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Richard Ralke, FounderRichard founded VR411.com in August of 2004, as the marketplace for online vacation rentals was nearly non-existent. At around this time, Richard bought a vacation home in the heart of Southern California's Big Bear region.
After enjoying the home for some time, he decided to share it with others who may be looking for a vacation rental home. The only problem was, at that time there was essentially nowhere online to list his house for rent. Never one to wait for someone else to solve his problems, Richard enlisted the help of Tim in what was initially a vacation rentals website for his home in Big Bear.
After the initial launch of the site, others began to ask if they could share it and list their vacation homes as well. Shortly thereafter, VacationRentals411.com was born.
Terence Stotz, Tech ServicesTerence joined the VR411 team in 2013 to augment the growing technical needs of the 411 community. He has spent the last 17 years in the tech industry. His career has spanned senior I.T. management positions in both software manufacturing and financial services. Most recently he was Director of Technical Services for an international e-commerce company.
Terence owns a rental vacation home as well and felt poorly served by the existing vacation rental market. He joins the VR411 team with a zealousness for creating tools that put users first in the use of vacation rental sites.