C. Max Toles, Cofounder
Charles Max Toles was born in Rome on February 17, 1933. After serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, Max held several sales positions in the Rome, GA business community. In 1966, Max joined Adrian Howell & Covington as the firm’s sales manager. In 1970, the company became Covington & Toles, and later, Toles & Temple upon Jim Covington’s sale of his share of the company.
In 1972, Max joined Brooke Temple in recruiting Sara Wright to become the associate broker of Toles, Temple & Wright. Following years of different successful developments and business ventures, Max relocated to Boca Raton, Fla., in 1980, to semi-retire. There he continued to play an active role in the local real estate market. Max and his wife, Joan, had two children: Lisa Toles Kirkland and Charles Toles, Jr.
Max Toles passed away in Boca Raton on November 16, 1997, at the age of 64.