Resident Showcase – Bob and Karen Conger
Bob and Karen Conger chose to move to The Bluffs on The Cape Fear after a brief stint back in the late ’90’s.
Where did you live before relocating to Brunswick County and what were your jobs?
We have moved many times associated with Bob’s job. We have lived in Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina (three times), South Carolina and Texas (three times). Bob is a chemical engineer and worked 36 years with Celanese and DuPont then continued to work as a consultant in the field of environmental remediation for the past seven years.
Why did you choose to move here and did you previously have friends or family here?
Our first time living in Wilmington was from 1995 to 98 when Bob was the technical manager of the Celanese polyester facility. We love the area and returned a year after our youngest daughter and her family relocated back to Wilmington. A year later we moved Bob’s parents from northern NJ to an independent living facility in Plantation Village in Porter’s Neck.
What community did you decide to move to and why?
We moved to The Bluffs on The Cape Fear in March after building a house for the first time. We chose The Bluffs for sense of community, quiet and beautiful location, larger lot sizes and better value of land and building costs.
How long have you lived here?
We moved to our new house in The Bluffs in March 2020. We previously lived in Wilmington from 1995 to 98 and in the River Bluffs community in Castle Hayne from 2015 to 2020.
Who built your home and why did you decide to build with them?
We chose Southern Pines to build our home. They are the on-site builder that provided excellent custom home design, diligent daily oversight of the building process and good value.
What are your jobs or hobbies here?
Bob continues to work part time as an environmental remediation consultant. He has a number of hobbies including home improvement projects, building fountains, pickleball, kayaking, ping pong, bike riding and traveling. Karen enjoys sewing, yoga, bike riding and traveling.
What’s your favorite thing about southeastern North Carolina?
The communities, people, activities and weather.