Rick Blanchard, a native of Atlanta, has ten years of practical Architectural experience, coupled with eight years of General Contracting experience, placing him in the unique position of having worked on both sides of the design/construction fence. As a designer with a local Atlanta architectural firm and later as the founder and head of a design/build firm, Rick was responsible for all aspects of design on numerous large-scale residential projects throughout Atlanta. On the construction side, in his three years as a senior project manager for an Atlanta general contractor, Rick oversaw the construction of approximately $20,000,000 of commercial projects throughout the Southeast.
In addition to his leadership role with the company, Rick is responsible for the design of each Watershed Project. The result is that no two projects are the same. Each home is uniquely designed to its specific site and context, including views, orientation and architectural style.
Rick has both a B.S. and a Master Degree in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Director of Construction
Bob Futterman, a native of New York City, has made Atlanta his home since 1974. Bob comes to Watershed Development with over 20 years of Construction experience. In 1980, Bob started Renovation Concepts, a full service general contracting firm specializing in residential remodeling and restoration. Bob’s extensive experience also includes a stop at SawHorse, Inc. where, in addition to serving as construction estimator and project manager, he began a light commercial division, expanding SawHorse into the restaurant and tenant build-out business. Bob has served as an instructor in construction techniques for Southface Energy Institute’s solar energy for builders courses, as well as House Leader and Supervisor on numerous Habitat for Humanity projects.
As Director of Construction at Watershed, Bob’s skills as a craftsman encourage him to use his critical eye for design and quality throughout the building process resulting in a finished product that reflects Watershed’s ideals.
Bob has a B.S. in Industrial Technology with a minor in Art from Millersville University/Penn State.