Russell Rauch

Russell Rauch is the Profit Center Manager of Hughes Plumbing and Pumps in Statesville, North Carolina where he met Dale Beatty during the construction of Dale’s home. Russell has been able to share the joy of the changing veterans’ lives since building Dale Beatty’s home (Cofounder of Purple Heart Homes). 

Russell is an Army veteran that served in Europe and was reactivated for Desert Storm to the 10th Mountain Division. After returning home, he earned a BS Degree from the University of N.C. at Greensboro with honors on full scholarship. 

Russell and his wife moved to Colorado after graduation where he worked for the park service and enjoyed the same Rocky Mountains where the 10th Mountain Division was founded. Russell is an experienced board member that has served on non-profit and for profit organizations including; Shepherd’s Watch Foster Community, Iredell County Home Builders Association, Hickory and Catawba Valley Home Builders Association, and Xylem / GWT Customer Council. 

He has actively participated in many Purple Heart Homes events over the years and enjoys helping veterans find the freedom to live into the American Dream.