About Team Pouwels

A commitment to the ever-changing Real Estate Industry has been our passion for over 30 years of combined experience. Joy moved to Green Bay in 1991 and quickly fell in love with Green Bay, and all it had to offer. Don has been a lifelong resident of the area and shares in the same love.

Simply said, We LOVE our job! Real estate is an exciting industry that offers many unique opportunities and the chance to meet people from all different walks of life. Some of our greatest joys is being able to share in the lives of the people we are blessed enough to work with. We have watched couples grow their family and now need a bigger home and we have watched the kids go off to college and the house is now too big....we have experienced it all!

Our greatest satisfaction is watching our clients achieve their goals, whatever they may be. Whether that is a first home or a dream home, or selling your home to up-size or down-size, we have been able to help in every area the client needs. Experience Matters! Buying a home is likely the largest financial investment a person will make so it is important to work with an agent that knows what they are doing. Our years of experience and our continued education help make us the expert you need.

Another exciting area of our profession is helping clients with real estate investing. We have helped people buy their first investment/commercial property that now have dozens of them.   Investment and Commercial Real Estate is a completely different area of expertise. Investment and Commercial Real Estate is much more complex so you want to make sure you have an experienced agent on your side. We offer 15 years of experience in commercial real estate and have furthered our education by taking CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) courses.  

At the end of the day, our clients are #1! We take pride in representing and advocating for our clients with professionalism, integrity and trust. We understand that our clients are real people and want to work with real agents so we don't just talk-the-talk, we walk-the-walk and our success shows it.  

Additional Accomplishments:

  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) 101,102
  • GRI (Graduate, Realtors Institute)
  • CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
  • ABR (Accredited Buyer Broker)
  • Consistent Top Producers with Shorewest Realtors
  • Consistent Multi-Million Dollar Producers
  • 30+ years combined Experience

Specializing in Residential, New Construction, Relocation, Multi-Family, Land, Investment and Commercial Real Estate.

Steve Toyne

Toyne, Steve

Cell Phone: 920-264-6542

E-mail: stoyne@shorewest.com

I have always had an innate desire to be an entrepreneur and the real estate industry fascinates me. Therefore, joining Team Pouwels as a real estate consultant at Shorewest Realtors was an easy decision. I’m really “living the dream”! I thoroughly enjoy working with people and firmly believe great relationships are formed through life changing events such as purchasing a new home, or a plot of land to build a dream home. It’s an experience most people will never forget, and I love participating in those cherished moments!

Team Pouwels and I can ease stress and potential uncertainties, by offering over 40 years of combined successful experience in the real estate industry. As my customer/client, you can be assured your needs will be at the forefront.

Spending time with my friends and family is a passion and as an avid cyclist you can find me riding single track (and everything in between). I’ve also experienced success in the occasional mountain bike or snow bike race. My local church is a big part of my life and I am happy to serve the church any time I can.

Thank you for trusting me with all your real estate needs. I look forward to creating new memories and a pleasant experience.



Outstanding! Amazing! The Pouwels team made our transition from Milwaukee to Green Bay quick and easy. Their professionalism and love for their job showed through with every visit we made to Green Bay to look at houses. Due to the distance we wanted to make the most of our visits. On two separate occasions Joy flawlessly scheduled more than 20 showings in one day. She presented us with a booklet of the homes of interest including pictures and details of each home and a car full of snacks for the long day... Yum! She got to know our family and tailored our search until we found the perfect home.

Not being familiar with the Green Bay area the Pouwels firsthand knowledge of the schools, churches, parks and activities was a huge help (and relief). They were able to answer all of our questions and we really can't say enough about Joy & Don.  Although we were blindly referred to the Pouwels, we could not have hand-picked better realtors (or people) to help us find our new home. Their time and genuine kindness will always be remembered.  Thank you Joy and Don.

-Aron and Sandy W.


Our experience with Team Pouwels during our home purchase was amazing. Home buying can be complex in nature, and because this was our first home purchase, we had a lot of questions and uncertainties. But Don and Joy made us feel comfortable throughout the entire process by advising us, explaining processes, and guiding us through the numerous phases involved with the purchase of our home. They were there when we made our offer on our new home, and all the way through the closing on our home. We would recommend Team Pouwels to anybody! 

-Steve & Wendy T.


Working with Team Pouwels was an absolute “Joy”! My husband and I weren’t exactly sure what kind of house we wanted to buy. We looked at over 30+ houses. The patience the team had with us was incredible. Every showing was done with professionalism and a smile. I’ve worked with other realtors in the past and never had such a pleasant experience. When we found our home, Team Pouwels was very helpful and knowledgeable on next steps, etc. I highly recommend Team Pouwels to make your home buying experience a great one!

-Cathie S. 


Our experience with Joy and Don and Shorewest was nothing short of fantastic!  Aside from selling our house in 3 days, Joy and Don spent time explaining all the options for selling our home.  They were always available when we had questions and judiciously communicated every step of the way so we weren't left wondering about the status of the sale.  Joy demonstrated a high level of competence when negotiating our final closing date.  They also took the time to show us many homes on the market that we were considering for purchase.  We never felt that we were infringing on their time.  We would highly recommend them and Shorewest for all real estate needs. 

-Troy and April K.


When we decided to put our house on the market, our next door neighbor highly recommended that we give Joy a call as she had helped her sell her home.  We are very happy that we took her advice.  From the first time we met with Joy until our house sold, she was great to work with.  She continually kept us updated as to the status and we always felt she was doing everything she could to create interest from potential buyers.  She was readily available and always got back to us quickly when we contacted her.  From the initial offer to the closing paperwork, we had no issues.  We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home.

-Dan & Robin A.


Both our selling and buying experience with Joy Pouwels/Team Pouwels was wonderful.  Joy is knowledgeable, organized, professional and ...fun, too.  She listens and provides services tailored to you; her response time with information and answers is speedy.  We had much confidence in Joy to sell our house as well as having her search for a new one to call home; she delivers positive results. She is a “joy” to work with!

-Lorri and Ken K.


We have been so extremely happy with all the help Don and Joy have given us through our real estate purchases.  They have helped us purchase two personal homes and three commercial properties.  Their years of education and experience has helped us tremendously when making these type of decisions. We truly trust their expertise and they are very professional and great realtor advisors to us.  We would strongly recommend them for your real estate needs.

-Kurt and Michele D.- Budget Blinds


Nick and I listed our home with Don and Joy and in less than two months, it closed. While our home was listed with them, they took care of some pending issues because we were living in Florida.  Don and Joy arranged the replacement of our roof and also took care of the glass replacement for our fireplace.  The customer service was top-notch and I couldn't imagine us entrusting our home with anyone else...thanks to Don and Joy of Shorewest!!!

-Andrea and Nick C. #36

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