“There is growing your family, and there is growing your community. You help other people and you see things grow,” says Stephanie Prescott as we sit in their backyard chatting. Their dog, Scruffy–the cutest schnauzer I think I’ve ever seen–plays happily in the grass, and stops by occasionally for scratches and pets, eagerly wagging his tail. Growth is the main vein and motto that drives their family to give back, help others and find balance in their personal and professional lives.
Steve and Stephanie Prescott have been active in the Cheyenne community fostering its growth since they were young adults.
Stephanie, a 5th generation Wyoming native, and Steve, a Colorado Springs native, met at C.B. & Potts bar in Cheyenne. She was humoring some co-workers by joining them for a drink, and he was watching sports on the TV. A brief courtship later and the couple married in 2001.
Steve has been a realtor since the young age of 20. He moved to Cheyenne to go to Cheyenne AeroTech, when he finished school he got a job at a local property management company mowing lawns and doing rental repairs. When he had the opportunity to get his real estate license, he jumped at the opportunity and excelled. His witty sense of humor and ability to relate to people made him stand out in a sea of other realtors. (If you ever run into Steve, be sure to check out whatever amazing socks he has on for the day!)
Stephanie, a Business Administration graduate from Regis University, was able to foster growth and prosperity in her own household and stayed at home with her kids for 11 years. She then opted to join Steve and become the marketing arm of their real estate business when the couple had the opportunity to purchase the RE/MAX brokerage from her father in 2012.
The Prescott family, when not running their RE/MAX brokerage, loves to give back and foster growth within their family, as well as their kids. Elizabeth, 17, Richard, 15, and Konrad, 12, are all beautifully well-rounded children with a list of hobbies and sports that interest them a mile long. Richard and Elizabeth both excel at track at Central High (Elizabeth also boasts she can do a mean “worm”), Richard also plays for the Central High football team, and Konrad who enjoys football and “pretty much just being outside doing anything fun.” The family, including Steve, also share a strong love of motocross and enjoy staying active on the track at Archer Complex as well as in Colorado.
Like most Wyoming families, they work hard and play hard. The Prescott’s Wyoming RE/MAX brokerage won 2017 Brokerage of the Year for the Western States Division (beating out offices in Utah, Colorado, South and North Dakota, as well as the rest of Wyoming). Steve won Realtor of the Year in 2015 and was given a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award by RE/MAX LLC. In 2019, Stephanie was awarded the Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce Women’s Leadership Award. For both, their list of accolades and community involvement stretches around the block from Realtor Boards to the Laramie County Library Foundation Board. The Prescott’s seize every opportunity to foster Cheyenne’s growth.
They have recently remodeled their RE/MAX brokerage offices on Central Avenue, to now include a community “social space” where they host all their training and local businesses and groups can hold meetings. The Prescott’s put the same love and care into designing the space as they put into their own home.
When not giving back, the Prescott’s enjoy unplugging and visiting Stephanie’s grandfather’s single-room cabin in the Big Horns. Constructed in 1930, the cabin has no electricity and no running water. “I love it and the ability for our family to connect, learn, and be present with one another,” Stephanie says about the property. The family recently also took a week-long cruise to the Caribbean and spent a week in Florida.
The Prescott’s have lived in their Western Hills home for 16 years. When they moved in, Elizabeth was one and they then welcomed their two sons into it. Every inch of their home, from the flower beds when you pull up to the family room with personalized art and photos on the wall, shows the love, care, and devotion that they have for each other. “It was a lot of house at first, but we grew into it,” laughs Steve. The family was drawn to the mature landscape and large lot sizes that are uncommon in new developments. Richard mows lawns for his neighbors, many of whom are the original owners.
The Prescott’s truly are wonderful people. To know them is to know the beating heart of what makes Wyoming, and Cheyenne, such a great place to live. If you haven’t met them, I encourage you to stop in their RE/MAX office and just say hi. Then, as you leave, ask yourself how you can help make yourself and community grow, bloom, and become better, just like the Prescott’s have done. If we all did that, I think Cheyenne, and our little corner of Wyoming would blossom into something even greater.