VICE PRESIDENT | DEVELOPMENT
Joe Roller joined HRI in 2006 as a commercial real estate agent. Since then, he has spent the majority of his time focused on raw land development and rezoning projects. He is currently our Vice President of Development.
After finishing his service with the U.S. Army in 1972, Joe and his wife used the GI Bill to earn his Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) from Kansas State University College of Architecture and Design. While he was there the American Society of Landscape Architects awarded him the National Honor Award for excellence in Landscape Architecture studies.
Straight out of college, he and his young family settled in Kettering, Ohio and joined the City of Kettering in their Planning & Zoning Department where he became the Development Coordinator. One of Joe’s proudest accomplishments is being a part of the design team for the 100-acre renowned Lincoln Park & Fraze Pavillion project. Joe also traveled the former Soviet Union and Afghanistan on behalf of the International City Managers Association (ICMA) to help newly independent towns and cities with land planning. After 38 years with the City of Kettering, Doug Miller convinced Joe to retire from the city and start a new path in commercial real estate sales with HRI.
After moving to Kettering, Joe and Phyllis bought a house they liked, raised 3 great, productive kids, and are still there today. Joe is an active member of his local church and is a season ticket holder to both the Dayton Dragons and the Dayton Philharmonic. Whenever he gets a chance, he enjoys heading north to Canada for, as he calls it, "real fishing".