Ricky was born in New Berlin, WI where he attended New Berlin Eisenhower High School. His love for woodwork started when he was 12 years old working at a local lumberyard. It was here where he learned how to identify the different species of lumber, how to grade lumber and the basics of fabricating hard wood lumber.
In 1988, Ricky was hired by Burmeister as the Shipping Manager, responsible for forklift operation and overseeing customer deliveries. It soon became clear that Ricky had a unique ability to understand and assist in many areas on the shop floor. As such, he was mentored and trained in cabinet making, stair manufacturing, millwork manufacturing and was promoted to Assistant Shop Foreman and ultimately Shop Manager.
Ricky is married with two grown children. He is an early riser, dedicated to getting things done with a high level of quality and professionalism. His hobbies are woodworking, fishing, hunting, hiking and playing with his 3 dogs.