In 2014, the F.O. Bailey Company changed hands when it was purchased from Joy Piscopo by Falmouth real estate broker David Jones and his wife of 30 years, Nancy McInnis-Jones. According to Piscopo, the F.O. Bailey name is synonymous with “integrity, expertise and experience,” and she expects the new owners will live up to that standard. “I wouldn’t have sold it to them if I didn’t feel that they would carry the name into the future in a good way,” she said. Jones, who has been in the real estate business for 40 years, declined to say how much the couple paid for the name, but said it’s well worth the investment.
“It’s a Maine tradition,” said David Jones. “The name F.O. Bailey has the same prominence here as L.L. Bean. We’re proud to be a part of it.”
Proud indeed. Nancy McInnis-Jones comes from a family of antique appraisers and auctioneers in her native New Hampshire, where her father and siblings established a name for themselves in the field. Now, it seems, they have an equally prominent name here in Maine. If he was alive today, founder Henry Bailey would no doubt be pleased to see his name being carried on by David and Nancy Jones.