Key Residential, Dallas, Texas
2016 Revenue: $2.1 million
Best Practice: Ratcliff’s deep understanding of all aspects of construction allows him to find creative solutions for homeowners’ problems. For example, Key Residential had some clients who requested a “pocket doggy door”—a small door that could slide into the wall and restrict their dogs to certain areas, much like a baby gate. The clients asked for a barrier, but also wanted to maintain the historical elegance of their home. Using a drawer guide, Ratcliff created a beautiful pocket doggy door of leaded glass. “The reason I do remodeling instead of new-home construction is that three walls are harder than four,” Ratcliff says. “You have to take what you have and make it work, and I like that challenge.”
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