ROBERT F. RIPLEY
Robert F. Ripley, founder of Ripley Heatwole Company, Inc., has been involved in Real Estate for over 60 years. In May of 1946 he opened his own business in the name of Robert F. Ripley, Realtor. His vast experience in the Real Estate industry includes working in selling, appraising, financing, building homes for sale, developing office buildings, developing multi-family apartments, and selling and developing commercial and industrial properties.
Bob attended Norfolk Business College from 1933-1934, and attended The University of Richmond and Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary (Now Old Dominion University) where he majored in Business Administration. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1945. During his time in the Navy Bob was awarded the Bronze Star, the Philippine Island Campaign Ribbon, the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Atlantic Theater Ribbon, and the World War II Victory Ribbon. He holds the designation of CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member of the National Marketing Institute, the highest degree awarded in commercial investment real estate practice. He is also licensed by the Virginia Real Estate Appraisers to perform appraisals in Virginia and give testimony in cases involving land and building values in the courts of Tidewater.
Mr. Ripley has an extensive record as a civic leader in the community. He served on the Norfolk City Council from 1952-1956 before serving as Commissioner of the Hampton Road Sanitation District Comm. from 1956-1970. Bob has also served on a number of Boards. He served on the Board of Directors of the United Communities Fund from 1961-1972. He has also served as Chairman for the Mayor's Citizens Advisory Committee for Community Planning in the City of Norfolk, the Norfolk Board of REALTORS Civic Affairs Committee, and the Governor's Advisory Council on Alcoholism for the State of Virginia. As Chairman of the Chesapeake Rotary Club Paint Your Heart Out Project Mr. Ripley received the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce-Chesapeake Division Commendation Award in recognition of his role as catalyst for the project.
RONALD C. RIPLEY
President/Partner, Ripley Heatwole Company
As President of Ripley Heatwole Company, Inc., Ron Ripley is responsible for the day to day operations of the Company with specific emphasis on the Company growth and direction. Quality control of the new and existing communities is of primary importance as well as the tenant/customer satisfaction. The company owns and manages 20 multifamily communities and employs 150 people. He entered the business in 1969 and he has been involved in numerous complex commercial real estate transactions and has been exposure to all segments of the real estate and development business from affordable family and senior housing to mixed use luxury apartments. Ron is a graduate of Old Dominion University and also holds a professional appraisal degree of SRPA from the American Institute of Real Estate Appraiser. He has served as past president of Norfolk, Chesapeake Board of Realtors, Tidewater Association of Realtors and the Local Appraiser Chapter. Ron has served as chairman of Virginia Association of Realtor Political Action Committee and Legislative Committee. He is active in the community as a past member of the Virginia Beach Wetland Board and a past chairman of the Virginia Beach Planning Commission. Ron currently serves on the Board of Directors of: Chesapeake’s Towne Bank Advisory Board; Old Dominion Alumni Association; The Virginia Beach Central Business District; The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Foundation; Member of Virginia Beach Visions; Member of Virginia Beach Planning Commission and the Virginia Beach Workforce Housing Board.
F. ANDREW HEATWOLE
Senior Vice President/Partner, Ripley Heatwole Company
F. Andrew Heatwole has over 31 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate property. He has been involved in transactions for over 7,000 residential units. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Virginia. Currently he serves as a gubernatorial appointed member of the Virginia Housing Commission. He has served as a director of the Tidewater Association of Realtors (Virginia Beach) and the Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR). He has also served as a director of the Commercial Multiple Listing Service of Hampton Roads. His service for VAR has included the chairmanship of the Public Policy Advocacy Group, Virginia Real Estate Board Liaison Committee and Realtors Political Action Committee. Additionally, he has served or is currently serving as a member of the Commission on Growth and Economic Development (Revitalization/Brownfields), a workgroup of the Virginia Housing Commission addressing "Eminent Domain Powers of Local Redevelopment and Housing Authorities," the Habitat Management Advisory Committee to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, Chamber of Commerce Task Force on the Environment and Growth, Timeshare Advisory Committee to the Virginia Real Estate Board, and a citizen member of the General Assembly Joint Subcommittee studying transfer of development rights and other land use issues. Among Andy's primary areas of expertise are project feasibility, financing and land acquisitions. This includes comprehensive environmental, municipal and political considerations. He has offered testimony on public policy, land use practices, and environmental matters before several committees of the Virginia General Assembly, the President's Commission on Domestic Policy, Congress, and various federal and state agencies.
F. SCOTT RIPLEY
Senior Vice President/Partner, Ripley Heatwole Company
Ripley Heatwole’s Development and Construction Division (RH Builders) is responsible for providing construction management services as the acting General Contractor on all of our properties we build. Scott Ripley has lead this division since 1982. He is currently President of RH Builders as well as a principal in Ripley Heatwole Inc. Scott graduated from Old Dominion University with a BS in 1974. He went on to the Medical College of Virginia and graduated as a pharmacist in 1978. After working for five years as a pharmacist at DePaul Hospital, Scott came back to his roots and joined the family business in 1983. Scott is a skilled administrator and leader with many years of construction management experience on site and administratively including the construction of over 5,000 units throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Scott works closely with the locality as well as Architects and Engineers to ensure a “buildable”, functional and smart design as well as a quality finished product for each of our properties. Repeatedly, Scott’s leadership and hands-on approach have proven to be the key factor for bringing projects to their completion while solving complex problems during the process of construction.
He is supported by Certified Construction Projects Manager, an Assistant Project Manager/Estimator, a Construction Accountant, an Administrative Construction Assistant as well as several on Site Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents and laborers. In addition to his construction responsibilities, he also works extensively with the Property Management arm of Ripley Heatwole Inc. concerning the asset management of our existing communities.
Vice President of Accounting/Controller, Ripley Heatwole Company
For over 15 years, Nancy has worked with the Ripley Heatwole Company specializing in tax credit and market rate multi-family properties. As Controller, she understands the complex aspects of the many entities involved in real estate development.
Nancy is responsible for coordination, preparation and financial analysis of operating budgets for the Ripley Heatwole Company, Inc., Virginia Financial Advisors, RH Builders and the many entities set up for the development of each property. As Vice President of Ripley Heatwole, Nancy advises the Principles, offering suggestions for improving operations through profit/cost improvements. She manages employee benefit programs, company insurance policies and the administrative staff. Nancy specializes in accounting for Low Income Housing Tax Credits and has expertise in VHDA reporting, Rent Roll software, Timberline Accounting Software, financial planning and all aspects of accounting.