Charles L. Joseph

Chuck Joseph, originally from Salem, Ohio, attended Youngstown State University earning a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1970. He began working directly out of college with the Packard Electric Division of General Motors (now part of Delphi). His last position with Delphi was Packard's Global Facilities Manager. He earned an Executive MBA from Kent State University in 1994. He retired from Delphi in 2001 with 31 years of service.

Chuck, licensed in 2002 and after a brief time with Centry21, decided to utilize his Delphi experience in facilities management and leasing by joining Routh-Hurlbert and working in the Industrial/Commercial side of real estate. Chuck's business experience, plus his CCIM education, has been helpful in assisting his clients with real estate matters. Chuck also earned his Brokers's License in 2006, and in January 2013 took over responsibility as Broker for Routh-Hurlbert.

Cell: 330.502.7807


W. Griswold Hurlbert

Gris Hurlbert spent twenty-five years in manufacturing , most of which with The Bostwick Steel Lath Company in Niles, Ohio. For fifteen years, he held the position of President, Treasurer, and CEO until Bostwick's sale in 1989.

In 1992 Gris joined The Routh Company, a firm which had specialized in Commercial and Industrial Real Estate in the Warren-Youngstown region for over 20 years. Adapting quickly to his new field, he qualified for his Broker's license in 1995. In 1996 Gris satisfied the course requirements for a CCIM designation.

Upon Cal Routh’s retirement in 2002, Gris started his own brokerage, Routh-Hurlbert -- Brokers of Business Real Estate. His varied business/financial skills from 45 years in business have proven valuable to his clients in improving their business real estate situations.

Cell: 330.540.1695


Walter H. Gruger

Bud Gruger has lived in Boardman, Ohio all his life and has been involved with the Warren-Youngstown's industrial and commercial base for over 46 years.

After graduation from the University of Notre Dame, he completed a tour of duty in the Air Force. Bud returned to Boardman and joined the Phoenix Electric Company, where he worked for over 40 years, retiring from the presidency in 1998.

Bud began working for Routh-Hurlbert in 2003. His familiarity with most of the industrial facilities in the area are key to his helping both sellers and buyers optimize their possibilities.

Cell: 330.565.6856


Dan Crouse

Dan Crouse is a lifelong resident of Warren, he has been married to residential Realtor Darlene Mink-Crouse for over 20 years. A graduate of Howland High School and Youngstown State University, Dan has been licensed for more than 20 years as a sales agent and former owner of a real estate brokerage with his wife. He has served as the president of the Warren Area Board of Realtors twice, and was twice named Realtor of the year by his peers.

Dan was actively involved in residential development and construction for over 8 years and has been very active in Warren city redevelopment; and served as a Warren City Councilman at Large for 2 years. Dan marketed and sold mostly residential properties until his business emphasis shifted in 2010.

Bringing a wealth of marketing and sales experience, Dan combines innovative solutions with a solid business background to find common ground. With a vast knowledge of the Mahoning Valley’s assets, Dan can help identify solutions to buyers needs. After a history of working with Routh Hurlbert’s brokers to complete transactions, Dan joined the firm in 2011.

Cell: 330.647.0411