About Kent Sweet, Reno, Serving Northern Nevada

Kent Sweet was born the 4th generation of a pioneer ranch and farming family on the southern Oregon coast.  His family operated a ranch on Sixes River, upstream from Cape Blanco State Park.  Kent was driving the family tractor by age 5.  Extended family members continue to ranch and farm in the area today.

The family moved to Coos Bay when Kent reached school age.  Kent was drafted into the United States Armed Forces soon after graduating from high school.  While in the military, Kent was assigned to the Presidential Honor Guard performing duties at the White House, Pentagon and Arlington National Cemetery. Kent had a top secret security clearance.  Kent also ran motor life boats for the Coast Guard in San Juan, Puerto Rico and learned to fly at Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station. Kent’s final assignment was with the military police in Boston where he accepted the off-duty responsibility of game day body guard for the New England Patriot Cheerleaders.  Kent is an instrument rated commercial pilot with the Federal Aviation Administration.

Kent enrolled at the University of Oregon after receiving his discharge.  Kent started his construction company while a student to pay for expenses not covered by the GI Bill.  Kent also competed in Intercollegiate Rodeo and was president of the University of Oregon’s Rodeo Team.  Kent graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Kent stayed in Eugene after graduation.  His construction company continued to grow.  Kent also married and started a family. 

R. Kent Sweet Construction expanded into Northern Nevada when the master plan for the Caughlin Ranch was approved.  The Nevada State Contractor’s Board issued license # 22847.  Kent built one of the first homes on the Caughlin Ranch and was a member of the Caughlin Ranch Architectural Control Committee.  Kent went on to build custom homes throughout the Truckee Meadows and luxury homes at Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs and the coastal mountains of northern California.

 

R. Kent Sweet Construction also built a subdivision in Ely and expanded company operations to include light commercial construction and aviation fuel systems.  Kent remains active with his construction company but on a much reduced scale, primarily working on his own properties. Kent started Acclaimed Inspection Services after being issued certificate # IOS-2037-Res by the Nevada Real Estate Division.  Kent is also an InterNACHI certified home inspector.  Kent conducts home inspections on residential units up to 4 dwelling units and commercial inspections on properties up to 10,000 square feet.  Acclaimed is an affiliate member of the  Reno Sparks Association of Realtors  and is an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

 

Kent contributes to his community as a member of the Rotary Club of Reno.  Kent is shown here with an "Open World" delegation from Russia at the Governor's Mansion in Carson City. He also flies his plane on charitable missions for the Nevada Museum of Art and Veteran’s Guest House.  Kent is a member of the Quiet Birdmen and Prospector’s Club.

 

 

 

Kent balances his work load with pursuit of his passions including family, general aviation, running, biking, hiking and climbing.  Kent has summited most of the glaciated peaks in the western United States and has one ascent in Patagonia. He recently rode his bicycle from Badwater, Death Valley to the Mt. Whitney trail head and hiked to the summit thereby completing the journey from the lowest point in the continental United States to the highest.