Rick Tollakson is responsible for the strategic operations for Hubbell Realty Company and its multiple subsidiaries including: Hubbell Homes, The Home Company (Omaha, NE), The Land Company (Omaha, NE), Indigo Living, Hubbell
Commercial Property Management, HRC Association Management, Hubbell Land Development, Hubbell Multifamily Development, Hubbell Construction Services, Embarq Signature Homes, Origin Homes, and Hubbell Golf. Rick joined Hubbell Realty
Company in 1984 and was promoted to President and CEO in 2004.
The Hubbell team is most proud of the five “Extreme Builds” completed under Rick’s leadership. In 2006, Hubbell and its team of trade partners and suppliers built a new home for an Iowa family on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover:
In 2009, Hubbell’s team built "9 Homes for 9 Families in 9 Days” for the Des Moines-based nonprofit Anawim Housing. This was a nine-unit rowhome project that allowed Anawim to set its own rental rates for clients.
In 2013, Hubbell and its team built “Cabins for Campers 24/7” for Easterseals Iowa’s Camp Sunnyside. This week-long project replaced the 1960s vintage cabins with two 7,500 SF dormitory-style cabins that are handicap accessible, energy-efficient and built with an interior storm shelter. In 2017, in an even more ambitious project called "Keeping More Families Close,” Hubbell’s team rebuilt the Ronald McDonald House of Central Iowa. The 17,000 SF, 18-bedroom house was completed in just 11 days.
Most recently, Hubbell returned to Easterseals Iowa Camp Sunnyside in 2021 for the “Care for Kids” Extreme Build. Together with 72 trade partner companies, hundreds of volunteer hours and some sincere dedication by Hubbell’s associates, the team built a brand new child development center that doubled Easterseals Iowa’s childcare capacity from 60 to 120 kids and expanded space for motor and cognitive care – all in just one week.
Hubbell Realty’s mission is to “Enhance the quality of life in our communities...” and these five “Extreme Builds” exemplify this commitment.