Certified General Apprasier
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1144 GRANDVIEW ROAD              

OIL CITY, PA 16301


(814) 677.2326 Phone & Fax





*       The Pennsylvania State University

*       Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

*       Major in Real Estate and Insurance - June 1980

*       Licensed as both a Real Estate Broker and Appraiser having continuously met or exceeded all mandatory continuing education requirements. 










*       Real Estate Salesman License - March 1979

*       Real Estate Associate Broker - June 1982

*       Real Estate Broker of Record - March 1985

*       Gates & Burns Realty/Better Homes and Gardens  -  1979-1989

*       Vice-President/General Manager, 1985-1989

*       Established the R L Murray Real Estate Service in April 1989

*       Pennsylvania State Certified General Appraiser - August 1991


*       Residential, Multi-family, Farm, Vacant Land, Retail, Offices, Medical Offices, Industrial, Warehouse, Funeral Parlor, Restaurants, Lumber Mills

*       Mortgage financing, insurance, divorce settlement, tax appeals, estate planning and settlement, business planning, marketing, condemnation. 

*       Expert witness testimony before Courts of Common Pleas and Boards of Assessment Appeals



*       Appraisal Institute

*       National Association of REALTORS

*       Pennsylvania Association of REALTORS

*       Allegheny Valley Board of REALTORS

o        President 1984

o        REALTOR OF THE YEAR – 1986 & 1988



Past or Present

*       Venango County Board of Commissioners - 1996 to 2003

o        Chairman - 1998 to 2003

*       Northwest Regional Planning and Development Commission–1996 to 2003

o        Chairman, Executive Committee – 2001 to 2003

*       Northwest County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

o        President - 2001

*       Venango Economic Development Corp., Secretary

*       Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry, and Tourism

*       Venango County Conservation District

*       Venango Park and Natural Resources Authority, Vice-Chairman

*       Parks Unlimited, Inc., Treasurer

*       Sugar Valley Lodge, Inc.

*       United Way of Venango County

*       Chambers of Commerce - Oil City, Franklin, Emlenton

*       Kiwanis Club of Oil City, President

*       Oil City Area Jr. Baseball Association

*       Cornplanter Township - Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board

*       Second Presbyterian Church of Oil City, Elder, Trustee

*       Polk MR Center, Gubernatorial Appointment, Trustee

*       UPMC Northwest Medical Center, Corporate Member