Ralph Prestwood


2019 to present


  • June 2020 - Present: Independent Property Inspector, Insurance and Finance;  Real Estate Broker
  • March 2017 - June 2020: Business Development Manager for SERVPRO of Alexander, Caldwell, Burke and Catawba Counties
  • 2016: Interim Executive Director of Caldwell Chamber of Commerce
  • 1983 - 2015: Commercial Real Estate Appraiser and Consultant:  Serving Caldwell, Catawba, Burke, Lincoln, Ashe, Avery, Watauga and other northwestern NC counties.   Real Estate Broker and Investor - Rehab of commercial properties; Lease and Manage commercial rental investments
  • 1967 - 1982: Petroleum Industry, engineering, construction management and project evaluations.  (Jackson Mississippi, New Orleans Louisiana, Chicago Illinois, London England, Aberdeen Scotland and Houston Texas)


  • BS Engineering Degree from North Carolina State University 1967
  • MAI Designation – Appraisal Institute 1995

Current Boards & Affiliations

  • President Rotary Club of Caldwell County
  • Member Rotary Club of Caldwell County

Past Boards & Affiliations

  • Chairman Board of Directors Caldwell Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member Caldwell Chamber of Commerce
  • Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce – VP Administration & Finance
  • Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce – VP Economic Development
  • Board Member Caldwell County Economic Development Commission
  • Chairman Board of Directors City of Lenoir Economic Development Board
  • Mainstreet Lenoir, Board President 1989
  • Board Member and Chairman Caldwell Heritage Museum
  • President Hibriten Sports Boosters Club – 3 yrs mid 90’s
  • Officer & Board of Directors Rotary Club of Caldwell County
  • Member Lenoir Rotary Club
  • LHS Foundation, Inc., Founder and President 1985
    • Rehab of Lenoir High School Auditorium
  • Caldwell Crimestoppers, Board and Vice President
  • American Cancer Society Board Member
  • Caldwell Friends Board Member
  • Lenoir-Caldwell County Board - Realtor of The Year 1985
  • President Hickory Catawba Valley MLS 1986
  • President Lenoir-Caldwell County Board of Realtors 1987
  • Board Member Catawba Valley Board of Realtors