CANTON, Ohio — The Stark County Association of REALTORS® honored Richard T. Kiko Sr. with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding accomplishments in the real estate industry and community.
He was honored during the association’s annual installation banquet Jan. 14 at The Fresco Room at LaPizzeria.
Richard T. Kiko Sr. joined the Canton Board of REALTORS® in 1962 and received his broker’s license in 1969, establishing the Richard T. Kiko Agency in 1970. From 1980-1982, Kiko served on the association’s board of trustees and assisted in the ground breaking and completion of the association’s new Munson Street office.
An auctioneer and broker for Kiko Auctioneers, the company he and his father built, Kiko has been involved in the state and national levels of the auctioneer’s association. He served on both boards and was state president in 1974. Kiko was appointed by Ohio Governors James Rhodes and Richard Celeste as an Ohio Auctioneers Commissioner from 1980-1984.
Father and son
Kiko was inducted in to the Ohio Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame and in 1997, like his father, was inducted in to the National Auctioneer’s Hall of Fame, making it the first time a father and son had been inducted.
A member of Little Flower Parish, Kiko has been involved in Canton Rotary and was named a Paul Harris Fellow.
For more than 50 years, Kiko has served as an auctioneer for numerous Stark County charitable organizations, advancing the charities’ community outreach. A licensed pilot, Kiko is a member of the East Central Ohio Pilots Association.