Post written by Frank Roche of Roche Realty Group, Inc.
Laconia – During the past 15 years a local realtor Paul K Zyla associated with Roche Realty group of Laconia and Meredith has been quietly giving back to many charitable organizations throughout the Lakes Region in a unique way. PK’s family started 50 years ago in the auction business based out of Manchester and operated John Zyla Inc. for many years as one of New Hampshire’s leading auction houses. PK followed his family’s passion in the auction business and worked for almost 50 years in that industry. In addition to their large auction and discount center in Merrimack, PK handled numerous events, fairs, and charitable fundraisers throughout the state.
PK’s love of the area brought him to the Lakes Region where he purchased a home in Gilford, and later on Pendleton Beach of Lake Winnipesaukee. Both he and his wife Martha became well known operating Handy Landing General Store in the Weirs Beach for a number of years. His interest in helping local charities developed through his numerous contacts that originated in the beautiful lakes area. At this point PK was handling approximately half a dozen auctions a year for charitable events.
His continued enthusiasm for the area brought him to his next passion…the real estate industry. “I’ve always enjoyed looking at properties and seeing the wonderful selection of unique homes we have here in our beautiful lakes region. I said to myself, I want to get into real estate and I absolutely love this profession. Today I’m in a position to help so many families, first time buyers, and vacation home owners realize their dreams… I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my day.” Frank Roche of Roche Realty Group commented “here’s a guy who’s not only 100% committed to his profession and lifelong dream of being a REALTOR® but he gives back more to local charitable organizations then anyone I’ve ever met.” PK’s wit, personality, and genuine auctioneer skills have helped support so many needed causes and families in our area. PK is truly driven according to Roche. “PK has been instrumental in organizing and actually performing the auctions for at least fourteen charitable auctions a year in the lakes region for the past 15 years.”
Some of his worthwhile events have included the Sweetheart auction for the United Way, Laconia Sled Dog Fundraiser, Humane Society, The WOW Trail, J.A.G. (jobs for after graduates), Cancer victims, Holy Trinity School, Oncology Department for LRGH, Laconia High School Sport Banquet, Laconia High School Football, Chem. Free After Prom Party for Inter Lakes High School, Boys and Girls Club, and many other charitable events.
Roche added: “With the hours that PK commits to his real estate business one would think where do you come up with the time to give back so much to the communities. But this is a perfect example of what all REALTORS® in the lakes region try to do in an indirect way. They believe in the communities in which they live and work. They realize we are all in this together to help make the region a healthy, safe, friendly, and rewarding place to live. Being there when people are in need is a part of helping and giving back to others… a way of giving thanks for having the opportunity to live and work in such a beautiful region.”
You can contact PK at: firstname.lastname@example.org