Bob moved to the Vail Valley in 1990 and became a ski instructor and a ski instructor for the blind. In the fall 1991, met his future wife, Julie, while she was on a weekend trip in Vail. They married soon after and began planning a family. That prompted a lifestyle change. “I knew I had to get a job which would support a family," says Bob.
With his expertise in reading numbers and plans from his construction background and his people skills from teaching skiing, he concluded that real estate would be a “good fit.” In 1994, Bob joined the Beaver Creek sales team of Vail Associates Real Estate (now SSF), and in 2010 moved to the company’s Solaris office, where he remains today. Bob’s hunch that real estate would be a “good fit” proved prophetic.
“This is the best job in the world, probably more than anything I could have ever expected,” he says. “And it’s an honor to work with my Solaris colleagues,” whom he describes as “the best in the industry.”
Bob also enjoys the fact that so many of his clients have become his friends. Throughout the winter, he often can be found skiing with them. When not at the office or skiing with friends and clients, Bob enjoys skiing with his family. He also is an avid golfer and mountain biker. The McCormicks live in Red Sky Ranch with their daughters, Alexandra and Isabella.