Ron was born in St. Louis, MO and moved with his family at age nine to St. Charles, MO. His father and uncle always challenged his skills in art, music, and communications. He started playing guitar and singing when he was twelve and has enjoyed entertaining for years. His pre-college years were filled with rich learning experiences that have shaped his character to this day.
Finishing his high school years at Francis Howell in 1975, Ron was accepted to The School of the Ozarks. The School of the Ozarks is an accredited four-year college with a work-study program. Ron received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology with a Minor in Business in 1980. While in college, he worked in the college Power Plant, Permanent Theatre Department and Beacon Hill Theatre, Sheet Metal Fabrication Department, and finally served as the Fire Chief of the School of the Ozarks Fire Department.
Ron changed directions after graduation and worked four years as a paramedic for the Taney County Ambulance District. He was also the training officer for the Branson Fire Department and the Western Taney County Fire District. During this time, he worked on residential design projects in his spare time.
In 1985, Ron moved to Springfield, MO where he joined the first flight team for the new St. John’s Hammons Life Line, Air Medical Helicopter Program. He was an instructor of Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support. Ron worked as a paramedic until 1992.
In 1990, Ron started his post-graduate work at Drury College, Hammons School of Architecture. In 1992 he started Artec Elegant Designs based out of Nixa, MO. At Artec, he provided home design and millwork design-fabrication that serviced the Southwest Missouri area.
Ron started a new service in 1999, Ron Hill Design, that evolved into Euro World Design in 2003. Ron spent a lot of time in New Orleans studying the melting pot of architecture. That wasn’t enough, so Ron ventured to France and Italy. There he was able to spend time immersed in the culture and experiencing the Old World pleasures of quaint communities. He tries to spend time in Europe at least once or twice a year searching out new ideas and entertaining his wife, Marilyn, of 20 years.
“The biggest lesson I have learned from my travels has been an understanding of the love of family. We don’t seem to have enough of that here in the States.” Ron is very sensitive to the needs of others and enjoys helping people grow and achieve their goals. “By the time I was twelve, I learned I could do anything as long as I put my mind to it. My father, Tom Hill, and Uncle Jim Hill taught me that. All it takes for a child to want to be successful is a simple, ‘Wow, that looks great!’ or ‘Wow, you did great!’ I challenge people to spend more time doting over their children and their achievements.”