About Ric Horton
Ric boasts that his construction career began in elementary school helping his dad, who was also a contractor. He attended Virginia Beach Technical and Career Education Center studying natural resources and wildlife management. He is OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour, mold remediation and first aid/AED/CPR certified, is a certified renovator (lead-based paint), a Virginia Responsible Land Disturber (RLD) and maintains his first aid/AED/CPR certification.
Before joining the Sussex Team in 2007, Ric spent five years working with a local steel erection company. The previous fourteen years he traveled throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and Tennessee, managing the construction of dozens of chain restaurants.
Ric is known for identifying potential areas of conflict early in a project, finding feasible and cost-effective solutions and alerting the Architect and Owner with enough time to allow for the adjustment and maintain the project schedule. He is an excellent mentor to others and his solid leadership skills lend well to managing the daily operations and workers on both large and small construction projects.
He enjoys spending as much time outside as possible fishing, hunting and hiking the Appalachian Trail.