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SBA Loan Helps Local Company Survive Recession

 

SBA Loan Helps Local Company Survive Recession

Chief Rufus Davis, a Tribal Chief of the Adai Indian Nation in Louisiana, is the founder and CEO of Chief Solutions, Inc. based in Houston, Texas.  Chief Solutions is a technical consulting firm specializing in sewer systems providing mapping of underground utility services, identification of problems in underground infrastructures, and physical inspections of water and wastewater drainage systems.  Chief Davis started the company with $1,200.00 in 1985 installing sewer systems and related services with rented equipment.  Today, Chief Solutions is an industry leader in sanitary and storm sewer evaluation studies with over 100 employees and field offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Indianapolis, Robeline, and Louisiana. 

Although Chief Solutions is now a thriving company, the recession impacted the business like many others.  In 2007, Chief Davis updated and replaced nine of his sewer cleaning trucks with brand new trucks... Read More

Frank's Nursery Grows with SBA Loan

Frank’s Nursery Grows with SBA Loan

Frank and Rosalba Nunez are the owners of Frank’s Nursery- Richmond Garden Center in Richmond, Texas.  Frank’s Nursery was established in 2001 and offers a wide variety of plants, trees, shrubs, soil, fertilizer, stone, pottery, and sculptures.  The nursery also offers landscaping services and sits on 14 acres, which was acquired with the help of an SBA guaranty loan.

Frank’s business is very successful today but his beginnings were very humble.  Frank left his home in Mexico at the age of sixteen to pursue what many immigrants come to the United States for, the American Dream.  Frank couldn’t speak English and took on any job he could get.  He worked as a day laborer in the construction industry and as a dishwasher and busboy in restaurants.  He later landed a job at a landscaping company where he honed his skills for his nursery business.  When the owner of the landscaping company passed away, Frank contacted the company’s clients... Read More

Young Entrepreneur Expands Business in Houston and Beyond

 

Young Entrepreneur Expands Business in Houston and Beyond

Young entrepreneur Masroor Fatany started Sears Garage Solutions of Houston in 2009 at the age of 22.  Sears Garage Solutions is a Sears franchise that provides repair and installation services and offers a full line of garage doors and accessories.    

Masroor’s exposure to entrepreneurship came at the early age of 10 when he frequently accompanied his father on service calls in his air conditioning business.  He later worked in another family business in retail packaging and shipping.  While attending college he and his father launched Unlimited Calling, Inc. selling pre-paid Cricket wireless products.  They expanded the business and now have 6 locations.

After graduating from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s in accounting and a Master’s in Finance, Masroor worked as an Assurance and Advisory Associate at Ernst and Young.  In less than a year, he realized he wanted to be a full... Read More

Logical Innovations, Inc.

Logical Innovations, Inc. is an SBA-certified 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Woman-Owned and Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB, EDWOSB) providing technical and business support services to the federal government and energy industry, owned and operated by Denise Navarro.  Growing up in Galveston County, Navarro, not surprisingly, had the goal of one day being a member of the NASA community.  She has worked for several companies and has enjoyed supporting NASA and other federal agencies since 1984.  In 1999, based on a recommendation from a commercial client (and friend) she supported as an independent consultant (and still supports today), Navarro decided to incorporate Logical Innovations, Inc., but continued to work full time.  

Navarro spent seven years researching all the steps and requirements necessary to become a successful company before taking the company fully operational in 2006.  To enhance her knowledge, she attended some... Read More

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