FOUNDERS BOBBY & BETTY RANSON began the business in 1972 & officially incorporated in 1976. Bobby, a native of Huntersville has long roots in the community. His paternal grandfather, W.J. Ranson was a dairy farmer & the first mayor of Huntersville. Ellen Hunter Ranson, Bobby’s grandmother, was from the Hunter family for whom the town was named. The Ranson homeplace still stands on the corner of Old Statesville Rd & Huntersville-Mt Holly Road. Bobby is a Korean War veteran & a lifelong member of Huntersville Presbyterian Church.

 

His wife, Betty, business partner & love of his life passed away in 2011. In addition to handling the administrative end of the business for many years, Betty was a talented caterer, avid bridge player & was also very active in their church.