The Who's Who Dallas - Ft. Worth Metroplex Article Archive

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A Clean Start
Spring/Summer 2020

When Alex Murray launched his pressure washing business in 2004, it was just him, a bank loan, some equipment and a mobile phone. Today, the business, Lone Star Power Wash & Concrete Floors, Inc. (Lone Star) has expanded to add multiple services,…

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A Game changer in COLOR
Spring/Summer 2020

There is a colorful history behind TEXTON, a wholesale window covering manufacturer that has largely gone unnoticed for most of its 70-plus years of existence in Garland, Texas.

Legendary ‘Cowboy Dave’ Rides Off Into the Sunset
Spring/Summer 2020

David Atterholt has enjoyed a variety of life-defining experiences. Some might say that each one is distinguishing in and of itself—but for David, it’s all come together in a remarkably grand journey that makes him someone who’s truly unforgettable.

From Racing to Roofs
Spring/Summer 2020

While boat racing and roof construction may not seem like a recipe for success, it’s exactly the combination that is helping Brian Cole push the envelope in the roofing and overall commercial building space.

Rising to the Challenge
Spring/Summer 2020

In the male-dominated world of construction, female entrepreneurs are few and far between. For many women, one of the biggest struggles is being taken seriously and earning the respect of their peers.

The Power of a Second Chance
Spring/Summer 2020

Leaning against his office desk, John Proctor studied the face of LaMarcus Howard. Slowly lowering an unlit cigar from his mouth, he turned to his accounts manager and told him to give LaMarcus a chance. “The rest? It’s history,” explains LaMarcus,…

Making History
Fall/Winter 2019

It’s not every day that a construction project proves capable of inspiring a local community. “Exciting,” “historic,” “one-of-a-kind” and “part of the community’s DNA” are just a few of the words and phrases that Dallas County community leaders…

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A Smashing Success
Fall/Winter 2019

In the late 1970s, the Tandy Center shopping mall in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, was booming. The hustle and bustle of shoppers, the sounds of metal blades scraping swiftly across the ice skating rink and the foot traffic of employees from the…

Getting Ahead While Serving Others
Fall/Winter 2019

Rental One’s mission statement, “To Serve Others with Excellence,” transcends words on the office wall. It’s the mantra of four generations of the O’Neal family, leaders in the equipment rental industry for decades. The company’s primary business…

Raising the Roof in Texas
Fall/Winter 2019

The prairie sky is wide and high deep in the heart of Texas, and Supreme Roofing is there to protect Texans from the bright, unyielding sun. Supreme Roofing isn’t your average roofing company—it is a national, privately held commercial roofing…

A Solid Foundation
Fall/Winter 2019

Phillip Parks Sr. started his professional career in Kansas City, Missouri, where he did a variety of concrete work for the city. In the late 1970s, Parks Sr. completed a project for a gentleman named Ken Brown, who then moved to Texas and told…

Faster. Better. Smarter.
Spring/Summer 2019

According to Donna Schrouf, director of development for Steeltec LLC in Sanger, Texas, there are a lot of ways building owners, general contractors, developers and others can approach construction using steel as their primary framing material.…

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Taking the Texas Heat off Commercial Roofs
Spring/Summer 2019

With a focus on retrofitting and repairing the roofs of existing buildings, Longhorn Enterprises of Texas Inc. (Longhorn) provides spray foam roofing insulation solutions to commercial and industrial customers as well as schools and churches.…

Clearing the Way for Something Better
Spring/Summer 2019

Clear Environmental, LLC (Clear), an enterprise that began as a full-service demolition company in Rockwall, Texas, has evolved over the years as a result of its adaptability to market changes. In addition, the company demonstrates care for…

Cowboy Contractor
Spring/Summer 2019

Phil Wright knows about training, teamwork and patience. He’s learned those things from working with his father, Ron Wright, at the family-owned Southwest Insulation, Inc. But, he’s also learned those traits atop the back of a horse as one of…

It Starts with Foundation
Spring/Summer 2019

John Elmer started his business in Dallas in 1981 with a contract to remodel a Burger King restaurant and a plan to base his firm on a foundation of integrity, trust and respect. Today, Parkway C&A, LLP, more commonly known as Parkway Construction,…

Heading off Tech Headaches
Fall/Winter 2018

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

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Shared Vision
Fall/Winter 2018

When Ramiro De La Cruz and Don Babcock, managing partners at R&D Electrical, LLC, first met a decade ago, they were both working for a large electrical contractor. Ramiro had moved to Texas from Michigan where he had started his career as an…

Modeling & Mentoring
Fall/Winter 2018

Core values are at the very heart of Ikerd Consulting, LLC (IKERD). The engineering, construction-grade modeling, laser scanning, forensics and consulting firm believes so strongly in its values that they are integrated in the very first stage…

A Boutique Success
Fall/Winter 2018

There’s a worn-out old saying about making lemonade when life gives you lemons. When life—and the Great Recession—gave Eric Little the lemon of losing his job, he whipped up a fresh batch of lemonade in the form of Crimson Building Company,…

A Master’s Skill
Spring/Summer 2018

In a world full of mass production and prefabrication, it’s easy to forget the quality a master craftsman can bring to a project. Until you look at his work. Jerry Brown of Dallas-based Quality Millwork by Brownco is such a craftsman, and he’s…

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Commitment to Honesty and Integrity
Spring/Summer 2018

When it comes to business, Bobby Bennett, owner of Bennett Air Conditioner Recycling in DeSoto, Texas, knows that honesty and integrity are everything. “Metal recycling is a cash-based business. When we haul off multi-ton air conditioning units…

Getting the Job Done
Spring/Summer 2018

Providing a great service can mean a lot of things. It can mean efficiently helping a client, being friendly and professional, offering to do a bit extra, being available and attentive, or being skilled and knowledgeable. For Alan Greenwood,…

Making Texas Proud
Fall/Winter 2017

Although many people dream of starting their own business, few pursue it and even fewer succeed after they start. Meet the man who made not one, but two businesses a reality—Jeff Folsom, President of Alpine Roofing Construction.

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That’s Solid as a Rock
Fall/Winter 2017

Ken Morrison, at the age of 54, has spent his adult life as part Renaissance Man, part self-described serial entrepreneur.

All in the Family
Fall/Winter 2017

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Fred Thetford, a co-founding partner at Contract Bond Agency (CBA), is a straight shooter. Ask him about surety bonds, and he’s sure to lay it all out in layman’s terms; and he’s confident in his ability…

All About the Flow
Fall/Winter 2017

For developers and architects, making sure every building is equipped with an effective fire safety system is one of the basic tenets of producing a well-designed commercial project. In addition, code compliance is both a routine and an essential…

Emerging Architectural Leaders Change Lives
Spring/Summer 2017

Have you ever wondered what local resources are available to design professionals to hone their leadership skills? Well, look no further. The Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Dallas) is the organization’s seventh largest…

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Communicating Beauty In Texas
Spring/Summer 2017

Located off State Highway 114 in Wise County, Texas, the community of Boyd sits approximately 30 miles northwest of Fort Worth and about 15 miles from Decatur and Bridgeport. On its website, the city of Boyd states that it is “a small town with…

Leading With Purpose
Fall/Winter 2016

These days when you’re looking for a company to handle your building and construction needs, some of the most common elevator pitches you hear involve phrases like “we care about our customers” or “we deliver quality” or “we provide the best…

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