Allen, Richard-Dick

Allen, Richard

I am married, my wife’s name is Sarah. We have three daughters, all of whom have left the nest, and are living on their own. Only one is married, but we have been blessed with a wonderful grandson whose name is Chad. We have resided in Rock Hill, South Carolina, for about ten years. We came to this part of the United States seeking a good retirement climate. The Rock Hill area has lots of good golf courses for me plus a variety of shopping malls for Sarah. Parker is our only pet; a much spoiled but lovable golden retriever.

I retired from Alltel Communications as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. I wasn’t comfortable with the new slower lifestyle, so recently a business associate I’ve known for many years and myself started a consulting company. We provide a large variety of telecommunication services to independent telephone companies around the United States. We currently employ eighteen associates. Our largest client is Innovative Telephone Company of the United States Virgin Islands. Innovative serves the islands of St.Croix, St.John and St. Thomas. (Yes, someone has to do it, and I’m glad it’s us, it’s a fantastic place to visit/work.) Our remaining client base is in either Texas or Indiana, but I am currently negotiating with additional prospective clients in Oklahoma, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Arkansas.

Sarah, Parker, and I really love the Carolinas. We have Charlotte for shopping and special events. We are just a short drive from the mountains of North Carolina. The mountains are very beautiful with plenty to explore. A short drive in the other direction takes us to Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head in South Carolina. These sights have many things to offer. The year round weather here is unbelievable.