Roy Tarvin, founder and president of Tarvin Realtors since 1971, has been named Realtor Emeritus by the National Association of Realtors, in recognition of his valuable and lasting contribution to the real estate profession and to the community. This designation recognizes not only Roy’s four decades of leadership and service to the real estate industry, but also his myriad of civic activities and his personal commitment to the community of Ridgewood.
Roy is a recipient of the prestigious Realtor of the Year Award by RealSource (formerly the Northwest Bergen Board of Realtors). A past president of the organization, he served for many years on its board of directors and continues to be an active member. He has chaired numerous committees, including the Professional Standards Committee and the Multiple Listings Committee. He also served as director of the New Jersey State Association of Realtors.
A dedicated community leader, Roy was a founder and charter president of the Ridgewood A.M. Rotary Club. He is a past chairman of the Ridgewood High School Football Scholarship Committee, and recipient of the Buckley Award. Roy has served as a founder and president of the Ridgewood Sports Council, and as a founder and the first president of the Ridgewood Stablehands Breakfast Society.
A graduate of Tufts University with a major in business administration, Roy resides in Ridgewood with his wife, the former Debby Muster Monroe. He has five adult children and thirteen grandchildren, all of whom live in Ridgewood.