Rick is a graduate of UMass Dartmouth, where he played 4 years of Varsity Basketball and was elected Team Captain his senior year. It was this experience where he learned the importance of teamwork and leadership. Upon graduation, Rick spent 12 years in the commercial carpet industry working for world class companies like Shaw Industries and Mohawk Industries. In 2009, Rick quickly made a transition from commercial carpet to lighting. Leaning on his established relationships, and with dedication to learning the lighting industry, success came quickly. Rick has maintained an abundance of long term relationships due to his work ethic and commitment to his customers. In 2014, he became a proud founding Partner of Illuminate and is responsible for the company’s overall sales strategy.
Outside of work, Rick enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their 2 daughters, Addison & Sadie. He also enjoys coaching his girls in lacrosse, basketball, and soccer.
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