On September 2, 2021, JR Richardson, Chairman and CEO of The Richardson Group, spoke to the membership of the Greater Island Council of Hilton Head and Bluffton on the development of Diversified Workforce Housing in our area.
About JR Richardson
James N. (JR) Richardson, Jr., is Chairman and CEO of The Richardson Group whose holdings include Coligny Plaza, Windmill Harbour Company, the South Carolina Yacht Club, Windmill Harbour Real Estate and restaurants ~ Local Pie Hilton Head and Bluffton and Fish Coastal Seafood. Mr. Richardson is one of the founders of Coastal States Bank. He has served as a member of Coastal South Bank Share’s Board of Directors since 2003, and as a member of Coastal State Bank’s Board of Directors since 2004.
JR moved to the Hilton Head Island 66 years ago. His father James Norris Richardson, Sr., was awarded a Town Accommodation as an Island Pioneer and Founding Father. His mother, Lois, was Charles Fraser’s first employee and worked with her husband to run their family business. JR was raised with his parents’ passion for community and service.
In addition to JR’s business successes, he has always felt the altruistic need to give back to his community. He spends countless hours on a weekly basis volunteering for the community. Some of his recent and past volunteerism includes Chairman of the Sea Pines Architectural Review Board, the South Island Public Service Commission, Board of Sea Pines ASSPO, Board of Community Services Association for Sea Pines, Board of Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Board of Medical University of South Carolina Hospital Foundation, Chairman of the Hilton Head Island Community Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Hilton Head Preparatory School, Chairman of Southern Seven States for Young President Gold Organization, the Mayor’s Task Force and as Director of the Hilton Head Island Multiple Listing Board. Annually, he shares his knowledge with the next generation by mentoring a group of students from Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate Development (MRED).