Dick Edgar was born in Alexandria Bay and grew up here in Redwood, graduating from Redwood High School in 1964. After a stint as a Marine in Vietnam, he settled back in Jefferson County with his wife, Catherine. He graduated from Jefferson Community College and began a successful career in contracts administration at Fort Drum and then at Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing Company.
Richard is a skilled woodworker who created a construction company responsible for building many beautiful homes and camps in the Indian River Lakes area.
“I lived in Redwood all of my life, from a youngster until present. I have had an enduring love of this area, fished the lakes, and haunted in the surrounding woodlands and marshes. Now is the time for me to give back, and the IRLC is one of the best ways I can do this!” Dick designed our beautiful Trailside Classroom and built it with the assistance of Ron Tibbles.