Director, Yuma Chamber of Commerce
I am a 4th generation Hoch living in Yuma. H.C. Hoch, my great-grandfather homesteaded here in the late 1800’s. He started Hoch Lumber in 1893. It remained in the Hoch family till it was sold to the Robertson family, long term employees, in the mid 70’s.
K-12 schooling was all completed in Yuma. Then it was off to Hastings College in Nebraska to study Music. The first day of college I met LuAnne Murphy. August 1976 is when LuAnne and I were married. Still going strong. While at Hastings I played a lot of golf and a lot of music.
After graduation in 1978, we accepted teaching positions in Milford, Nebraska, LuAnne as an elementary teacher and I taught instrumental music. In 1980 we moved to Yuma and I went into business with my dad, Richard.
Since 1980 we have remodeled or built over 400 properties. Golf and music are still a big part of my life. I love Yuma and am proud to say I live here. I also believe in shopping locally and supporting our local businesses.