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"Williamsville, New York - RealtyUSA, the largest independent real estate company in New York State, announced today that is has acquired Prudential Twelve Oaks Realty in Rochester, New York. The new name will be RealtyUSA.

The company was started 16 years ago by Phil Giardino, GRI, and John Cianciotto. The firm has 15 licensed agents. Giardino will serve as Broker/Manager of the RealtyUSA office.

Merle L. Whitehead, President/CEO of RealtyUSA, announced the news today at an office meeting held at The Hampton Inn in Rochester. ""This is a great addition for RealtyUSA"" -Stated Merle L. Whitehead, President/CEO of RealtyUSA. RealtyUSA now has a solid presence on the west side of Rochester, further strengthening our Pittsford and Webster offices.

RealtyUSA is a well known name in Rochester and has #1 market share throughout Upstate New York, noted Giardino. This decision was made for my agents in order to provide them with the best products, services and tools for their customers. It also brings a strong, fresh presence on the west side of Rochester to experienced agents who are looking to grow their business.

The new office will benefit the team of agents at RealtyUSA Rick Leasure Division two offices in Pittsford and Webster, while simultaneously broadening the reach of the former Twelve Oaks Realty agents, now RealtyUSA agents, into the east side of Rochester.

RealtyUSA has 61 offices, including Naples, Florida and over 2,000 agents and employees. RealtyUSA is ranked #6 in the U.S. by Real Trends and is independently owned and operated by Merle L. Whitehead, President/CEO.

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