While the name has changed a few times over the years, the family lineage of Kirk & Cobb can be traced back to 1896. William Stevenson established the company’s roots in Topeka for 50 years. In 1945, after returning from his tour of duty in France, Bob Kirk worked for his uncle William. After William’s death, Bob and two brothers purchased the company from their widowed aunt in 1947, marking the introduction of the Kirk name to the business. Bob went on to set industry precedence during his tenure and widely earned the respect of his colleagues. It was in 1967 that Bob’s son, Steve Kirk, partnered with him and later took on the roles of acting broker and sole owner. Steve’s daughter, Liesel Kirk-Fink, continued the family tradition when she became a sales associate in 2002. To this day, Steve Kirk holds true to the values and philosophies established by three generations before him. It is under Steve’s thoughtful guidance that the associates and staff at Kirk & Cobb serve our customers every day.