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Richard Edwards

Born and raised in Southeastern NC, Wilmington is home to Richard and his Family. He is married to Jessica Riffle Edwards who graduated from UNCW and is a local real estate agent. They have a daughter, Maggie Jean Edwards, who was born August 5th 2011. Richard started his dental career before graduating from Greensboro College. Richard interned with a dental clinic in Greensboro and learned the many facets of the business. He was hired by Tim Jones of Henry Schein and given a small territory in SC to prosper and grow. He not only did so, but also became the top agent in the state and one of the youngest top representatives in the nation. After years in the dental industry he entered a small business venture in the real estate market and subsequently left the dental industry. Richard learned how to run his own company and understands the ups and downs of owning and growing a small business.Edwards Dental ConsultingAfter the bubble burst, Richard went back to Jones and asked if he had any room for another dental rep. Henry Schein was thrilled to welcome Edwards back and this time carved out a very competitive territory for him to grow in the Wilmington NC/Myrtle Beach SC region. He has proved himself and is now one of the fastest growing field consultants nationwide. His territory now covers everything east of 95 and the north and south coastal regions. His success comes from hard work, determination, and dedication to his offices. Richard also is able to truly be different from his competing companies. To each new office Richard always asks the same question, ” Can your current company or rep help you with coding, marketing, social media, new patient flow, goals, over head reduction, and an increase in production?” If the answer is no to any of those, then Richard can help. He has extensive training on the consultative side of the business and can bring and add true value to an office. You will see the testimonial page were he has helped dentists and practices of all different ages and sizes prosper in any economy. His top offices have seen tremendous growth and are thrilled to have Richard as part of their team. Call Richard today and start seeing results tomorrow.

Jason Toups

Jason E. Toups

Jason Toups has handled Workers’ Compensation matters in the Wilmington office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog since joining the firm in early 2007. Jason represents clients at all stages of litigation before the North Carolina Industrial Commission including subrogation and other related civil litigation.Jason’s representative clients include businesses of all kinds and all sizes (small to worldwide), municipalities across North Carolina, insurance carriers and third party administrators.Articles, Presentations, and Publications

  • “The Ethical Pitfalls Inherent in the Tripartite Relationship between Insured, Insurer and Defense Attorney,” 2012 CSH Ethics Video
  • “Workplace Injuries – Managing the Claim (and the Employee) from Beginning to End,” September 2012 North Carolina Society for Human Resource Management (NCSHRM) State Conference
  • “Triple Threat – The ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Compensation from Beginning to End,” September 2012 North Carolina Public Risk Management Association (NCPRIMA) Conference.
  • “Changes in Apportionment and Joint and Several Liability in Workers’ Compensation – Newcomb v. Greensboro Pipe Co.,” November 2009 CSH Seminar
  • “Clocking in on Return to Work Issues with Injured Employees,” July 2009 CSH e-Alert
  • Jason has both led and assisted in conducting multiple presentations for continuing education to numerous clients on various aspects of workers’ compensation and related law.

Professional, Civic and Community Activities

  • Lower Cape Fear HR Association, 2012 Legislative Chair
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Section)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Workers’ Compensation Section)
  • New Hanover County Bar Association
  • Jason has served as a volunteer juror for high school mock trial competitions and has participated in “Ask a Lawyer Day,” presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the NCBA


  • Selected by Super Lawyers® as 2012 North Carolina Rising Star
  • Selected by Business North Carolina Magazine as 2010 and 2011 Legal Elite – Young Guns category
  • Awarded a certificate for accomplishment in advanced writing, research, and drafting from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law.

Andrew Cooke ~ VP Commercial Banking

Andrew joined TD Bank on June 20, 2008 and is currently Vice President of Commercial Lending for Wilmington, North Carolina. In this role, he is responsible for cultivating business relationships and delivering financial resources for clients such as practice acquisition finance, commercial mortgages, equipment finance, working capital, and cash management systems. TD Bank also can provide Private Banking services such as retail mortgages to our dental clients.tdbLogoAndrew has more than 6 years of commercial banking experience and focuses primarily on dental practice financing needs through TD Bank’s Dental Professional Banking Plan. Prior to joining TD Bank, he was a Business Banker with RBC Bank in the Wilmington area and worked as a Business Development Officer with the Corporate Executive Board in Washington, DC.A graduate of The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts in business management (02). He currently serves as Chairman of the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation and on boards for the Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Wilmington Downtown Incorporated.

N. Yates

N. Yates ~ Division Manager

Project Procurement/ Project Management
Work: 910.350.0554
Cell: 910.231.3176
Fax: 252.442.9487
Email: yates@chambliss-rabil.com

Norman Y. Chambliss, III(Wake Forest University) and James E. Rabil (Duke University) are lifelong residents of Rocky Mount, N.C. Norman Chambliss and Jim Rabil formed a general contracting and commercial real estate brokerage firm in 1975. Yates Chambliss joined the contracting firm in 2004. The company operates offices Rocky Mount and Wilmington, N.C. The two construction divisions employ an average work force of 50 including 4 division managers and 10 project managers. The construction division has an extensive background in the construction of coastal residences, office buildings, churches, motels, food service, and retail projects. The Wilmington division has completed fine coastal residences located on Figure Eight Island and in the Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington trade areas. The combined construction divisions have completed over 125 medical related projects including numerous dental office projects and projects related to optometry. Chambliss & Rabil has an impressive portfolio of work for veterinarians, surgeons and primary car physicians. The construction division has comleted multiple projects for hospitals and medical clinics requiring Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) standards. Chamliss & Rabil Contractors is Healthcare Construction Certified under the Ashe program. The construction company is committed to the use of technology as a tool for operational efficiency and client communication. The company carries an unlimited general contracting license classification in North Carolina. The real estate brokerage company deals in commercial leasing, property management and sales. Chambliss & Rabil are active in the development of retail and office properties, including shopping centers and office parks. The company’s construction and real estate activity covers the eastern and central North Carolina trade areas. Chambiliss & Rabil own and manage a diversified portfolio of real estate that exceeds 500,000 square feet of retail and office space. Chambliss and Rabil has established strong relationships with financial institutions, retail clients, private investors and others associated with real estate industry. The principals of Chambliss & Rabil have a broad knowledge of construction and real estate with over 80 combined years in the two fields. Jim Rabil is a certified general real estate appraiser. Norman Chambliss served on the Rocky Mount Planning Board for 25 years serving as chairman from 1996 through 2003. The principals are active in local and statewide civic, charitable and industry related organizations. Mr. Chambliss has served on numerous boards including thos associated with RBC Bank, Wake Forest University, NC Wesleyan College, Nash General Hospital, YMCA and Carolina’s Gateway Partnership. Mr. Rabil, a private pilot, has served on the board of directors of Benvenue Elementary School PTO, Rocky Mount Foster Parent Association, Rocky Mount Central City Revitalization Panel, Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and is an executive director of First Carolina State Bank.

Patrick Mills

Patrick Mills ~ Founder President

Patrick Mills, Founder and President of Capital Sign Solutions, has over 10 years of experience in the sign industry and opened Capital Sign Solutions in order to work more closely with his clients and focus on their specific individual needs. During his career, Patrick has been responsible for over $10 million in sign sales.
Capital Sign SolutionsPrior to forming Capital Sign Solutions, Patrick served as the Vice President of Sales at Harlan Laws Corporation. Patrick’s corporate accomplishments during those seven years included successfully re-imagining over 200 Comfort Inn locations throughout the U.S. at a total cost of over $2 million, re-imagining over 100 Econo Lodge locations throughout the U.S. at a total cost of $1 million, selling one of Research Triangle Park’s landmark signs—the Quintiles Building, and selling one of the largest signs on the East Coast located on the New Jersey coastline—a 1,000 sq. ft. sign measuring 80’ tall to Simon Property Group for its Jersey Shore Outlet Mall location.Patrick is an active member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church and supports several local charities including Interact, a private, nonprofit United Way agency that provides safety, support, and awareness to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Vin Wells

Vin Wells ~ Partner

Vin Wells, co-founder of Cape Fear Commercial, brings a result oriented mindset with a primary focus on service to the company. His broad-based knowledge of the real estate industry, combined with his goal-directed, analytical and organizational skills, add significant value to his clients.Prior to co-founding Cape Fear Commercial, Mr. Wells developed a formidable brokerage practice as a Leasing Representative with Highwoods Properties, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns over 45 million square feet throughout the country. Mr. Wells was responsible for leasing and marketing a combined portfolio of 13.4 million square feet, consisting of retail office, warehouse, industrial, and flex space in Tampa, Florida and Greensboro, NC.In addition to leasing, marketing and managing Tenant and Landlord relations, Mr. Wells has also lead Cape Fear Commercial into a partnership with GHK Developments, Inc. out of New Orleans, LA to develop Walgreens stores throughout North and South Carolina; as far north as Elizabeth City, NC and as far south as Beaufort, SC. What began as a site selection service for potential Walgreens locations has evolved into a full development partnership between GHK Developments and Cape Fear Commercial. Since the beginning of their partnership, Mr. Wells has been involved in the development of over 18 Walgreens stores.

At Cape Fear Commercial, Mr. Wells is the managing broker for the property management division, and works with the leasing and development groups on their day to day activities by coordinating target leasing, build-to-suit and development efforts for Cape Fear Commercial. Mr. Wells develops budgets, creates spreadsheet analysis for property performance and coordinates tenant construction build outs. His array of expertise brings the true meaning of “Full Service” Real Estate to Cape Fear Commercial.

A native of Wilmington, North Carolina, Mr. Wells received a Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently serves on The Cape Fear Council Boy Scouts of America, and the Commercial and Investment Division of the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors. Mr. Wells resides in Wilmington with his wife, Elizabeth and daughter, Lulu.

Brian Tucker

Brian Tucker ~ Owner

Impact Media Solutions Web Design, Development and SEO
As owner of the internet marketing and web design firm Impact Media Solutions, Brian has built a strong reputation for his company’s ability to create internet marketing strategies that produce top tier results. The firm specializes in web design, search engine optimization, copywriting, and web/mobile applications.

Brian has assembled a team of digital marketing professionals, with decades of combined experience, who all excel in their respective areas of expertise. Together they design custom solutions to fit each client’s diverse needs with an emphasis on future growth and brand expansion.

“When you work with Impact Media, it is like having your own in-house digital marketing team. We get to know your business, your needs and make your goals our own.”

Tony Stroud

Tony Stroud ~ CPA, PC

TONY STROUD graduated with a BA from North Carolina Wesleyan College, and completed his CPA Ancillary Candidacy Program at UNCW. After a four year stint as a Chief Financial Officer for a local medical practice, he opened Tony Stroud CPA, PC. That firm evolved into a partnership and is now known as Stroud & Company CPAs, PLLC. Today the firm has a staff of ten with four Certified Public Accountants, two staff accountants and four support personnel. Stroud & Company CPAs are members of the NC Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners, AICPA and NCACPA. Stroud & Company provides accounting services for several dental and medical practices, as well as numerous other small businesses, individual tax planning and preparation, IRS representation, financial statement preparation, and financial and estate planning.
Tony serves on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Advisory Council, Joann Harrelson Center Board of Directors, President of the Board for the Leon Brogden Holiday Basketball Tournament, and Welcome Home Angel Board of Directors.