Our Team

Jay Richards

Owner/Broker

YOUR BRIDGEWATER REALTOR®

 

My name is Jay Richards, and I am proud to say that I have been a resident of the South Shore of Nova Scotia my entire life. After completing my elementary and secondary education, I attended the NSCC Lunenburg Campus, where I received my Business Administration diploma. I went on to gain my REALTOR® Sales Person Licence and my Broker’s License. Since then, I have continued to upgrade my certification by completing many other courses and certificate programs related to the realty industry over the past decade in order to stay competitive with this evolving industry.

Growing up, I saw firsthand the time, dedication, and commitment that is required to work in this market. As the son of Sandra and Bob Richards, the developers of two of the premier land lease communities in Atlantic Canada (LaHave Heights and Eisenhaur Place), the love of this work was instilled in me at a very young age and I couldn’t imagine dedicating my time to any other venture.

One of the things that sets me apart in this industry is my cutting-edge use of technology to aid others in buying and selling homes. Through the use of high quality photography, drone footage, and video tours, I pride myself on having a keen-eye and am able to highlight all of the selling-features of your property. When purchasing a home, my collaboration center allows you to interact on-the-go with listings and be up-to-date on what’s new on the market in real-time. I offer a competitive 1% CASH BACK* on real estate and 4% LISTING COMMISSION, and no admin fees, ever!.

As owner and broker of Holm Realty Ltd., I am able to offer superior service, at unparalleled value. I am also the proud owner of The Home Centre, your Kent Homes Dream Builder for South Shore Nova Scotia, which enables me to provide my clients with quality custom-built, brand new, manufactured home construction.

By nature, I am friendly, professional, dependable, and love to connect with others. I value people’s time and take the time to truly understand what my clients are asking for when they are selling a home, and what they are looking for in buying their new or next home. I am hard-working, driven and consider myself to be a problem-solver. I am passionate about the culture, the traditions, the landscape, and most importantly, about supporting the people that live here on the South Shore.

But, what I love most about this career path, is helping people make their dreams in realty, a reality!

Don’t hesitate, contact me today. Your dream home is waiting for you.

Rachel Foster

Office Manager & Housing Consultant

Rachel was born and raised in Hebbville, then moved to Edmonton, AB after graduating from the Business Administration Program at the Nova Scotia Community College. She recently made her way back home to the South Shore and loves being here and helping her community.

Rachel has a wealth of experience in a many fields. She worked in the Car Industry for 10 years, starting as a detailer and working her way up to Foreman. She also worked with multiple Advertising firms for 5 years, where her sales record exceeded that of her coworkers. Now, on top of being the Office Manager at The Home Centre, she runs her own Beach Art and Décor Company called Rachel’s Rocks To Riches.

Her dedication and commitment to providing excellent customer service stands out from the competition. She is well-organized, self-sufficient, customer oriented and constantly learning about housing tips and trends in the area. While she grows her skills in the housing field, she invites you to contact her and start the conversation about your next housing choice.

Bob Richards

Bob came to Bridgewater in 1974 and joined a company called Bridgewater Mobile Homes. He raised his family in Bridgewater, which he calls home.

In the past 44 plus years he started other housing related companies including The Home Centre Group of Companies. Those companies have supplied over 10 percent of all the new Single Unit Dwellings within the Town of Bridgewater as well as hundreds of homes throughout Nova Scotia.

Bob has served as President of the Manufactured Housing Association of Nova Scotia and The Manufactured Housing Association of Atlantic Canada. He has also served on several Industry Boards. He has been a leader in the industry.

Bob remains as an adviser to The Home Centre after turning the reins over to his son Jay, who has continued in his father’s steps by modernizing the Companies.

Troy Whynot

Project Manager

Meet Troy Whynot, Project Manager for The Home Centre. Troy has been constructing his impressive resume in the building supply industry for over 12 years. Starting out in this industry as a teenager, he’s been able to understand the ins and outs of every industry facet. From installation to customer service, Troy’s background gives the experience needed to provide expertise in almost any stage of the building process.

In 2015, Troy started his own small business, starting out with mostly flooring and carpentry projects. As word of mouth from satisfied customers grew, so did the list of new work. Bringing on multiple crewmembers, Troy, and his team, were able to take on larger, and more elaborate projects. Since 2016, Troy has brought his knowledge, imagination, and positive attitude to The Home Centre.

In his free time, Troy’s favorite thing to do is enjoy the outdoors with his two little girls, Saige and Ava. Being both a family man, as well as an industry professional, Troy understands how important a home can be, as well as the quality, and care that is put into its construction.

Taking on the role as Site Manager with The Home Centre, Troy is excited to help bring your dream home from blueprint to reality. With customer service always being his priority, a seamless process from start to finish is always a guarantee.