Brad Richards

Brad Richards


As President of 550 Construction, Brad Richards leads the organization from a position of 30 years of experience and understanding of the construction and renovation business and professional practices. By the time he graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1992, Brad had already acquired five years of experience in the custom home and office park development industry as a project manager and estimator for Roy Finley Building & Development. In 1995, he joined RDI Renovations as president of construction, a position he continued with 550 Construction when that firm bought out RDI in 2008. In 2015, Brad assumed 100% ownership of 550 Construction, and continues to help guide the organization today.

Brad’s professional resume includes over a dozen certifications from 10 states, with professional skills including construction estimating, project management, contract negotiation, construction management and more.

University of Missouri, Columbia
1987 to 1992

Work History

  • Owner/Managing Member
    550 Construction, LLC
    October 2015 to Present (1 year)
  • President of Construction
    550 Construction, LLC
    October 2008 to September 2015 (7 years and 11 months)
  • 550 Construction — Bought RDI in October 2008
  • President of Construction
    RDI Renovations
    June 1995 to September 2008 (13 years and 4 months)
  • Project Manager/Estimator
    Roy Finley Building & Development
    June 1990 to June 1995 (5 years)


  • Arkansas General Contractor
  • Alabama General Contractor
  • Alabama Home Builder
  • Florida General Contractor
  • Florida Certified Roofing Contractor
  • Georgia General Contractor
  • Mississippi General Contractor
  • New Jersey General Contractor
  • North Carolina General Contractor
  • South Carolina General Contractor
  • Tennessee General Contractor
  • Virginia General Contractor


  • Construction Estimating
  • Project Management
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Customer Service
  • Construction Management
  • Procurement
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Planning