Licensed In IA, IL
Caroline Ruhl is the CEO and co-owner of Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors. Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has been serving eastern Iowa, and northwestern Illinois since 1862, and Caroline is the 4th generation of Ruhl’s to lead the residential brokerage and home services company. Her son Chris Beason is the 5th generation leader.
Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors has 320 sales associates, 62 employees and 11 residential sales offices, including Bettendorf, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Clinton, Davenport, DeWitt, Dubuque, Iowa City, Muscatine, Iowa; and in Galena and Moline, Illinois. Their corporate office is in Davenport. Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors is ranked Iowa’s largest privately-owned real estate company with the highest number of transactions per agent of any large broker in the state. In 2021 Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors closed $1,186,078,506 in sales volume.
In 2013 Caroline partnered with her brother John Ruhl and created a new company, NAI Ruhl Commercial Company. NAI Ruhl Commercial has 13 sales associates and 15 staff. NAI Ruhl Property Management manages 1.82 million square feet of space.
Caroline also is in the Mortgage business with Ruhl Mortgage which has 25 employees, including loan officers, processors, underwriters and staff. The combined Ruhl entities employ over 400 people. Caroline is also an investor in the Nelson Brothers Insurance Agency.
Prior to associating with Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors in 1980, Caroline was Manager of Employment and Management Development for Rockwell International in Dallas, Texas. She earned her BA from DePauw University and her MBA from SMU in Dallas.
Caroline currently serves on the Executive Committee of the board for the YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley and the Board of Trustees for St Ambrose University, and is a member of the Regional Opportunities Council. Prior services include: Past Chairperson of both D-1 and the Chamber Federation and Board of the Quad Cities Chamber, Co-Chairperson and founding member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council and board member of the United Way of the Quad Cities Area. Also prior Board of Director for Junior Achievement of the Heartland, Greater Davenport Board of Realtors, Realty Alliance. She previously served on the Brokers Advisory Council for Realtor.com and the Principals Advisory Council to PHH Relocation, now Cartus Relocation.
Caroline is married to John Thompson. She is the proud mom of two sons – Chris Beason, a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN, and now working at Ruhl&Ruhl Realtors as President; and John Beason, a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. John is a Sr. Vice President in Agency Leasing with Jones Lang LaSalle in Denver. And she has three beautiful grandchildren, Ella, Caroline and Charlie Beason.