Unparalleled construction, with service to match.
Steve is one of the most well-liked contractors in commercial construction, with a history spanning 30+ years in the Charlotte area. He began his career in 1986 as a superintendent after earning a civil engineering degree from NC State University. By 1990 Steve was managing projects, from small commercial upfits to large, complex projects including Metrolina YMCA, Piedmont Community Charter School, Long Animal Hospital, Davidson College Admissions Building, and car dealerships for both Infinity and Mercedes Benz.
In 2016, Steve founded Ratzlaff Construction. His experience with construction estimating, design-build projects and cost analysis & feasibility studies makes him a valuable asset to both client and project teams. Steve is known to run a solid and transparent business, facing any issues head-on, working to resolve them and ensuring projects continue to move forward.
When he’s not working, Steve can be found with his wife Margie and another long-married couple playing in a bluegrass band called The River Ratz. Steve loves singing and playing bluegrass, whether for locals at bars and breweries or for the elderly at Aldersgate Retirement Community. Steve has three grown children: a son working as a project manager for a large concrete company in Charlotte, a daughter who is a teacher in Daytona, Florida, and another son in the marines at Camp Pendleton.
Chief Financial Officer
Stanley has served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer since its inception, providing critical financial information for third-party users and the company’s directors. His extensive experience in the construction industry makes him a valuable strategic resource in achieving the company’s growth and financial goals. As a Certified Public Accountant licensed in North Carolina, Stanley manages Ratzlaff Construction’s banking, surety and risk management relationships.
After earning an accounting degree from Lenoir Rhyne University in 1977, Stanley went on to work with several ENR Top 400 General Contractors, developing accounting procedures, implementing software and developing growth strategies.
He enjoys fostering trusted relationships with clients, subcontractors and financial partners, as well as tackling issues head-on to find solutions in a fair and ethical manner.
A North Carolina native, Stanley loves the natural beauty of the state and spends as much time as possible enjoying it. He and his wife are avid golfers and enjoy playing and searching for golf perfection (still searching, by the way!). They take pride in protecting and cherishing our natural environment and creating refuge for all types of wildlife.
“Ratzlaff Construction is a great job partner and always works to save us money where they can. They truly do an awesome job for us.”