you make the right decisions when it comes to buying or selling a home or property.


JP-MarekJP Marek
Email: johnpaulmarek@gmail.com
After graduating from Texas State University in 1986
with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, John began working for Pulte Home Corporation of Houston until 1993 as Construction Manager. He then transferred to Austin as Project Manager with Pulte until 1996.

JP joined Beazer Homes as Area Manager for two years. He then opened John Marek Custom Homes, in 1998, where he has been building homes in the Bellville area.

In 2011 JP partnered with Brandt Wilke to create Willmark Homes. He joined Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Company in 2008 as a part time REALTOR.


Sharon Schroeder
Cell: 979-877-4068 • Email: sschroeder@bjre.com
Sharon was born and raised right here in Bellville, Texas. After graduating from Bellville High School, she attended college and received a BA in Education and returned to her hometown where she currently teaches and coaches children in the community. Her husband, Troy and their two children Justin and Jordan have made their home on the family’s ranch which has been recognized by the State of Texas Family Land Heritage Program as a 150 year old family farm. This is something she is very proud of.

Sharon’s love, knowledge, and passion for this community runs deep. Her knowledge of the area is an asset to any buyer or seller. She has the experience and local know-how to help you make the best possible decisions. Her client dedication and love of helping others are what motivates her most. “Owning property here is one of the greatest privileges of life. I love this area and once I show you around, I convinced you will love it too and want to plant roots of your own.”


Sherry Burnham
Cell: 979-877-4462
I was born in the Hill County of Llano, Texas and raised on a working cattle ranch operation that has been in my family since the 1800’s. After graduating from high school, I attended Durham Business School in Austin, Texas where I earned my credits in Business Administration, Bookkeeping and Paralegal Law.

After working 5 years with Glastron Boat Company, I married Teddy Burnham and moved to his hometown of San Saba, Texas. There, I worked for Senterfitt, Adams, Miller & Childress, Attorneys at Law as a paralegal and land Title Examiner. With that experience I was hired by RSISD as Tax Assessor/ Collector and Bookkeeper. On weekends I attended Real Estate School in Austin, Texas and became licensed in 1981. In 1987 my husband and I moved to Bellville, Texas to establish a cattle ranch operation along with a custom pecan harvesting business.

In 1993 I joined the Bill Johnson Real Estate team as a licensed agent specializing in farm and ranch properties. I am here to assist you in searching for that perfect farm or ranch property that will fit your goals.


RickRick Carrell
Phone: 832-860-6097
Richard L. Carrell is a retired senior partner of Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University Of Virginia Law School. He and his wife, Bettie, have enjoyed their III Ranch just north of Bellville for more than 40 years.


BoJustin “Bo” Brandt
Email: bo.brandt1@gmail.com
My name is Bo Brandt. I was born and raised right here in Bellville, Texas on the farm and ranch operation that my family has owned since the early 1900’s.

After graduating from Bellville High School, I earned a degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A & M University. While attending college, I started focusing my career path towards real estate and became a licensed real estate agent with Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Company.

Since 2002, I have been actively assisting sellers and buyers with their real estate needs.


Brooke-WhiteBrooke White
Email: bmwhite0323@yahoo.com
My name is Brooke Mahon White and I was born and raised in Bellville, Texas.I have a BBA in General Business from Sam Houston State University. After college I worked for a property tax consultant and a title company, which led me to pursue real estate.

After obtaining my license I began working with my dad, Agent Cliff Mahon. I gathered experience and knowledge that you just can’t find in a classroom.

I currently live in Bellville with my husband, Matt, and our children, Sadie and Clark.


VickiVicki Morlock
As a part-time administrative assistant Vicki provides support to 17 agents, the Broker and Company Owners, performs duties relating to the listing and marketing of properties offered for sale, advertising, manages office products and equipment, as well as telephone receptionist and other secretarial duties.

She has been with Bill Johnson and Associates Real Estate Company since September, 2005.