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Experts in relocating

Retired engineer finds spacious floor plans, amenities, sense of community

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September 25th, 2015
Highland Springs residents
Highland Springs residents

Bob and Barbara Spottswood know how it feels to pick out a new home.

“We’ve moved 23 times since we’ve been married,” says Bob, a retired petroleum engineer. “We moved three times while I was in the U.S. Army. The rest of the moves came while I was working on various projects.”

Bob spent 30 years with the Shell Oil Company before he went into the independent oil business. For the last seven years of his career, Bob had his own petroleum consulting business. 

“I’ve worked on projects in 20 countries and 14 states,” says Bob. “We lived overseas in the Netherlands at one point.”

Scouting around for a new home

When it came time to choose a retirement community, Bob and Barbara put their relocation skills into action.

“We were living in Plano [Tex.] and began to receive advertisements for



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