Dick Hudgins and Mike Groover
The History of Hudgins-Groover
A few years after launching the real estate business, Hudgins-Groover expanded into the appraisal industry, launching Hudgins-Groover Appraisal.
For the past four decades, Hudgins-Groover has been selling residential properties in the Fort Bend and Wharton counties. We have also represented and sold ranch and farmlands in the Texas Hill Country, Matagorda, Wharton, and Fort Bend counties.
Since launching Hudgins-Groover Appraisal, we have appraised properties in more than 50 counties in Texas. Our primary appraisal areas for residential properties are located in the Fort Bend, Matagorda and Wharton counties.
For the convenience of our clients, Hudgins-Groover has offices in Needville and Wharton.
Meet the Hudgins-Groover Team
Richard (Dick) Hudgins
Dick’s community service includes governmental positions of Wharton city councilman, chairman of the City of Wharton planning commission, as the representative for Wharton County on the Airport Advisory Committee of the Houston-Galveston Area Council, chairman of the Republican Party of Wharton County, and committeeman on the State Republican Executive Committee. Other notable community service includes being an ordained deacon in the First Baptist Church, past president of the Wharton Rotary Club and director and lifetime vice president of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Relating back to his agricultural upbringing, as a former member of the National FFA Organization he is a past state officer in the Texas Association and holds the American Farmer Degree.
With more than 35 years of experience in the real estate industry, Mike has consistently met the needs of all his Texas clients, ranging from buying and selling properties to conducting valuations for tax and mortgage lending purposes.
Mike's community involvement includes serving as an ordained deacon, Sunday School director and teacher, and youth minister at the First Baptist Church. He is a past president of the Wharton County A&M Club, a former Area Representative for Texas A&M, and a member of the Boling High School and Iago Junior High School Community Panel. Mike spent 12 years managing and coaching baseball in Wharton, from T-Ball to Babe Ruth. He also served as an officer on the Wharton Little League Board. For the past four years Mike has enjoyed announcing the home games of the Wharton County Junior College Pioneer baseball team.
Russell Hubenak, Licensed Salesperson
Russell joined the Hudgins-Groover real estate team in 2018 as a real estate agent and is a Realtor member of the Houston Association of Realtors.
Jeanette Valdez, Licensed Salesperson
Jennette has been a real estate agent with Hudgins-Groover since 2015 and represents properties in the Fort Bend County and Brazoria County area. Jennette lives in Needville and was originally from Victoria. She is a graduate of Baylor University. She is a Realtor member of the Houston Association of Realtors.
Ron Bel, Licensed Salesperson
Ron joined the Hudgins-Groover Real estate team in 2017 as a real estate agent and is a Realtor member of the Houston Association of Realtors.
Greg Lapham, State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and Licensed Broker
Greg joined the Hudgins-Groover team in 2002 lives in Sealy, Texas and associates remotely with Hudgins-Groover via a virtual office cloud based system. He appraises commercial and farm and ranch properties for Hudgins-Groover. Greg is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.
Tracy Braden, State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser
Tracy joined Hudgins-Groover in 2007 and is a as state certified residential appraiser. and lives in El Campo from where she works remotely. Tracy works indendently and also associates with Hudgins-Groover. She appraises residential properties. Tracy is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.