I am a native of this area. I was 6 years old when the dam was built. My father's trucking company hauled the concrete for the construction of the Smith Mountain Dam. After college, I entered the world of Marketing and Advertising, taking me away from Moneta, Va. to the bright lights of New York. In the early 1980's, a friend offered me the chance to return to Smith Mountain Lake to help advertise and market a new project, Bernard's Landing Resort. Later, I co-founded the Smith Mountain Lake Partnership, an advertising group for the lake business leaders. I became a Realtor and began helping people find their dream lake properties. As time went on, I became involved with the marketing and sales for rural properties all over the state. In 2003, I was hired as the Executive Director of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Finally, in 2006, I returned to Bernard's Landing as a Realtor and a rental agent. In 2010, we formed Bernard's Vacation Rentals. I have a passion for Bernard's Landing Resort and love helping families plan their vacations here. I hope to help you plan your vacation soon!
Tom has worked in construction most of his adult life. He is a retired builder of many many homes on the shores of Smith Mountain Lakes. As a partner in Bernard's Vacation Rentals, his asset is being able to "fix" things as needed. He still maintains his Construction License, and his company, Southern Virginia Builders. Many of the homeowners here at Bernard's Landing enjoy working with him for light remodeling projects. He is an avid fisherman, and many of our guests have joined him for a "little night fishing".
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