Walter "Trip" Quarles, III Agent
I am a 50+ year Cary/Raleigh resident and 86' graduate of Cary High School. In high school I played soccer, was active in student council and was voted "Best All Around" by my classmates. I moved on to East Carolina University in 86' and in my sophomore year my family purchased a residential duplex that I managed until graduation. In 91' I wrapped up with a B.S. in Industrial Technology/Construction Management.
In Spring of 92' I moved to Wrightsville Beach, NC and landed a carpentry/handyman/maintenance job with Rocky Fallon where we worked on historic home restoration and residential remodeling and maintenance in small/medium fine dining establishments and commercial projects. On my first day we repaired a broken, leaded glass interior window pane on the first floor of the Governor Dudley Mansion.
The following Spring I moved back to my home town and joined Preston Development as an administrative assistant and board member with the architectural control committee. I picked up trash, helped with surveying (identifying lot lines), located water meters, cleaned storm drains and curbs and gutters with a Fire hose, installed a ton of signage, helped with broker functions and trade shows, etc. I learned from the best! From 94' to 99' I worked with a handful of great local general contractors and honed my "hands on" skills and learned to build fine custom homes, mid-sized medical/office buildings, flex shells, a ballet conservatory, and a multitude of fit ups and retrofits.
In 2000 and again in 2020, I started a property maintenance service/consulting business to meet booming demand for development/grounds and building management work. I purchased a used pick up truck, hand tools, lawn mowers, weed eater, and a leaf blower.
In 01' I joined The Central YMCA/Alexander Family and was a Duty Officer as a great P/T side job, working with teenagers, elementary and junior high school kids after school/summer camps and continued working there for almost 10 years.
I currently work with Tip Iuliucci and his team, RDU Homes For You at Northside Realty, Inc. in Raleigh, NC