Raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, Rick has a broad understanding of the North Carolina market and sees the potential of where it can go. He studied at NC State University and discovered his passion for fine plumbing and hardware. From an early age, Ricks biggest influencers have been his hardworking and dedicated parents. He founded R. Jacobs Fine Plumbing and Hardware on the principle that great products complete a great design. His highest priority with new customers is to help them fully understand the products and to get them as excited about fine hardware as he is. Rick feels the best part of his job is meeting new people everyday and figuring out exactly what piece fits their wants and personalities. Outside of the showroom you will often find Rick sharing his sense of humor and infectious personality, cheering on the NC State Wolfpack (which he has recently given up on), having a drink with friends, or relaxing at Atlantic Beach.
The heart and soul of the business, Rick founded R. Jacobs in May of 2012 and has been at the helm ever since.
From the Team
“Knowing Rick for over 15 years, I can say he is one of the most honest people I know. He is a good leader and a great example of what a business owner should be. He would do anything at the drop of a hat for a customer.”
“Rick is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met! His personality is infectious - if he’s in a good mood, everyone is. Rick truly makes it a joy to come to work.”