Richard “Rick” Redpath hails from Michigan where he began working at 13 years old. At this age, Rick entered the work force painting houses in the summers and working at a local ski lodge in the winter.
Rick’s career in maintenance engineering began at the age of 16, driving a Zamboni in a local ice arena. He moved to Los Angeles right out of high school and by 19 he was the maintenance manager of two ice rinks and three apartment buildings with 12 staff members. He has always had a strong curiosity for action and has a mind that can “picture” whatever electrical/mechanical system on which he is working. This aids him greatly in the maintenance engineering field.
Rick moved to Tucson in 1981 where his career continued on strong. Rick’s resume boasts 26 years at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort as Director of Engineering. Seven of those years he was the Regional DOE. Rick is proud that six of the maintenance engineers on his staff have since become DOEs and one is a General Manager of a large hotel.
In 2015 Rick switched gears, to work for a good cause and became the Facilities Manager at Habitat for Humanity Tucson. One of his victories was certifying 80 people for CPR/AED/First Aide.
He has also served on the local Safari Club Tucson board, and was Chapter and State Chair for the Mule Deer Foundation for several years. He also sat on the architect review board for Ventana Canyon Homeowner’s association. Rick’s biggest accomplishment is having raised six children and is proud of his four grandchildren. He now he has five fur babies at home. He loves taking naps with his kitties and dogs and watching B movies with his wife.
Besides being a hard worker, Rick has a love for the outdoors and is an avid hunter (including bow) and fisherman. This has led him on many interesting travels, including being dropped off by a bush pilot in Alaska for a 1 ½ day solo fishing trip. Rick and his oldest daughter have gone deer hunting annually for over 10 years.
Rick is excited to be a member of the Quail Park community and for the relationships with residents. He considers himself the “Fix and Clean” person and is always available to pitch in wherever needed.