Rich started his first company at the age of 23, after serving in the United States Navy, he then went on to build and personally run 18 more companies including the largest commercial paint and body/ refurbishment company in north central Florida that acquired contracts with Coke, Pepsi, Ryder, Penske, and Budget Rentals. He also founded the largest independently owned construction debris company, and became the 2nd largest independent homebuilder in Central Florida, building more than 1500 homes in the Central Florida area. This was all anchored by a commercial property investment company with a 126-property portfolio.
Mr Barner currently maintains his real estate investment portfolio and real estate development projects but has shifted most of his time to his passion which is the motion picture industry. He co founded global pictures media approximately 4 years ago and devotes most of his time to this company in an effort to combine distribution and production to the P&A to create a mini major studio.