Ric Owens is a lifelong designer with more than 35 years of industry experience. Since the early age of 14, Ric has nurtured an appreciation for the art of design while working alongside his father at their family’s civil engineering and surveying company. After graduating with his BFA in Environmental Design from East Carolina University in 1991, Ric started Owen’s Planning and Design (Miami, FL) where he designed high-end homes and some of the most prominent condominiums in South Florida. His successful business flourished for over 25 years, many of which he spent designing in collaboration with Mrs. Mary Roberts.
In early 2018, Ric relocated to Ocala, FL to design exclusively for Roberts Design. In collaboration with Mrs. Roberts, Ric and his design team have completed a host of successful high-end projects including hotels, corporate offices, model homes and real estate sales centers, as well as corporate and hotel lobbies, restaurants, golf clubs, spas and award-winning private residences.
In his latest undertaking, Ric has been honored to serve as Project Coordinator of Interiors and Exteriors for all the buildings at the historic World Equestrian Center. In 2021, his design work for The Equestrian Hotel was recognized on the global stage at the Gold Key Awards (NYC) in the design category of Best Luxury Hotel. Ric is looking forward to the exciting design opportunities that lie ahead in collaboration with Roberts Design Group.