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 Harbour.
Over a 14 year period prior to forming Green Earth Realty & Consulting in 2009 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 has been selected to Co-Chair the USGBC National Initiative “Highlighting Green Homes” as well as Greening The MLS” in Lee and Collier County. He is a past member of the Fort Myers Board of Realtors, past member of Naples Area Board of Realtors, the Collier 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.