• Creating a one-stop concept for floors and counters

    “About six months ago I was on the road and stopped at Rudy’s in Round Rock, Texas, for some barbecue,” says Saber-Concepts, LLC partner, Paul Jacks. “There was a builder sitting there eating lunch and looking at a set of plans. I introduced myself and said, ‘Call me and I’ll take care of your floors and countertops.’ ” Thirty minutes later, Paul’s phone rang. It was Roger Conant, a prominent California developer—and the man who was just eating lunch at Rudy’s. Roger told Paul he was impressed that he had stopped and introduced himself. He wanted to talk some more. He wasn’t sure what direction he wanted to go with the floor and counter designs for his Riverbend at Northwest subdivision in Georgetown, Texas—the very city that Saber-Concepts calls home. Paul immediately drove to meet Roger, then put together a budget for the floors and counters for the 50-home development. “Here we are, eight months later, into color selections and finishes for all countertops, tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT),” says Paul proudly.   read more...

  • Staying on Top

    Lewis Edward (Ed) Tanner got his start in roofing back in the 1950s, working on roofs in his hometown of Belton, Texas. With nothing but a pickup truck and a phone line, Ed established a reputation for solid, dependable work in the community. As his son Eddy grew up, he started helping out, working from after school until sundown. After graduation, Eddy tried his hand at a few other careers, finding success in each, but roofing called him back, and in the 1970s, he established Tanner Roofing. In the years since, the business has left behind the days of a pickup and a phone line to become a story of ongoing success and dedication in a family business that spans generations.   read more...

  • Taking Shape

    Edgar Gutierrez, owner of San Antonio’s GTZ Machine & Welding Shop, Inc., spends his days cutting, burning and manipulating block metal and steel structures. Though he jokes that his job is “about as easy as it looks,” from Edgar’s point of view, the metal fabrication and welding process is inspiring. “The ability to make something beautiful or functional out of a material that is so simple is incredible,” Edgar says. “When I create from a piece of block metal, I’m always motivated. I get to see metal take shape.”   read more...

  • A Seal of Quality

    When it comes to waterproofing services, Chris Tovar, owner of Sure Seal, isn’t interested in haggling over nickels and dimes. Instead, he wants to earn business—again and again. “I’d rather trade a little in short-term profit for long-term reputation. When our customers think of Sure Seal, they know they’re getting a subcontractor that listens to their needs and concerns, develops a scope of work that’s fair to both parties and delivers quality services with an attention to detail and a commitment to safety,” he says.   read more...

  • Making the Grade From Start to Finish

    As its name implies, A & A 1st Choice LLC wants to be a customers’ first choice for remodeling and construction services. The company also intends to be their ongoing choice for future construction and maintenance projects.   read more...

  • Street Stamping in Central Texas

    Owners and developers in and around Austin, Texas, are on a continuous quest to deliver a durable and sustainable built environment … a search that extends to pavement markings, such as crosswalks, road signage and parking areas, which are notoriously challenging.   read more...

  • First Impressions are Everything

    Cribley Enterprises, Inc., founded over 30 years ago, has grown into the largest locally owned hardscape services company in San Antonio. That’s no small feat; but it’s typical of this family that knows the pathway to entrepreneurial success. The company’s current President and CEO, Scott Cribley, is following in the footsteps of his father, Howard D. Cribley, and Scott’s sons, Kyle and Kevin, are, in turn, following him.   read more...

  • Blending Pragmatism with Business Savvy

    David Harris, CEO and President of Riverbed Concrete, Inc., credits his company’s success to its people, products and processes. But, it is his unique and savvy business approach that has helped propel the business’ growth and innovation.   read more...

  • Strengthening Neighborhoods
 One Building at a Time

    For the better part of the last two decades, central Texans have dined in, shopped in and been treated in several of the buildings constructed by Blue & Associates, Inc. Brothers Thomas (Tom) and Donald (Don) Jay and their Texas A&M peer, J. Gib Jones, started the company in June 1999. Tom serves as CEO and President, Don is acting COO and Chair of the Board, and Gib is the company’s Senior Vice President and Secretary of the Board.   read more...

  • In For the Smart Haul

    Challenges are inevitable in life and in business, and can become stumbling blocks to progress. But they can also be opportunities to gain a new perspective, revolutionize an industry—or even transform lives.   read more...

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