George Ripps, co-owner and a director of Fripps Homes, was born and raised in New York City. He left New York to attend the University of Arizona and loved the state and decided to make his roots here. He has been involved in real estate and construction in Tucson and then established Fripps, which developed apartments in Tucson, Phoenix and Kingman. Since moving to Kingman over 20 (?) years ago, George has successfully developed subdivisions for single-family homes in the Mohave valley. George has two daughters and four grandsons.