Ralph graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1979 with a degree in industrial engineering. He started his career with American Air Filter in Fayetteville, Ark., as a member of the engineering team supervising construction of a new manufacturing facility. Ralph later moved into sales as an engineer and system specialist for companies in Dallas, Texas, and Tulsa, Okla.
Born and raised in Arkansas, Ralph returned to his roots and became part owner of an electrical distribution company in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After selling out of the electrical distribution business, Ralph wanted to return to his long time dream of building. The love for building was actually birthed from helping his Dad and their builder construct their first home in Van Buren, Ark.
Ralph owned and operated Hughes Design and Construction for over 17 years. During that time, Ralph has built strong relationships with subcontractors and has learned how to Shepard a client through the complicated construction process. Ralph has developed into a masterful custom home builder with impressive design ideas and imagination.
When Ralph isn’t on a job site or taking care of business he enjoys following the Razorbacks, playing golf or tennis, or just hanging out with the family. Ralph is career-minded, goal-oriented and quality-conscious. He also moves quickly.