EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovator
Russell brings over 30 years' experience as a Developer/Builder, Designer, Real Estate Investor and International Consulting Executive to his role as Principal of Western Visions Inc. Involved directly in the Real Estate Development and Homebuilding industries since 1988, and, indirectly for several years prior to that. Russell was the founder and Principal of two successful Colorado resort area real estate development and homebuilding firms from 1988 through 1996. His focus, along with his architectural design team and Real Estate Market Partner was upon the design and construction of unique state of the art custom homes in his home town, located in one of America's Premier Ski and Summer Mountain Resort Valleys. Among his many signature style applications was the development, in conjunction with his key Architectural Design Partner, of cutting edge design element combinations of native lodgepole, stone and stucco exteriors that have come to symbolize Mountain West Style.
From 1996 through 2016 Russell continued his interest in cutting edge residential design through investments in a broad range of properties and the direction of significant new construction, restoration and retrofit projects while simultaneously embarking upon a 20 year career in the global defense, national security and government executive consulting industry.
Russell had the opportunity to sell his global consulting firm in February of 2016 and while the thought of an early retirement and life beside the pool in Hawaii was indeed quite tempting, he decided to return to his passion of helping folks realize their vision of life in a Mountain West Dream Home, be it one in which they currently live through redesign and remodel or a collaborative project to build anew. This passion led him to found Western Visions in the Spring of 2016. His longstanding commitment to technological excellence, cutting edge materials and technique applications and sustainable building practices present our clients with a design-build environment that is second to none. As the New West enters its fifth decade, Russell is proud to offer his Dream Home Visions to select clientele in the Magic Valley.
Russell is an EPA Certified Lead-Safe Renovator – a Requirement for Executing or Supervising remodel and renovation work on homes built prior to 1978.