Tony Richardson has been in the new home construction/real estate industry in
Southwest Florida since 1988. A native of Michigan, he earned his B.S. in
Business Administration at Northern Michigan University and gained masters
hours in Marketing Management at Michigan State University. Richardson has
more than 30 years sales, marketing, and management experience in Wisconsin,
Michigan, and Florida.
He began his new home construction/real estate career in 1977 as a Zone
Manager for Wausau Homes in Wausau, Wisconsin moving back home to Michigan in
1980 ultimately building a successful new home construction business as a
licensed residential contractor for 12 years in the late 70’s and 80’s.
As a licensed Michigan Residential Contractor, he founded and directed
Sunstar Solar Systems and Huron Forest Community Greenhouse, both in Oscoda.
Richardson moved to Florida in 1988 and reentered the construction industry
as the Marketing Manager for Honc Construction in Bokeelia. He then served as
the Vice President of Business Development for Lee Mac Homes of Fort Myers
prior to joining Avatar in 1995 as Sales Manager to assist in launching Cape
Over a 14 year period during which he formed Green Earth Realty & Consulting
in 2002, Richardson was instrumental in launching three new gated lifestyle
communities in Southwest Florida; Cape Harbour in Cape Coral in 1996,
Bridgewater Bay in North Naples in 2000 and Province Park in Fort Myers in
2002. Working in all facets of the new home development industry, Richardson
has been instrumental in overseeing the sale of over 1,100 homes accounting
for over $414,000,000 in new home sales.
He is a 1031 Specialist, Certified E Pro Internet Professional, ABR
Designate, Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP), NAR GREEN Designee
and has gained a LEED Green Associate Professional designation. Mr.
Richardson sits on the Board of Directors for the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
U.S. Green Building Council, Chairs LEED FOR HOMES for the Chapter, and was
selected in 2013 to Co-Chair the USGBC National Initiative “Highlighting
Green Homes” as well as Greening The MLS” in Lee and Collier County, As a
result of his diligent work for the USGBC, he was chosen as the "Member Of
The Year" for the Gulf Coast Branch in 2013, Central Florida Chapter.
He is apast member of the Fort Myers Board of Realtors, past member of Naples
Area Board of Realtors, the Collie Business and Industry Association and Lee
County Business and Industry Association’s Sales and Marketing Council and
presently belongs to the Cape Coral Board of Realtors.