COMMERCIAL SALES AND DEVELOPMENT
Dave Sturges is a native of Manhasset, New York. He graduated from Manhasset High School in 1953 and ventured to Danville, Kentucky. Dave attended Centre College of Kentucky and received his A.B. Degree from Centre in 1957.
He returned to New York after graduating from Centre to work in his father’s business, Electronic Batteries, Inc.
Not happy at raising a family in a metropolitan area, Dave moved to Hopkinsville in 1962 and acquired a business interest in Blue Lake Block, Co., Inc., a concrete products producer. The business thrived and expanded to four locations. In 1989, Dave sold the business to Lee Brick and Block Company and retired.
Dave found retirement boring, became a licensed Realtor and worked for various real estate firms. He sensed a lack of "competitive spirit" in the real estate business and in 1994, he teamed with Gay Nell Rittenberry to form MertoNet Realtors. Metronet acquired the Coldwell Banker franchise in 1998 and the rest is history.
Dave Sturges' focus is Commercial Real Estate and the development of property. He has served the Hopkinsville-Christian County Planning Commission from 1993 – 2003, retiring as Vice-Chairman.
Dave has served the community in several ways; nationally, as president of National Precast Concrete Association and as a Director of Associated Industries of Kentucky.
He has been a founding member of several groups; the Economic Development Council, Pennyrile Industrial Management Club, Hopkinsville Junior Achievement and Crimestoppers.
Dave has been a strong supporter of the Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee and served as the Co-Chairperson for Hopkinsville Salutes Fort Campbell Week events, in 2002.
Currently, he is a member of the Hopkinsville Industrial Foundation, and is a director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, he is the immediate "Past" President of Pennyroyal Hospice, Inc. and has served the City of Hopkinsville as Councilman, Ward 4.
A strong business background and a strong "sphere of influence" are the key assets contributing to success in the commercial arena.