John L. Scott inducted into Business Hall of Fame

John L. Scott, founder of John L. Scott Real Estate, has been inducted into the 2001 Junior Achievement Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame.
The Oct. 2 event was the 15th year of the ongoing partner-ship between the “Business Journal” and Junior Achievement of Greater Puget Sound to select and honor the icons of the Puget Sound-area business community.
John L. Scott joins the ranks of 62 high profile members of the Puget Sound community who have been inducted over the past 15 years.
John L. Scott was recognized for his leadership, creative vision and social responsibility that created the positive business model for John L. Scott Real Estate.
John L. Scott’s accomplishments were honored along with Henry Jansen, Bruce A. Nordstrom, John N. Nordstrom, James F. Nordstrom, and John A. (Jack) McMillian.
Eligibility for selection to the Puget Sound Business Hall of Fame is based solely on the contributions individuals have made to business and the economy of the region.
With the toss of a coin in late 1922, brothers John and Walter Scott decided to immigrate from their native Scotland to the United States.
A few months later, they arrived at Ellis Island. By the year’s end, John had married an American girl, and in 1925 the young couple arrived in Seattle with their infant son.
Recounting years later that the city “looked like City Beautiful in Pilgrims’ Progress,” Scott would build his own real estate firm based on quality customer service.
Today his grandson, J. Lennox Scott, carries on this family tradition as president of John L. Scott Real Estate.
John L. Scott currently has 107 offices and over 2,800 sales associates located throughout the states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.