Chinquapin Contracting’s Musser Remembered as Master Craftsman

Originally published by the following source: SBC MagazineMay 12, 2020
by NFC Staff


Rick Musser

Richard James Musser, 59, of Westminster, MD, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Richard owned and operated his own company, Chinquapin Contracting, an NFC member. A master craftsman, he had a passion for building custom furniture; he even built his own house.

“Rick Musser was both a customer and competitor over the past 25 years,” remembers Scott Stevens, President of Modu Tech in Baltimore and NFC Past President. “Rick was a very fine carpenter excelling in complicated timber frame structures. His signature project was the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation headquarters. Rick was a very honest and straightforward person and I always held him in high regard.”

“One of the things I personally appreciated about Rick was the fact that he was always a straight shooter and an honest guy to deal with,” remembers John Diehl of Southway Builders, Inc. in Baltimore, who worked with Rick for many years. “A great friend of mine once said, ‘Given the chance, most people choose to work with people they like and that they can depend on.’ Rick was certainly one those men for us; he will be missed.”

Born on May 4, 1960 in Baltimore, Richard was the son of Barbara Marie Christie and the late James Musser. He was the beloved husband of Jennifer Musser, and they were married for 26 years. A loving son, devoted husband and father, he will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.


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