Richard Smith moved to Lake Keowee in 1979, and is a graduate of Seneca High School and Clemson University. As a result, he has a significant knowledge of the area and Lake Keowee (restrictions, lot prices, peak-season vs. year-round living). After graduating from Clemson in 1988, he moved to Atlanta and worked for VeriFone/HP and traveled the country as a Systems Analyst. In 2003, Richard and his wife returned to his roots believing the quality of life that the area offers is incredible. They selected the area to live, to work, and to raise their two children.
He started Southern Horizon Builders, LLC (www.southernhorizonbuilders.com). Richard has experience in renovations and residential building in NC & SC allowing him to provide insight regarding structure, enhancements, and building or renovation costs. Richard received his Real Estate License in 2011 and has worked in vacation rentals, and helping others find the home of their dreams or to sell their current home. Richard joined the team at the Monaghan Company in 2014.