Founder & Chairman
Ricardo (Dick) Morales, Jr., of Jacksonville is the Chairman and CEO of the Morales Group, a real estate development and construction firm. Mr. Morales received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Florida Certified General Contractor and a Jacksonville entrepreneur, the founder of Morgran Mini Warehouses; Morales Construction Co., Inc.; Morgar Realty, Inc., and Phillips Highway Commerce Park LLC. He was an organizing director of the Enterprise Bank, since sold to Compass Bank (now BBVA Compass), where he continues to serve on its local and national advisory boards. In 2005 he was reappointed by Governor Bush to the JAXPORT Board of Directors, where he served as chairman. His other civic involvements have included serving as chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board; president of the Rotary Club of South Jacksonville, and treasurer of the St. Vincent’s Foundation. He is currently secretary-treasurer of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Board and a life member of the local board of the American Cancer Society. He has also served on the boards of both the Jacksonville and the Florida Chambers of Commerce; the Mayoral Commission on Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Businesses, and in 2004 was honored with the NCCJ Humanitarian Award for his contribution to the Jacksonville community.