Our Team

From left to right: Beverly Ragan, Laura Ficco, John Needham, Thad Rutherford, Sally Needham, Tate Johnson, Christina Flugrath

Laura Ficco, President

With over 22 years in various roles in real estate development, this mother of two grown daughters started The Neighborhood Company after identifying a need for a higher level of customer service in the property management industry.

"I love problem solving with the team. Every situation is unique and needs careful consideration. I have seen in a lot of other property management companies that are so jazzed about the newest software or something that they think is going to make the company run well, but they’re lacking that personal connection. Property management is typically a very transient industry with a lot of turnover, but we are not experiencing that. Our goal is to provide an environment that fosters trust and satisfaction from our customers, vendors and employees."

 

Tate Johnson, Director

Tate Johnson’s career is a synergy of highly accomplished military service and successful entrepreneurial ventures. 

His 26-year career in the United States Air Force covered a vast array of experience and leadership roles, culminating in a distinguished, highly decorated and honorable service commitment.

Tate’s portfolio encompasses extensive experience in managing operations, technology, personnel and policies; which segued seamlessly into the private section.  Co-founder/owner of Possum Belly Enterprises dba Hell Fighters Kitchen, #1 oil field catering service company, servicing austere oil field locations across the southwest region.   Tate’s extensive experience in operations, organizational management and passion for creative solutions provide remarkable value towards his role as Director for The Neighborhood Company.

Tate and his wife Laura live in the Texas Hill Country and have 3 amazing children (Lauren, Logan, Landon).  Tate serves on the board local philanthropies and enjoys every opportunity to be with his family & friends. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and golfing!

 

Christina Flugrath, Property Manager

Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Christina moved to Central Texas at the age of 9 with her family. Today that family includes three beautiful daughters, (Kaylee, Jordan and Julia), two grandsons (Ryker and Kooper) and her Jack Russell Terrier (Wiggle).  

“After high school, I enrolled in Interior Design School. I was really attracted to the creativity of interior design and felt that would be a great career. But over the summer I took a job in property management and fell in love with it. Now THIS is a creative field – in how we solve problems, in how we work to make our owners happy – every day is different, and I love that.”  

While Christina came to The Neighborhood Company in May of 2017, she’s been in property management for over 28 years now and is the face of Vintage Oaks POA, as well as The Crossing and The Estates at Stone Crossing Developments.  “You’d think I’ve seen it all, but our owners still can surprise me.”  

In her free time, Christina can be found with her family or listening to live music, particularly Texas Country.  

 

Sally Needham, Property Manager

With more than two decades of property management experience, Sally Needham brings a unique set of skills to The Neighborhood Company and to new-home communities including Vintage Oaks and Mission del Lago. While Sally loves that, “No two days are the same,” her ongoing responsibilities include everything from compliance issues to accounting under the umbrella of property management. 

The former Kentuckian has been married to fellow Neighborhood Company Property Manager John Needham for 17 years, and the two share nine children, eight grandchildren, and a career they love. “What I love about my job is being able to meet people and trying to help them to understand HOA living,” she said. “I work with a great team of people and I can’t see myself doing anything else.”

 

John Needham, Property Manager

John Needham spent decades in the food industry, managing restaurants and also owning one. That experience set the table for a part-time career during semi-retirement at The Neighborhood Company—one that is equally based on customer service.

Formerly from Massachusetts and the product of a military family, John shares nine children and eight grandchildren, as well as a passion for property management, with his wife of 17 years and fellow Property Manager at The Neighborhood Company, Sally Needham.

“I love the variability of the job,” said John, who can be found at Vintage Oaks and Mission del Lago, doing “whatever needs to be done, from managing pool maintenance to talking to property owners about compliance issues. And I love using the skills I developed working with people over the years. Every day I get to use those skills to help someone.”

 

Beverly Ragan, Accounting

Originally from Collinsville, Illinois, outside St. Louis, Beverly moved to Texas following her parents' retirement to San Antonio. The youngest of seven children, Beverly says that family, sports and military service are cornerstones of her life.

An avid baseball fan, Beverly's childhood dream was to be a major league pitching coach. She might say that her role at The Neighborhood Company requires a similar level of high energy and flexibility, managing the accounts of the thousands of property owners and vendors who work with The Neighborhood Company.

In her spare time, Beverly enjoys spoiling her four grandchildren, watching baseball, reading and playing cards.