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Beverly Bailey – Stronghold Engineering Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Scott Bailey’s truck was totaled, it was a blessing in disguise, says his wife, Beverly Bailey. Scott, a traveling electrician, was tired of being on the road. Beverly was on maternity leave and dreaded returning to her job as a loan officer. So, the pair used the money from the insurance settlement to launch […]

Bert Schnoebelen – Tecovas

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s not just in Texas where boots are an indispensable part of one’s wardrobe. A high-end pair likely costing at least a few hundred dollars, you’ll probably want to try them on before pulling out the credit card. Especially if you’ll be shuffling across the dance floor to the Texas Two-Step or Tennessee Waltz. That’s […]

Bob Engel – API of NH/Delta T

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Growing up in Burlington, Massachusetts, Bob Engel Jr. remembers writing in his yearbook that his career goal was to be self-employed, just like his father, Bob Sr. was. There was no other man in the world he respected more. It’s been 41 years since Engel committed to following in his father’s footsteps at the family-owned […]

Billy Graves – Citi Trends

Est. reading time: 4 mins

During recent bouts of looting and civil unrest in cities like Chicago and Minneapolis—in response to police killings of unarmed Black men and women—several Citi Trends stores were destroyed. But, like Billy Graves has always done in his nearly four-decade career with the company, he got the damaged retail spaces repaired and reopened in a […]

Ben Gates – NG Companies

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Sometimes inspiration just walks through the door. For Ben Gates, then a branch president at a bank in Fort Collins, Colorado, his first visit from NG Cos. founder and CEO Camron Lente introduced him to someone with vision and drive he found extraordinary. Though Lente and NG were struggling through hard times, Gates says he […]

Brad Arceneaux – Market Basket

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It really was a game of inches—two of them, to be precise. In 2017, when Hurricane Harvey inundated the Texas Gulf Coast, the Market Basket grocery store in Mauriceville, Texas, was one of countless properties to experience significant flooding. So when it came time to build a replacement store, company Director of Facilities Brad Arceneaux […]

Brianna Goodwin – Ver-Tex Construction

Est. reading time: 5 mins

On the flat lands of South Florida, it’s visible for miles in every direction. Even makes a landmark for sailors to the east. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood that, come autumn, will be welcoming guests into its new 450-foot tall tower resembling a massive and vertical Gibson Les Paul electric guitar—the […]

BAD DEVL

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In-demand finished lots for homebuilders are on the drawing boards, a busy Kelsey Stone tells Blueprint in late 2018. Lots that will be ready for construction, and have water, sewer and road access. Homebuilders, Stone explains, don’t always develop their own land. Here, in and around the Texas Hill Country, many have shifted to a […]

Building Products Plus Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At first glance, the wooden wares offered by Houston-based Building Products Plus (BPP) might not seem like the stuff of glossy magazine spreads. Yet, you’ll see them on a golf course in Da Nang, Vietnam, supporting sand-trap embankments and water-retaining walls to the tune of 2,000 linear feet. They withstand the traffic of thousands of […]

Beatty Floors

Est. reading time: 3 mins

When asked to describe the scope of projects at Beatty Floors, Vance McCarthy replies enthusiastically: “It’s a never-ending list, I’ll tell you.” Such is the familiar and unpretentious nature at Beatty—one of the traits that has established it as a mainstay in both the flooring industry and its home city of Vancouver. Recognized for its […]

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