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R. Richard Lincoln, Jr.
Mr. Lincoln has over 27 years of finance, accounting and project management experience and 15 years of real estate development and construction experience. His development experience includes all facets of land acquisition, permitting, site design/layout, engineering, environmental, surveying and legal issues. Mr. Lincoln’s construction experience includes many single family remodels, over 30 custom homes ($610,000 to $1,410,000), many production homes ($350,000 to $500,000) and a 82,000 square foot, multi-family apartment project. His construction experience includes house design (working with various architects and designers), site design, client interaction, construction, construction management and marketing. Mr. Lincoln maintains Construction Supervisor and Remodeler licenses.

Mr. Lincoln obtained his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Bentley College, a Certificate of Public Accountancy and a Masters of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University. A summary of Mr. Lincoln’s work and project experience follows:

Work Experience

1999 – Present, Managing Member, Orchard Knoll, LLC, Bridgewater, MA. Owner of this residential development and construction firm. Projects include several development and construction of single family home developments. Completed Northpointe in 2004, a 74 unit, 3-story wood frame apartment project in Hanover, MA. Construction included a 12,500 gallon per day pretreatment system designed by Coneco.

1996 – Present, President, F. L. Beard, Mt. Carmel, IL. President and majority owner of this crude oil exploration and production firm. Effected leveraged buyout and 3 subsequent acquisitions totaling $3.55MM. Current holdings include a major secondary recovery project that should yield approximately 411,000 barrels over 8 years (67% owned by FLB) and 1,100 acres of contiguous operating leases that will be the beneficiary of a planned 3-D seismic shoot within the next 2-3 years. Operations include approximately 280 barrels of daily production and 3 work-over rigs, all operated and managed by 15 FLB employees.

1992 – Present, President, Coneco Engineers & Scientists, Bridgewater, MA. Owner and operator of this 24-person civil engineering, surveying and environmental consulting firm with offices in Bridgewater, MA and Glastonbury, CT.

1993 – 1999, Partner, R. D. Matthews Construction Co., Inc., Hanover, MA. Partner with Richard D. Matthews. Involved in construction of custom colonial homes.

1988 – 1992, Senior Vice President & Partner, Venture Founders Partners, Lexington, MA. Officer of this venture capital firm founded in the early 1970’s. Successfully raised $25MM to form new investment fund that eventually included investments in high technology, environmental services, magazine publications, and energy demand management. Venture Founders’ investment philosophy included active involvement in operational, finance, and strategic management decisions.

1985 – 1988, Vice President, The Maddox Interests, Houston, TX. Responsible for investment due diligence, investor relations, financial analyses, operations and re-financing/workouts for this private real estate and investment advisory firm. Development projects included high-rise commercial and industrial properties in Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Representative projects included parking garages, data storage facilities, a hotel, and inner city historic rehabilitations. Other investment offerings managed included equipment leasing, oil & gas exploration and land development.

1983 – 1985, Chief Financial Officer, LAMCO, Houston, TX. Responsible for all financial operations for a $8MM annual sales railroad tank and hopper car leasing and management firm. Active member in merger/sale of company due to owner retirement.

1980 – 1983 Senior Auditor, Fox & Company CPA’s, Houston, TX. Responsibilities included financial audits and tax services for a wide variety of private and public companies based in Texas and Louisiana.

Project Experience

1985 – 1988, Suite Hotel, Dallas, TX. Working for owner/developer, provided financial and management oversight for the construction of a new 114 room suite hotel in Dallas, TX. Responsibilities included establishment and management of construction budgets, cost overrun management and post-construction operational oversight.

1994 – Present, Custom Built Homes, Various, MA. General manager and partner responsible for site development and construction of over 30 single family homes in the South Shore area. Homes range in size from 3,100 to 5,300 square feet. Duties include all facets of building process from site design, utilities, material management, subcontractor solicitation and management, budget control, time management and sales/marketing. Projects included permitting and infrastructure such as wetlands, Zoning Boards of Appeals, Planning Boards, Boards of Health, gas line extensions, road construction, drainage, hydrant extensions, etc.

Current and Recent Projects
Acting as general partner responsible for land acquisition, site design, architectural liaisont and permitting. All projects are 50/50 partnerships with Richard D. Matthews and Richard D. Matthews, as Trustee of Omnibus Trust LLC.


Easton, MA – Comprehensive Permit, 26-Unit Duplex development (7 affordable). Development plans are approved for 13 duplexes, 7 of which will be affordable under a Comprehensive Permit approved by MassHousing and the Town of Easton Zoning Board of Appeals. Currently under construction the units are 12,200 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath duplex homes served by a common septic system and a 1,500 cul-de-sac.

East Bridgewater, MA – Comprehensive Permit, 66-Unit Single Family and Duplex development (17 affordable). Design provides for 66 units on 29 acres serviced by 2,700 lineal feet of road. Sewage is handled by a 22,000 gallon per day pretreatment system filed with DEP under a Groundwater Discharge Permit. Site development was started July, 2005. The development is 100% Energy Star™ rated and all heating and air conditioning is by geothermal.

Hanover, MA – Comprehensive Permit, 74-Unit Apartment development (19 affordable). Comprehensive permit project included two 3-story buildings serviced by elevators encompassing approximately 82,000 square feet. Rental units include upscale 1/1 and 2/2 units and a large first floor common area with administrative offices, library/reading room, function room with fireplace and kitchen. Project has direct frontage on Route 53 within close proximity to Route 3. Construction was completed June, 2005.

Single Family Construction, Hanover & Hingham, MA – One or two custom homes generally under construction at any given time on company owned lots in partnership with Richard D. Matthews (former owner of R.D. Matthews Construction Co., Inc. established in 1959. Presently semi-retired). Square footage ranges from 3,600 to 5,400 square feet. Selling prices range from $700K to $1.5MM.


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