Owner – Supervising Broker
With a Bachelors of Architecture with Distinction from Virginia Tech, numerous awards and designations, Rick’s extensive knowledge and over 30 years’ experience are a real asset in his real estate career as a broker.
– Supervising Broker
– Accredited-REO (foreclosures) Agent
– Certified Green Professional
– Certified Residential Specialist
– Graduate Realtors Institute
– Senior Real Estate Specialist
Raised as an “Army brat,” Rick has had plenty of experience with moving before settling in Waynesboro over 40 years ago.
Rick graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech in 1977. In 1981, he entered the real estate industry and was awarded the local Rookie Realtor of the Year award, and in 1982, 1983, and 1984 the Realtor of the Year award. In 1985, he was recognized on the Virginia Association of Realtors Honor Board as President of the local association. The next year, he received the 1986 Salesman of the Year and has served twice as the local association president.
He is a 1985 Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) and also was awarded the Certified Residential Specialist CRS designation in 1985. This designation represents that he has had additional education and experience which places him in the top 5% of all U. S. Realtors. He received his Broker’s License in 1990, the Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation in 2008, the Certified Green Professional in 2009 and A-REO designation in 2011.
In 1990, after seeing the movie, “Field of Dreams,” Rick realized that although very successful in real estate, he missed designing homes. For the next 20 years he was the Vice-President of Westhills Company, the area’s premier builder, and Vice President –Broker of Westhills Ltd. REALTORS, which allowed him to practice both. He has designed approximately 175 homes over the years. He was voted the 2010 Valley’s favorite Builder and also the 2010 Valley’s Favorite Real Estate Agent by the News-Virginian. With the decline of the building industry he purchased Westhills Ltd REALTORS in November of 2010.
His background in architecture is a real asset in his real estate career. Extensive knowledge of construction and design afford him opportunities to offer constructive criticism of homes being considered by his clients.
Rick has made Waynesboro his permanent home with his wife Mary, and together they raised 3 children. He believes that serving his community is a privilege and a duty. He was a Trustee of his church for 24 years and serves as the current Moderator, two time President of the Kiwanis Club, Kiwanian of the Year 2013 and 2014, a former firefighter, soccer and baseball coach, and a three time president of the Augusta Homebuilders. He is the current past chairman of the Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry (WARM) which provides services and shelter to the area’s homeless community.
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