Meet The UCG Homebuyers of Pittsburgh Team

Our History

UCG Homebuyers of Pittsburgh was founded in mid 2015 after two long time investors Ryan Scialabba and Aaron Archibald met while finishing projects on the same street. As they became close friends, they learned that they both wanted to fulfill the same vision of simplifying the home selling process and providing solutions to complex real estate problems and help homeowners looking to sell their homes for cash, in any condition, on the day the choose. 

On July 28, 2015 they bought their first two houses together and formed their first company, the Urban Capital Group. After helping 100’s of homeowners sell their home much faster than the traditional route, they were able to build a team of incredible people to help fulfill their vision. 

As their company grew, they became known as The Homebuyers of Pittsburgh and have been the #1 Homebuyer in Pittsburgh multiple years in a row. With an A+ BBB rating, perfect 5 star Google rating, and multiple local and national awards, their reputation and hardwork has spoke for itself. 

Founders Ryan Scialabba and Aaron Archibald
Brad Schneider 

Home Solutions Manager

Brad Schneider, Home Solutions Manager, is typically the first voice you will hear when you call to sell your Pittsburgh house. He’ll let you know how our simple 3-step process works by gathering some basic information about the house and the situation to then start putting together that information to see if we can help you sell your house in the time frame that you need to.

Brad has an extensive background in the customer service, solutions, sales, and real estate businesses. From being a marketing & advertising business owner, music producer, to building out a successful real estate career, Brad brings an abundance of experience to helping customers solve for their needs. 

Brad joined the Homebuyers of Pittsburgh team in early 2020 and immediately made an impact in the team's ability to help more people. Throughout each and every transaction he's focused on giving you the best experience possible in selling your home. 


Home Evaluation Specialist

Ryan Lauer, Home Evaluation Specialist, has an extensive career in the customer service business. He started as an associate car salesman and very quickly rose to the top of the ranks in his dealership. From there, he worked through multiple dealerships, continuing to service customers in the car business and build out sales teams.

Not feeling fulfilled, he was having conversations with his brother, Joel about wanting to get into real estate and asked if the Homebuyers of Pittsburgh team had any opportunities. Since joining the team in mid 2019, Ryan has been able to help 100's of homeowners in all different types of situations relieve the stress of selling a home.

He has a vast knowledge of different situations and can offer many options that other companies can't in the Pittsburgh area. Most importantly, he's focused on serving you - the customer - to find the best solution possible for selling your home.

Ryan Lauer
Joel Lauer

Operations Manager 

Joel Lauer, Operations Manager at UCG Homebuyers of Pittsburgh, is responsible for running everything "behind the scenes". You could say that he's the gel that keeps things running smooth. 

When you decide to do business with our team, Joel works alongside Brad and Ryan to make sure that the closing goes as smoothly as possible and that we hit your desired closing date. 

Before real estate, Joel was a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy, and sailed all over the world for over six years. He's still an avid traveler and utilizes his life experiences to help Ryan and Aaron on the day to day operations. 

Project Manager

Bill Oliverio, Project Manager at UCG Homebuyers of Pittsburgh has over 35 years of experience in residential home remodeling and building. After running his family owned general contracting business for years, he decided to join the team in mid 2017. 

Since then, Bill has been responsible for managing 150+ renovations, and ensuring that the team is producing the highest quality product that they can. 

Bill, along side Aaron and Bob, has been responsible for growing and managing our in house construction team to 10 employees and now manages 15+ renovations at a time.

Bill Oliverio
Bob Archibald

Project Manager

Bob Archibald, Project Manager at UCG Homebuyers of Pittsburgh has developed into his role after joining the company in 2017. After living in California for a few years, he decided he wanted to come home to build a career alongside his older brother. 

Initially, he started out working in the field with the construction team and as the company grew, kept looking for more opportunities. Fast forward and Bob now runs right alongside Bill managing projects and ensuring that the team produces the best possible product possible. 

Since transitioning to his role, Bob has helped the company complete 100+ renovations and has continued to ensure the standard of quality that the team expects. 

Retail Specialist and Licensed Realtor

Arron Groomes, In House Realtor UCG Homebuyers of Pittsburgh and Your Town Realty. Arron, even at a young age, already has an extensive background in residential and commercial home sales. 

Over the last few years, he's consistently been a top producer in Allegheny County and finished last year with over 12M in residential sales and a Top 100 agent. 

When a home doesn't quite fit the team's criteria, you will be referred to Arron, our retail specialist, to determine if the home is fit for the retail market. 

With his experience working alongside our investment company, Arron knows how to manage a sale so that you, the seller, has a smooth and efficient experience. He will ensure that he gets you the most amount of money for your house, with the best terms, as quickly as possible. 

Arron Groomes
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