As a real estate professional, Don Smiley has been helping people find their spot in the Missouri/Arkansas Ozarks since 1974, primarily on and near Bull Shoals Lake and out around the Mark Twain National Forest. During most of that same time, H.K. Gaulding has been helping people with their land and livestock as manager of a farm supply and feed and fertilizer business.

Don Smiley, real estate broker with Century 21 LeMac Realty Ozarks, with Barley

Don Smiley, Broker/manager of Century 21 LeMac Realty Ozarks, is a native Missourian who has been handling real estate around Bull Shoals Lake and the Mark Twain National Forest since 1974. 

Don holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Central Missouri and an MBA from the University of Missouri. Prior to moving here, Don served 6 years active duty as an officer in the military. He is a Vietnam veteran, and also served tours of duty in Taiwan and Italy. 

As a civilian, Don worked in Dallas and New York for Electronic Data Systems, on recreational project developments in West Virginia and Iowa, and for a commercial/industrial real estate firm in Kansas City. Currently a licensed broker in Missouri and Arkansas, he has previously held licenses in other states. He made his move to Ozark County, Missouri in 1974 and founded Sierra Ozark Corporation, which he served as owner and Principal Broker for 44 years until his merger with CENTURY 21 LeMac Realty of Mountain Home, Arkansas in late 2018.

Don lives with his wife Connie, an artist/photographer, in a house he had built on a wooded lake acreage in 1977. An ardent conservationist, he enjoys working the land, hunting, fishing, and hiking the Ozark hills. He attends a small country church, and belongs to the VFW, the DAV, and NRA. He plans to retire, Lord willing, on his 93rd birthday in 2034.

Don’s guiding principles are simple ones: Live every day like you might not be given another one. One day, you’ll be right. Always put others first. Give back more than you take, and never forget to give thanks for what you receive. Do your very best, every time. And, if you really look for it, there’s a silver lining in almost everything.

You can contact Don at the office at 800-270-4212, on his cell at 417-543-3685, or e-mail him at 


H. K. Gaulding, real estate agent with Century 21 LeMac Realty Ozarks

My name is H.K. Gaulding. I was born in Ozark County, Missouri, and have lived on the same farm for 60 years. Why would anyone choose to live elsewhere with all the Ozarks have to offer?

I have been married to my wife Suzanne for 39 years. We have three grown children and soon will be having our 6th grandchild. We both love the farm and taking care of cattle. God has truly blessed me much more than I deserve.

I am new to real estate but have been with the same company the previous 42 years selling agricultural products such as feed, fertilizer, and vet and farm supplies to area farmers. The last 20 years as manager of the business has given me experience with both buyers and sellers, and with my mentor, Don Smiley, having 45 years in real estate, I feel I can learn from some who has lots to offer.

My beliefs are: 1. The Golden Rule--Matthew 7:12. 2. Be honest and tell the truth. It is so much easier to remember. 3. Always be yourself. It is better to be who you are than to try to be someone you are not. 4. Play the fiddle as often as you can.

You are always welcome to come to Century 21 LeMac Realty Ozarks, located just north of the Missouri/Arkansas line in Theodosia, Missouri, or you can call or text me at 417-299-0110. If you leave a message, I WILL call you back.