Born and raised in New Jersey, Tope graduated from the University of Maryland in 1989. He founded HCR in 1990 and grew it to one of the largest home remodeling companies in the country. To date, HCR has completed over 100,000 installations in 8 different states. This has earned HCR a ranking as the 25th largest specialty remodeler in the country.
In 2003 Tope founded Trans One Merchant Services, a credit card processing company that services merchants nationally. He currently sits on its Board of Directors.
In 2009, Tope wrote the business plan for Solar Energy World (SEW). He assembled the ownership team of Al Gleeson and Geoff Mirkin, and together they founded SEW. Applying his 20 years of business experience, SEW has grown into one of the largest full scale solar system integrators in the region. With more than 10 megawatts of solar installed in commercial and residential applications, SEW is one of the most recognizable names in the solar industry.
Tope lives in Clarksville, Maryland with his wife of more than 20 years, Melissa, and their three daughters.