Wes Foster, co-founder of Long & Foster Companies, passed away at the age of 89. He represents an era of family-founded and -owned real estate companies that has slowly been disappearing. He co-founded Long & Foster in 1968 and eventually bought out his co-founder. In 2017, following the corporatizing trend among the nation’s largest companies, he sold his firm to HomeServices of America. The brokerage continues operating under its brand as a subsidiary of the larger HSA company.