Ratliff Companies names new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer

North Texas construction and real estate company makes leadership moves, naming longstanding President as CEO and promotes longtime SVP to President and COO.

July 23, 2019, Dallas -  Ratliff Companies, an established hardscape construction and real estate development company located in Lewisville, has named Bryan A. Robertson as Chief Executive Officer. Robertson steps into the CEO role after leading the company as President since 2008 and acquiring the company in 2012. Booder McWhorter will move from the role of Senior Vice President and will now serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.

“I am honored to lead this company as CEO,” Robertson says. “My role goes beyond that of owner and CEO; I am proud to work alongside a dedicated team of people as we continue to offer diversified services, quality results, while building stronger communities. Our long-lasting relationships with our clients and subcontractors are a testament to our success here in North Texas.” Robertson has more than 20 years of engineering, civil construction, and real estate experience.

“I’m excited to see what the future has in store for us all,” McWhorter says. “Our partnership together in leading our companies is unique and like second nature to us. We always strive for success and focus on client satisfaction and consistent results. Operational excellence is the most important factor for delivering a quality project on time and under budget.” McWhorter has more than 20 years of engineering and civil construction experience.

Ratliff Companies operating subsidiaries includes Ratliff Hardscape, Ratliff Development and BARCO Development; the three entities function separately to serve a wide variety of markets in both the public and private sector.

Ratliff Hardscape offers general construction, concrete, and masonry services.  Hardscape provides an array of services for all civil and hardscape projects, including single-family, multi-family, commercial, municipal, and oil & gas. Turn-key solutions include budget & time management, self-performed concrete & masonry, construction management, and quality assurance. Ratliff Hardscape has served DFW since 1984.

Ratliff Development offers real estate development services through its land acquisition and development of single-family and commercial projects. It has successfully developed over 10 communities in North Texas and sold lots to multiple private and publicly held homebuilding companies.

BARCO Development offers Construction Management services and entitlements of property primarily for single-family development on a fee basis. BARCO provides assistance with due diligence prior to property acquisition, budgeting and cash flow model analysis for financing, property entitlements within the jurisdiction, managing design consultant’s timeframe and overall quality control, bidding procurement and contract negotiation, and construction management through completion of each project

Recent projects include:

Legacy West single-family development in Plano, Texas for  Republic Property Group (Hardscape & Concrete Services)

Twin Creeks Master-planned Development in Allen, Texas for  Green Brick Partners (General Construction of the Amenity Center, Hardscape, and Concrete services)

Light Farms Master-planned Development in Celina, Texas for Republic Property Group (Hardscape & Concrete services)

Phillips Creek Ranch Master-planned Development in Frisco, Texas for Republic Property Group (Hardscape & Concrete services)

Lantana Master-planned Development in Lantana, Texas for  Lantana District (Construction of Amenity Center, Hardscape, and Concrete services)

Bob Woodruff Dog Park in Plano, Texas for  City of Plano Parks Department (General Construction, Hardscape, and Concrete services)

Whiterock Linear Trail System in Plano, Texas for City of Plano Park Department (General Construction, Hardscape, and Concrete services)

McCord Dog Park in Little Elm, Texas for  City of Little Elm (General Construction, Hardscape, and Concrete service)

Walnut Creek Linear Trail in Mansfield, Texas for  City of Mansfield (General Construction, Hardscape, and Concrete services)

During his time with Ratliff, Robertson instituted unique growth strategies to expand additional services in the construction and real estate industries. As CEO, he remains responsible for the overall vision and growth of all operating companies, and will focus on company growth, future planning, innovation, and project procurement.

Prior to joining Ratliff Companies in 2008, Robertson served as Vice President of Land Development for a multi-billion-dollar homebuilding company. He is a graduate of  Texas Tech University and started his career with a civil engineering firm in Dallas.

Booder McWhorter will oversee all construction operations, estimating, project procurement and business development for Ratliff Hardscape. “Booder’s tenacity and operational skills, exemplified by our continued growth, is a testament to his long-term commitment to our company,” Robertson says.

McWhorter previously served as Land Manager for a multi-billion-dollar homebuilding company and has more than 20 years of engineering, civil construction, and real estate experience. He attended Texas Tech University and started his career with a civil engineering firm in Dallas.

Ratliff Companies is committed to the idea that strong leadership allows for success and opportunities for the company itself and its employees. A tenet of the Ratliff leadership team is to cultivate their employees with a company culture that encourages teamwork, growth, and commitment to the diversification of services and offerings to clients.


One of the most diversified construction and real estate companies in North Texas,  Ratliff Companies provides general construction, concrete, masonry, real estate development and construction management services to a wide variety of markets in both the public and private sector through three operating companies:  Ratliff HardscapeRatliff Development, and  BARCO Development. Customers include real estate developers of commercial and single-family projects, homebuilding companies, and municipal and government entities. Founded in 1984 and based in Lewisville, Texas. For more information, visit www.ratliffcompanies.com

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