Past Events

Rickert Properties 2020 promotion for 20 Months 0 Lot Rent July 21, 2020

Congratulations to Richard Laughry and Judy Benton who are the winners of our Rickert Properties 2020 promotion for 20 MONTHS 0 LOT RENT!  On Tuesday, July 21st Scott Rickert, CEO picked the lucky entry who purchased a New Home with $199 Lot Rent at Whispering Pines our community in Frostpoof. Judy was overwhelmed on their good fortune having purchased here in Florida just recently being originally from Michigan.  They are very happy to have Valerie & Rich as their Community Managers and love living at Whispering Pines even referring someone already to receive $1,000! We would like to thank all of our new residents for choosing one of our beautiful 55+ communities and welcome them to the Family. We are known for our outstanding on-site Community Management teams, quality built manufactured homes from Champion & Jacobsen, immaculate maintained properties and of course $199 Lifetime Leases on New Home purchase or build your dream home on a new site!!

Rickert Properties 2017 promotion celebrating 50 Years of being Family Owned & Operated - January 5, 2018

Congratulations to Jerry and Linda Gottschalk! They are the winners of our Rickert Properties 2017 promotion celebrating 50 Years of being Family Owned & Operated. At our January 5th celebration event we had over 35 new residents there who qualified for the free 5 years 0 lot rent as Scott Rickert, CEO drew the lucky entry name. Jerry and Linda purchased a new model at Walden Shores, one of our 55+ water-front communities in Lake Wales. We would like to thank all of our new residents for choosing one of our Rickert Properties 55+ communities and welcome them to the Family. We are known for our outstanding on-site Community Management teams, quality built manufactured homes from Champion, Jacobsen and Palm Harbor, and immaculate communities! Only at a Rickert Properties will you find true $199 Lifetime leases on new home purchase so you too can find your affordable dream home here in Florida. Spread the word and remember when you refer someone you will receive $1,000 if they purchase a NEW home at any one of our beautiful 55+ Florida land lease communities!

6th Annual Walden Shores Bass Fishing Tournament Saturday, March 7, 2020

Walden Shores 6th Annual Bass Fishing tournament held at Rickert Properties beautiful Waterfront 55+ Community on Saturday the 7th was breezy but the bass were biting! Congratulations to Dale Thompson and Will Tyson on 1st Place along with Jason Harry and Bill Harry on 2nd Place and Randy Hummel and Loren Hepler on 3rd, with Big Bass 5.75 pounds going to Chris Reed & Bill Reed. The Thompson/Tyson Team brought in 5 fish for a total weight of 17.26 pounds, Harry/Harry Team 5 fish for 13.16 pounds and Hummel/Hepler Team 5 fish for 12.18 pounds. Our Resident longest fish caught contest was won by Cindy & Kevin Stenzel with 16 ¼ inches, they received one month’s FREE lot rent! Great job to all of our anglers! On behalf of Rickert Properties and Walden Shores we’d like to thank our Gold & Silver Sponsors and especially our Primary Sponsor Texas Aquatic Harvesting for providing the wonderful BBQ lunch! Thank you to our team, residents & friends that came out and spent the day with us on the water!

Join the Family here at Walden Shores on beautiful Lake Walk-In-Water! Our 3rd Phase is OPEN with 63 large desirable home sites available for your custom-built new home orders! We feature Champion and Jacobsen manufactured homes who offer many floor plans and optional features to help design the retirement home of your dreams! Optional outside packages available of Florida rooms, screened in porches and garages. All of the lots include our $199 Lifetime Lease Program except the premium 10 wooded & 5 water view lots. Contact Nancy Marion for details at 1-800-654-9715 or email

5th Annual Tropical Estates Harbor John Lietz Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Tropical Harbor Estates 5th Annual John Lietz Memorial Bass Fishing tournament held on Saturday, February 1st was rainy but very productive! Congratulations to Tim Rasberry & Curt Bristol for 1st Place & Big Bass along with Geoffrey Balog & Jimmy Burton on 2nd Place and Kari Sikio & Paul Yon on 3rd Place. The Rasberry/Bristol Team brought in 5 fish for a total weight of 14.99 pounds with Big Bass weighing in at 6.15 pounds, Balog/Burton Team brought in 5 fish for a total weight of 13.31 pounds and Sikio/Yon Team with 5 fish for 10.21 pounds. Our Resident longest fish caught contest was won by the Dixon/Dixon Team with 17½ inches, winning one month’s FREE lot rent! Great day on Lake Clay and fantastic job by all of our anglers! On behalf of Rickert Properties and Tropical Harbor Estates we’d like to thank our Gold & Silver Sponsors and especially our Primary Sponsor Texas Aquatic Harvesting for providing the fabulous BBQ lunch! Thank you to all of our residents & friends that came out to cheer on our anglers and brighten the day!

4th Annual Tropical Harbor Estates John Lietz Memorial Bass Fishing Tournament - Saturday, March 2, 2019

Tropical Harbor Estates 4th Annual John Lietz Memorial Bass Fishing tournament held at Rickert Properties Premier Waterfront 55+ Community on Saturday, March 2nd was glorious! Congratulations to Geoffrey Balog and Jimmy Burton for 1st Place & Big Bass along with Ed Birkhimer and Frank Slyvester on 2nd Place and Cody Wilson and Charlie Peck on 3rd Place. The Balog/Burton Team brought in 5 fish for a total weight of 11.95 pounds with Big Bass weighing in at 7.28 pounds, Birkhimer/Slyvester Team with 5 fish for 11.25 pounds and Wilson/Peck Team with 5 fish for 10.81. Our Resident longest fish caught contest was won by Ed Dixon with 20 ½ inches, he received one month’s FREE lot rent! Wonderful job to all of our anglers! On behalf of Rickert Properties and Tropical Harbor Estates we’d like to thank our Gold & Silver Sponsors and especially our Primary Sponsor Texas Aquatic Harvesting for providing the fabulous BBQ lunch! Thank you to all of our residents & friends that came out to cheer on our anglers & share in this glorious day!

5th Annual Walden Shores Bass Fishing Tournament Saturday, February 2, 2019

Walden Shores 5th Annual Bass Fishing tournament held at Rickert Properties Premier Waterfront 55+ Community on Saturday the 2nd was magnificent! Congratulations to Dale Johnson and Frank Tennity on 1st Place along with Randy Morris and Aubrey Dawson on 2nd Place & Big Bass and Cody Wilson and Howard Mathews on 3rd Place. The Johnson/Tennity Team brought in 5 fish for a total weight of 13.33 pounds, Morris/Dawson Team 3 fish for 12.03 pounds with Big Bass weighing in at 9.38 pounds and Wilson/Mathews Team with 5 fish for 11.09 pounds. Our Resident longest fish caught contest was won by Steve Redwine with 17 ¾ inches, he received one month’s FREE lot rent! Great job to all of our anglers!

On behalf of Rickert Properties and Walden Shores we’d like to thank our Gold & Silver Sponsors and especially our Primary Sponsor Texas Aquatic Harvesting for providing the wonderful BBQ lunch! Thank you to all of our residents & friends that came out to share in this beautiful day!