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April 17, 2019
Making Change: LGB Properties
“To be part of such a diverse, family-friendly, and safe town is amazing,” says Geoff. “The future of this town and region is very bright.”
Leaving something much better than the way they found it—whether that’s a building or a community—is a guiding principle for father and son team Larry and Geoff Bosley of LGB Properties.
“We provide adaptive reuse for older and underutilized buildings that need a facelift or change in culture,” Geoff says. They look at the big picture and try to measure the community impact of every project. A revitalized building can bring jobs, commerce, and activity to a town, improving the tax base and economic viability of the municipality.
Although locals might know them best as the owners of The Market at Liberty Place, the Bosleys have been transforming key buildings in Kennett for 16 years. It started as a hobby, but they enjoyed what they were doing, and working together, so they grew it into a full-fledged business. “Our roles morph from father/son to business talk—even within a conversation,” Geoff says. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Larry and his wife Irene have been Kennett Square residents for decades, and Larry is the former Superintendent of Schools for the Kennett Consolidated School District. Both Larry and Geoff serve on numerous boards and committees in the community. “Giving back is something my parents instilled in me at a young age,” Geoff says, “and my wife Molly and I want to instill that in our two boys as well.”
The Bosleys say it’s been fun to witness the transformation of Kennett Square and to see the energy within the community. “To be part of such a diverse, family-friendly, and safe town is amazing,” says Geoff. “The future of this town and region is very bright.”