Before you ask, Tal
is short for Taylor!Tal is a native of the upstate of Greenville SC, leaving the area only for his
four years of college.
fter graduating from Shannon Forest Christian school in 1982, he pursued and received a business degree from Gardner Webb College.
fter graduating from Gardner Webb
in 1988, Tal
education to work joining his
father in a family trucking company, a well-known company in the Greenville area for over 30 years.
company supported and supplied all the contract work for Emery Worldwide and Burlington Air Express
father retired in 1992, Tal
became president of the company and handled all the operations.
family company not only gave Tal
much experience in dealing with clients and deadlines, but also gave himadded knowledge of the surrounding areas of Greenville, Greer, Taylors, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Piedmont, Powdersville, Easley, Pickens and Traveler´s Rest.
has joined his
mother, Lorrie Ashmore andher partner Phyllis, Swindle in their real estate team.
ami and Tal
enjoy working with buyers and both work as exclusive buyer´s agents.
heir team is partnered with Prudential C. Dan Joyner
, a proven leader in the real estate industry.
o add to all this experience, Tal has already gone through intensive training becoming a Realtor®, member of the Greater Greenville Association of Realtors (GGAR),the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and has been awarded the eCertified ® designation, which is highly important for today´s high tech real estate market.
is also completing his
e-pro certificationwhich will add more of the high tech skills needed to help serve his
customers and clients.
al and his
team are well qualified and ready to serve their clients!
Groce leads active Christian singles group
Ministry is growing, adding new members, new activities
The e-mails, phone calls, social events and planning meetings keep Tal Groce, president of Greenville's Upstate Christian Singles, pretty busy.
But far from being overwhelmed, Groce
relishes the tasks he
performs for a ministry that is dear to his
"I enjoy making others happy and encouraging people.
There are many lonely and hurting singles out there, and this organization brings people together," he
Upstate Christian Singles
, an independent, non-denominational ministry, was born when a few guys got together and planned a dance for singles in the Greenville area.
John Kaiser led the group that planned that first dance at Scuffletown, Groce says.
was involved in the formative group, and eventually Kaiser asked him to take on the leadership role.
"John had gotten married and was entering a different phase of life," says Groce
The leadership committee is also in the throws of planning dinner clubs that will begin soon, Groce
"The speed dating really helps to break the ice for the dances," Groce
"Upstate Christian Singles
is a great way to meet Christian people and to network with people who have the same values, without having to participate in the bar scene," Groce
"One lady told me that she
boyfriend met at one of our speed-dating events and are now involved in a serious relationship.
encouraged us to keep doing what we are doing.
"We have about 300 names on our e-mail list," Groce
says, adding that church groups and other civic groups of singles come from all across the tri-state region to UCS events.
Since the summer of 2006, UCS
has been holding many of its activities at Pelham Road Baptist Church.
"My mother attends church at Pelham Road, and I was able to meet the pastor there, and they permit us to use their facilities, which are great for large events," Groce
Events are generally $10 per person, with special dinners about $20 per person.
grew up in Greenville and remembers when the now traffic-clogged area of Garlington and Miller roads, the location of his
boyhood home, was nothing but country.
"We could ride our bikes all over the place and never even see one car," Groce
says with a laugh.
Beginning in his
college days and lasting until the late 1980s, Groce
worked with his
father in the family trucking business, Groce Delivery Service
, until his
father passed away in 1998.
In early 2004, he
decided to pursue real estate and entered into partnership with his
mom and her
real estate partner of 20 years.
Tal Groce, president of Upstate Christian Singles, says the organization is a great way to meet Christian people and to network with people who have the same values.
Name: Tal Groce
Prudential C. Dan Joyner, Co.