Rick Byrd: CEO and Founder

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Green Radio episode 168: Green Entourage: Building Eco-Luxury Homes with Rick Byrd of Alter Eco

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Richard Byrd brings over 25 years of building experience. Having worked for his father’s roofing company at the early age of 11, Richard has been involved with the construction industry in almost every aspect. After college, Richard used his school contacts to start a trading company that supplied patio furniture to builders for staging. Realizing that his true passion was to build, Richard sold his trading company to get seed capital to start Byrd Development. Initially, Richard consulted other builders on design and aesthetic issues on integration into existing neighborhoods. This was invaluable knowledge as Richard learned that many developers were building what they were familiar with and not what fit into the neighborhood or what buyers came to the neighborhood looking for. This philosophy has directed Byrd Development and will further direct Byrd Development into the “green” movement. Richard has made a commitment to only build green and has developed the premier team of individuals to support this commitment. Richard is now regarded as one of the premier green building experts and is the builder-personality for the highly anticipated show called “Alter Eco” starring Adrian Grenier (Entourage, Devil wears Prada) on the new Planet Green network.