• Disrupting an Industry

    Roof Fix’s reputation in the commercial and residential construction market has been exemplary. As a leading roofing company in San Antonio and South Texas, it’s also one of the fastest growing, with over $14 million in sales annually (a figure that puts them in the top 4 percent of revenue-generating North American companies). Add to that back-to-back Angie’s List Super Service Awards in 2016 and 2017, as well as its status as a factory-certified GAF* Master Elite® contractor and it becomes abundantly clear—Roof Fix is disrupting an industry and revising perspectives consistently, year after year. “The problem is the riffraff and fly-by-nights,” says Roof Fix owner and founder Duane Charping. “Customers are getting burned, and 60 percent of the roofs getting installed are being done 100 percent wrong and wouldn’t even pass inspection. While setting up roofing contractors, I noticed that the roofing industry had a horrible reputation. Every time I tried to find or locate a contractor, I noticed roofers never wanted to repair their work. We started to get a lot of complaints.”   read more...

  • No More Tech Headaches

    Jason Ake, owner and CEO of Austin-based Professional Plotter Technology Corp., knows the wide-format plotting and printing business inside and out—literally.   read more...

  • Man of Many Faces

    When a man begins his career both as a licensed architect and a licensed interior designer, who would think that his path would lead him to opportunities even he couldn’t imagine? The CEO and President of Argosy Floor Covering LLC, Michael Schanzer, is such a man.   read more...

  • Pioneers in Demolition

    Family archives are a wonderful thing. Especially photos. Sometimes they tell a thousand words of yesterday and other times they can give a glimpse of the future.   read more...

  • Building the Best

    Nestled in the heart of Texas, the city of Austin is known for its youth and thriving growth. It’s only fitting that Austin-based Sabre Commercial, Inc. (Sabre) would mirror those qualities.   read more...

  • 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...

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