William O. “Bill” Whitworth
CRS, GRI, President/Managing Broker
William O. “Bill” Whitworth is President of Gardner-Whitworth & Associates, REALTORS®, Inc. He began his real estate career in 1967 and achieved broker status in 1969. He is a lifelong resident of Mattoon and is a graduate of Mattoon High School, Utterback’s Business College and Lake Land College. Bill serves as chairman of the City of Mattoon Zoning Board of Appeals and also serves on their Advisory Board of Directors. He is a past instructor of real estate at Lake Land College and an inaugural member of Lake Land College Distinguished Alumni Society. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Directors at US Bank, N. A. Bill’s professional designations include Graduate of Realtors Institute (GRI), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Certificate of Accomplishment from Meredith Corporation for successful completion of the prescribed courses on loan origination. He has been involved in numerous real estate developments in the Mattoon area, including Lane Acres South Subdivision, Aldi Stores, Medicine Shoppes, Speedilubes, Quality Auto Care, Rent-A-Center, Eastern Illinois Industries, WMCI FM Radio, Colortyme complex on Lakeland Boulevard, and the new Veterans Administration outpatient medical clinic.