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Don Toffolo, Associate Broker

don-lgDon Toffolo and his wife Gail were born, raised, and educated in Detroit, but they always knew they wanted to raise their two children in a smaller community.

And so, since August of 1972, the Toffolos have played an active role in the Boyne City community, and Don’s employment portfolio is packed with successes as a retail store owner, a sales and contract manager for Aerospace at a local manufacturer, and finally as a REALTOR®.

After his first “retirement,” Don earned his real estate license, and started selling real estate in Charlevoix, where he stayed for 10 years, specializing primarily in Charlevoix and Emmet counties. But in May of 2005, after 2 years of planning and talking, Don and his friend, long-time real estate agent Pat O’Brien, opened a new office in a beautiful location in downtown Boyne City, and Pat O’Brien and Associates came into being.

Don’s love of his adopted home and the diversity of his relationships with the business and local communities make him well suited to the real estate business, and especially an asset to Pat O’Brien and Associates and the Charlevoix, Antrim and Emmet counties real estate markets.

“Each of us finds something up north that draws us to the area,” Don said. “The natural beauty of the area, numerous fresh water lakes, small town atmosphere, challenging golf courses, fine Midwest skiing, and four-season charm.

“Let my years of background experience in this wonderful area help you to sell or locate your real estate requirements – be it lake front, residential, rural, vacant or commercial.”

Agent Testimonials

Don Toffolo, Associate Broker

"Thank you for all your hard work to make our dream come true."

--Doug and Bobbi

“Thank you so much for ‘guiding’ us through the process of Missouri to Michigan living!”


“Thank you again for your diligent work! You are the best of the best!”

--Tom and Jolene

“Thanks for finding our home and for all the work from start to finish!”

--John and Christine

“Thank you so much for helping us find the right home. We appreciate all the effort you put in for us.”

--David and Janet

“Thank you for all your time and assistance as we looked for property.”

--Jim and Linda

“Thank you for all your time and effort in helping us get a house.”

--Kurt and Megan

Thanks for the professional job selling my house. We listed in the fall and had it sold and closed by April – pretty darn good in a market slow-down and during the winter months. You always kept me well informed during the whole process. If I’m even the market to buy or sell again in your area, I’ll be sure to look you up.


Email Don Toffolo

(231) 582-1727

(231) 330-5714

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