Mark Ratliff opened Ratliff Body and Glass in 1981 on Sandhill Street in Baldwyn, Mississippi. He originally focused on body work but expanded to included windshields in 1986. He further expanded the business in 1995 by leasing space from what was then Windham Ford in Baldwyn.
As his business grew, he recognized the need for more space and built the current 6,000 square foot facility on Windance Drive, just off Highway 45. Mark moved into the building in early February 2001, just a few weeks before a tornado destroyed the building he had been leasing.
Seven years later, Mark has added another 4,000 feet to the shop, giving Ratliff Body and Glass a total of 10,000 square feet, two frame machines, and two paint booths.
Mark’s superior service has earned him not only the respect of his customers but the community. For just over 15 years, Ratliff Body and Glass has been chosen as the Best Auto Body and Glass Shop in Baldwyn by readers of The Baldwyn News. Mark gives back to the community as a member of the the American Legion Post 130 and the Baldwyn Main Street Chamber and is an original board member of Baldwyn C.O.C.. In 1997, he was the business person of the year and in 2001 Ratliff Body and Glass was the chosen business of the year.
Mark is a veteran, serving from 1976 to 1982 in the Mississippi National Guard. He is also an original member of the Baldwyn Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Guntown Lions Club, a past member of Baldwyn Rotary, and past commander of the Baldwyn American Legion Post #130. Mark has received the following awards:
- Business Person of the Year 1997
- Volunteer of the Year in 2002
- Volunteer of the Year in 2009
- Community Service Award for 2009