In the late 1960's, Loren "Sonny" Paullus, along with his family, dreamed of converting the dry and barren Paullus Turkey Farm into a lush, green golf course. A group of nearby property owners plus some friends got together with Sonny in 1971 to create Ridgemark Corporation, the developer of this Ridgemark Complex. The original directors of the corporation were "Sonny" Paullus, Ray Sabbatini, George Shore, Dave Rosati, Don Gomes, Bruce Dunning, Sr. and Meredith "Brick" Hagins. They were soon joined by Frank Sabbatini and Everest Lanini, and later by Joe, Brook and Randy Schmidt, as well as George Duffin. Ridgemark Golf Course opened for business in 1972.