Our Story

We’re just a group who love old houses.  One by one, we’re helping our neighbors love them too – and after almost a decade, we still think that’s pretty cool. 

Travis started the company while working on his own fixer-upper, and before long he was working with a small team of helpers to repair and improve other homes in the area.  It turns out there aren’t a lot of contractors who want to work on older homes in Dallas, and even fewer who take the time to learn how to do it rightThat’s all we do.

As the company has slowly grown, we’ve maintained our focus on craftsmanship First we brought Austin onboard, a budding furniture-maker, and then we added Rick to the team, who had been operating his own custom furniture companyWe’ve found the attention to detail that’s required by woodworkers is what makes us unique in the contracting business, especially when it comes to historic homes.  


Our Leadership Team

Travis Ripley

Travis grew up in Keller, on the north side of Fort Worth. The son of an engineer,weekends were often spent building a deck, playset, or whatever the latest invention of his fathers’ was - ...

Austin Beavers

Director of Operations
Austin was raised in both Coppell and Winnsboro, TX gaining two very different ways of life. He grew up watching his grandfather work in his woodshop and was instant ...

Rick Powers

Shop Manager
Rick is an East Dallas native who grew up in the heart of Lakewood, near White Rock Lake. Following his time at J.L. Long, Rick graduated from Woodrow Wilson and quickly found himself moving to Lubboc ...