The River Ranch Team
Following graduation from Willamette University, Judd completed Officer Candidate School in Newport, R.I. and served 3 years as a U.S. Navy officer. Upon completion of his military service he joined the San Francisco office of a large securities firm where he specialized in portfolio management and investment research. Ten years later he founded Envirotherm, Inc. a firm serving the commercial, industrial and residential
markets in the Bay Area involving insulation, sound proofing, and windows.
In 1980, Judd and his wife, Diane, purchased Brown’s Industries, Inc. in McCall, Idaho including an interest in Brundage Mountain Ski Area. Shortly later they purchased Evan’s Building Center in Eagle, Idaho and Payette Lakes Lumber Co. in McCall. In 1981 the family relocated from San Rafael to Boise and McCall.
For most of his adult life, Judd has been involved in real estate investment and development involving timberlands, ranches and commercial developments. Judd has headed the on-going extensive development at Brundage Development Resort for the past 30 plus years, and in 2006 the DeBoer family bought out their partner, the J.R. Simplot Co., becoming sole owners.
In 2000, Judd and Diane and their family conceived and developed Salmon Rapids Lodge overlooking the Salmon River in Riggins, Idaho. The family continues to operate this 55 room award winning hotel.
Judd and Diane’s vision for the beautiful River Ranch matched that of their partner’s, the Hart Family. River Ranch is an upscale residential community with 2-1/2 miles of river front, lakes, nature trails, and preserves, Members’ Ranch House and a fabulous guest cabin. They take pride in River Ranch knowing that families will enjoy this spectacular property for generations to come. This is especially meaningful for Diane since their children now are 4th generation McCall.
Judd has served as a director of numerous industry boards and was appointed by three Idaho Governors to serve on the Idaho Travel Council. Judd and Diane were honored to receive the “Outstanding Contribution to the Sport of Skiing” award by the Intermountain Ski Areas Association and Judd was named the 2018 recipient of the ”Governor’s Lifetime Achievement in Recreation and Tourism” award.