Ray was born in New York City and then moved to Bergen County, New Jersey in his teens. He acquired an Accounting degree from Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey and then completed a two year Transportation and Traffic Management degree from the Academy of Advanced Traffic in N.Y.C. After selling a successful Trucking and Warehousing business in 1998 he decided to move to Boca Grande, where he had owned Jam's of Boca Grande Restaurant since 1989. Ray then built the Placida Restaurant in 2000, Jam's of Cape Haze.
In 2005 he decided to pursue a Real Estate career, which is presently in its 10th year. Ray is proud to join his sons Brian and John in their quest to grow The BRC Group LLC and provide service to not only Boca Grande but also off-island such as Rotonda, South Gulf Cove, Placida, and Englewood.