Born in Arlington and raised in Bennington, Ted Bird's roots are deep here in Bennington County. After attending the University of Vermont, Ted returned to Bennington to work at the former Noveck's Store on Main Street where he had started as a part time high school employee in 1955. He went on to purchase the store with his business partner, Cy Schultz in 1962. Being an entrepreneurial spirit, in 1967 he opened his own shop, Bird's Inc., selling photography supplies, audio/video equipment, televisions and records (remember 45's and LP's?). In 1979 he closed up shop and headed out to other opportunities in New Hampshire, New York and Maryland operating various businesses from selling hot dogs to antiques and picture framing.
In 2003 he returned home to Arlington, where in the 1930s and 40s his parents operated the local movie theatre. It was then that Ted first joined the Commercial Division of Hoisington Realty. Ted briefly retired in 2008 but he soon found that he missed being involved in the local business community and we are happy to have him back in the fold!