Richard P. Rudy

   Richard P. Rudy is founder and president of The Pinnacle Real Estate Company, Inc., a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Maryland specializing in residential new home sales and land brokerage. Established in 1989, Pinnacle has served the Builder/Developer community providing complete sales and marketing services from project feasibility to on-site sales staffing, training, and management. With Rich's direction, the Pinnacle Real Estate Company has developed literally all ancillary promotional marketing materials necessary to enhance the presentation or a home building operation and it's communities. These services include web site development, preparation and placement of advertising, on-site displays, brochures, model home decorations, among others. In recent years Pinnacle has expanded to provide in-house architecture design services and a program specifically tailored to service custom builders.

   Past professional affiliations prior to having founded The Pinnacle Real Estate Company include the following:

> Vice President/Divisional Manager of Foster Communities, a regional homebuilder in the Balto./Wash./Va. market. Managed a home building operation that settled approximately 100 homes per year. Responsibilities included land acquisition, oversite of subdivision processes, land development, management of all building related operations including production, sales and marketing, and customer relations.
> Director of Sales and Marketing of Foster Communities.
> Project Budget Analyst of Southwest Diversified, Inc., based in Southern California with home building operations in Northern California and Arizona.
> Controller of Chesapeake Homes, Inc., a Baltimore based home builder producing an annual volume of 250-350 homes. Mr. Rudy is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a B.S. in Accounting/Finance.

Rich grew up in Anne Arundel County and now lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and three children.

 Shawn Fortney

   I've been a licensed Real Estate agent in the state of Maryland since 1991. In my first year as a sales representative I won the Home Builders Association of Maryland’s “Rookie Sales Person of the Year” and then proceeded to win the HBAM "Sales Person of the Year" on two more occasions. Since 1991 I have personally sold and managed over $300 Million in revenue. I have extensive sales experience including condominiums, town homes, and single family homes, ranging in price from $100,000 to $1,000,000. I spent the first half of my new home career working for local builders selling in the Baltimore region and then moved on to work with one of the nation’s largest builders where I received multiple awards and was recognized as one of the company’s top sales people before being promoted to Division Sales Manager. In 2004 I joined the Pinnacle Real Estate Company as an Owner. I currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Maryland's Sales and Marketing Council and Land Development council and was also past President.