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San Antonio District Office
615 E Houston St. Suite 298
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States
Phone: 210-403-5900
Fax: 210-403-5936
TTY/TTD: 210-403-5933
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

San Antonio District 2012 Small Business Person of hte Year

Julissa Carielo, President of Tejas Premier Building Contractor, Inc. won the District 2012 Small Business Person of the Year.  Congratulations!

Julissa began her career in the construction industry about 17 years ago working for an architectural firm, a building manufacturer and eventually for a general contractor.  In August of 2006, Julissa decided to embark on a new challenge…to start up her own full-service woman-owned building construction company:  Tejas Premier Building Contractor, Inc. Beginning with an office size of approximately 900 square feet, just three employees and the support of several subcontractors, Tejas Premier won its first bid and has had continued success, growing to 37 full-time employees and now operates out of a 3,000 square foot office building in a HUBZone area.  Tejas Premier has continued to grow steadily, even during a down economy; a multi-million dollar construction business.

Tejas Premier is a full-service building contractor specializing in design-build, new construction and renovation of commercial, industrial, medical and life science facilities for public and private sector clients.  Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, self-perform on the majority of the projects including, concrete, steel erection, and carpentry. Tejas Premier has provided design build construction services to Randolph AF Base, Lackland AF Base, Fort Sam/Camp Bullis, and Department of Veteran Affairs: Audie Murphy Hospital and Kerrville VA Hospital. 

Tejas Premier is an SBA 8(a), 8(m) Women-Owned, HUBZone, Economic Development Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), State HUD and holds various local small business certifications.

Julissa volunteered for three years for the Bexar County’s Basics Program administered by Renee Watson.  She was an instructor for business development and financial management courses for small minority women-owned businesses.  She has supported and assisted the Hispanic Contractors Association, Commercial Real Estate Women, ACCION Texas, Inc., American Subcontractors Association, The Associated General Contractors of America, San Antonio Chapter (AGC), and Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. with events such as roundtable discussions, luncheon speaker, and seminars.

Additionally, Tejas Premier annually sponsors a “kid’s corner” for the Jingle Bell Walk-a-thon for the Arthritis Foundation, Operation Warm Heart.  As a company, they have gathered to walk and raise money for the American Heart Association.

Business Information:  Julissa Carielo, President, Tejas Premier Building Contractor, Inc., 9200 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78217, Telephone:  210-821-5858,; website:

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