Rick McCarthy


National Solutions Group – Managing Director

Rick McCarthy has been involved in the financial services, new home construction, real estate and residential development industries for over 30 years. Starting his career with MLC 1980 he built a multimillion dollar insurance and superannuation portfolio and became one of Queensland’s most respected and successful agents. In 1984 Rick moved to the residential development industry with AV Jennings Homes, quickly becoming one of the company’s leading home consultants in Australia.

After leaving AV Jennings in late 1987 he joined GJ Gardner Homes moving into management responsible for staff training and product development. After again being promoted, this time to Queensland Marketing Manager, he was instrumental in establishing GJ Gardner Homes as one of Queensland’s largest project builders with regional offices throughout Qld. Since then GJ Gardner Homes have gone on to become one of Australia’s most successful building franchises having completed over 25,000 homes.

After leaving GJ Gardner Homes, he worked as a consultant to several project builders and developers in South East Qld. Returning to work with AV Jennings Homes in Brisbane in 2003 as a member of the Queensland State Executive responsible for all display centres, housing sales and the sale of all company land throughout Queensland.

After returning to the Sunshine Coast in 2005, Rick joined forces with Rod Blandford to establish what has now become National Solutions Group who are able to offer a unique approach to our client’s financial wellbeing by combining the disciplines of investment education, accounting, financial management, superannuation, share trading education and residential property investment research.