With the assistance and counsel of Lou Jahde, founder of the firm and Rick’s father-in-law, Rick has guided Palace into the next generation. His personal highlights include the building of Palace’s current headquarters in 1999, as well as the development of the current executive team most of whom are also part owners of the company. Rick has accumulated over 29 years of experience in the industry since joining the company in 1989.
As CEO, Rick is responsible for the overall management and well-being of the company, from client satisfaction and business development to operations, safety, and cost control. Moreover, he is the face of Palace Construction and embodies the company motto of “Building Better Lives” by encouraging and supporting individual employee and company involvement in activities that give back to the community.
Rick and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters who attend the University of Denver. Together they enjoy managing their family winery in Paso Robles, California, and spending time on the beach.