Richard Plaster is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Signature Homes Las Vegas, with over 30 years of experience in the home building and real estate industries.
In 1978, Richard Plaster formed Plaster Development Company, Inc. and Nevpro, Inc., a licensed Nevada real estate brokerage firm specializing in new home sales. The company adopted the marketing name Signature Homes to reflect the company's philosophy of accountability and quality artistry. Since then, Signature Homes has been known as one of the oldest privately held local homebuilders and real estate companies, building more than thirteen thousand homes, condominiums, and apartments throughout the Las Vegas Valley!
As the Founder and Chief Executive, Richard Plaster is highly respected for his ability to build flexibility into his business plans and devise new land planning concepts that achieve the highest and best use of assets to meet existing market needs. Richard employs an economist's approach in his astute analysis of historical industry data, enabling him to identify future market trends. In addition, Mr. Plaster plans to bridge the past with the present by breathing life into a new renaissance of Signature Homes, by building quality homes with craftsmanship, and a growing a successful team to match the needs of the current housing demand.
Before Signature, Richard's initial professional experience was working for what became one of the largest privately held home building companies in the United States - Lewis Homes. At that time, the firm was relatively small, so Richard had the opportunity of a high level of interaction with two generations of the Lewis family. Richard was tutored in the business by experts and in charge of sales, marketing, and land acquisition. He was with Lewis from September 1973 until June 1978. Shortly after, Richard struck out on his own and formed Plaster Development Company, Inc.
As head of the largest privately-owned homebuilder in Southern Nevada, Richard is always looking to the future of development in the growing Las Vegas market. Today Signature Homes has plans to develop and build over a dozen new communities spanning throughout the Las Vegas Valley with a projection of over 200 homes built over the next two years and further expansion beyond.
Richard was elected president of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association in 1989 and president of the Homeowners Warranty (HOW) Council from 1985 to 1990. He has been National Representative for The State of Nevada to the National Association of Home Builders. He is currently active on the boards of the Southern Nevada Homebuilders, Meadows School, Nevada Ballet Theatre, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Richard is a proud father of three and a grandfather of four. He began Signature working closely with his late and beloved wife, Wendy Plaster.
Mr. Plaster earned his Bachelor of Arts in behavioral psychology from Stanford University and his MBA in economics from The University of California Berkeley. As an MBA student, Richard spent nine months working with the Indian Institute of Public Administration in New Delhi, India.