Chris has been in the building industry in South Florida for over 23 years. He started as a laborer in the late 90's, sweeping homes and digging ditches for a homebuilder at 20 years old. He worked his way to an assistant Superintendent position and quickly thereafter, proved his skills moving in to the Job Superintendent role for Lennar Homes. He finished off his first community, at 23 years old.
Chris has since worn many hats in the construction industry and utilizes his different experiences, in his daily practices both in the office and his builds. He believes that his cross training in the warranty department, water intrusion and mold remediation experience, front-end shell division experience, being Area Manager overseeing multiple counties and sites, managing inventories of tens of millions of dollars simultaneously all contributed to being successful in closing well over 500 homes in his South Florida building career. "If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life".
Chris has spent the better part of his career, building and closing homes while working professionally for a few different, reputable home builders. Recently, Chris has decided to start his own home building team so after a couple of decades in the business, he has been to form a phenomenal group of subcontractors and vendors, to bring the highest quality of workmanship possible, while maintaining a properly working schedule. Rue Homes LLC, is a Family run company with his wife, Courtney Horne maintaining the office functions while Chris directs the day to day field operations.
The name, 'Rue Homes' is a memorial for Chris' Nana, Phyllis Rue. She was an enormous influence in Chris' life growing up. She also became and huge part of Courtney and their children's lives. "She is one of the reasons, I am where I am today in the building industry... being able to maintain the quality and capacity, in which we can". She pushed Chris early in his career to build a good name for himself and influenced him to obtain a job with GL Homes which ultimately, would boost his career and give him "A decades worth of the best building experiences, one could have asked for". Phyllis Rue was such and important part of Chris' life, the logo on his business also carries an Iris which was her favorite flower. It signifies everything she was... Class, Faith, Hope, Courage and Wisdom.