Company Overview

Founded in 1969 on vision and innovation by Owen Richard Colan to serve the emerging real estate needs of public agencies. ORC is one of the nation’s largest right-of-way service providers offering a full range of ROW services to public agencies, utility companies, and energy clients. Our clients include more than 35 utility companies, 150 airport authorities, and 30 State Departments of Transportation, as well as FEMA, DOE/NNSA, EPA, FTA, USACE, HUD, GSA, National Park Service, and numerous state, county, municipal, and local public agencies.

Our group of companies today continues with this strong culture of innovation, as we continually expand our reach to meet the national needs of increasingly specialized and diverse real estate markets and services. As a national firm, we employ 285+ staff members, with 35 offices in 23 states. While we maintain a large full-time staff of qualified professionals with diverse experience in appraisal, land acquisition, and relocation assistance, ORC ensures the quality and cost-effective implementation of each project. As a service company, our greatest asset is our people. Our excellent reputation and record of accomplishment continue to attract to our staff roster the best real estate people in the industry.

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ORC is certified by a number of agencies as a Woman Owned Business Enterprise.

Company Summary
O.R. Colan Associates (ORC)
Number of Employees
(704) 529-3115
7005 Shannon Willow Road
Charlotte, NC