Stephen Gault, community celebrate Countryland Properties’ growth into impactful business

Published 12:20 am Thursday, March 7, 2024

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BRIDGE CITY — Countryland Properties was born from a desire to help people with their real estate needs and to be a local, full-service real estate company.

The enterprise is run by broker and owner Stephen Gault.

Licensed in 1999, Gault has shown this dedication since beginning in the real estate market mainly, in land development and land sales in and around Mauriceville.

Countryland Properties began in 2012 and over the past 11 years has grown considerably.

The work did not go unnoticed.

In late January, Countryland Properties was named Business of the Year by the Bridge City Chamber of Commerce.

“What an honor to be recognized as a company for Business of the Year in Bridge City,” Gault said. “Each day our goal is to help, serve and build a better community.”

While the business began with Gault as the only agent, now, 11 years later, it sports 20 agents and two other employees.

“Countryland has had substantial growth over the last several years with marked increases in production every year as well as adding new agents every year,” Christi Reese said in the nomination letter. “Stephen Gault (owner and managing broker) has made a concerted effort to have community service projects this past year. Him being a born and raised local business person who started this company and has built it up is very impressive in my opinion.”

Bridge City Chamber Director Mandy Lyda said the above nomination was why Countryland Properties was named Business of the Year.


The original home office for the business was located in Mauriceville, and in early 2018, leadership opened an office in Bridge City and an office in Buna to better serve those areas, according to information from Gault.

“The pandemic made us all more adapt to working remotely. In January 2023, the decision was made to merge all three offices, and the Bridge City location would be the only office location for the future. They proudly serve all of Southeast Texas and help buyers and sellers with their real estate needs,” according to information from the business.

Countryland Properties was founded and operated with five core beliefs; Gault said: value, knowledge, relationship, integrity and efficiency.

“More than just a company, Countryland Properties is a family. It’s a place where a group of people from all walks of life laugh together, learn together and work together to help build our communities, one home at a time,” according to the business.

Gault started in the real estate industry right out of high school, answering phones, collecting payments and filing paperwork, according to his biographical information.

This experience gave him a look into the industry and after obtaining his license he began work with Woodridge Land Co.

Through the years he’s worked in real estate, youth ministry and other business ventures, though real estate is his passion.

When he’s not working, he spends time with this family, enjoys golfing, hunting and being involved in his local church.

Countryland Properties is located at 600 Texas Avenue in Bridge City.

For more information, call 409-792-5200, visit online or on Facebook.

— Written by Mary Meaux