Burgan Opens New Office, Sets New Leadership Team

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Burgan Real Estate Ltd. is celebrating the opening of a new office in Canfield and announcing the pending promotion of a new leadership team.

The company announced today that agency founder John Burgan will step down as president in January and “transition back into sales while maintaining an advisory position with the company.”

Said Burgan in a statement, “I’m not going anywhere, and I look forward to again working directly with customers and clients.”

His son, Patrick Burgan, and Sue Filipovich will take over day-to-day operations, the company said. Filipovich, president of the Youngstown Columbiana Association of Realtors, will take over day-to-day operations at the Boardman office while Burgan will manage the new Canfield branch.

The 2,300-square-foot branch, at the Inner Circle Plaza at Ironwood, marked its grand opening Thursday. Joining Patrick Burgan at the branch are Brendon Boyle, office administrator, and real estate agents Michael Teutch, Traci Hardy, Alicia Hall, Dawn Bittecuffer, and Rhonda Rance.

Burgan often jokes that he “has 29 ½ years in the real estate business,” having attended his first open house at age three and “worn diapers with the Burgan logo before that.”

He comes to his new position with nine years experience, belongs to the Boardman Rotary and has served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity and YCAR. Later this year he will marry fellow real estate agent Lindsey Bickerstaff.

Filipovich returns to Burgan after a seven-year absence.


Most recently she was branch manager and productivity coach for Keller Williams. She is on the steering committee for Women United,a program of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley,  and is a 2014 nominee for the Athena award. She and her husband John have two children.

Burgan Real Estate was established in 1977.

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