Carter has been a resident of Northwest Arkansas for over 15 years and has lived in Fayetteville, Lowell, and Bentonville. His passion for real estate investing and continuous learning led him down the path of becoming a licensed agent and sharing his enthusiasm with others. With multiple generations of family in Northwest Arkansas, Carter has come to appreciate the growing, yet small town feel that abounds in this region of the state.
Beyond real estate, Carter finds meaning in giving back to the community, specifically the Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter and Sharing and Caring organizations. The relationships he has created through various projects with these groups has led to deeper passion in his approach to business.
He is also an active member of the NFRA Board of Directors. His passion for the Food industry stems from his experience working with leading CPG organizations and leading a national sales team. His love of analytics and a project-leadership mindset have resulted in successful product creations and launches, sustained year over year growth, and a numbers-oriented approach to selling.
Carter graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Management and MBA from the University of Arkansas and is a loyal Razorback fan.While in college, he met his beautiful wife, Leslie. They have been married for over 10 years and have 4 children ages 9, 8, 6, and 4. They attend Fellowship NWA where they lead a community group, as well as participate in men's and women's Bible studies. All four kids love playing soccer and enjoy spending time with their friends and nearby family as much as possible.
When Charles Rateliff retired from Walmart, he left a company that had changed the face of modern retailing, instituted industry-leading approaches to cost and price controls and provided unmatched global opportunity as it extended its reach around the world. A lot was changed by Charles since his start date in 1979. But his experiences of creating systems and teams to enable unprecedented growth, deploying strategic analysis and uncovering business opportunities, efficiencies or solutions are ones he draws on daily in his current role as an independent consultant to private investment groups and businesses of all sizes.
His combination of Christian values and professional determination marked a career that began as an internal Walmart auditor. Sam Walton noticed his contributions and potential, and within five years, promoted him to Treasurer.
Charles began his career during a key moment in the history of Walmart, and his vast transferrable skillset of problem-solving, creating teams, and adding efficiencies were what Walton demanded of him as he placed Charles at the forefront of critical divisions which were key to the company’s growth and expansion. In the company’s first decades, Walton and his core leaders maintained a start-up mentality, which led them to build, create, and reinvent approaches to retailing that guided the fledgling company to move beyond the deep South and quickly outpace competitors domestically and later, around the world.
During his 25 year career at Walmart, Charles served in numerous senior executive roles, working alongside legendary retailing CEOs of the time including Sam Walton, David Glass and Don Soderquist. Time and again, Charles was sought after to serve as a leader tasked with creating or transforming several divisions, many whose departmental P&Ls were larger than countless standalone companies. The retailer’s growth was so explosive during this time period, previously developed departments required thoughtful reinvention to achieve Walton’s big, bold aspirations that would change the face of retailing around the world. One example is the company’s core value and strict adherence to pricing controls. Charles, as auditor and Treasurer, ensured this practice became foundational to the company’s culture and helped spur the mission of saving money to help customers live better.
Sales increased dramatically and Walmart grew from its modest 1979 footprint of 242 US-based stores and $1 billion in sales to become the world’s largest retailer. The company introduced Sam’s Club, membership-only retail warehouse clubs, and Walmart Supercenters, large stores combining general merchandise and a full-scale supermarket to provide one-stop shopping convenience. At the time of Charles’ retirement, Walmart reached nearly $350 billion in sales. and had topped the Fortune 500 ranking of America's largest companies.
Aside from serving as Walmart’s Treasurer, Charles served in leadership roles including Senior Vice President roles for Benefit Plans (401k and Profit Sharing), Workers Compensation, General Liability, Property Insurance, the Self-Insured ERISA Health Plan, Aviation Department, Corporate Commercial Travel Department, Compliance, Food Safety, Risk Management, and Domestic and International Security.
Charles repeatedly proved his ability to lead and transform divisions through challenging situations. His track record of accomplishments includes improving Walmart’s employee benefits program, testifying before the U.S. Congress in favor of associate health savings plans.
Charles retired from Walmart in 2004 and shifted focus to an independent advisory role, guiding business owners as they navigate significant periods of growth as well as providing executive council as they explore mergers, acquisitions, or the sale of their business. The financial crisis of 2008 reinforced his belief in the importance of strategic investments that would weather any economic condition. As part of his current advisory work, he takes time to consider a 360-degree view of business opportunities and adopts a rigorous vetting to ensure they are a business built for the long haul.
Scott brings a unique perspective to any project by combining his leadership, design, operational, and transactional experience to any project. Conservative by nature, these experiences allow him to see opportunities where others may not, looking out for the best interest of the client while fully maximizing the possibilities.
Over the last two decades, Scott has led real estate deals involving both ground-up development of new properties and acquisition and upgrading of existing properties. Primarily focused on the self-storage sector, he has developed or acquired multiple projects across Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. As managing partner of his development group, he is responsible for all aspects of the projects from site selection through entitlements and construction. He also led the team assembling residential properties into an assemblage that now contains the Arkansas Specialty Orthopedic building on I-630 in Little Rock.
Concurrently with these real estate activities, Scott’s primary focus was building out the Arkansas market as a franchisee for SportClips Men’s Haircuts. After acquiring a single underperforming unit in Little Rock in 2003, he ultimately built an 18-store market covering the entire state of Arkansas. During this time, he was voted national Franchisee of the Year twice, and travelled extensively around the country speaking on operations and employee recruitment and retention. Scott exited his investment in the SportClips brand in 2017 by selling all the units back to SCI Corporate. The management team in place at the time of the sale is largely still intact, with several management team members moving on to leadership positions at the SCI corporate level.
Both the development of the real estate projects and the build-out of the market for SportClips were aided greatly by the skills acquired during his 15-year career as a Professional Engineer in site development consulting. During this time, Scott worked with national and regional brands, as well as local players, to plan, design, and construct sites for their new facilities across the southeast. This period culminated with him as President of Richburg Rickett Consulting Engineers, LLC in Little Rock.
While pursuing his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Auburn University, Scott also served in the Alabama National Guard. Following Basic Training and AIT, Scott attended Alabama Military Academy where he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant. During his 8 years of service, he served in Field Artillery, Assault Floating Bridge, Combat Heavy, and Public Affairs units.
The problem-solving skills developed during his engineering education and experience combined with the discipline and commitment to mission fostered in the military combine to provide a perspective sure to make your project a success.
Conley grew up in Northeast Arkansas on a row crop and livestock farm. He earned a degree in animal science from Arkansas State University and moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1969 where he worked in the poultry industry for a number of years before moving to East Africa as an agricultural missionary drilling water wells and implementing soil conservation projects in Uganda and Honduras. Conley was licensed as a real estate agent in 1973 and took a break while working internationally on agricultural projects. He is now back in NWA and is committed to serving his clients on buying and selling residential, commerical, agricultural, cattle and recreational property.
Tim Craig is a lifelong Northwest Arkansas resident. He was raised in Gravette and still calls Western Benton County home today. He has been around the farming business his entire life and continues to raise cattle on his personal farm. In 2001, his family was chosen as Benton County Farm Family of the Year. He served as past President in the Arkansas Cattleman’s Association (where he continues to be involved today), former President of the Benton County Fair Association and a former member of the Gravette Kiwanis Club.
Tim has two beautiful daughters, one who works for Walmart and one is a Junior in Gravette High School, and a wonderful grandson.
Tim became a Realtor in October 2006 following the sale of his farm supply business in Gravette. He has helped families and corporations buy and sell residential, farm, commercial and recreational property throughout Northwest Arkansas. Tim has a passion in serving others with their real estate needs. He currently operates as the Principal Broker for United Country | Rateliff Lifestyle Properties.
A multi-generation Bentonville native, Matt recalls growing up in Northwest Arkansas before its explosive growth into one of the nation’s most dynamic metropolitans [Milken Institute]. It was during his upbringing, hunting and fishing with family, that Matt learned to appreciate the native beauty of the Natural State, the importance of hard work, and the meaning of a life lived through Christian values.
Matt established United Country Real Estate Rateliff Lifestyle Properties alongside his brother Michael in January 2020. The partnership is part of a leading, fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals across the nation, specializing in lifestyle and country real estate marketing since 1925. The role allows Matt to help others identify and purchase the ideal property that fits their lifestyle.
While an appreciation for land was ingrained in his upbringing, Matt acquired a unique set of real estate skills during a thirteen-year career at Walmart. A proven leader within the retailer’s real estate department, Matt facilitated hundreds of real estate transactions through leasing, acquiring, and disposing of company assets. During this time, he managed a team that repeatedly executed site selection, design, construction, and delivery of Walmart fuel stations.
In 2018, Matt and his wife formed WGH Services, a business that provides sales and supply chain-related services to current or potential Walmart vendors. WGH Services maintains an unwavering focus on delivering results with genuine integrity and steadfast character.
When he’s not working, Matt and his wife, Kerry, enjoy raising their three active boys --- Will, Grayson, and Hayes. The family spends their time at local baseball fields, on their farm hunting and fishing, or at home hosting weekend dinners for extended family and friends.
Matt earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Finance and Real Estate) from the University of Arkansas.
Michael pairs a strong service-centric mindset with consistent actions that combine urgency, ownership, and follow-through. A multi-generation Bentonville native, Michael learned from his parents and grandparents the importance of a life rooted in the principles of service, integrity, and contributing to the betterment of others.
Michael established United Country Real Estate Rateliff Lifestyle Properties alongside his brother Matt in January 2020. The partnership is part of a leading, fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals across the nation, specializing in lifestyle and country real estate marketing since 1925.
Michael also serves as owner of Burr Oak Group, a company that provides sales and supply chain-related services to Walmart and Sam’s Club suppliers. Michael’s previous experience working for Walmart and in the Walmart supplier community helped him develop analytical proficiency, product expertise, and deep retail experience fueled by an owner’s mindset and focus on driving results.
When he’s not at work, Michael and his wife, Lindsay, are busy raising their two energetic children, Clara and Paul. Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas is where the family lives in community and calls their church home. The family spends their time hunting and fishing on their Southwest Missouri farm or enjoying the Northwest Arkansas walking and biking trails.
Michael earned both his Bachelor of Business Administration degree (Finance and Real Estate) and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.