President & owner

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James L. Helsel, Jr. CCIM, SIOR, CPM, CRB, CRE, FRICS, AHWD, GRI

 James  (Jim) Helsel has been in the real estate profession since 1975. He  affiliated with Helsel Inc. upon graduating from Lycoming College in  1975 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Business Administration. His  primary focus has been commercial/industrial sales, leasing and property management as well as real estate  investment analysis with counseling as an adjunct to his efforts. Jim is  a past president of the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors®,  the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors® and was Treasurer of the  National Association of Realtors® from 2008 to 2010. He was awarded (twice) the  Certified Property Manager of the Year award by the Delaware Valley  Chapter of IREM. In 2018 he was President of the  Delaware Valley Chapter and has served on the Executive Committee and  Governing Council of IREM National.  He currently serves as IREM's Region 2 Vice President at the National level from 2019- 2020.


Jim  was named Realtor® of the Year by the Greater Harrisburg (1985) and  Pennsylvania (2001) Association of Realtors® and received the  Distinguished Service Award from these two groups as well as from the National Association of Realtors.  Jim has taught  thousands of Realtors® across Pennsylvania courses leading to their GRI  designation. He co-authors Modern Real Estate Practice in Pennsylvania – the  most used book for pre-licensing courses in the Commonwealth of  Pennsylvania. Jim is active in his community, serving as Chairman of  the Susquehanna  Area Regional Airport Authority Board (SARAA), as a Trustee of the  Cornwall Manor Foundation Trust, as a member of the Government Affairs  Committee of the Harrisburg Area Regional Chamber of Commerce, and has served the United Way of the Capital Region.

OUR team

Pete Paturzo

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Pete Paturzo joined the Helsel, Inc. in 2004. His experience is in developing retail stores –  primarily grocery and drug stores – is well recognized. He has extensive experience in real estate having been licensed since 1972. A native of  Central Pennsylvania, Pete is well known in the area for his real estate  knowledge and for his ability to “see” a site as a finished product. If  site selection is in your future, Pete can help. 

Ray Razzilli

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Ray Rizzilli earned  his real estate license in 1998. After several years of working in the real estate industry he took a hiatus and turned to other interests for a number of years. He recently returned to the real estate profession, bringing with him extensive knowledge in residential sales, foreclosures and land acquisition. We are pleased to have Ray back and a  part of the Helsel, Inc. team. 

Angel Corbin

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Angel Corbin has been involved in commercial and industrial real property appraising since 1992.  She is a PA General Certified Appraiser (GA-001538-L). Angel went to the University of Maryland, College Park. She limits her appraisal efforts to non-residential real property and is often called upon to testify at assessment appeal hearings in Dauphin, Cumberland and York Counties. Her knowledge of the Central Pennsylvania real estate market is extensive and well known.

Angela Dahl

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Angela Dahl graduated from State University of New York at Potsdam with a bachelor's degree in history and is currently working on her master's degree. She has extensive experience in property management and has been involved in managing hundreds of residential units in Central Pennsylvania. Angela works with AppFolio property management software and is excellent with tenant relations.

Art Dahl

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Art Dahl graduated from York County Vocational Technical School with a certification in Commercial Art. He handles all of our marketing, including brochures, social media and advertising of our residential properties for lease. Art is well versed in AppFolio property management software and is involved in the day-to-day accounting of our Residential Property Management Division.  He has  extensive experience in property management and has been involved in managing hundreds of residential units in Central Pennsylvania. 

Administrative team

Kathy Pillion

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Kathy Pillion handles the company’s commercial property management bookkeeping duties  which include budgeting, billing, and general bookkeeping with regard to all properties handled by Helsel, Inc., Realtors. Her extensive  knowledge of leasing activity and property maintenance makes her an  excellent addition to the Helsel, Inc. team. 

Jill Gingrich

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A  2001 graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a degree in  English/Communications, Jill Gingrich has worked for the United Way of the  Capital Region, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public Utility  Commission ,the Pennsylvania Banker’s Association and La Torre Communications; always with a focus on marketing and communications. Jill helps direct the company’s  marketing efforts, including but not limited to its social media efforts  and overall branding. 

Carol Weinrich Helsel

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Carol Wenrich Helsel  has an extensive background in marketing, public relations and  communications honed during her 22 years at the National Association of  Realtors®. She uses these skills to help tailor the Helsel, Inc.  communications to meet the needs of our clients and customers. Carol's continuing experience with international real estate helps give our  company insight into the global real estate market and its impact on local sales and services.

Tanya Thomas, CPA

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Tanya Thomas received her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1984. She is involved in all aspects of the company's bookkeeping. Tanya worked for the Department of Labor & Industry in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and understands the need for proper accounting that relates to company records, tax payments, property management and general bookkeeping.