Our Staff


R A N C E    L.   F R Y E

Rance has 22 years of experience in the Forest Industry and Land Development. His forestry background stretches from tree stumps to the furniture showroom. Rance once taught Forest Ecology at the junior college level while working as a Consulting Forester. Over time, opportunities opened in sales and management within the woodworking industry. The energy he spent developing lumber and timber contacts translated into success in land development.

In 2014, Rance was elected Chair of the Middle TN Chapter of the Society of American Foresters.

Specialties: Land acquisition, land development, project management, timber cruising, timber harvesting, hardwood lumber sales, client relations, and business development.

My diverse background is augmented by my desire to travel and work contacts in person.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Global Forestry Program Leader –Dow Corning Corporation

After 20 years in the Forestry, Lumber, and Land business I am now focused on the Sustainability of the Supply Chain and Technical Forestry aspects of Silicon Metal Production for Dow Corning.


Principal –Land Solutions Group


Rance’s extensive industry base in the eastern U.S. supported him as he stepped into the role of land acquisition manager for a real estate development company. Regularly observing a lack of well-groomed properties for land buyers, a concept formed in Rance’s mind that proved to be the progenitor to the creation of Land Staging and Land Solutions Group. 

•Created vision of Land Staging property to
help sellers capture limited buyers.
•Produced 150+ land management plans for
Greenbelt tax evaluations since 2009.
•Created Land Staging plan for 568-acre
lakefront development in Illinois.
•Tennessee, Affiliate Broker’s, real estate
license # 00320643.


Land Acquisition and Project Manager  - Waterfront Group

•Responsible for acquiring $28M in property
for development.

•Negotiated contracts and managed daily site
activities for up to nine sub-contractors and their
related staff members.

•Essential to layout design for projects generating
over $30M in sales.

•Integrated ArcView, SoloForest and AutoCad
programs into the land development process. In doing
so, generated annual savings over $45K and reduced
time to market by 17%.


Assistant Plant Manager - Scepter Hardwoods

•Developed new dry kiln schedules for hickory
and other species, which improved efficiency 
by 36% and reduced lead time for the plant.

•Annually purchased over 7M feet of 
hardwood lumber for the plant.

EDUCATION

The University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Science Degree
Major in Forest Resource Management

Tennessee Foreign Language Institute,
Nashville, Tennessee
Mandarin Chinese - Basic Speech 1 & 2

National Hardwood Lumber Inspection School, Memphis, Tennessee