When most people hear Ellis Gardner’s slogan, “Go With a Pro!” they think it refers to his NFL football career. Actually, it urges them to “go with” a professional Realtor® while also reflecting Ellis’ commitment to excellence in each stage of his life.
Ellis graduated Cum Laude from Chattanooga’s McCallie School for Boys. Subsequently, Ellis graduated Cum Laude from Georgia Institute of Technology with a BS in Electrical Engineering. While at Georgia Tech, Ellis excelled in two NCAA sports as a 3-year starter in both Football (“Blindside” Tackle) and Wrestling (Heavyweight) followed by a 3-year career in the NFL: Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Oilers (now TN Titans) and Indianapolis Colts.
From 1985-1996 Ellis worked as an engineer designer/technical sales rep visiting major cities in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southwest. In 1990, Ellis earned a Professional Engineer license he holds to this day. In 2000, with two small children at home, Ellis got off the road and earned his professional real estate licenses (TN & GA) In 2019 Ellis earned a Real Estate Instructor license teaching night-school pre-licensing while selling during the day.
Locally, Ellis serves on three community boards focused on Arts and Diversity and has been deeply rooted in CRS/RRC for each of the past fifteen years. That’s why it should be easy to “Go With a Pro!”