Awards & Achievements

Career Achievements

Richard is a broker at Fridrich & Clark Realty. He has sold more than 1,690 properties with over $443 million in gross sales. He is a 16-time Lifetime Award of Excellence (Diamond) recipient; less than 1 percent of Nashville Realtors receive this distinction from the Greater Nashville Realtors. 

He is an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), and a Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB).


Real Estate Leadership & Awards


National Association of Realtors (NAR) Board of Directors; Realtors Political Involvement Committee; Federal Political Coordinator for Congressman Jim Cooper, 2002-present

Greater Nashville REALTORS®, President; Board of Directors, 11 years; RPAC Board of Trustees. Committees chaired: Affordable Housing, Bylaws, Environmental, Habitat for Humanity, Membership, Nominating, Realtor of the Year, RPAC. Member, Inaugural Class of Leadership Greater Nashville Assoc. of Realtors. Developed GNAR training program: Affordable Housing for the Real Estate Professional

Tennessee Realtors Division Vice President; Board of Directors, 8 years; Tennessee Realtors Political Action Committee. Committees chaired: Operation Home Delivery, Realtor of the Year.

RealTracs (MLS), Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer, 4 years

Realtor of the Year: Tennessee Assoc. of Realtors and GNAR

Voted 'Best Realtor' by Nashville Scene Readers

GNAR President's Awards for leadership in Habitat for Humanity, affordable housing and government affairs. GNAR Community Service Award


Community Leadership

Electric Power Board of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Board Chair, 3 years; Vice Chair, 3 years; Board member, 7 years

Leadership Nashville Alumni Association Board member, 2013-2015; Class of 2014 Selection Committee, Chair

Americana Music Association, Member, 2014-present

Schermerhorn Symphony Hall Co-Chair, Realtor Advisory Committee, 2005-present

Middle Tennessee Council, Boy Scouts of America, Nashboro District Friends of Scouting, Chair, 2016-present; Cub Scouts Den Leader, Pack 18, 2017

Ensworth Lower School, Basketball Coach, boys teams, 2014-2018

Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board, 2016-Present; Habitat Committee Chair, 2016

Metropolitan Historical Commission, 2017

Center for Nonprofit Management, Salute to Excellence, Chair , Co-Chair

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Government Issues Committee, Chair; Federal Issues Subcommittee, Chair

Also served on the board of St. Luke's Community House and in leadership roles at Room In The Inn and Nashville Green Permit Task Force.