Curtis and his wife Deeann were married in 1996 and they have three daughters, Emma Grace, Abigail and Ellie. The Rippee family moved to McKinney in 2002 hoping to live, work and go to church in the same community. Curtis is an owner of ACIS, a commercial HVAC and Plumbing company that is headquartered in McKinney. The Rippees are very involved in their church, First McKinney, where Curtis and Deeann have served on multiple committees in addition to teaching adult and youth bible studies. Curtis has also had the privilege of serving on the McKinney ISD Board of Trustees since 2010.
Curtis’s love for the mission of 25 Project began when he was asked to join a trip to Sierra Leone to work with the kids there. “I knew right away when I saw the love and excitement in the eyes of those boys that I wanted to be involved on a more extensive basis. What 25 Project does for these kids is truly what we are called by God to do in Matthew 25. As it can often be said, I am the one that has been truly blessed by working with this organization.”