After retiring as the president of an executive search firm, Dick Mendel was looking for a place to spend his retirement.
He wanted an area with four seasons. His executive recruitment firm was based in Texas, but he is a Catskill Mountain boy, so he was looking for a green location. Mendel settled on Virginia, after some research and rented a house in Roanoke while he conducted a search.
He settled on a house in Body Camp that needs a lot of work, but it’s a historic house.