Article by Garrett Carroll, Class of 2021
As Alamosa carries the charm of a tight-knit and quaint community, Porter Realty, Inc., a mainstay in Alamosa since 1991, views the city as more than just a market, but as a home of neighbors and members. Founded by Michael and Mary Ann Porter the company has helped students attend Adams State for decades.
Adams State University recognizes Porter Realty, Inc., for its longstanding commitment providing financial assistance with a 2022 Willis Fassett Jr. Award.
The award is named in honor of the late Willis Fassett Jr., a long-time president of the Adams State University Foundation Board of Directors. The annual award includes the Buffalo Chant bronze, which was created specifically for the Foundation by the late William Moyers, Class of 1939. The award will be presented to the Porters at the Annual Donor and Student Recognition Banquet, on November 1, 2022.
The Porters’ son, Preston, began working at Porter Realty in 2003 and took over the family business in 2012. In 2017, the Porters established the Adams State University Porter Realty, Inc., Scholarship Endowment to assist students reach their educational and career goals.
“It feels nice to have the company get recognition for being a good partner to Adams State for so many years,” said Preston Porter. “Adams State is a critical economic component for Alamosa and the San Luis Valley. From our standpoint, we are consistently seeing real estate activity driven by Adams State. Obviously, the University also has a much greater impact across all economic sectors.”
For more than 30 years, Porter Realty has provided clients, family, and friends with excellent service, expert advice, and exceptional results.
Preston Porter is a graduate of Alamosa High School and graduated with honors from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and his Colorado Real Estate license. Preston and his wife, Katie, enjoy the many outdoor activities the San Luis Valley offers and supporting the Adams State Grizzlies.
Mary Ann graduated from Adams State in 1986, and Mike attended Adams State before starting his real estate career and establishing Porter Realty.
Porter Realty has been a Grizzly Club corporate sponsor since 2004.