Ritch enjoys building furniture and playing the banjo and guitar. He and his wife Peggy are often found fishing, kayaking and traveling to visit with their 7 grand kids.
After growing up in Des Moines, Ritch moved to Omaha with his new bride Peggy to follow a career in the phone industry. Due to a change in the economy, Ritch found himself looking for another opportunity and luckily ended up working for a cabinet shop and then later remodeling for a master carpenter. After 10 years in Nebraska, they headed back to Des Moines and in 1998 found himself working with Rollie Clarkson at Remodeling Contractors.
Ritch is Remodeling Contractors most experienced project lead, with over 22 years with the company he works on all aspects of a project from managing trade partners to sourcing materials. He enjoys the challenges involved in learning about the customers vision and then making it happen. His favorite part of remodeling is the trim carpentry and feels he is in the people business more than the building business.
“You have to be willing to listen and learn about the customers and to take the time figure out what they really want. Then you can take that idea and build from it.”