John M. Birckhead and Christopher W. Mayeu founded Welbor Technology, Inc. in September 2003. The company engineers, designs, and manufactures products for the oilfield services industry. Community Business Finance originated an SBA 504 loan in conjunction with Wells Fargo Bank to facilitate the purchase of the land and building that Welbor was previously leasing. The 504 loan helped the company meet its office space needs and provide room for future growth and expansion while minimizing the down payment required to purchase the building.
Souhail Adam's company has grown rapidly from a small tow truck business to a multifaceted group that includes tow trucks, a collision shop, and two auto storage lots. In mid-2007, Mr. Adam began researching the feasibility of opening a car salvage and scrap metal yard in Southwest Houston.
Dr. Charles Quick knew what he wanted, and he had a vision of what could be. After leaving academia and setting up a private practice, he realized what he missed most was the consultative nature of the academic environment. He knew he wanted to create a business where he could work with other professionals who shared his passion for veterinary medicine and the animals they serve, in an environment that supported his ideal of work-life balance.
Bourjois Abboud's business, Advanced Pharma, was booming. It was exciting, but he found it difficult to keep pace with the increased demands of his clientele due to his facility's size. While looking at industry projections, Mr. Abboud realized he needed more space.
Since Roger DeGregori got his first job at 12 years old, his passion has always been aquariums. He opened Fish Gallery as an aquarium installation and service business over 25 years ago in Rice Village. Roger believes that with the addition of a retail storefront, the diversity of his business has been crucial to its success.