Meet Darin, The Eyes Behind Our Vision
November 22, 2019
“Problem solving, politics, and the everyday hassles of building are the fun part.”
Few folks know every mile of Central Virginia better than Darin Smouse, StyleCraft’s VP of Land Development.
Every shortcut, every picture-perfect spot to catch a sunset, and every municipal border — transposed from his mind’s eye to potential StyleCraft communities and homesites.
For the past three years, Darin has led StyleCraft’s real estate acquisition, project visioning, zoning entitlement, site development, and property management. In other words, he’s a foundational element to all that we do to help homeowners Live Up.
When Darin isn’t plotting the future footprint of StyleCraft’s homes, he enjoys trying out fresh new hobbies. His pastime de jour is rowing single sculls on the James River, as well as enjoying his old hobby of rock-climbing alongside his daughter.
DESCRIBE YOUR LIVE UP MOMENT — THE MOMENT YOU KNEW STYLECRAFT WAS RIGHT FOR YOU
“Richard Kuhn, StyleCraft’s President, and I met on opposite sides of a table, with the need to reach a common goal at a difficult site development juncture. By the end of the meeting we had solved the problem, and it cemented my respect for Richard’s approach to business and relationships. It was an easy decision from there and has not changed.”
DESCRIBE YOUR TYPICAL DAY
“The best part of my role is that I work in varied settings, from walking raw wooded land to our sites under development, central office, County and State agency negotiations, presentations at County land use hearings, and representing StyleCraft within the greater Richmond real estate development community.”
“Troubleshooting everyday issues — that’s the fun part. Overcoming government regulation and bureaucracy…that takes more coffee.”
YOU CAN NEVER SHOW UP AT STYLECRAFT WITHOUT…
AND THE HIGHLIGHT IS…
“Working with a creative, fun, and passionate team to create exciting new communities and business opportunities. Our company is passionate and driven — while always focusing on integrity.”
Meet more StyleCraft employees in our “Day in the Life” blog series.