Robert R. Bruno Jr.

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Robert R. Bruno Jr., was born in Los Angeles, California back in 1945 to Robert Sr., and Delores. His parents divorced when he was an infant, so he spent part of the year and in the United States and part of it in Mexico. He attended Dominican College in Racine, Wisconsin and did his graduate at the University of Notre Dame. It was while he was at Dominican College that he met and married Patricia.

After graduation, he taught at Texas Tech University at the School of Architecture. While at Texas Tech he constructed the Steel House in 1973. It was 2,200 sw. ft. of steel using numerous pieces of scrap steel. It is still standing known as the Steel House at Ransom Canyon. He died in Lubbock, Texas in 2008 he was 63.

What you may not know of Robert is that in 1982, he designed and created one of the first solar-powered surge irrigation systems for row crops. He founded P&R Surge Systems, which is still in business today.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray well, Robert surely did pass away at a very young age...

Apr 23, 2019 02:56 AM #1
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Someone should take a lesson and use waste plastic!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Apr 23, 2019 04:21 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

That is sure a tribute to him, we just need to use more solar energy and save the oil and coal.

Apr 23, 2019 04:48 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Using solar power for irrigation of crops is amazing and opens many opportunities. Enjoy your day!

Apr 23, 2019 05:06 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What an incredible life. gone too soon though.

Apr 23, 2019 05:23 AM #5
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - I am sure that invention will be getting more use each year.

Apr 23, 2019 05:55 AM #6
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Living in a strong agriculture State you would think I'd know this James Dray but it's news to me.

Apr 23, 2019 06:03 AM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Wow...that is a great idea...didn't know solar power was used for irrigation.

Apr 23, 2019 06:16 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I have not heard of that Steel House, but I will have to ask my friends in Texas if they know of it.

Apr 23, 2019 06:36 AM #9
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

 It’s sad that someone passes away before they can see the ultimate fruits of their labor but his memory lives on James Dray 

Apr 23, 2019 06:49 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I'm glad to see that he harnassed the power of the sun and his creation is still being used. 

Apr 23, 2019 10:02 AM #11
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James, Another great history lesson for us she in the rain.  Thanks as always.


Apr 23, 2019 10:36 AM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is sad that he left us too soon. I am sure we would have seen more great things.

Apr 23, 2019 10:52 AM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - though Robert left us too soon, he gave us technology that offers us a hopeful future. 

Apr 23, 2019 06:14 PM #14
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

James, I know very little about solar-power surge irrigation systems for row crops, but having lived on a farm for 11 years, I can imagine that was and still is a mighty accomplishment.

Apr 25, 2019 12:17 PM #15
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Star War at-at?  Here is the image of his incomplete construction.


Apr 28, 2019 08:25 AM #16
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Here is the link to his house.showing the interior 

We have this Flintstone home here where the new owner created a problem with local authorities for her taste.

Apr 28, 2019 08:28 AM #17
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