About Skillful Improvements
Improvements' roots go back to 1976 as a group of painters and carpenters who
were students at Dallas Theological Seminary. The business grew under the
principles of integrity, pride in craftsmanship, and good service.
Ray Dettmer assumed the
manager position in 1984. Mr. Dettmer's background was in commercial and
residential construction. He reorganized and incorporated the company, giving it
the present name of Skillful Improvements in 1986. Within a few years the
volume of business doubled while in a difficult market climate.
Beginning in 1990,
Skillful joined the Greater Dallas Chapter of NARI (The National Association of
the Remodeling Industry) and sharpened its expertise in remodeling. During
the nineties the company quadrupled its volume and moved to its present location
Also during the nineties,
we became involved with an increasing number of insurance repair projects.
A new division for the company was created in 1998 to be industry specific in
"restoration" or insurance repairs. We have the resources,
equipment, and training for water damage, drying out the structure, fire and
smoke restoration, and handling of contents. We have numerous
certifications from the IICRC (Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and
Restoration Certification) and other bodies as well. We have also added air duct cleaning during this time as well.
Joining the Disaster Kleenup national franchise in 1999 strengthened our position, knowledge, and training in the restoration realm. We expanded our abilities into mold remediation in 2000, and presently the company is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a Mold Remediation Company, #RCO 0169.
Skillful offers its clients a computerized visual walk through of a project while in
the design phase. This is a huge improvement for owners trying to imagine or
understand what typical plans contain. We assist clients from the dreaming /
conceptual stage through a design interactive method, and have a seamless
integrated process bringing the project into actual construction.