Company Profile

Chip Cole

Chip Cole - Broker/Owner

C. A. “Chip” Cole III, owner and operator of Chip Cole & Associates, Ranch Brokers is a real estate broker and consultant dealing primarily with agricultural properties. The company evolved from Westbrook-Cole Company of San Angelo, Texas, which specialized in agricultural mortgage loans, appraisals, and sales and served Texas and New Mexico since 1953. That partnership was formed by the late H.W. “Piggy” Westbrook and the late C.A. “Chili” Cole Jr. to serve as agricultural loan correspondents for Connecticut General Life Insurance Company covering Texas, New Mexico, southern Colorado, eastern Arizona, and southern Oklahoma. Chip Cole became associated with the company in 1980 as a ranch broker and appraiser.

Mr. Cole graduated from Texas A&M University in 1974 with a degree in Agricultural Economics and was commissioned into the U.S. Army. He began appraising real estate in 1975 and was previously employed by independent fee appraisal firms in Austin and San Angelo and as the staff appraiser with First Savings and Loan Association of Uvalde. Appraisal experience includes extensive agricultural as well as commercial, residential and special purpose properties. He has appraised property for lending purposes, estate valuation and condemnation, both for the condemning authority and the landowner, and has testified as an expert witness. Holding a Texas Real Estate Broker’s license, he has been actively engaged in the ranch brokerage business since 1981 and has closed some $228 million of ranch sales covering approximately 944,000 acres in Texas and New Mexico.

Chip Cole is owner/operator of the C Bar Ranch in Schleicher County which is a family run operation raising pure-bred Charolais cattle. Cole and his sons also run commercial cattle in Presidio County, Texas. He is married to the former Kelley Waterhouse and has four children.


  • Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Director
  • National Cattleman’s Beef Association
  • Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Association
  • West Texas Boys Ranch Foundation, Founding Trustee & Past Chairman
  • West Texas Boys Ranch, Past Chairman & Honorary Director
Chili Cole

Chili Cole - Agent

C.A. “Chili” Cole IV grew up in San Angelo, graduated from Angelo State University, and has worked in the Renewable Energy and Oil/Gas Industries for the last 11 years. He grew up in and around the ranching, cattle, and ranch real estate businesses and currently raises purebred cattle in Schleicher County and runs commercial cattle in Presidio County. Chili and his wife Carla have a 6 year old son, C.A. “Cinco” Cole V and a 1 yr old son named Pecos.

John Granaghan

John Granaghan - Agent

John Granaghan graduated from Angelo State University with a BBA in Marketing. Currently John lives in Midland, TX and is a corporate pilot. During the past 14 years in aviation supporting the Oil/Gas Industry, John has made valuable contacts and seen a lot of country. John and his wife, Hilary, have twins, Tommy and Grace, as well as a new daughter, Lizzy.

Chip Cole & Associates, Ranch Brokers

Chip Cole & Associates, Ranch Brokers has specialized in ranch sales and real estate consultation in Texas and New Mexico since 1981 and has closed some $228 Million in ranch sales covering approximately 944,000 acres.