Prudential Chaplin Williams Pro-Active on Local Real Estate Recovery

Prudential Chaplin Williams opens 3rd real estate office in Nassau County and first one on Centre St. in Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach.

The Down Town Real Estate Force

With the opening of a brand new downtown location, local Real Estate company PRUDENTIAL CHAPLIN WILLIAMS REALTY underwrites its optimistic stance for an upswing in the local real estate market. The Company is currently the number one real estate company in closed sales for 2010, as per its press release.

The office, located at 402 Centre St., in the same building as the Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) is the third office location for Prudential Chaplin Williams in Nassau County, with the original office still on the southside of Amelia Island on the First Coast Highway and another one in Yulee on A1A/State Rd. 200
Of the 38 real estate professionals currently associated with the company, Carolyn Cherry, Carolyn Lockhart, Julie McCracken, Lila Keim , Mark Walker, and the Werling Team consisting of Karen and Paul Werling, Julianna Miller, Nick Burke, and Paul & Decie Wetherhill, will be working out of the prestigious downtown location.


Prudential Chaplin Williams brokers, Dee Chaplin and Hugh Williams became partners in 1998 and established Chaplin Williams Realty, Inc. on Amelia Island. In 2004 the property rental division was established which specializes in long term rentals in Nassau County. As the area grew in national and international awareness Dee and Hugh purchased the franchise name of Prudential for worldwide recognition and exposure. Both brokers continue to be very active and hands on in the community and the field of real estate.

In 2007, Dee Chaplin was president of the Amelia Island Nassau County Board of Realtors while Hugh was President of the Multiple Listing Service. Dee is past president of the Board of the Restoration Foundation and still retains membership. Her family owns the only residence left on Centre Street. The fountain in front of the Court House in Downtown was dedicated to the memory of Pat Williams, Hugh’s mother, erected for all the time and energy she spent on stewarding causes of the Historic District.

The roots and involvement of the Prudential team members with the island and the town of Fernandina Beach goes way back tot the days before real estate booms (and busts) and knowing the underlying values of an island community is paramount to successful real estate transactions.
All agents and brokers in the Prudential team acknowledge this by continuing to be a moving part of our community. Dee is slated to return as the 2011 President of the Board of Realtors and many of the Chaplin Williams agents are a part of the Board and committee chairs to better continue to lead the real estate industry in our community, aside from serving in many local charities and service clubs.

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  1. Blacklablover

    Prudential Chaplin Williams' success is no surprise to me. I know first-hand that the agents are very serious and knowledgeable about real estate but most important, they have served our community by giving back-over and over again. They “walk the walk,”are truly professional, caring, and very progressive thinking. I highly recommend their services because I've known several of them for many years. Best of all, I've discovered their secret: they are unconditional stewards of Amelia Island and Nassau County.

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