Jeff Geddes has over 40 years in community banking having worked for 3 community banks in CT. His experience in community banking includes lending, management, strategic planning, charitable giving, and community relations.
Jeff purchased Borla & Associates, LLC in March 2023. Having held his real estate salesperson license for nearly 20 years and his brokers license for 3 years; when the opportunity to purchase Borla & Associates presented itself he knew it was the right time to fulfill a twenty-year dream to own his own firm.
Jeff enjoys building relationships with customers and community stakeholders. He is passionate about real estate; of particular interest to Jeff are affordable housing initiatives because he believes everyone deserves access to an ample supply of clean, safe housing options as renters and buyers. Jeff earned the ABR® and MRP® designations from the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (REBAC). Jeff also believes deeply in giving back to the community and helping others that are often unable to care for themselves. Food insecurity, homelessness, and mental and physical health are areas of focus.
Jeff is an active member of the community. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of Prime Time House and Secretary on the Board of Directors of Community Health & Wellness Center. Jeff is a member of the Torrington/Winsted Rotary Club. He has also served as Chairman of the board of the United Way of NW CT, United Way Campaign Chair, President of the board of Litchfield County Board of Realtors®, and Region 2 VP and Executive Committee of the Connecticut Association of Realtors®. Jeff is also a member of the National Association of Realtors®. In 2021 Jeff assumed the role of volunteer support group coordinator for Brooker Memorial; leading the Relatives as Parents support group. Jeff is a co-founder of Stock the Shelves, a food initiative established in March 2021 by Jeff and four friends to help keep food on the shelves of NW corner food pantries and soup kitchens. To date Stock the Shelves has collected and distributed over 8,000 pounds of food and raised over $19,000.00. He enjoys volunteering at Kevin’s Place, preparing, and serving meals to those experiencing food insecurity and has volunteered with Vita to prepare tax returns for low-income taxpayers each spring and is a regular Habitat for Humanity volunteer most recently completing a build in Sharon. Recently he volunteered for Rebuild Together Litchfield County building a ramp at a home in Torrington. Jeff received the Litchfield County Board of Realtors® Unsung Hero Award in 2017 for his commitment to volunteerism and the community and received the Partner in Recovery Award from Community Mental Health Affiliates in 2017. In 2018 Jeff received the Litchfield County Board of Realtors® Realtor® of The Year Award, and in 2020 received an honorable recognition from the American Bankers Foundation for his nomination for the George Bailey Distinguished Service Award.
Jeff is a lifelong resident of Thomaston and has the privilege of being the 4th generation to live on family farmland. He and his wife, Peggy, are proud parents of two grown children, Tyler, and Megan and in 2022 became grandparents when their granddaughter Lyvia arrived. Jeff enjoys running, spinning, gardening, baking, refinishing furniture and family time.
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