Chuck is a second generation
California Realtor. His agricultural roots (he has a degree in Agricultural
Business from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo) provide a genuine connection to the
heart of the Napa Valley lifestyle and an in-depth understanding of client needs.
Shortly after he married his wife Jean, he founded an independent real estate
company in San Diego County. After relocating to Napa Valley in 1983, Chuck
opened the Sawday Company on Main Street in St. Helena. His agricultural
background provided him with a natural interest in land, vineyards and wineries.
He partnered with Jane in 1997 to open the Pacific Union Office. His
daughter Amy is also involved in Napa Valley real estate as a Broker with
Pacific Union in St. Helena. Chuck has held Board of Director seat on the
Napa Valley Land Trust and various community organizations.
Jane brings nearly four
decades of successful real estate experience to every client relationship.
After graduating from the University of California at Berkley, she became a
principal of TRI Brokers in San Francisco. A decade later, she joined Pacific
Union Company where she was a top producer for their San Francisco office in
the prestigious Marina area. In 1989, she married Ray Garassino, Vice President
and Treasurer for Robert Mondavi Winery, and moved her practice to a St. Helena
real estate office. Here, she specialized in the premiere Napa Valley real estate
properties – vineyards, estates, and wineries. In 1997, with her business partner
Chuck Sawday, she assisted in opening the St. Helena office for Pacific Union Co.
Jane has held Board of Directors seats for both the Napa Valley Opera house and
German Shorthair Pointer Rescue. She resides in St. Helena.
After starting the St. Helena office of
Pacific Union, Jane and Chuck began focusing their Napa real estate business on
luxury homes, vineyard land, and wineries. Today, their business is based on
referrals from both past clients and other brokers who consider Chuck and Jane to
be at the top of their field.
Pacific Union, now owned by GMAC
Real Estate Services, has repeatedly honored Chuck and Jane as one of the Highest
Producing Teams nationwide. Out of over 22,000 agents and 1,300 offices, they
continually rank in the Top 10 in the nation.