Jimmy Verdell Frank was born at Saint Joseph Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas on November 11, 1943, to parents Othel Verdell Frank and Veda Ceat Frank. Upon his father’s return from World War II in 1946, his family settled in Arlington, Texas, where his father and grandfather, William Jacob Frank, were tenant farmers.
When he was 8 years old, Jim and his family moved to Haslet, Texas to a better farm also owned by the same man who owned the farm in Arlington. He graduated from Northwest High School in June, 1962. Afterward, he attended UNT and TCU. In 1969, Jim began a career in the construction industry as a concrete contractor. After six years in that trade, Jim began building homes. For the next fifteen years, he built more than three hundred homes in the Arlington and north Richland Hills areas. Subdivisions that he’s developed in Weatherford and Parker County include: Saddle Club Estates Phases III and IV, Olive Branch Estates Phases I and II, Woodland Hills Estates Phase II, along with The Oaks, Woodhaven Addition, and Foxpointe Addition.
In 1995, Jim pursued his real estate sales person’s license and began his new career working for Jim Duncan with Century 21. In 1998, he relocated and moved his license to Coldwell Banker Becky Hanley and Associates. In 2001, he opened a Prudential Real Estate franchise along with fellow REALTOR®s Joyce Wallace and Joan Shaw. After closing that office in 2011, he was ready for a new venture. Soon thereafter, he joined the team of Clark Real Estate Group.
Jim and his wife, Phyllis, have been married for 25 years. Their blended family of six includes each partner’s two adult children.