RACO Inc., a telecommunications
construction company, was founded in 1975. A business plan that was
initiated in Dallas F. Riddle’s small living room 28 years ago has grown to
where annual revenues approximate $20 million. Riddle, owner and president of
RACO Inc., has utilized his skill and knowledge of all aspects of the
business to lead the company in the direction that has maintained continual
growth and progress.
To get to the heart of RACO Inc.,
one needs to look at the man behind the company. Dallas F. Riddle is
the man behind RACO Inc. Riddle’s unwavering commitment to quality has
remained a top priority throughout his business career. The three key
business strategies that have garnered his host of repeat clientele quite
simply are: get the job done on time, get the job done on budget, and
always exceed the customer’s quality expectations. Riddle’s mottos
that take equal merit are “Do a quality job at a fair price” , “Live
up to your word”, "always make your supervisor Look Good", and strive to
maintain a "Can Do" attitude.
To get to the heart of Dallas
Riddle you are immediately directed to his love of God, family (wife Mary
Lee, daughter Sandra, and son-in-law Danny), and his
life’s work, RACO Inc. Riddle’s family plays a very active role in the
business and continues to help perpetuate the fundamental ideals as set forth by
Riddle and his devoted employees.
Now, take a look at the company
behind the man. RACO Inc. is based in Gretna, a small town in the
south-central section of the state of Virginia. Currently, licensed in eight
(8) southeastern states, the company performs telecommunications and utilities construction for
major telecommunications companies such as Alltel Communications, Verizon, Adelphia, Atlantic Telephone and countless others (many of whom have been
customers of RACO Inc. since 1975). It serves CATV companies, water/sewer
authorities, and towns/cities. RACO Inc. provides bonding capability and is
an ESOP company. The company operates with a full staff of qualified and
experienced project managers, supervisors, and foremen. Approximately sixty
(60) percent of the construction staff has been with RACO from 14-20 years.
The driving force behind RACO
Inc. can best be personified in Dallas F. Riddle, a man with an unobstructed
vision of the future, a goal in his mind, and the will and determination to
achieve his goal with the assistance of God, family, and an unbeatable
workforce. This Korean War Veteran has believed in the American Way and to
many he is The American Success Story come to life.