Hal was born in Nebraska and after graduating from Mitchell High School he served in the Navy during the Korean War.  He received his Bachelors from Kearney, NE and his Masters Degrees from Greeley, CO. 

Hal and his wife Shirley have 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  

He moved to Torrington in 1962 to teach industrial arts at the high school and in 1964 opened Valley Insurance Agency in Lingle, WY.  In 1966 he moved the business to Torrington and started Valley Realty Company which later became Century 21 Valley Realty.  He sold the Insurance company in 1981 to devote more time to real estate development and sales.  Harold has other companies he owns and operates along with his real estate;  Halco Construction, Inc. (rental property and lots), and Investment Enterprises (commercial real estate).

Hal loves his community and has donated much of his time and resources to many different organizations.  He is a current member and past president/director of the Goshen County Chamber of Commerce, member of the Economic Development, past Lions Club member, past American legion member, VFW member, served on the School Board and the Hospital Board, member of the United Methodist Church and a long time member and past president of the Torrington Rotary Club.

Susan Klemola
Jackie Van Mark

Realtor, Associate Broker/Owner

Susan is the Associate Broker and office manager for Century 21 Valley Realty.  Susan was born in Kimball, NE, and moved to Torrington with her family when she was only 2 years old.  She was raised and has resided in Torrington since that time.  She received her real estate license in 1984 and her Associate Brokers license in 2004. Susan has been honored in the past with the "Realtor of the Year" award.

She is married to Buck Klemola, the Resident Engineer for the State of WY Department of Transportation, and they have 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren. she is a member of the United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Torrington Rotary Club, member and past president of The North Platte Valley Board of Realtors, member of the National Association of Realtors and is currently on the board of directors and serves as Treasurer for Gracie's Promise a non-profit charity.

Susan enjoys working with people in the real estate market and particularly derives pleasure from helping make buyer's and seller's dreams a reality.


Jackie is from two Goshen County homestead families.  She was born and raised in Torrington and spent part of her school-age years in Washington, D.C.  She graduated from Bethel College (n.k.a. Bethel University) in Saint Paul, Minnesota with a degree in Communications and writing.  For the last twenty years she has worked for a
U.S. Senator, a U.S. President and a Veterans Hospital, but then it was time to come home.  

Jackie brings her clients a broad based knowledge of the local community and its' resources, and looks forward to providing both buyers and sellers a positive and successful real estate experience.

CENTURY 21 and the CENTURY 21 Logo are registered service marks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Harold L. Brethour and Susan Klemola fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act.  Each franchise is independently owned and operated.  Any services or products provided by independently owned and operated franchisees are not provided by, affiliated with or related to Century 21 Real Estate LLC nor any of its affiliated companies.