Richard Plaster is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Signature Homes Las Vegas, with over 30 years of experience in the home building and real estate industries.
In 1978, Richard Plaster formed Plaster Development Company, Inc. and Nevpro, Inc., a licensed Nevada real estate brokerage firm specializing in new home sales. The company adopted the marketing name Signature Homes to reflect the company’s philosophy of accountability and quality artistry. Since then, Signature Homes has been known as one of the oldest privately held local homebuilders and real estate companies, building more than thirteen thousand homes, condominiums, and apartments throughout the Las Vegas Valley!
As the Founder and Chief Executive, Richard Plaster is highly respected for his ability to build flexibility into his business plans and devise new land planning concepts that achieve the highest and best use of assets to meet existing market needs. Richard employs an economist’s approach in his astute analysis of historical industry data, enabling him to identify future market trends. In addition, Mr. Plaster plans to bridge the past with the present by breathing life into a new renaissance of Signature Homes, by building quality homes with craftsmanship, and a growing a successful team to match the needs of the current housing demand.
Before Signature, Richard’s initial professional experience was working for what became one of the largest privately held home building companies in the United States – Lewis Homes. At that time, the firm was relatively small, so Richard had the opportunity of a high level of interaction with two generations of the Lewis family. Richard was tutored in the business by experts and in charge of sales, marketing, and land acquisition. He was with Lewis from September 1973 until June 1978. Shortly after, Richard struck out on his own and formed Plaster Development Company, Inc.
As head of the largest privately-owned homebuilder in Southern Nevada, Richard is always looking to the future of development in the growing Las Vegas market. Today Signature Homes has plans to develop and build over a dozen new communities spanning throughout the Las Vegas Valley with a projection of over 200 homes built over the next two years and further expansion beyond.
Richard was elected president of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association in 1989 and president of the Homeowners Warranty (HOW) Council from 1985 to 1990. He has been National Representative for The State of Nevada to the National Association of Home Builders. He is currently active on the boards of the Southern Nevada Homebuilders, Meadows School, Nevada Ballet Theatre, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Richard is a proud father of three and a grandfather of four. He began Signature working closely with his late and beloved wife, Wendy Plaster.
Mr. Plaster earned his Bachelor of Arts in behavioral psychology from Stanford University and his MBA in economics from The University of California Berkeley. As an MBA student, Richard spent nine months working with the Indian Institute of Public Administration in New Delhi, India.
Vice President of Multi-Family Acquisitions
Brian Plaster currently serves as the Vice President of Multi-Family Acquisitions at Signature Management. Mr. Plaster has spent his entire career in the real estate, construction, lending, renovation, and property management fields. Brian has extensive experience with both custom and production home building and has held executive roles in Signature Homes and Signature Custom Homes. Brian started his career as a licensed loan officer in the state of Texas prior to joining the construction team at Signature Homes. Brian also serves as the broker for Signature Realty and supervises the management of single-family rentals, client relations, and investment sales.
As the Vice President of Multi-Family Acquisitions, Brian Plaster oversees and leads the Signature Management team in business operations, property acquisitions, community development, marketing, community renovations, and fiscal accountability. Mr. Plaster uses his innovation, local‐industry knowledge and relationships, and extensive hands-on construction experience to create successful renovation projects throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Brian Plaster is a senior board member of the Southern Nevada Homebuilders Association and is an active board member. Mr. Plaster is an avid trail runner, a marathon champion, and has competed in numerous ultra-distance races up to 100 km. Brian has used his racing platform to raise more than $40,000 for HomeAid of Southern Nevada as well as ill Signature employees. Mr. Plaster’s favorite activity is snowboarding in deep, steep powder and can often be found at Lee Canyon during the winter months. In his personal time, Brian likes to explore the designs and architecture found in large cities throughout the world. He uses travel as a source of inspiration to bring back ideas for projects in Las Vegas. When Brian is not traveling, he enjoys working in his garden, riding mountain bikes with friends, playing with his dogs, and enjoying time with his awesome family. Brian has been happily married to Maggie Plaster, a Deputy Director with the City of Las Vegas for 19 years. He is a proud father of two musically and academically talented children, Coleman and Gabby.
Mr. Plaster holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources from the University of South (Sewanee, Tennessee) along with a Master of Science degree in Geography from Texas State University (San Marcos, TX).
Vice President of Operations
Mary Graziano is the Vice President of Operations at Signature Management, bringing over 22 years of property management experience to her role. Mary has always been extremely passionate about property management since her start in 2001.
As the Vice President of Operations, Mary oversees the Signature Management team and the companies day to day operations to include organization, policy adherence/creation, capital projects, multi-family, renovations and all aspects of the business to ensure that the companies goals and initiatives are being exceeded from every level.
Mary has spent the last 10 years of her career happily with Signature Management. Prior to Signature, Mary spent 13 years with 2 of the larger, well known property management companies in Las Vegas – where she continued to advance up the company ladder – from leasing to property manager to district manager; receiving Property Manager of the Year awards as well as a handful of other company and peer designated awards.
Mary is currently working on her CPM designation – she holds her ARM & PM designations as well as her Universal HVAC certification.
Mary loves being active and is a certified Yoga instructor as well as a fitness enthusiast. She loves a good boot camp class or spending time with her amazing husband in their home gym. Mary is also a part of local bellydance troupe that performs annually. You may have even seen Mary acting or directing in the local theatre scene, she has also always had a passion for being on stage. Mary has one grown son, who is still the apple of her eye.
Regional Maintenance Supervisor
Gene Beck began his career in multifamily property management in 2001, starting out as a Porter/Painter. With previous experience as an industrial painter and skills gained as a Materials & Logistics Coordinator, Gene quickly progressed through the ranks, gaining experience in all supporting roles and developing a deep understanding of the industry.
Currently serving as Regional Maintenance Supervisor, Gene reports to the Vice President of Operations and is responsible for ensuring that the physical aspects of Signature Managements assets meet the company’s established standards. Known for his commitment to excellence, Gene is widely respected by his colleagues and clients alike.
Outside of work, Gene is a devoted family man who enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He is also a talented musician, playing guitar and enjoying a wide range of music, movies, and stand-up comedy. As a father and stepfather of four, Gene challenges the importance of taking time to rest and recharge, and he strives to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Throughout his career, Gene has been known for his professionalism, integrity, and dedication to his work. He is committed to providing top-notch service to his clients and takes pride in ensuring that every aspect of his work meets the highest standards of quality.
Director of Technology
Edgar Owings is a seasoned IT professional. With over twenty 25 years of professional industry experience. He spent a decade working at Cisco Systems. During his time at Cisco, he worked on a variety of projects for high-profile clients, including American Express, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Dignity Health Systems, Kaiser Hospital, Accenture, the IRS, Rockwell Collins Aerospace, and others.
Before joining Cisco, Edgar was a Network Specialist on the Global Network Services team at Convergys Corporation. His technical expertise and problem-solving skills helped him to excel in this role.
In addition to his professional work, Edgar enjoys hobbies such as travel, off-roading, photography, cooking and technology. His passion for exploring new places, cultures and mastering new skills speaks to his adventurous spirit and commitment to lifelong learning.
Overall, Edgar is a talented and experienced professional with a proven track record of success in the technology industry. His dedication to his craft and his ability to work collaboratively with clients and colleagues make him an asset to Signature Management.
Renovations Project Manager
Anthony Foresta is a dedicated professional with a passion for delivering excellence in service. He joined Signature Management in 2015 and quickly became a valuable member of the team, filling various service roles over the years. In 2019, Anthony was appointed as the Renovations Project Manager, where he oversees unit renovations and multifaceted property projects, while developing a strong team of professionals. With 27 years of construction experience, Anthony brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the ever-growing renovation division, ensuring that Signature Management’s communities are of the highest quality in a competitive market.
Outside of work, Anthony is an avid organic gardener, foodie, and chef. He enjoys spending time with his large and loving family, and his passion for food and cooking is evident in everything he does. With his commitment to excellence and diverse skill set, Anthony is a true asset to the Signature Management team.