Rob Rice, a home builder in the state of Washington, sits for a quick interview on his company and the home building business in general with The Olympian:
Thirty years ago, Rob Rice left his family’s wheat farm in Almira for Washington State University, showing an interest in architecture and, later, construction management. Little did he know that his true calling would be building single-family residences.
His first home was a 2,040-square-foot residence in University Place. It would become the first of more than 3,000 homes he has built, including in Thurston County, that would establish him as a regional land developer and home builder. His communities dot the region and more are on the way. He has more than 700 projects in the pipeline, a five-year build-out of homes, he said.
We sat down with Rice to ask him five questions about his profession.