Monday morning I was shocked to hear that Richard Clark, local builder and photographer had died the night before in a motorcycle accident.
I have not known Richard for very long but he inspired me with his passion for building quality homes and helping homeowners realize their dreams. He had a "can-do" attitued and enthusiasm that was infectious and motivated others to do their best and make it happen. He initially approached Phil and I just over a year ago to introduce us to his company and invite us to consider involving him in future projects and recently we had embarked on two new projects that we hoped to build this Fall. His attention to detail, and initiative were impressive and I was looking very much forward to these and future collaborations.
Despite the brief time I have had to work with Richard I considered him a new and growing friend, I admired him for his honesty and ethical approach to business and his open mindedness to the needs of everyone involved in the project, not the least, the client! These are attributes I admire and look for in any building professional and he will be especially missed in our local building community. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Richards family and friends. I can't imagine the feeling of loss for them given the sadness I feel after such a short time working with him.
See Richard's web site and work here: http://www.clarkcraftsmanhomes.com
and his obituary here: http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/859897-225/richard-b.-clark.html