Being a Design Consultant for Dream Design Builders is a special calling which demands attention to detail and a keen eye. Richard’s vast experience has brought him to this point in time where creating special projects is the apex of his design ability and experience. Attentive and caring for every detail with an understanding that building and renovating homes for people is a noble calling and that living by the principle of “seeking first to understand, then to be understood” is something to live by. These principles have helped Richard to be a client favorite and allows him to work from the owner’s perspective and in their best interest as if it was his own families home.
From a young age Richard knew he was destined to work in the design & construction industry. Always with a sketchbook nearby and a true love of design and construction, Richard graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s College of Architecture, with an emphasis on City Planning & Urban design. Richard possesses more than 20 years of design and construction experience and has specialized in the design of exquisite residential projects. While serving as principal designer and project manager for the top design/build firm in the Fort Worth, Texas market he forged his reputation as a premier designer in the southern and southeastern states. Shortly after, Richard started his own company Residential Design Studio and was the designer & builder of choice in his market for over ten years earning many design and construction awards along the way. Now, having come full circle Richard has returned to his home state of California, his intention is to grow further in his career and continue to create wonderful projects. Throughout that career he has been the recipient of numerous design and construction awards and has had his designs featured in trade publications, magazines, and home shows. He is regularly called upon to judge in “Street of Dreams” and other home competitions and this year Richards’ excellence in design continues as he has received for the third year in a row Best of Design and Service awards from the Houzz platform. Recently Richard was also featured by Native Trails in their quarterly feature of “Designers We Love” and in Custom Home magazines’ feature on “Entry ways”. To see Richard’s design portfolio, click on this link to the Houzz website. Richard was recently awarded “Best of Houzz” for the fourth year in a row.
All of that aside, Richard’s finest accomplishments are his family, his wife Gail and children Austin, Elaina, Landon, and Weston. There is nothing better than that synergy of a close family. In his spare time in addition to family activities Richard has a love of competition sports, outdoor activities, camping, travel, fine dining and volunteering with his church and Boy Scouts troop. With that sketch book always close by, Richard still draws regularly by hand and keeps up on the latest in the design and architecture world.