A LOOK INTO GRANBURY'S BUSINESS WORLD
Words by Mark Wilson | Photography by Shad Ramsey
Building Legacies Home builder, Ann Whitecotton, learned the way from her mentor, Gerald Boggs. 56
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Gerald Boggs had no relatives interested in taking over his successful home building business when he was ready to retire, but he did have the next best thing. Boggs had hired Ann Whitecotton in 1991 as his office manager and she showed she had a knack for the business. "I took care of everything in the office right away," said Whitecotton, whose first experience in the workforce was with Porter Abstract & Title, when she was still a student at Granbury High School. Ann often shares with her clients this story of mentorship, which she calls inspirational. Boggs & Whitecotton Custom Homes initially was a 50-50 partnership. Boggs shifted into semi-retirement, then later moved quietly and turned over every aspect of the company to Whitecotton. The name of the company was formally changed to Ann Whitecotton Homes in May of this year.