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RW Development is passionate about residential land development and home building. With decades of combined experience in construction, land development, and residential housing, our team has the capability to transform raw land into beautiful neighborhoods that benefit the whole community. We believe the home is an important element of a family, and a neighborhood can give that family a sense of community.

Our Team

John Mark Rives

John Mark, a 4th generation contractor, brings a wealth of construction and real estate development knowledge to every project. After graduating summa cum laude from Auburn University with a major in Building Science, he spent his first years working as a commercial project manager, where he built everything from large car dealerships, to small tenant improvement projects.

John Mark excelled in estimating, scheduling, and managing subcontractors, but most importantly customer satisfaction. In 2011 John Mark expanded into real estate development and has since sold dozens of homes across the Birmingham metro area. John Mark understands what it takes to have a pleased buyer, as well as how to manage a team of architects, designers, and subcontractors to make the process as smooth as possible.

He currently resides in Vestavia with his wife, Hillary, and their three boys. When he isn’t spending time with his family, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and being an active member of The Church at Brookhills.

Eric Waite

Eric brings with him over 10 years of experience in the real estate industry and a bachelor’s degree in Business from Auburn University, Eric’s involvement in the industry has ranged from mortgage broker, to property management, land development, and homebuilding. This experience has taught how to open the lines of communication between clients, customers, and businesses to get projects done.

Eric has past experience working at large financial institutions, but more recently has developed a passion working personally with clients to provide them with custom homes that fit their family’s needs.

Eric currently resides in Birmingham, AL with his wife Mary Alex and their newborn daughter. He is a member of Redeemer Community Church and enjoys spending time with family and friends, basketball, golf, and bow hunting.

Why Choose Us

Experts and Excellence

We pride ourselves on being fair and loyal to our subcontractors and suppliers. Our homes are built by premium craftsmen and with quality products. Our goal is to not only build a beautiful home but to create an opportunity for carpenters, designers, homeowners and everyone involved to be proud of their hard work, and know it will last for generations. RW Development has founded its success on responsible development and creative master planning.

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John Mark Rives


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