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Dick Blaylock

12 Oaks Senior Living
Owner / CEO
RICHARD K. BLAYLOCK, Owner/CEO of 12 Oaks Senior Living, brings with him a wealth of experience regarding all aspects of senior living, real estate development and management. A Dallas native, Dick is a 1981 graduate of Southern Methodist University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with Certificates of Real Estate, Real Estate Finance and Mortgage Banking.

After experience in commercial real estate brokerage and a position providing marketing/sales leadership, real estate and development services for Twelve Oaks Retirement Villages, he and father, Charles C. Blaylock, formed 12 Oaks Senior Living in 1992 to provide development/construction and management services for senior living property ownership groups. Currently, 12 Oaks manages ten (10) senior living communities in Texas and Oklahoma, offering independent/assisted living and memory care lifestyles. Notably, he led the development of Caruth Haven Court, a luxury assisted living and memory care community at Lincoln Park in Dallas, which 12 Oaks managed from its opening in 1999-2017.
He has been active in the local community serving in a leadership role for various charitable, civic and business organizations throughout his career like the Greater Dallas Fellowship of Christian Athletes, The Texas Association of Residential Care Communities, and Park Cities YMCA. He is also active in leadership roles in ministry and service at Northwest Bible Church. His passion is encouraging and helping others experience spiritual growth in community.

Dick and wife, Barbie married in 1982 and have raised four fantastic children, one of which, Jack, is now the third generation Blaylock working at 12 Oaks. Dick enjoys being outdoors, whether it's time at the cabin in Minnesota or on horseback with Barbie. They live in Dallas, Texas and also enjoy visiting their other children in Austin, San Francisco and Denver.