Richard has been involved in the construction industry from a very young age. He learned the business from the ground up at the age of 13, first working as a laborer, then as a carpenter’s helper and eventually as a carpenter. It was only natural that he would have his own company. At the age of 19 he started a framing business in Central Florida, building spec homes, custom homes, multifamily units, as well as light commercial buildings.

In 1982, Richard relocated to Southern California to break into the commercial construction industry. He went to work as a punch out superintendent on a sixteen story Marriott Hotel addition at the Anaheim Convention Center. From there, he went to work for Tishman West Corporation where he started working as a tenant improvement superintendent in Los Angeles. He was responsible for all construction in approximately 2.5 million square feet of office buildings. He built for companies such as Time Incorporated, University of California, and New World Pictures.

Richard ran the build out of the 184,000 square foot corporate headquarters for Bergan Brunswig Corporation. He was then promoted to project manager and was in charge of an office where the personnel were responsible for the construction at the 174 acre site know as The City. This included eight buildings, a mall, as well as three buildings in San Diego totaling approximately 1.5 million square feet. Some of the major tenants that he did work for were IBM, Bank of America, Motorola, Metropolitan Insurance, and Prudential Insurance.

After five years in the private sector, Richard decided that it was time to get into the public works arena, so he went to work for Taylor Woodrow Construction. At the $3 billion a year company, he started as a Senior Project Manager responsible for the construction of the Oceanside Civic Center. That project was a four building site on one square block, including a six level parking structure, City Hall east and west, the annex building, and the Main City Library, all of which were connected by elevated walkways. While working on this project he was given an internal project for the company, building a design build office building owned by the company in Walnut Creek, California; Richard was then promoted to Assistant Vice President. In that role he was responsible for all operations on multiple projects including The Imperial County Prison, Riverside Hall of Justice, and Southwest County Justice Center.

Richard then went to work for S.J. Amoroso Construction. He was the area manager responsible for multi project management in Orange County California. While at Amoroso, Richard was in charge of six projects for the California State University system, four projects for the Los Angeles Unified School system, a water treatment plant, 130 units of multifamily housing, Larson Justice Center, etc. After spending fifteen years in California, Richard moved to Dallas, Texas and started a construction division for Bigelow Development Corporation.  Richard was hired as the Senior Vice President of Construction, and was responsible for the acquisition of property development, design documents, and construction of the Bigelow Flagship Hotel, Budget Suites of America. After two years Richard was rewarded for his hard work by taking over all construction in Arizona. At Bigelow, he was also responsible for the construction of thirteen hotels that were owned and operated by Bigelow Management with a total of 3,982 rooms.

In 2001 Richard moved to Atlanta, Georgia. He started working as the operations manager for Ellis Don Construction. While at Ellis Don he was responsible for all of the operations of the southeastern sector of the company. Some of the notable projects included the Bio Chemistry building at Clemson University, Hall County Court House, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital additions at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Pageant Thomas Barracks at The Citadel, the design build for Fulton County Juvenile Justice Center, the Strom Thurmond Wellness and Fitness Center at the University of South Carolina.

At this point in his career Richard wanted to try something new, so in 2004 Richard moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, to run the day to day operations of a local Custom Home Builder. While Richard was there he oversaw the construction of homes ranging in price from $1.2 Million to $3 Million and above; many of which were award winning homes.  

In January of 2009 Richard decided to fulfill his dream and go out on his own; he started Reminiscent Homes in South Carolina. Reminiscent Homes is a Design/Build Firm currently operating out of our office in the Village at Wexford on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Richard and his Team are building Award Winning Homes in Hampton Lake, Hampton Hall, Berkeley Hall and Palmetto Bluff Plantations. Our goal is to design and build the new home that you have always dreamed of! We can't wait to work with you!

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