Raised in Barnardsville, a small town right outside of Asheville, Ricky learned woodworking and welding while in high school. He quickly acquired new skills in hanging steal, iron work, and other contract commercial work.
For 25 years, Ricky built turn-key houses from the grading to the finishing touches. In 2015 he began working for Amarx. When he is not at work, Ricky, a father of 4, enjoys camping with his family as well as deer hunting.