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BUY, BUILD, OR REMODEL?
Experts weigh in on this important decision
A handy checklist for Central Texas homeowners
Coming to a school near you
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Inside 6 Hill Country Events
Get the inside scoop on this yearâ€™s top events
8 Buy, Build, or Remodel? Experts weigh in on this important decision
10 Texas Recipe Corner
Easy recipes that will make your mouth water
12 Finances: Tips for first-time homebuyers
Learn all of the factors to consider when taking the leap into home ownership
24 16 Home Maintenance Checklist Use these handy guides for keeping your home in tip-top shape
18 Landscaping is all about soil
Thereâ€™s more to a beautiful lawn than just water
24 Building a tiny house for a big cause
High school students get hands-on home-building experience at school
27 Find-A-Contractor Directory
Check out our annual listing of qualified contractors and industry professionals
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ON THE COVER
Hill Country Life EDITOR / ART DIRECTOR Jen Lamar
The pool shown was constructed by Blue Hole Pools at the personal residence of renowned architect Duke Garwood and his wife, Mary, in Austin using all onsite rock. Known as “The Rock Whisperer,” owner and visionary Brandon Porter built the pool around the embedded huge jump rock on the deep end. He selected rocks for the retaining walls and waterfalls plus the steps and landings going into the house. In all, they used about 350 tons of rock from the property. Visit Blue Hole Pools in Spicewood for more information and to request a quote for your dream pool.
PUBLISHER / DESIGN DIRECTOR Andy Cargal ADVERTISING Alisa Darnaby CONTRIBUTOR Brett Briant, LCRA PHOTOGRAPHY Front Cover, Tyler Schmitt The Mill Photography Studio Letters to the editor or to submit a story or photo, contact: Jen Lamar, HCBA Executive Director, email@example.com Copyright 2017 Hill Country Builders Association (HCBA) 1401 Broadway, Suite B1 Marble Falls, TX 78654 830.798.2266 The Hill Country Builders Association is a non-profit professional member organization dedicated to promoting, advocating and supporting the building trades industry within the Highland Lakes, Wine Country and Guadalupe regions in Central Texas.
elcome to the inaugural edition of Hill Country Life magazine. You’ve come to the right place to find just about everything related to living in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. From recipes to home maintenance tips to must-see events, we’ve got you covered. If you take a look around, you’ll notice new construction is abound. In fact, central Texas welcomes more than 100 new residents every day. Not only is the influx boosting economic growth but it is also placing increased demands on housing and city infrastructures. The Hill Country Builders Association (HCBA) plays an integral role in supporting and advocating for our communities’ growth and prosperity, working hard to ensure that building standards remain in the best interest of our residents and business owners. The HCBA deeply cares about giving back to the communities that our members serve, and we’re proud to announce the first “Tiny House” construction education project at Fredericksburg
High School was a fantastic success! Be sure to check out the tiny house feature on page 24 to learn about how students and area builders worked together. In this edition you’ll also receive our annual Find-A-Contractor guide. Previously published separately, Find-A-Contractor has been the go-to reference for years to find trusted contractors, building service professionals, and products. You’ll be glad you kept this magazine on hand next time you’re looking for a credible service professional. We hope you find our new magazine informative and look forward to continuing to serve your home and business needs throughout the Guadalupe, Wine Country, and Highland Lakes regions. Feel free to reach out – we’d love to hear from you! Matt Fields, FieldsCo Builders 2017 HCBA Executive President
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HILL COUNTRY EVENTS
June 16–17, 2017
Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo
June 16–18, 2017
Annual Adult Soapbox Derby
Marble Falls, TX
June 24, 2017
Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival
July 1–2, 2017
Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing
July 4, 2017
Community Parade and Patriotic Program
July 4, 2017
Community Fireworks Celebration
Marble Falls, TX
July 14 –15, 2017
Marble Falls Annual Rodeo
Marble Falls, TX
July 15, 2017
Night in Old Fredericksburg
August 11–13, 2017
LakeFest Drag Boat Races
Marble Falls, TX
September 30, 2017
Main Street Market Days
Marble Falls, TX
October 6 –8, 2017
October 13–15 & 20–22, 2017
Hill Country Parade of Homes
Fredericksburg, Marble Falls ,and Kerrville TX
October 13 –15, 2017
Texas Mesquite Arts Festival
October 14–15, 2017
Kerrville Chalk Festival
October 20 –22, 2017
Fiesta Jam on Lake Marble Falls
Marble Falls, TX
November 9, 2017
HCBA Bowling Tournament Fundraiser
November 17, 2017–January 1, 2018
Holiday Walkway of Lights
Marble Falls, TX
Guadalupe River HCBA Golf Tournament Fundraiser
Annual HCBA BBQ Cook-Off Fundraiser
Llano Earth Art Fest
March 31, 2018
Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay
Horseshoe Bay, TX
April 14–15, 2018
HCBA Annual Sporting Clays Fundraiser
HSB Resort Golf Tourney HCBA Fundraiser
Horseshoe Bay, TX
June 24, 2017: Annual Hill Country Food Truck Festival
June 16–17, 2017: Annual Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo
October 13–-15 & 20–22, 2017: Hill Country Parade of Homes
July 4, 2017: Community Parade and Patriotic Program
November 17, 2017–January 1, 2018: Holiday Walkway of Lights
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April 14–15, 2018: Bluebonnet Festival
November 2017: Guadalupe River HCBA Golf Tournament Fundraiser
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Buy, Build, or Remodel 8 2017 HILL COUNTRY LIFE
ARTICLE BY JEN LAMAR
Executive Officer, Hill Country Builders Association
Whether it’s time to upsize, downsize, or relocate, it’s no secret why the Central Texas area is one of America’s fastest-growing regions. Beautiful scenery, warm climate, a bounty of outdoor activities, and the region’s expanding economy are among the top draws for newcomers and veterans alike. We’ve asked some of the area’s building experts to weigh in on key considerations on whether to buy, build, or remodel.
CONSIDER YOUR FAMILIES’ NEEDS Are you a growing family with young kids? Is your play area beginning to become one with your living room? Perhaps you entertain often and need extra space to accommodate larger groups. Or maybe your kids are grown and retirement is on the horizon. In any case, jotting down a list of your specific needs will help to evaluate whether remodeling, building, or purchasing is your best bet. “It’s important to consider not only your current situation but also five and 10 years down the road,” says Matt Fields with FieldsCo Builders. Matt recommends considering how comfortable you are with making decisions and if you have the time to dedicate to a build or remodel project. “The countless styles and options available online has really enabled homeowners to make more informed, quicker decisions compared to just a decade prior.” DEFINE VALUE First is location, location, location. Is your neighborhood increasing in popularity? Are homes around you selling for more than they did five years ago? Are local businesses thriving? Next, evaluate your assets. Hire a third-party inspector to assess the structural integrity and condition of your current home. Is the future value of your home worth the cost to remodel over the long term? Keep in mind, US News & World Report recommends staying within 15% of the median home value in your neighborhood to ensure competitive resell potential. NEW VS. OLD Comparing a newly-constructed home to a welldone remodel can be a bit like comparing apples to oranges. If you’re on the fence, consider your home’s historic value. If you live in a turn-of-the-century charming bungalow, it may be worth the extra cost of using the same quality materials for updating without changing its historic charm. On the flip side, new construction offers many state-of-the-art energy-efficient features and modern finishes.
LAWS & RESTRICTIONS You just found the perfect tear down and already envision your beautiful new home. But wait, what’s this about the POA enforcing restrictions against building two-story homes? Perhaps you purchased a fixer-upper with the intent of taking it to the studs, only to find out that the city requires an entire side of the home stay intact to qualify as a remodel. Bottom line, check your local zoning laws, building codes, and POA stipulations before making house plans. BUDGET CONSTRAINTS Remodeling may sound like the less expensive alternative, which can be true in high-demand cities. However, it’s important to look at the footprint of an existing home. On a cost-persquare-foot basis, remodeling can at times be more expensive than new construction due to the confinements of working around existing structures. “Sometimes an addition may be cheaper than modifying existing spaces if there are old issues lurking behind walls,” says Richard Laughlin with Laughlin Homes and Restoration. John Winsborough with Winsborough Construction offers another budget-friendly tip. “Hiring a design/ build firm is a great way to ensure your budget aligns with the style and architecture you want drawn and custom built.” Other expenses to account for include moving, closing costs, inspections, financing, etc. IN A NUTSHELL... Remodeling is likely for you if… You love your neighborhood and location. You’re emotionally attached to your home. You can tolerate living in a construction zone for several months. Consider building a new home if… Lots are available in the neighborhood you really like. The cost of remodeling your home will outpace its resale value. You have specific needs for your home. Purchasing a home may be your best bet if… You prefer not to take on the stress and demands of a home project. You can find what you’re looking for in an existing home.
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CORNER Southern eats with a side of hospitality
Real Southern Fried Chicken
Recipe courtesy of Todd Eidson, HCBA Wine Country Division President, Sierra Homes, Fredericksburg,
1 whole chicken, in strips or chunks 1 cup canola oil 2 cups flour 1 cup yellow corn meal 2 tsp salt
1 tsp thyme 1 tsp basil 1 tsp oregano 1 tbs celery salt 2 tbs black pepper 1 tbs dried mustard
Âź cup paprika 1 tbs garlic salt 2 tbs white pepper 1 cup buttermilk 1 egg, beaten Paper grocery bags & 3 bowls
Mix flour, herbs, & spices in a bowl. Place corn meal in a bowl. Mix buttermilk and egg in medium-size bowl and soak chicken Â˝-hour at room temp. Remove chicken, allowing excess batter to drip off, and coat in flour mixture. Shake off excess flour and roll chicken in corn meal. Place on a rack over a baking sheet. Heat 2 inches of oil in cast iron skillet or Dutch oven to 350 F. Place several chicken pieces in the skillet; adjust temperature as needed. Fry until light brown, turning once. Set on a brown paper bag to soak up excess oil. Serve your warm, crunchy fried chicken with a side of your favorite dipping sauce.
Recipe courtesy of Quynh & Dave Rathkamp, Save the World Brewing Co., Marble Falls, TX
3 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar
12 oz Save the World beer 2 tbs melted butter
Mix flour, sugar, and beer in a bowl until sticky. Pour into loaf pan that has been oiled/buttered. Bake at 375 F for 55 minutes. Three minutes prior to done, brush top with melted butter. Serve warm with local honey and sweet cream butter.
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FINANCES Tips for first-time homebuyers ARTICLE BY JEN LAMAR l Executive Officer, Hill Country Builders Association
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FIRST THINGS FIRST – START WORKING WITH A LENDER Before purchasing or remodeling, it’s critical to establish a budget. “Working with a lender from the beginning will help to determine if you qualify for a mortgage, how much you qualify for, and which loan will work best for your specific needs,” says Tami Randolph with FirstCapital Bank of Texas. Mortgages typically consist of a principle amount (cost of the home) plus an interest amount, which is spread over a set number of years. A 30-year pay-back period is most common. COST OF FINANCING YOUR HOME Think of interest rates as the cost of a loan. One of the biggest factors in financing a remodel, new construction, or home purchase is the cost of financing. Remodeling an existing home can be funded from savings or through a home equity line of credit, with the latter utilizing your home’s value as “collateral” security for the bank. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a mortgage or home equity line of credit, your credit score, the terms of the loan (fixed rate vs adjustable rate), and current interest rates are all factors to consider. And just because you qualify for a larger loan amount doesn’t mean it’s affordable for you. Realistically assess your budget requirements first.
Average down payment in 2016
DOWN PAYMENTS The average down payment was 11% in 2016, according to the National Association of Realtors. While some prefer to put down as much as 20%, the VA and USDA home loan programs actually require no down payment at all. TYPES OF LOANS Randolph recommends asking your lender about the many first-time homebuyer programs that are available such as these popular options. • VA Loan: If you served in the military, the Veterans Administration loan allows for 100% of the home purchase to be financed for any primary residence. • USDA Rural Housing Loan: Offers 100% financing, if qualifications are met. • Federal Housing Administration “FHA” Loans: Requires as little as 3.5% down, depending on the loan cap amount per county. • Conventional Loans: Though not insured by the federal government, they do have advantages. With a qualifying credit score and ability to put 20% down, you would not be required to pay private mortgage insurance. Conventional loans come with fixed or adjustable rates. Adjustable rates may be attractively low but can fluctuate and spike after several years, making budgeting more difficult.
CLOSING COSTS When you close on a home, be prepared to pay the down payment as well as closing costs, prepaid taxes, and insurance fees. There is the option of negotiating with the seller to cover some of those costs. Keep in mind that each loan program has limits. TAXES, HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE, & POA DUES Property taxes are assessed by county, and school taxes are assigned by school district. These are generally a percentage of your tax role value. These may vary widely depending on the area, so do your homework first before spending time and energy looking for homes with tax requirements out of your budget range. Annual property and school taxes are required to be included in the monthly payment on loan programs with less than 20% down. The homeowners insurance premium is first negotiated by you with your insurance agent. Then the lender will include your insurance expenses in loan documents and monthly payments. And before remodeling, first consider that a home in a community with high property tax values can significantly increase in value and taxes after the remodel. Remember to also inquire about property owners association’s dues. Payments may be annual, quarterly, or monthly and either voluntary or mandatory. Some POA’s can charge thousands of dollars per month, so be sure ask. MAINTENANCE EXPENSES Don’t forget to account for typical expenses such as monthly utilities (water, gas, trash, electric), and home maintenance (yard and pool upkeep). It’s also a good idea to keep a small maintenance fund for those unexpected repair costs.
THINGS TO REMEMBER Include financing costs in your budget Consider taxes, insurance, and POA dues when determining how much you can afford Work with a lender to find out how much you qualify for Choose from a variety of loan options
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Sticking to a regular home maintenance schedule will ensure the longevity of your home’s value and help you to avoid costly repairs. Here’s how to stay on top of your home’s maintenance needs.
• HVAC. If you have pets or allergies, change out your filters monthly. Otherwise changing every 2–3 months should do the trick. Using cheaper filters is also advised, as increased air flow allows for less strain on your HVAC system. • DISPOSAL. Get rid of gunky disposal goo by running two cups of ice cubes through. The ice blasts the deposits away and sharpens the blades as a bonus. Follow with ½ cup baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar, and let it sit overnight. • STOVE VENT EXHAUST. You’re in for a greasy treat if you’ve never cleaned your stove vent filters. Cooking grease builds up in the vent over time. Remove the filter and clean with a degreaser such as ammonia mixed with warm water.
• FIRE EXTINGUISHER. A fire extinguisher can be a real lifesaver in the event of a kitchen fire. A quick check to ensure the gauge shows adequate pressure is all you need to do. • SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS: Simply hit the test button. If the alarm sounds, you’re good to go. Otherwise replace the batteries and test again. Replace the unit if there is still no alarm. • RUN WATER AND FLUSH TOILETS. Running water and flushing toilets prevents grime from building up. • WATER SOFTENER. Check your unit to see if it’s time to add salt. • DRAINS. Prevent clogs and smelly buildup by pouring a handful of baking soda in sink and shower drains, followed by a cup of white vinegar. Let the solution sit for a half hour, then rinse with hot water.
• WATER HEATER. Testing your hot water heater’s pressure relief valve will prevent mineral and corrosion build up. • DEEP CLEAN. Dedicate a Saturday every six months to give your home a proper cleaning, including windows, appliances, and dusting high and low (including those corners where Central Texas spiders love to build their webs). • REFRIGERATOR COILS. Your fridge consumes 15% of your home’s energy. Vacuum the coils of the unit to ensure the motor continues to run efficiently. • INSECTS. Many organic alternatives are now available to help prevent those creepy crawlies from getting into your home. Ask your pest control professional about alternatives to use both inside and out.
• EXTERIOR CHECK-UP. Ensure gutter connections are secure and pointed in the right direction. Clean out leaf debris and touch up paint-chipped areas. Repair missing mortar between stone or brick and cracks around window sills. At the sign of any leak, repair shingles or areas where moisture has penetrated the home. • HVAC. Before summer hits, arrange to have your A/C serviced by a licensed professional. To prevent mildew or water issues, ask to have the coils cleaned and the A/C drain pipe flushed. • RAINWATER CATCHMENT. Eileen Parsons with Vista Verde Builders recommends shutting down and draining pumps after each growing season. Prior to freezing temps, drain the pump and open hose bibs. • WINTER PREP. Cover and insulate outdoor spigots to prevent pipes from freezing in the fall. Winterize sprinkler systems and store hoses.
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Landscaping is all about soil
ARTICLE BY Brett Briant l Contributing Writer
When it comes to landscape and irrigation maintenance, the key is to learn how to deal with your specific types of soil. Soil is not only your yard’s first line of defense to battle periods of hot dry weather and pests but is also your landscape’s foundation regardless of plant type. Soils in Central Texas vary from rocky alkaline dirt to hard granite gravel to sticky clay. Here’s how to create a successful landscape using soil science.
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TEST YOUR SOIL The first step toward creating a successful landscape is knowing what kind of soil is under your lawn. A simple soil test is an easy and straightforward way to determine the amount of organic matter and available nutrients. Soil testing also lets you know what nutrient deficiencies are present in order to supplement accordingly. Keep in mind that organic matter gives soil its water-holding capacity and natural biodiversity of beneficial bacteria and fungi.
APPLY COMPOST The next step for a thriving landscape is applying compost. All types of soil benefit from yearly or bi-annual applications of a quality finished compost following a deep tine aeration. Not only will compost add organic matter with beneficial microorganisms to the soilâ€™s profile but also will help to retain soil moisture between rainfall. Roughly 1/4- to 1/2-inch applied twice a year should do the job. When determining your compost needs, a cubic yard typically covers about 1,000 square feet with a quarter inch deep of material. A simple trick is to take the area of the landscape, multiply by the depth of compost, and then divide by 326. March and October are optimal times to add compost topdressing.
WATER WISELY The final step in maintaining a flourishing landscape is to water wisely. Automatic irrigation systems account for 50 percent of the water used by most Texas households during the summer. Avoid wasting water by performing irrigation system checkups, repairing clogged filters and misaligned heads, and adjusting areas with too much pressure. If your water provider is a Lower Colorado River Authority customer, you may qualify for up to $350 in rebates for rain sensors, soil moisture sensors, and pressureregulating heads and nozzles through the LCRA WaterSmart program. Visit WaterSmart.org for information on WaterSmart rebates, free irrigation system checkups, and informative videos.
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Building a tiny house for a big cause ARTICLE BY JEN LAMAR l Executive Officer, Hill Country Builders Association
The 2016–17 school year marked the beginning of a momentous project, as Hill Country Builders Association (HCBA) members joined forces with Fredericksburg High School (FHS) to implement a Concept House construction education program. HCBA members donated their time to provide students valuable on-the-job training right on campus. The kids worked closely with local builders and contractors to earn school credit through building a concept house from the ground up. So, what is a concept house? For starters, a tiny home is typically less than 400 sq. ft., whereas a concept house is small but can measure up to 1,000 square feet.
market,” said builder Todd Eidson, President of the HCBA Wine Country Division. “Our hope is that the Concept House program will spark students’ interests in pursuing rewarding careers in the building industry.”
Did you know? • The average age of a plumber is 65
“We’re all about joining forces to promote pride in building craftsmanship and to teach kids valuable life skills,” said builder Richard Laughlin, HCBA Trades Program committee chair. “We aim to soon create a model program that high schools around Texas can follow.”
• The average salary of a journeyman plumber can top $70,000
ADDRESSING THE LABOR SHORTAGE ISSUE The U.S. Department of Labor’s recent reports indicate that for every five skilled tradesmen that retire, only one will enter the workforce.
• For every 5 retired tradesmen, only 1 reenters the workforce
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BOTTOM LEFT: Student-built house debuts at the FHS “Move That Bus” event. BOTTOM MIDDLE & RIGHT: Students and HCBA members present the golden key to auction winner Nancy Shaw.
FIRST CONCEPT HOUSE A SUCCESS The FHS Concept House (dubbed ‘Casa Über Alles’) took eight months to build and included a comfortable living area, dining room, full kitchen, full bath, one bedroom, 16 feet of closet space, and a laundry area, totaling approximately 576 sq. ft. Shortly following completion, Casa Über Alles was unveiled during a “Move That Bus” event in April and later sold in a live auction. Auction proceeds and HCBA fundraising events will help to fund the 2017-2018 Concept House, including the annual Sporting Clays Tournament organized by Trades Program committee member, Matthew Schumann. Currently, the HCBA is working with several local area high schools to implement similar career education programs. To see the Concept House build in action, follow the ‘Casa Über Alles’ Facebook page. 2017 HILL COUNTRY LIFE 25
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The Perfect DIY Project For That Concrete Slab
When you step outside the door of your home are you met by a concrete slab? Do you look down at that plain gray canvas and wonder, “what can I do to make this look better?” There must be something out there that can enhance the beauty of your patio or porch without breaking the bank, right? A perfect solution for that patio problem might be AZEK Pavers. What are AZEK Pavers?
AZEK® Pavers are a block-shaped product made from 95% recycled composite materials that resist stains and scratches. The pavers are easy to install and come with a 10 year limited warranty and no crack guarantee in residential applications. What sets these pavers apart is the patented grid system that reduces installation time by one–third and takes the frustration out of manually setting and aligning heavy concrete pavers. The grid also acts as a drainage system if your project is exposed to the elements.
How Easy To Install are AZEK Pavers?
AZEK’s website allows you to play with different patterns and colors then download the installation instructions so even if you have little construction experience you can install the pavers over a weekend. The key to the quick installation is AZEK’s grid system, which requires no gluing or
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screwing while still locking the pavers in place. First, you lay down the grid over the concrete slab, then you start laying down your desired pattern. When all the pavers are in place, the weight of the pavers keeps the grid from shifting, and the grid is tight enough that the pavers “lock” into place.
AZEK Paver Beneﬁts
The cost and time savings of AZEK Pavers are considerable compared to traditional outdoor materials like decks and stone/concrete pavers. Plus, these pavers require little or no prep work when being placed on a smooth concrete slab. AZEK Pavers can be used for patios, walkways, resurfacing decks, commercial projects, rooftop decks and even custom driveways. Another great benefit to using these pavers is they are removeable! Since no gluing or screwing is required you can change out colors, patterns, or take the whole grid with you if you move. This project was installed by a pair of homeowners in less than 6 hours! Read the whole story at www.TimberTown.com/pavers.
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City of Burnet Burnet (512) 756-6093 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cityofburnet.com City of Fredericksburg Fredericksburg (830) 997-5398 email@example.com www.fbgtx.org City of Granite Shoals Granite Shoals (830) 598-2424 firstname.lastname@example.org www.graniteshoals.com City of Johnson City Johnson City (830) 868-7111 email@example.com www.johnsoncity.org City of Kerrville - Main Street Office Kerrville (830) 792-8395 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kerrvilletx.gov City of Marble Falls Marble Falls 830-693-3615 email@example.com www.marblefallstx.gov
Accent Granite & Marble Marble Falls 830-693-1144 firstname.lastname@example.org www.accentgranite.com Acme Brick Round Rock 512-244-7600 email@example.com www.brick.com Action Propane, Inc. Leander 512-259-1196 firstname.lastname@example.org actionpropaneinc.net Advantage Roofing Granite Shoals 830-445-9170 email@example.com AG&M Agricultural Granite & Marble Spicewood 512-263-7628 firstname.lastname@example.org www.agmgranite.com Alexis Granite Design, LLC Marble Falls 830-798-2539 email@example.com alexisgranite.com
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Allen Gass Roofing Llano 512-299-7656 firstname.lastname@example.org Alpha Granite Kerrville 830-896-8746 email@example.com www.alphagraniteaustin.com Andersen Windows Marble Falls 512-265-4552 firstname.lastname@example.org andersenwindows.com Antique Timberworks Fredericksburg 830-997-2280 email@example.com antiquetimberworks.com Atmos Energy Abilene 325-690-7561 firstname.lastname@example.org www.atmosenergy.com Baystone Flooring Marble Falls 830-798-3865 email@example.com Biedermann’s Ace Hardware Fredericksburg 830-997-7611 firstname.lastname@example.org acehardware.com Blackburn Plastering, Ltd. Ingram 830-257-0066 email@example.com www.blackburnplastering.com
BMC Austin 512-977-7401 firstname.lastname@example.org www.buildwithbmc.com BMC Hill Country Windows & Doors Distribution Division Fredericksburg 830-990-5717 email@example.com www.buildwithbmc.com BMC Millwork Helotes 210-695-3667 firstname.lastname@example.org www.buildwithbmc.com Braunbach Granite Fredericksburg 830-990-0768 email@example.com www.braunbachgranite.com Builders First Source Fredericksburg 830-997-2106 firstname.lastname@example.org www.probuild.com Buttery Company Llano 325-247-4141 email@example.com www.butterycompany.com CaraCasa Windows & Doors Marble Falls (830) 798-2272 firstname.lastname@example.org www.caracasa.com
1119 Hwy. 16 South, Fredericksburg • 830.997.2106
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Central Texas Glass Company Marble Falls 830-693-2039 email@example.com Cornerstone Roofing Horseshoe Bay 512-796-8685 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cornerstoneroofingtexas.com Creative Sheet Metal Works Marble Falls 512-734-1057 email@example.com Dean Mitchell Masonry, Inc. Kerrville 830-896-2252 firstname.lastname@example.org www.deanmitchellmasonry.com Diego Roofing, LLC Austin 512-266-6180 email@example.com www.diegoroofingaustin.com Double E Painting & Decorating Burnet 512-756-3605 firstname.lastname@example.org Educated Roofing Systems, Inc. Driftwood 512-755-5572 email@example.com www.educatedroofingsystems.com Element 7 Concrete Designs Marble Falls 830-798-2717 firstname.lastname@example.org www.element7concrete.com
Elevators of Texas Marble Falls 830-637-0628 email@example.com elevatorsoftexas.com Elmer’s Construction Granite Shoals 830-613-8157 firstname.lastname@example.org Exclusive Windows & Doors of Austin LLC Austin 512-341-9282 email@example.com www.exclusivewindowsanddoors.com Expressions Home Gallery — a Morrison Supply Showroom Austin 512-422-5068 firstname.lastname@example.org www.morsco.com Five Star Rentals/Sales, Inc. Kerrville 830-896-0282 email@example.com www.fivestarrental.com Ford and Crew Marble Falls 830-693-5566 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hardwaremarblefalls.com Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber Co Marble Falls 830-693-4347 email@example.com www.foxgal.com
Fredericksburg Custom Cabinets Fredericksburg 830-997-7371 firstname.lastname@example.org Fredericksburg Flooring Center Fredericksburg 830-997-8375 email@example.com www.fredericksburgflooringcenter.com Fredericksburg Gutter Solution Fredericksburg 830-708-9069 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hillcountrygutters.com Gardner Construction Marble Falls 830-265-6362 email@example.com Gutterman Raingutter Company Fredericksburg 830-990-0068 firstname.lastname@example.org www.guttermanraingutter.com H&H Drywall & Painting Granite Shoals 830-385-6123 email@example.com Hager Plumbing, Inc. Kerrville 830-895-4190 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hagerplumbingtx.com Heights Lumber & Supply, Inc. Harker Heights 254-669-3491 email@example.com www.heightslumbersupply.com
Hester Window Coverings Kerrville 830-896-5663 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hesterwindowcoverings.com Hill Country Propane, Inc. Fredericksburg 830-997-8621 email@example.com www.hillcountrypropane.net Hill Country Surface Restoration Fredericksburg 830-990-9340 firstname.lastname@example.org www.restorationsurface.com Hollywood-Crawford Door Co. San Antonio 210-494-3434 email@example.com www.hollywoodcrawford.com JDJ Contractors Granite Shoals 830-265-0121 firstname.lastname@example.org Kelly Moore Kingsland 325-388-3703 RHoward@kellymoore.com www.kellymoore.com Kingwood Fine Cabinetry Fredericksburg 830-990-0565 email@example.com www.kingwoodcabinets.com
Kohutek Construction Horseshoe Bay 512-481-9971 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kohutekcabinets.com La Ventana LLC Austin 512-344-9362 email@example.com www.laventanatexas.com Lakeline Seamless Gutters Liberty Hill 512-515-0180 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lakelinegutters.com Lampasas Building Components of Texas Lampasas 512-556-2180 email@example.com Lauren Concrete Round Rock 512-801-9910 firstname.lastname@example.org www.laurenconcrete.com Longhorn Granite Marble Falls 830-613-1788 email@example.com www.longhorngranite.com M.G. Building Materials Kerrville 830-257-2300 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mgbuildingmaterials.com
Marble Falls Glass & Mirror Marble Falls 830-693-2535 email@example.com www.marblefallsglass.com McCoyâ€™s Building Supply Center Kerrville 830-896-8171 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mccoys.com Mikeâ€™s Floorcovering Marble Falls 830-693-3694 email@example.com www.mikesfloorcovering.com Milgard Windows & Doors Grand Prairie 817-525-2601 JimMcBride@milgard.com www.milgard.com Morrison Supply Company Kerrville 830-895-1550 firstname.lastname@example.org www.morsco.com Nixon Roofing, Inc. Fredericksburg 830-997-7923 email@example.com www.nixonroofing.com Pella Products of South Texas Austin 512-633-3359 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pella.com
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Phil Jackson’s Granite & Iron Store Fredericksburg 830-997-4716 email@example.com granite-iron.com Price’s Custom Cabinets Marble Falls 830-693-2131 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pricecabinets.com Quality Overhead Door, LLC Marble Falls 830-693-4008 email@example.com Quality Roofing Boerne 830-816-8230 firstname.lastname@example.org www.qualityroofingtx.com Residential Elevators, LLC Tallahassee 210-313-6866 email@example.com www.residentialelevators.com Ryan Wholesale, Inc Jonestown 800-799-3237 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ryanwholesale.com Sanchez Concrete Fredericksburg 830-456-2438 email@example.com
Schumann Granite Fredericksburg 830-997-1818 firstname.lastname@example.org www.schumanngranite.com Schweiger Services Buchanan Dam 325-423-0106 email@example.com Sherwin Williams Marble Falls 830-798-0788 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sherwinwilliams.com Steel Frame Solutions and Drywall Supply, LLC Kerrville 830-792-0435 info@TexasSteelHomes.com www.TexasSteelHomes.com Sunspace Texas College Station 888-271-5810 email@example.com www.sunspacetexas.com T Becker Masonry Construction Marble Falls 512-715-2582 firstname.lastname@example.org Texas Railing Systems Kerrville 830-928-1327 wuecker@TexasRailingSystems.com www.TexasRailingSystems.com
The Front Door Company San Antonio 210-340-3141 email@example.com www.thefrontdoorco.com TimberTown Pflugerville 512-528-8112 firstname.lastname@example.org http://timbertown.com Tradition Custom Cabinets Marble Falls 512-627-6201 email@example.com www.buildwithtradition.com Tri-Supply Temple 254-771-3500 firstname.lastname@example.org trisupplyhometeam.com TWC Architectural Mouldings San Antonio 210-662-2800 email@example.com www.twcmouldings.com TWI Millwork, Inc. Kingsland 325-270-3831 firstname.lastname@example.org twi-millwork.com United Rentals, Inc Marble Falls 830-693-0000 email@example.com www.unitedrental.com
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VAPO Propane Co., Inc. Fredericksburg 830-997-2659 firstname.lastname@example.org www.vapo-propane.com Vic’s Concrete Marble Falls 512-755-0107 email@example.com Woodwright’s Custom Woodwork, LLC Fredericksburg 512-736-4668 firstname.lastname@example.org www.woodwrightscustomwoodwork.com CONSUMER & BUSINESS SERVICES Bonded Builders Warranty Group St. Petersburg 800-749-0381 email@example.com www.bondedbuilders.com Brian Carpenter Insurance Agency Marble Falls 830-637-7688 firstname.lastname@example.org www.farmersagent.com/bcarpenter Capitol City Insurance Managers Austin 800-473-8962 email@example.com www.ccinsurance.com Centennial Bank Fredericksburg 830-997-5544 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bankoncb.com
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Central Texas Land Titles, Inc. Horseshoe Bay 830-598-4898 email@example.com www.ctlt.net Decker Jones, P.C. Fort Worth 817-336-2400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.deckerjones.com First State Bank Dripping Springs 512-894-2059 email@example.com www.fsbabilene.com First State Bank Central Texas Marble Falls 830-693-3595 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fsbcentex.com First United Bank Marble Falls 830-693-3676 email@example.com Firstunitedbank.com/abtexas FirstCapital Bank of Texas Horseshoe Bay 830-613-3604 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fcbtexas.com Grand Bank of Texas Marble Falls (830) 693-8501 email@example.com www.grandbankoftexas.com
Highland Lakes Title Marble Falls 830-693-5500 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hltitle.com Hill Country National Bank Burnet (512) 756-7363 email@example.com www.hillcountrynationalbank.com HNB Mortgage Marble Falls 830-693-3373 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hnbmortgage.com Home Builders Insurance Services Waxahachie 469-517-1770 email@example.com www.hbisonine.com Hotchkiss Insurance Agency San Antonio 210-240-5155 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hiallc.com Imagine Marble Falls 830-798-1244 email@example.com www.toimagine.com Lone Star Capital Bank Marble Falls 830-693-5318 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lscb.com
Massey-Itschner & Co., PC Kerrville 830-257-5330 email@example.com www.micocpa.com McMurrough & Associates Jonestown 512-252-7200 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mcmurrough.com Northstar Bank of Texas Marble Falls 830-693-0501 email@example.com www.nstarbank.com Pinnacle Insurance Group, Inc. Austin 254-751-9545 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pinnacleinsgroup.com Salem Insurance Marble Falls 830-693-4343 email@example.com www.saleminsurance.com Security National Mortgage Company Austin 512-795-5596 firstname.lastname@example.org www.snmc.com/Austin Security State Bank & Trust Marble Falls: (830) 693-5553, email@example.com Fredericksburg: (830) 997-7575, firstname.lastname@example.org Kerrville: (830) 895-2000, email@example.com www.ssbtexas.com
Service Title Company Marble Falls 830-693-3631 firstname.lastname@example.org www.servicetitlecompany.com Starkey Mortgage San Antonio 210-545-9300 email@example.com www.starkeymtg.com/lo/ToddWeber StrucSure Home Warranty LLC New Braunfels 210-232-3947 firstname.lastname@example.org www.strucsure.com Texas Affil. of Afford. Housing Providers Austin 512-476-9901 email@example.com www.taahp.org Texas Housing Foundation Marble Falls 830-693-4521 firstname.lastname@example.org www.txhf.org Watkins Insurance Agency Marble Falls 830-693-4391 JAoueille@watkinsinsurancegroup.com www.watkinsinsurancegroup.com West Central Wireless Kerrville 830-896-1201 email@example.com www.westcentral.com
Hill Country National Bank ~ A Branch of Llano National Bank ~
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1210 S. Water (Hwy. 281 South) • Burnet, Texas 78611
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DESIGNERS & DECORATORS Blissful Interior Design Fredericksburg 830-285-0838 firstname.lastname@example.org Custom Creations & Interiors Marble Falls 830-693-8206 email@example.com www.customcreationsandinteriors.com J. Sloan Studio Midland 432-528-7775 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jsloanstudio.com La Ti Da - The Rug Queen - Michele Hart Marble Falls 830-693-3700 email@example.com therugqueen.com Marci Kaye Interiors Spicewood 512-267-1504 firstname.lastname@example.org www.marcikayeinteriors.com More Space Place Austin 512-419-7911 email@example.com www.morespaceplaceaustin.com One Swanky Shop Marble Falls 830-798-0125 firstname.lastname@example.org www.oneswankyshop.com
Robin Colton Studio Austin 512-569-3453 email@example.com www.robincolton.com Rosanne Davis Design Horseshoe Bay 830-598-2727 firstname.lastname@example.org Rostrata Builders, Inc. Pflugerville 512-251-7722 email@example.com rostratabuilders.com DEVELOPERS & REAL ESTATE Highland Lakes Association of REALTORS Marble Falls 830-693-5787 firstname.lastname@example.org www.highlandlakesrealtors.com Jim Berry Hill Country Ranch Sales/ The Peninsula on Lake Buchanan Burnet 512-756-9230 email@example.com www.jimberryranchsales.com Lake Life Realty Kingsland 325-388-4565 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lbjlakelife.com RE/MAX of Marble Falls Marble Falls 512-755-1355 email@example.com www.remaxmarblefalls.com
Real Estate Advisory Team Fredericksburg 830-997-3400 firstname.lastname@example.org www.readvisoryteam.com Stone Ridge Development Co., Inc. Fredericksburg 830-990-2464 email@example.com www.homesatstoneridge.com Teeple Partners, Inc. Austin 512-329-5755 firstname.lastname@example.org www.teeplepartners.com EXCAVATION & CONSTRUCTION SITE SERVICES Edmund Jenschke, Inc. Kerrville 830-896-6706 email@example.com edmundjenschkeinc.com Pristine Clearing Bertram 512-525-5434 Pristineclearing@gmail.com www.pristineclearing.com FINISHES/FIXTURES/HARDWARE/ APPLIANCE Broadway Showroom Marble Falls 830-798-0239 firstname.lastname@example.org www.broadwayshowroom.com
C&D Home Products & Appliance Studio Marble Falls/Fredericksburg 830-693-4222 email@example.com www.cdhomeproducts.com Ferguson Enterprises Marble Falls 830-693-7048 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ferguson.com Hill Country Lighting Center Kerrville 830-257-2425 email@example.com www.hillcountrylighting.com JJ Orion Austin 512-953-7556 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jjorion.com Kerrville Window Fashions Kerrville 830-733-0041 email@example.com www.kerrvillewindowfashions.com Legacy Lighting Austin 512-481-9971 firstname.lastname@example.org www.legacyltg.com Lights N Such Marble Falls 830-693-1729 email@example.com www.lightsnsuch.com
GAIN ENGERGY EFFICIENCY THROUGH WINDOW TREATMENTS Many of today’s window coverings are more than attractive - they offer homeowners a variety of ‘green’ options that make a room look great. In fact, energy efficient window coverings come in several different types and styles that offer insulating values of R-2 to R-4, a measure of thermal insulation that doubles the value of a standard double-pane window that already has a low-E coating.
HONEYCOMB SHADES have areas of inert air which greatly reduce heat conduction, effectively creating a barrier between the window and the room. Most shades have R-values between R-2 and R-5, with the Hunter Douglas Duette Architella achieving R-7.8 in some fabrics.
PLANATION SHUTTERS are a classic, with the Energy Smart Alliance reporting that wood shutters offer R-values between 2.77 and 3.17. Both wood and vinyl shutters are effective insulators, although wood is slightly better. Because they fit tightly in window frames, shutters also block the transfer of heat.
DRAPERY is another great energy-saving window covering. Blackout lining blocks the sun and protects from summer heat while providing a lovely finishing touch to your room. Maximum efficiency is achieved with a shade that is mounted in front of the window along with floor length drapery.
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Facets — a Moore Supply Showroom Marble Falls 830-693-1023 firstname.lastname@example.org www.facetshome.com Facets — a Moore Supply Showroom Fredericksburg 830-733-9193 email@example.com www.facetshome.com Out Back Patio Furnishings Kerrville 830-890-5532 firstname.lastname@example.org www.outbackpatiofurnishings.com Out Back Patio Furnishings Marble Falls 830-798-9761 email@example.com www.outbackpatiofurnishings.com The Custom Home Theater Store Marble Falls 512-577-8663 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thecustomhometheaterstore.com Turney Lighting Boerne 855-981-5579 email@example.com www.turneylighting.com Vertical Stone, Inc. Marble Falls 512-233-9177 firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH & WELLNESS Hill Country Memorial Hospital Marble Falls 512-299-8369 email@example.com www.hillcountrymemorial.org HOME MAINTENANCE & CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS Aaron Plumbing Company Kerrville 830-257-6877 firstname.lastname@example.org aaronplumbingtx.com Aaron Sanders Construction Lampasas 512-734-0911 email@example.com www.justfoamit.net All Corners Cleaning, LLC Granite Shoals 512-626-8256 firstname.lastname@example.org www.allcornerscleaning.com American Electric Company Austin 512-263-1214 email@example.com Apex Audio Video Austin 512-371-6363 firstname.lastname@example.org www.apexaudiovideo.com
Best Insulation Dripping Springs 512-422-5803 email@example.com bestinsulationaustin.com bestinsulationsanantoniotx.com Blanco A/C, Electrical & Plumbing Blanco 830-833-2558 firstname.lastname@example.org Boyd’s Electric Horseshoe Bay 512-755-6643 email@example.com Brinkman’s Finish Carpentry Spicewood 512-629-9698 firstname.lastname@example.org www.brinkmansfinishcarpentry.com Bristow Insulation Co. Burnet 512-756-2683 email@example.com Centerline Services LLC Kingsland 325-270-0684 firstname.lastname@example.org www.centerlineservices.net Central Texas Coating Marble Falls 830-798-5701 email@example.com Comfort Seal Insulation Kerrville 830-257-2799 firstname.lastname@example.org www.csifoam.com
Counts Electric Marble Falls 830-798-0055 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org EZ Floorcoverings Round Rock 512-808-7050 email@example.com Foam One-One, LLC Spring Branch (830) 228-5040 firstname.lastname@example.org foamoneone.com Garland Insulating Dallas 214-341-0254 email@example.com www.garlandinsulating.com Hill Country Energy Smart Homes Boerne 830-446-2279 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hillcountryenergysmart.com Installed Building Products San Antonio 210-764-4602 email@example.com www.ibpsanantonio.com IWP Water Treatment Marble Falls 512-573-4704 firstname.lastname@example.org www.iwpwater.net
DESIGN - BUILD - REMODEL DESIGN - BUILD - REMODEL 830-688-6912 builtbylonestar.com 830-688-6912 builtbylonestar.com 830-688-6912 builtbylonestar.com Serving Boerne, Kerrville, Bandera, and Surrounding Areas 2017 HILL COUNTRY LIFE 33
Key Insulation San Antonio 866-937-1082 PBacon@KeyInsulation.com www.keyinsulation.com M&M Inspection Service Granite Shoals 830-613-9814 email@example.com MLAW Engineers/MLA Labs, Inc. Austin 512-835-7000 DEKrawl@mlaw-eng.com www.mlaw-eng.com MR Home Automation Kerrville 830-315-2033 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mrhomeav.com Pennington’s Plumbing, LLC Spicewood 512-789-6213 email@example.com penningtonsplumbing.wix.com/home Plumbrite Services Kerrville 830-285-5177 firstname.lastname@example.org www.plumbriteservicestx.com Rhea Plumbing Llano 325-247-2114 email@example.com
Satellite Station Fire & Security Kingsland 325-388-9278 firstname.lastname@example.org www.satellitestation.com Texas Air Testing Marble Falls 830-220-9273 email@example.com Tex-Tech Mechanical Contractor Marble Falls 512-755-4182 firstname.lastname@example.org TopBuild Home Services Austin 512-201-7239 email@example.com HVAC Air King Service Company Llano 325-247-5229 firstname.lastname@example.org D’Spain Sales & Service Bandera 830-796-3697 email@example.com www.dspaininc.com Hill Country Heating & A/C Marble Falls 830-693-4185 firstname.lastname@example.org J & S Air, Inc. Austin 512-804-5535 email@example.com www.jsairaustin.com
Kingsland Air Conditioning & Heating Kingsland 325-388-4776 kingslandHVAC@gmail.com www.kingslandach.com Marble Falls Electric & A/C Marble Falls 830-693-5776 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mfelectricandac.com Robert Madden Ind. Marble Falls (830) 693-9560 email@example.com www.rmadden.com Wayne’s Air Kingsland 325-388-6463 firstname.lastname@example.org www.waynesairheating.com POOLS/LANDSCAPE/PEST CONTROL A.C.I. Pest & Lawn Solutions Kingsland 325-388-0300 email@example.com www.acipest.com Assassin Pest Control Spicewood 512-264-1760 firstname.lastname@example.org www.assassinpestcontrol.com Blue Hole Pool Spicewood 512-751-1345 email@example.com www.blueholepools.com
Bugz Pest & Lawn, PPC Burnet 512-756-9236 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bugzandlawnz.com Central Texas Pool & Patio, LLC Salado 254-251-1193 Jeniece@centraltexaspoolandpatio.com www.centraltexaspoolandpatio.com Falco Pest Management Fredericksburg 830-992-2900 email@example.com www.falcopest.com Mi Tierra CLAD Wimberly 512-517-8230 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mitierraclad.com MosquitoNix Austin Austin 512-929-9000 email@example.com www.mosquitonixaustin.com Paradise Pools Liberty Hill 512-515-7665 firstname.lastname@example.org www.paradisepools.com Perennial Landscape Materials Fredericksburg 830-990-4891 email@example.com www.perennialmaterial.com
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512-B Hwy. 281 • Marble Falls • (830) 693-3373 Llano: 402 E. Collins • (325) 247-5229 Marble Falls: (830) 693-7350 TACL# B26233E
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Perennial Landscape Materials Marble Falls 830-693-1600 firstname.lastname@example.org www.perennialmaterial.com Serenity Aquascapes Marble Falls 405-501-7474 email@example.com www.serenityaquascapes.com Wagner Lawns and Irrigation Marble Falls 830-798-9200 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wagnerlawnsandirrigationtx.com RAINWATER COLLECTION & WATER WELLS AgriTek Marble Falls 512-755-4549 email@example.com www.agritekwaterworks.com Aqua Sphere, Inc. Burnet 512-756-7710 firstname.lastname@example.org www.asipure.com Harvest Rain // Rainwater Collection Dripping Springs 512-645-2955 email@example.com www.harvestrain.com Rain Harvest Resources Bertram 512-864-4226 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rainharvestresources.com
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