A recent issue of the Triad Business Journal featured Blue Ridge Companies CEO David Couch in its Up Close column:
David Couch’s leadership abilities first emerged on the athletic field as a quarterback for the Asheboro High School football team. He later took those skills to the college level as a punter on the Wake Forest University football team and a catcher on the Demon Deacons baseball team — all while managing a double major in Spanish and economics.
Couch has since parlayed his leadership skills to a very different role: CEO of Blue Ridge Cos., a High Point-based company that employs more than 250 and is one of the Southeast’s most prolific developers of apartments, shopping centers, condos, town homes and restaurants located across the Carolinas and into Virginia, Georgia and Mississippi. With the backing of a talented work force and business partner Chris Dunbar, who co-founded the Blue Ridge Cos., Couch leads a company that is planning to double its property management portfolio to 20,000 units during the next 24 months.
You can read the full interview here (subscription required).