Bob Perry was born in 1932, and grew up in a small farmhouse in rural Bosque County, Texas, in a stretch of land northwest of Waco known as the Blackstump Valley. He lived a modest childhood, built by the hard work from his father, who in turn instilled the same ethic in his children. Bob Perry’s father, W. C. Perry, worked as the principal of a small elementary school during the school year, and spent his summers picking cotton, working in construction, and pumping gas to fund his work toward the successful completion of a graduate degree in education from Baylor University. In 1943, W.C. became the principal of Meridian High School.
From an early age, Bob Perry was charitable man with an entrepreneurial spirit. While in high school, he raised and sold rabbits, goats, sheep and banty hens, and worked at the local Meridian hospital and the local market.
After graduating from high school, Bob Perry attended Baylor, where he earned a degree in History. He spent the next ten years teaching high school history and coaching football in the Waco and the San Angelo areas. During his summers off from teaching, Bob Perry worked in construction, an occupation that he made his full-time job in 1965, when he left teaching for employment at a homebuilding company. Two years later, Bob Perry moved to Houston and began his own construction company, Perry Homes, which he built into the nation’s 35th largest homebuilder.
Along with running a successful business, Bob Perry has dedicated his adult life to helping others who are in need. One example of his philanthropic activity is the sponsorship of "Casa Hogar," an orphanage in Matamoros, Mexico. Casa Hogar houses 186 orphaned, abused, abandoned, or neglected children from ages four through eighteen. He also supports several other orphanages in South and Central America, as well as in other parts of Mexico.
Bob Perry is a firm believer in helping others, improving education, and finding an immigration solution that gives hope to those that need it most. He believes in promoting free markets, strengthening our domestic security, and promoting tax relief. One of his strongest beliefs is in tort reform, as well as the right of every person in this country to have a fair trial in this country. Bob Perry is also an advocate of affirmative action. He believes in giving everyone a chance in education, and believes in focused outreaches in order to do so.
Bob Perry currently lives in Houston with his wife Doylene, and they are the proud parents of four grown children.