BECAUSE CUBBIES: Soon, 1908 will be just another number.

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in your Cincinnati Business Courier (print) 2day: THE ROBERT LUCKE GROUP and CAMARGO RIDGE IN MADEIRA: ‘Attracting a Village’ ~~ ~~ thx to Senior Reporter @TomCinciBiz and The Cincinnati @BusinessCourier

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Camargo Ridge from Robert Lucke Group in your Cincinnati Business Courier today, print edition, 10.7.16 ~

Camargo Ridge from Robert Lucke Group in your Cincinnati Business Courier today, print edition, 10.7.16 ~

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Camargo Ridge story in your Cincinnati Business Courier :

Madeira: Attracting a Village


Joe Linz, Star ONE Realtors

Scott Lucke, Robert Lucke Group

— Young buyers join the neighborhood at Camargo Ridge, upscale community linking Indian Hill to Madeira, potentially the fastest-selling project in Robert Lucke Group history

— Urban Living meets country charm: Younger buyers embracing old-school features. Robert Lucke Group offering homes starting at $650,000, up to $3 million.

[CITY OF MADEIRA, Ohio ~ October 7, 2016] Reflecting a national trend of younger, Millennial-aged home buyers drifting a tad further from the urban core, the city of Madeira has emerged – specifically, the Camargo Ridge development bordering Indian Hill – as a new hot spot for the next generation.

TEAM CAMARGO RIDGE LOOKING FOR THE SELLOUT: Joe Linz with Star ONE Realtors, left, and Scott Lucke, president of the Robert Lucke Group.

TEAM CAMARGO RIDGE LOOKING FOR THE SELLOUT: Joe Linz with Star ONE Realtors, left, and Scott Lucke, president of the Robert Lucke Group. Cincinnati Business Courier story:

Madeira is made for Millenials,” says Joe Linz, vice president and partner at Star ONE Realtors Inc., the marketing agent working in tandem with the builder of Camargo Ridge, Robert Lucke Group. Camargo Ridge was recently featured in The Cincinnati Business Courier.

You don’t always have buyers in their 30s moving into a neighborhood with an entrance price of $650,000, but Camargo Ridge is not your everyday community, which is reflected in the incredible demand that we’ve seen for our lots,” Linz said.

Late this summer, the RLGStar ONE team notched a major milestone by surpassing the 50 percent sold mark, a little less than one year after the streets were opened.

At the third-generation Robert Lucke Group – building homes throughout Greater Cincinnati for more than a half-century – Camargo Ridge could end up being the fastest-selling community in the company’s history, dating back to 1953.

We were looking for something that was closer to the old neighborhood feel, that village concept, which is why we started looking at Madeira in the first place. Camargo Ridge gave us that feeling immediately,” said Chris D., a Camargo Ridge buyer along with his wife, Linda D. (last names withheld to protect privacy).

There aren’t many places left in Cincinnati where you can still get that, but this is one of them.”

Camargo Ridge from The Robert Lucke Group: Midway Between the Flight from Suburbia to Downtown

We came from suburbia, a 250-home neighborhood in Mason, and that was great, as was Mason, but we were just looking for something different now,” Linda D. added.

We had always heard about the reputation of the Robert Lucke Group. Put that together with Camargo Ridge …. and I think we just got Lucke,” her hubby joked.

When we first stumbled across Camargo Ridge, it was just a hillside and some trees, but credit the Robert Lucke Group and Star ONE for doing such a great job of visualizing what this could be,” said John C., another Camargo Ridge buyer, along with his wife, Shelly B. (last name also withheld, per privacy concerns).

Working with the Robert Lucke Group has taken, what is considered to be a nightmare for most people, building your own custom home, but for us, it was an absolute joy to work with Scott (Lucke) and his people,” John C. continued.

When most people hear you’re building a home, the first thing they say is, ‘Oh, I feel so sorry for you.’ But we found that to be the exact opposite,” said John C.

Their contractors were highly professional. There was such incredible coordination throughout the building process. From the first day, to the day they handed us the keys, they were a well-oiled machine, with activity it seems every single day. They kept us informed and updated throughout the entire process. The Robert Lucke Group never lost sight of making us part of the process, and remember that we were the homeowners, and they wanted us to feel absolutely wonderful about our new home,” John C. said.

Custom Homes from The Robert Lucke Group starting at $650,000

Camargo Ridge is tucked between Madeira and Indian Hill at the corner of Camargo Road and Shawnee Ridge.

Located a few miles from Kenwood and Interstate 71 – as well as providing excellent access to Madison Road and the rest of East Side Cincinnati – Robert Lucke Group and Star ONE are offering custom homes starting at $650,000, to upwards of $3 million.

The embrace that the market has extended to Camargo Ridge has been incredible,” added Linz from Star ONE.

Linz and his team at Star ONE have been on the Camargo Ridge development team since the project was conceived, having provided invaluable land acquisition expertise to RLG.

Older buyers will always be looking to downsize, and we’re had a tremendous reception from that segment of the market, but it does appear that we’re seeing more Millennials looking for this product,” Linz says.


I would put builders in three categories,” concluded Chris D.

There are some builders, about whom you hear nothing but negative.

“There are many, many others about whom you’ll hear both good and bad.

“It’s the very rare few that I would put in the category of the Robert Lucke Group, which is, all you ever hear about that company and their people is good.”

For more information about Camargo Ridge, please contact Mr. Linz at (513) 300-6663 or

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Mr. Joe Linz
Star ONE Realtors (513) 300-6663

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THE ROEHR AGENCY OPENS NEW HQ IN CINCINNATI (OAKLEY) TODAY (former Revolution Fitness building): Five years after launch in Kenwood, Alvin’s Army of Insurance Agents – seeking to be the largest independent, locally owned insurance agency in Greater Cincinnati – re-convenes in popular Oakley neighborhood of The City of Cincinnati

Posted in The Roehr Agency with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/27/2016 by TheWritingFiend@Large

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The Roehr Agency featured in your Cincinnati Business Courier


The Roehr Agency is owned by Alvin Roehr, middle, flanked by his original co-workers (clockwise from Alvin) Linda Perry, Sandy Jones, Jeff McCauley, Mike Seiter and Sandi Manning

The Roehr Agency is owned by Alvin Roehr, middle, flanked by his original co-workers (clockwise from Alvin, starting on his right) Linda Perry, Sandy Jones, Jeff McCauley, Mike Seiter and Sandi Manning. Today, The Roehr Agency opens its new Oakley headquarters at Ridge and Ibsen, in the former Revolution Fitness building. For more information, please call (513) 985-4200 or visit

Alvin’s Army

Surging insurance powerhouse The Roehr Agency heads home, to the City of Cincinnati, where founder and owner Alvin Roehr Jr. continues construction of the largest local, independent insurance agency in The Queen City 

ON THE FRONT BURNER: Cincy agency eyes growth, expansion, and local domination.

It started with a Roehr. Followed by a Jones, Manning, McCauley, Perry, then Seiter.

Five years later, Roehr Agency poised for relentless growth.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ OAKLEY ~ September 27, 2016] “The House That Alvin Built” – aka The Roehr Agency – is indeed constructed upon a foundation comprised of one Alvin Roehr Jr. Today, it opens anew.

The pillars underpinning this local, independent insurance powerhouse, however, are provided by five co-workers of Roehr, the former president of Schiff Kreidler-Shell (now Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2012) who left one of the largest insurance companies in Greater Cincinnati almost five years ago.

These six – The Original Six of the Roehr Agency – are not your garden-variety insurancemen/women.

The Original Six are a small, feverishly dedicated, fiercely loyal coterie of longtime insurance professionals, with more than 175 years of experience between them.

Together, the growth strategy hatched by Roehr in late 2011 by the Cincinnati native and his five lieutenants – Sandy Jones, Sandi Manning, Jeff McCauley, Linda Perry and Mike Seiter – takes a fantastic leap with an expansion/relocation to Oakley.

The Roehr Agency is setting up shop at a high-profile facility at the corner of Ridge Road and Ibsen Avenue, a fast-growing Cincinnati neighborhood reaping the economic-development fruits of the new Kennedy Connector roadway system.

From Day One, our goal has been, and will always be, the same: We want to be the largest, locally-owned independent insurance agency in the Greater Cincinnati market,” Roehr said.


Alvin Roehr Jr. is Cincinnati to the bone.

Born on the West Side, raised on the East Side, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, now a resident of Indian Hill, he’s spent practically his entire professional life in The Queen City.

Besides his passion for the insurance industry, Roehr has instilled a philanthropic voice to The Roehr Agency unlike any other in the local market.

Alvin keeps busy serving on the board of the Cincinnati Fire Museum, the American Heart Association, the UC Foundation and the Western & Southern Thanksgiving Day Race.

Early next year, Mr. Roehr and his wife Joan will celebrate the Heart Ball as the chairman/chairwoman of the event benefiting the American Heart Association  (Feb. 25, 2017).

Roehr and the original talent pack tremendous expertise regarding:

  • Insurance products of all varieties, for individual or business/corporate, non/profits;
  • Commercial and personal lines of insurance;
  • Risk Management Teams in place to proactively serve clients;
  • Insurance Company markets, and
  • Bond/Surety Services.

For more information about The Roehr Agency, please visit or call (513) 985-4200. Alvin can be reached directly at (513) 985-0350. Contact information for the other Original Six is listed below.

For media inquiries regarding The Roehr Agency, please contact Andy Hemmer at (513) 604-5428 or

The Roehr Agency of Cincinnati is led by (L to R) Mike Seiter, Sandi Manning, Alvin Roehr, Sandy Jones, Jeff McCauley and Linda Perry. For more information, please call (513) 985-4200 or visit

The Roehr Agency of Cincinnati is led by (L to R) Mike Seiter, Sandi Manning, Alvin Roehr, Sandy Jones, Jeff McCauley and Linda Perry. For more information, please call (513) 985-4200 or visit

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Mr. Alvin Roehr Jr.

The Roehr Agency

4642 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209

(513) 985-0350 (direct)

Sandy Jones (513) 985-0351 – Commercial Account Manager

Sandi Manning (513) 985-0352 – Personal Account Manager

Jeff McCauley (513) 985-4205 – Director of Marketing

Linda Perry (513) 985-0353 – Commercial Account Manager

Mike Seiter (513) 985-0354 – Office Manager

#RoeblingWednesday (NYC edition)

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The St. Thomas 8th Grade Yard Sale – aka Trash to Treasure, aka The World’s Most Gigantic School/Church Yard Sale – Is Missing Its Sponsor, Mascot, and Tour de Force




WALNUT COURT GRAND RE-OPENING 11 a.m. TOMORROW (Tuesday, August 30, 2016), Walnut Hills, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA: Affordable Living by ERS (Episcopal Retirement Services) unveils new Affordable Living for Seniors Community

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Walnut Court – Here Comes the Neighborhood – Grand Re-Opening stars Affordable Living by ERS – 8.29.16 Press Release

Walnut Court: Here Comes the Neighborhood

Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann, development team from Affordable Living by ERS, unveil newly renovated $7.6M Walnut Court senior apartments tomorrow

Grand Reopening Celebration set for 11 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Walnut Court: 30 newly renovated apartments for lower-income seniors in Cincinnati.

Historic Cincinnati neighborhood of Walnut Hills continues development trajectory.

[CINCINNATI, Ohio ~ August 29, 2016] The rebirth of Cincinnati’s urban core is getting a $7.6 million long-term solution for a dire need – affordable housing for low-income seniors – at a Walnut Hills apartment complex.

The celebration of Walnut Court ( begins with the grand reopening tomorrow, with stakeholders including Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS), The Model Group, the City of Cincinnati, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH), the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA), Newbar Design Group, Huntington National Bank and Red Capital Group attending.

The renovations needed to bring Walnut Court up-to-code and up to Affordable Living by ERS standards – ERS is the project developer – took a little less than a year to accomplish.

Cincinnati Vice Mayor David Mann is scheduled to make remarks at tomorrow’s event at the site, 1020 Chapel St., located minutes from Downtown and just off of Gilbert Avenue.

We are pleased to bring safe, affordable, community living for seniors to Walnut Hills,” said Kathy Ison-Lind, ERS Vice President of Affordable Housing and In-Home Services.

Seniors facing financial challenges should have access to high-quality communities with services to help keep them living well and thriving.”


How popular has the project become between the partners?

OHFA saw such tremendous value in the Walnut Court project that the agency made available additional funding that permitted a more complete renovation than the original budget originally had allowed.

Affordable Living by ERS believes that older adults should live with dignity and comfort in a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment, no matter what their financial situation.

Operating a portfolio of more than two dozen senior communities throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, ERS is proud to offer affordable senior living communities that provide a variety of options and services not often found in communities for seniors with limited incomes.

Services such as transportation, social services and even light healthcare are offered so seniors can age in place as successfully as possible.

Walnut Court offers 21 one-bedroom and nine two-bedroom apartments for qualified residents who meet income requirements for age 62 or older; or 18 and older with a mobility disability.


Bryan Reynolds, Director of Integrated Marketing (513) 979-2238

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