Richard Dickson loves being a builder.

Richard Dickson - Dickson Development - Princeton NJHe can’t remember a time in his life when he wasn’t following his passion to renovate or design and build quality homes. He comes by it naturally. His father was a builder.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Dickson has lived in New Jersey his entire life. He began building tract subdivisions, then quickly transitioned into customized housing based on a unified concept. Each subdivision was developed using original architectural work, which allowed for customization by the owner.

Individually designed custom homes followed. It was during the 1990s that many clients requested additions and renovations to their existing homes. Richard responded by developing his own concept of design and build for both new and previously built homes.

“We are not building basic shelter. We are building homes for families.”

Richard DicksonRichard likes every aspect of the business, from design to construction. He visits job sites regularly, and limits his work to a defined geographic area to make that possible. Quality of construction and a high level of personal customer service are most important to him. He oversees every home he builds, remodels or renovates.

Richard takes as much pride in his work today as he did when he began building 45 years ago. He is the first to admit that he still gets a thrill every time a hole is dug or a house is framed. “We are not building basic shelter,” he says. “We are building homes for families. Each one, no matter what the size or cost, is special to the owner, and we have an obligation to our clients to strive to provide outstanding service.”

Richard Dickson holds an economics degree from Rutgers University. He continues his education with courses from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Through these programs he has been certified as a graduate remodeler, builder and green professional. He and his wife live in the Princeton area. They have three grown children.