Richard Maslar

I have been an entrepreneur for my entire life. It started when I was 10 years old with multiple paper routes and helpers.
When it came to high School graduation time, I decided to do college nights and move to New Hampshire and split the ownership of a convenience store and restaurant.
After 5 years, I was ready to move on and decided to move to California and pursue a career as a rock star but as with most crazy dreams, that one did not come to fruition. I moved back to Boston shortly thereafter and started a construction company and 10 years later, I relocated myself and the business to Lakewood Ranch, FL.
Maslar Renovation and Design has now been established for 15 years. I still enjoy the finished product of design and construction.

Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.
I am currently single and have two beautiful daughters.

Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
General Contractor and Design build fim and I still love building.

Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Hyde Park Steakhouse and Brio Italian Grille

Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
15 Years

Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
The musicians in the area.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
I would like to visit Rome as I am big history buff.

Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
Star Wars, Casino, Raiders of the Lost Ark

Q: What advice would you give to people?
Its better to be kind than mean.

Q: What is something on your bucket list?
Traveling Europe

Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
Cold Play

Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
Maddison’s downtown Sarasota

Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
Nikki Sixx at Maddison’s downtown Sarasota

Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
Marina Jack’s

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Retiring on a boat

Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I am a secretly a science fiction geek.

Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
The White Mountain national Forrest from the top of a 6,500 high mountain peek on a clear day

Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
June….Christmas….February 1st

Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Siesta Key Beaches

Q: Who inspires you to be better?
My daughters

Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Apple pie and Mountain air

Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Comfort, Safety and Family