Growing up in Indiana, Phil Crone loved having a bedroom in the basement.
“It was dark. It was cold. I didn’t know the difference noon and 6 a.m.,” he says. “It was wonderful.”
So when Crone, who now heads the Dallas Builders Association, moved down to Texas, he started asking why there are so few basements. After all, meteorologists say basements are one of the best places to take shelter during a tornado.