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Senior living the way it’s meant to be


ave you ever noticed how everyone wants to live to a ripe, old age but nobody wants to be old? I’m not old yet (despite what my children say) – at least not old enough to live in the new Overture Sugar Land apartments currently under construction between the old Imperial Sugar factory and Constellation Field. If I were old enough, I’d seriously be considering the benefits of residing there. I like the location and the convenience to so many local shops and local points of interest. The apartments, which are due to open in March, include one and two-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 676 to 1,143 square feet of living space. That’s perfect for anyone age 55 and older looking to downsize and simplify their life. The homes will have elegantly modern kitchens that feature granite countertops, tiled backsplashes, glass-paneled cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and under cabinet lighting. Interiors will include wood-style plank flooring, large windows for more natural light, spacious bathrooms with spa-style showers and soaking tubs, walk-in closets, full size top-load washers and dryers and private balconies or patios in select units. Service doesn’t stop with luxury living. Overture Sugar Land will offer trips and tours, Sunday brunches, social

activities such as happy hours, cooking classes, wine tastings, professional concierge services, and thoughtfully designed amenity spaces. A full-time activities director and resident concierge will serve residents through programming of activities and coordinating and delivering a la carte services such as housekeeping, personal trainers, etc. Additional amenities will include a resident clubhouse, swimming pool and spa, demonstration kitchen, coffee bar and bistro, library, game room, theater room, yoga studio, fitness center, full service hair salon, nail salon and business center. We’re talking about a seriously fun lifestyle without a lot of the headaches that go with it. Imagine having a swimming pool but not having to maintain it. Do you enjoy a yard but hate mowing grass and raking leaves? There’s nothing like being able to leave those annoying chores to someone else while you get the leisure of living the good life. If you’re over 55 and want to know more about this wonderful way of life, be sure to read the cover story inside this issue of The Fort Bend/Katy Business Journal.

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CONTENTS COVER STORY Greystar Begins PreLeasing at Overture Sugar Land A new 55+ active adult rental community



Smart Financial Centre is ready to rock............................................................................................. 4 Home Improvement Experts Headline Sugar Land Home & Garden Show ......................... 8 Legislators say policy issues to guide the next session............................................................ 10

Overture at Sugar Land A new 55+ active adult rental community

MHSL Hospital receives 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.......................... 12 Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce - Newsletters....................................................................... 20 Clancy’s is an Irish pub with a Texas soul.......................................................... Inside


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Smart Financial Centre is ready to rock Entertainment venue hosts first events Compiled by Joe Southern


t’s show time! After a decade of planning, preparing and two years of construction, the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is finally open for business. Although there is still a long checklist of things to take care of, the new entertainment performance venue hosted its first live events, including the Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular on Sunday with the Fort Bend Orchestra. Last Friday the venue hosted a private event for city officials and business partners and on Wednesday the doors were opened up to local media for a tour. “We’ve got a vision of what the City of Sugar Land had 10 years ago,” said Gary Becker, president of ACE SL, the city’s partner in the project. Built by the City of Sugar Land in partnership with ACE SL, the $84 million project will further position the city as a destination location for culture and entertainment. “Not only will Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land be a venue unlike any other in the region, but we aim to offer patrons the opportunity to experience a range of artists and productions that can’t be found elsewhere,” Becker said. “Our opening week featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Don Henley and Dirty Dancing is the perfect example of the performance variety ticket holders will continue to find at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land.” Located off of U.S. Highway 59 and University Boulevard, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is situated on a portion of 38.5 acres of city property. It will set a new standard for live performance venues and will be equipped to host a wide array of programming including national music and comedy artists, children and family entertainment, theatricallystaged productions and cultural and performing arts attractions. It will also be open to the community for local graduations and community theatre performances.


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Gary Becker (with back to camera), president of ACE SL, the company managing the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for the city, talks with members of the media during a tour of the new facility.

(Photo by Joe Southern)

Gary Becker, president of ACE SL, the company managing the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land for the city, talks with members of the media during a tour of the new facility.

Designed for flexibility, the 200,000-square-foot venue incorporates innovative moveable walls that can expand and contract to create four different seating capacities that range from an intimate setting of 3,400 seats to a maximum of 6,400. It also features 14 luxury suites, corporate hospitality areas, and the latest sound, light and video technology. Other offerings include space to house up to 14 production trucks and buses, as well as 2,500 guest parking spaces. As a demonstration for members of the media, Dirty Dancing cast members Jordan Edwin André and Lindsey Hailes performed a sample of the song “(I’ve had) The Time of My Life.”

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“With the opening of Smart Financial Centre, Sugar Land will add ‘entertainment destination’ to its long list of accolades,” said Randy Bloom, General Manager, Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. “We hope that our region’s residents will look to the venue not only as their first choice for high-quality performances, but also as the cultural heartbeat of the community.” Noting the uniqueness of the facility, its state-of-the-art technology and the quality of the entertainment it is attracting, Bloom called the Smart Financial Centre “an entertainment venue … second to none.” “This is really something unique. It’s something the City of Houston and the City of Sugar Land have never seen before,” Bloom said. In addition to its upscale design, ACE SL partnered with prestigious companies for sponsorships. In February 2015, Smart Financial Credit Union was awarded the naming rights of the performance venue, agreeing to a five-year term with a five-year option to extend. The company will also host “The Hub,” a 750-square-foot space within the main lobby, featuring an interactive selfie photo station, high-speed charging station for wireless devices, couches and ottomans and a Smart Play video kiosk with an interactive touch screen. SMART FINANCIAL, continued on page 6

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Performances announced to date at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land include: Jerry Seinfeld January 14 Don Henley January 15 Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage January 20-22 An Evening with Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds January 25 Reba McEntire January 27 Kristin Chenoweth: The Art of Elegance January 28 Dancing with the Stars: Live! – We Came to Dance February 6 Sting: 57th & 9th Tour February 23 Spend the Night with Billy Crystal February 25 The Lumineers: Cleopatra World Tour 2017 March 2 ELVIS LIVES March 3 The Illusionists – Live From Broadway March 11 Tony Bennett March 14 The Avett Brothers March 31 Bastille: Wild, Wild Tour 2017 April 6 Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life April 7 Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017 May 13 Celtic Woman: Voices of Angels May 20 AC2 : An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen December 2


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Dirty Dancing cast members Lindsey Hailes, left, and Jordan Edwin André perform a sample of the song “(I’ve had) The Time of My Life” during a media preview of the new Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land last Wednesday.

SMART FINANCIAL, continued from page 4

“Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land is an example of one of the many ways Smart Financial Credit Union gives back to the communities we have proudly served for more than 80 years,” said Susan Chapman, VP Marketing Strategy/CMO, Smart Financial Credit Union. “With its high-tech, high-touch features, The Hub was designed to complement Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land’s innovative design. The Hub will provide a fun, interactive experience including a common space to congregate, relax and recharge, while educating visitors about the benefits of credit union membership.” Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land is another notable sponsor as the official automotive sponsor. The partnership includes a luxury lounge for suite and premium seat holders, the Mercedes-Benz of Sugar Land concert series, automotive displays, audience engagement opportunities such as interactive kiosks and test drive events, and exclusive reveal events to showcase new Mercedes-Benz models. Silver Eagle Distributors and its family of brands also secured a multi-year sponsorship, including the naming of Bud Light as the official beer of Smart Financial Centre. The sponsorship will also include a concert series presented by Bud Light.

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Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land will feature top-of-the-line concessions including Rockin’ & Roastin’ coffee from Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer. The fresh, organic coffee will be brewed and served onsite at each of the concession locations in the Centre, the Grand Suites and the Mercedes – Benz of Sugar Land Lounge. The coffee will also be available at a unique, rock ’n roll-themed coffee cart in the lobby that has been custom designed for the venue. The Centre recently announced a five-year partnership with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. As the official healthcare partner, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land will sponsor on-site medical services and a first aid clinic that will be available to all entertainers and patrons of the performance venue. Other sponsors for the facility include Silver Eagle, Think Energy and PepsiCo. Smart Financial Centre will fill the region’s void in attracting large-scale, national performances and position Sugar Land as a destination location for culture and entertainment. It follows the installation of Constellation Field, home to the Sugar Land Skeeters. ACE SL, LLC and the City of Sugar Land broke ground on Smart Financial Centre in December 2014. Linbeck Group, LLC is serving as the construction manager for the facility, which was designed by Martinez + Johnson Architecture.

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Home Improvement Experts Headline Sugar Land Home & Garden Show Award-winning founder of South Carolina’s The Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden among presenters at two-day show


he 7th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show – scheduled for Jan. 28 and 29 at the Stafford Centre, located at 10505 Cash Road in Stafford – will be the scene of professional presentations ranging from outdoor cooking to master gardeners and color consultations to topiary design. “This year we are bringing in Pearl Fryar, the award-winning founder of The Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in Bishopville, South Carolina, to share his vision of nature’s greenery,” said Tony Wood, president of Texwood Shows Inc., producer of the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show. “The self-trained topiary artist will join a host of design experts who will provide homeimprovement guidance from the show’s Fort Bend Lifestyles & Home Presentation Stage.” Whether homeowners are on the hunt for indoor design ideas or looking for a way to

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Topiary artist Pearl Fryar joins the lineup of experts who will inform and amaze at the 7th Annual Sugar Land Home & Garden Show, Jan. 28 and 29 at the Stafford Centre.






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make the greenspace surrounding their homes more appealing, the show will provide one-stop shopping of more than 200 home improvement contractors from the local market area. In addition to Fryar, who will provide a demonstration of his skills on each day of the show, gardening expert Randy Lemmon, host of GardenLine on KTRH AM 740, will take the stage on Saturday to discuss the unique growing conditions faced by gardeners in the area. And throughout both days of the show Fort Bend master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and share ideas. Lisa Giesler, a Houston-based Certified Professional Organizer, owner of A Time and Place for Everything, and award-winning author of “My Life is a Mess: Organization 101” and “Uncluttered: Discovering Strength and Purpose in the Chaos of Life,” will lead a panel of experts to share elements of a dream home. Composed of Giesler, Lisa Anhaiser, owner of LBL Event Rentals and Tara Board of professional home staging and redesign company ReMix Designs, the panel will share tips on organization and decluttering, living and dining room decoration, and communitybased donation sites. The presentation will conclude with a discussion of common issues

and questions from the audience. And for those in attendance who need guidance selecting colors for the interior and/or exterior of their homes, certified color consultants from The Sherwin-Williams Co. will man the Sherwin-Williams Color Snap booth to answer questions using the company’s Color Snap Color Selection System. Home chefs will find something amazing to whet their appetites at the Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery Cooking Stage. Houston-based Chef Michelle Morris, Ferguson Enterprises’ first and only in-house chef in the nation, will demonstrate the latest Thermador induction cooktop and steam oven appliances to cook up something fabulous to share – while supplies last – with those in attendance. Foodies attending the show also will have an opportunity to experience the tastes of unique offerings of local food trucks Cousins Maine Lobster and St. John’s Fire, which will be set up outside of the Stafford Centre and serving both days of the show. Wine and craft beer aficionados must not miss the Brew & Vinos Craft Beer and Wine Event, which will take place from 1-5 p.m. on both days of the show. Brew and Vinos, a pop-

up gathering of friends who enjoy Houston’s great beer and wine, will be located in the parking lot adjacent to the outdoor exhibit area. Although this event requires a separate entry fee, show attendees will receive a free tasting with proof of paid show entrance. A specially priced combination ticket to both the Home & Garden Show and the Craft Beer and Wine Event may be purchased in advance at “The charity partner for this year’s Sugar Land Home & Garden Show is the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center,” Wood said. “I would like to invite everyone attending the show to stop by the center’s booth to learn about its mission, goals and fundraising opportunities.” Show hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29. Tickets for the Sugar Land Home & Garden Show are cash only at $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, and children 12 years and younger can attend for free. Parking is available at no cost. For show and ticket information call 832274-3944 or visit SugarLandHomeAndGarden. com, where a downloadable discount coupon for $2 off admission is available.



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Legislators say policy issues to guide the next session Education and healthcare are hot topics for Legislature By Joe Southern


ith guarded optimism, State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and State Rep. John Zerwas gave members and guests of the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce a preview of what to expect from the 85th Texas Legislature when it convenes next month. The two were keynote speakers at a breakfast meeting of the chamber Friday at Safari Texas Ranch. The both spoke about an agenda of policy issues they expect to take on but tempered that with a warning that the purse strings will be pulled tight. “I’m extremely optimistic about what we can do on the policy side,” Kolkhorst said,

adding, “money is very, very tight.” “Where we can, we will pull back,” Zerwas said. “2015 was extraordinary. It was not the typical session that we have.” In that session, the Legislature had a surplus and left $4 billion unspent. Since then, oil and gas woes have been a major drag on the state’s economy. Kolkhorst, who represents Senate District 18, said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick “is very specific about 20 issues he wants to tackle.” Among those are property tax and appraisal reform, women’s privacy, school reform, sanctuary cities, protecting police officers, school finance and more. Zerwas, who represents House District 28, said the upcoming session will be focused on two specific areas. “The budget is about two things … it’s about education and it’s about healthcare,” he said. Both legislators said they have watched as healthcare costs escalated to become a bigger part of the biennial budget.

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State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and State Rep. John Zerwas greet each other as they take the stage to address a breakfast meeting of the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce Friday morning. The two spoke about the need to reform education funding and to reign in the skyrocketing costs of healthcare.

“Education is the best investment we can make and that is the thing we want to try and get right,” Zerwas said. He said the legislature will address issues such as funding public safety and infrastructure, but said there will be a strong emphasis on education funding and reform. “There will be a conversation around school choice and how we fund schools,” he said. Zerwas said when it comes to public schools, the best thing the state can do is step out of the way. “The public school system is the backbone of the state,” he said. “We need to let the school districts who know better and the teachers who know better … educate the children.” He also called for the federal government to step up and cover its share of expenses that the state has been absorbing, primarily on Medicaid funding and border security. “There is potentially a billion dollars of border security and a billion dollars of healthcare that we can see coming back to the State of Texas if the federal government steps up and does what it’s supposed to do,” he said. Kolkhorst agreed with Zerwas on the issues of federal funding. She also said that she is open minded to ideas on how to better serve school children in the state. “We need to take the shackles off and let public education be what it can be,” she said.

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Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital receives 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award


emorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital has been named a recipient of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker made the announcement recently recognizing Memorial Hermann Sugar Land for its outstanding commitment to sustainable excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. “This recognition reaffirms what we set out to do each and every day and that is to provide the very highest level of safe, high quality health care to all of our patients,” says Greg Haralson, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Sugar Land. “We’ve always seen our overarching strength as ‘family caring for family’ and this recognition doesn’t happen without the commitment and dedication of every member of the Memorial Hermann Sugar Land family. I’m proud of our team and for the care we provide the residents of Sugar Land and Fort Bend County.”


Since the healthcare category was introduced in 1999, only 21 healthcare organizations nationwide have been awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land becomes the first Houston area hospital and the third in Texas to win the prestigious award. “This year’s honorees are trailblazers in innovation, small business, health care and sustainable textiles. Their visionary leadership is helping to power the economy and increase our ability to compete globally,” said Secretary Pritzker. “The Commerce Department proudly supports these four outstanding organizations for their unwavering commitment to performance excellence and their dedication to always reaching higher.” Nationally, more than 1,600 applications have been submitted since the program was established in 1987. To date, just 113 awards have been given in six sectors, education, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit, service and small business. “I am incredibly proud of the team at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land for achieving this national recognition for

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high quality and performance,” said Dr. Benjamin K. Chu, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System. “This recognition is a testament to the unwavering commitment of our employees and affiliated physicians; it’s extremely gratifying to see our Memorial Hermann Sugar Land team, and their keen focus on delivering exceptional end-to-end-patient care experiences, celebrated on the national stage.” The 2016 Baldrige Award will be presented at an April 2017 ceremony during the Quest for excellence conference in Baltimore Maryland. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land is a 149 bed, full-service acute care facility serving Fort Bend County and the surrounding region. The hospital’s team of highly skilled staff and affiliated physicians has received several other accolades for their performance including the Texas Award for Performance Excellence in 2015. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land has been named among the top 100 hospitals by Truven Health Analytics three times as well as being listed among the “100 great community hospitals” according the Becker’s Hospital Review.

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Sugar Land’s onstruction of t venue live entertainmen a formal with began last fall ng southeast groundbreaki sity ay 59 and Univer ed in the of U.S. Highw expect is etion Boulevard. Compl il at fall of 2016. Land City Counc , Joining Sugar Group ACE Theatrical ment; the event were r in the develop the City’s partne Architecture; Linbeck nson er; Martinez+Joh construction manag the LLC, , Group rs. project partne and many other inment venue is The live enterta of 38.5 acres of located on a portionwill provide unique that City property and anchor a ies activit destination ment envisioned mixed-used develop tial, office, residen to include retail, t entertainmen commercial and plaza – an vibrant public ive surrounding a that will be attractand environment ts ations, residen to major corpor





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The Newcomer Guide will be direct mailed to 10,000 new residents that have moved into single family homes in Fort Bend County in the past year. Another 10,000 guides will be available for pick up in rack locations throughout Fort Bend County for all of 2017. The Official Sugar Land Newcomer Guide provides: • Distribution throughout 2017 throughout Sugar Land and Fort Bend County. • Informative editorial coverage similar to that of the local newspaper, The Fort Bend Star. • Every ad in the magazine will appear in print and on line at www. and be linked back to your website. The guide is a traditional tabloid format with full color on high-grade HiBrite paper. the tab will have four ad sizes to achieve a clean look and feel throughout.


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visitors. will not only change “This project but the of Sugar Land, the landscape said Mayor ler and olitan region,” Land; David Stueckboth g entire metrop ted by the son. “We are buildin Craig Fredrickson,LLC; revenues genera ACE will that James Thomp , by any other – one be a part of the of Linbeck Group Christopher facility and paid is grateful to a facility unlike t and, and start.” performance Kirk B. entertainmen Jennifer May also fund the project from the approval Markowitz and er, they will bring jobs, tourism dollars that City of a g ng, both of the Togeth on voters’ The project has of region, makin ann. Steubi our Based venue. of th Feldm most importantly, Zimmerman, budget tools in inment in economic streng 175 years Sugar Land; Joe total construction million, of the financing offer more than will support the culture and entertas and City Himesh y $84 City’s goal destination for and success Steve Porter, approximatel of our citizen 2008 and the of experience Sugar Land a t Yeung, ially Construction a long-held vision al and Gandhi, Bridge including the to create a financ in local, nation accordance with t contract Amy Mitchell ionally selfentertainmen indoor Harish Jajoo, Manager at Risk Linbeck feasible, operat international Council.” and advanced , the indoor ed to set a Thompson, ng pioneering to most flexible facility ed award the y James includi ing of es, expect and one recentl As sustain ventur nation, it’s Land of new music venue will be venues in the change the members of Sugar Becker, Group, LLC. performance the development performance industry and tax dollars Allen h a unique Woodlandsvenues, as well in the touring No general fund City Council; funded throug and theatrical new standard the “Houston-The innovative on and Gary l funding on the project inment to fill t landscape in of David Anders will be spent package of specia as the enterta entertainmen Through the use ACE Theatrical ed to create an y expand metro region. Becker, all of that is expect sources. them. Sugar Land” facility will literall imately r, ance the region and Bogard, of the Sugar Land’s approx The City’s partne iconic venue for e an annual Group; Allen “This new perform ts moveable walls, te settings of illion g Land; Sunni create intima made a $10-m will allow residen City of Sugar capable of hostin projected to provid nity of – ACE, venue and contract to 6,400 the Markowitz over commu ution to al music shows of and the Markowitz, Gary benefit to the equity contrib of Sugar Land 3,300 to larger including nation inment, ann, of sales to over 30 years. of performances, and Kirk Feldm $26.1 million family enterta project. A portion may surrounding area a wide range ical Pictured , children’s and that and performing experience a level of live Photo Caption: all of ACE Theatr ez, tax revenues and comedy artists productions and cultural breaking economic t that until Group; Gary Martin (L-R)at the ground only be used for entertainmen theatrically staged ez+Johnson purposes and Tommy Cole and (ACE) to been available,” are ment not LLC Martin of has SL, event develop now arts attractions. red with ACE and Adam Ball n, both of occupancy ical Group . ACE, Architecture; Michael Johnso Sugar Land partnethe state-of-the-art facility a portion of hotel restricted said ACE Theatr tch, both of , LLC; Mike uct Becker. , brings an and Louis Gurwi funds that are Linbeck Group Chairman Allen design and constr ny is ACE Theatrical Group ay, Group. cultural tax t industry compa initiatives will um and Jim Callaw ing a first class ACE Theatrical tourism Goodr entertainmen to “Bring whose parent . -based of Sugar of locally , TONY the project t venue to the both of the City be dedicated to experienced team project, led by Allen J. Becker ainment entertainmen ntial rent Land is an to the In addition, substa an of PACE Entert Brian City of Sugar professionals s founding chairm unity, and ACE team also include A. exciting opport Award-winning ive execut ACE Gary Corporation. The Becker, David M. Anderson, D. E. Becker, Gary

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reystar is pleased to announce that pre-leasing has started at Overture Sugar Land, a new 55-plus active adult rental community in Sugar Land. The new community will feature 200 luxury residences and more than 13,000 square feet of amenity space. Overture Sugar Land is located at 850 Imperial Boulevard at the intersection of Stadium Drive and Imperial Boulevard in the Imperial Master Development. “We are delighted to begin pre-leasing at Overture Sugar Land,” said Trent Conner, Managing Director of Development for

Greystar. “Residents will appreciate maintenance-free living, well-appointed interiors with designer finishes and an outstanding amenity package.” Overture Sugar Land will include one and two-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 676 to 1,143 square feet of living space. The community will feature modern kitchens with granite countertops, tiled backsplashes, glass-paneled cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and under cabinet lighting. Interiors will include wood-style plank flooring, large windows to increase natural light, spacious bathrooms with spa-style showers and soaking tubs, walk-in closets, full size top-load washers and dryers and private balconies or patios in select units.

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With lifestyle and service as the key pillars of the community, Overture Sugar Land will offer planned trips and tours, Sunday brunch, social activities such as happy hours, cooking classes, wine tastings, professional concierge services, and thoughtfully designed amenity spaces. A full-time Activities Director and Resident Concierge will be on staff to serve residents through programming of activities and coordinating and delivering a la carte services (housekeeping, personal trainers, etc.). Additional amenities will include a resident clubhouse, swimming pool and spa, demonstration kitchen, coffee bar and bistro, library, game room, theater room, yoga studio, fitness center, full service hair salon, nail salon and business center.

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DBA (Assumed Names)

Data Beat (+) = More Names

This is a sample of the Assumed Names (DBAs) filed at the Fort Bend County Clerk’s office for November 2016. More Assumed Names may be viewed online at There were 531 Assumed Names for month of November. Hubert William Mark Colony Pest Control 618 Woodlake Cir 77498

Guerrero Jaime Fernandez J. Guerrero Const. 5003 Quill Rush W 77407

DB & B Tran Insurance Inc (+) David Tran Insurance Agency 1540 S Mason Rd Ste #B 77450

Desmarteau Stephen Maurice Tri-Fac Construction Services 2414 Turtle Creek Dr 77459

Smith Nakidra Clean Queen Services 631 Maple Ave 77545

Allegiant Advisory Group LLC (+) Allegiant Financial Group 28523 Stonestead Dr 77494

Jones Bruce Tyrone Immortal Group 4402 West Thunderwood Circle 77545

Elegbeji Akibu Adebayo T.S.A Technical Services 6722 Oakleaf Trail Ln 77407

Novocastria Dp LLC Novocastria Dp Limited 27821 Pinpoint Crossing Dr 77494

Bustillo Nicolas Antonio N B Painting 20702 Mansfield Bay Ln 77407

Adeyemo Motunrayo Zynat Motunrayo Zynat Adeyemo 8300 West Airport Blvd #708 77071

Davis Orlando Orlando Davis Sr. Transport 13002 Frances St 77477

Jones Ee’a A Peaceful Living Counseling & Consulting Services 2245 Texas Dr Ste 300 77479

Ude Okechukwu Ude Consulting 21606 Sierra Long Dr 77407

Nehemiah Service Center (+) Nehemiah Indepent Living Facility 1011 Traveler Ct 77469

Preferred Parcel Solutions Inc Preferred Parcel Solutions 12714 Settemont Rd 77489

Jing Yuchun Peking Garden 622 Crabb River Rd 77469

Rojas Misael F Mr Landscape 7123 Meadow Green Ln 77461

Barreda De Burga Claudia Barreda Design 3219 Sabine Point Way 77459

Borrego Mary 7M Tax & Multiservices 431 West St 77477

Gillespie Gail M (+) Taste It 2514 Shadow Oaks Dr 77545

Perez Israel Jr Syrup City Records 6720 W Fuqua 77489

Davis Tiaa Cool Kids Clothing Company 13099 Westheimer Rd #1604 77077

Green Oaks Enterprise LLC (+) Green Oaks Cleaners 6144 Sienna Ranch Ste 100 77459

Richmond Larry Donell Sr Richmonds Electrical 12808 W Airport Blvd 255 G 77478

Apex Dialysis & Pharmacy LLC (+) Patient Choice Pharmacy 6514 Hwy 90 A 77498 Apex Dialysis & Pharmacy LLC (+) Apex Dialysis 6514 Hwy 90 A 77498 Navroz Mubarak Inc (+) Faizin Auto Parts & Supplies 5556 New Territory Blvd Apt # 12106 77479 Niazi Yenny Alexandra Frontier Line Staffing 3214 Brook Arbor Ln 77479 Selesky Roberta Jane Roberta Selesky - Writer 13803 Ivymount Dr 77498 Castro Querubin Pineda Tikim 3911 Southern Bend 77459 Avalon Om Sai Katy Hotels LLC La Quinta Inn & Suites 5 Camden Ct 77479 Mitlo Nicky Vortez Pump & Gear LLC 8306 Millet St 77012


Ruffins-Robinson Sharon Ruffins Enterprise 8614 Withers Ridge 77407

Walsh Jonathan Jonathan Andrew Construction LLC 23110 N Waterlily Dr 77406

Zaidi Mansoor Abbas Prime Medical Services & Supplies 28515 Tall Juniper Hill Dr 77494

Nwachukwu Vincent Fransvin Automobile & Global Services 17034 Midnight Sun Ln 77407

Duah Prince Kwaku Prince Investments 2510 Teal Run Place Dr 77545

Kennedy Laura Woodpile 14119 Louan Court 77498 Anderson Christina Ronal Roxxy Haze 2610 Harvest Moon Dr 77489 Anderson Franklin Jerome Stanley II Frankee Gold 2610 Harvest Mood Dr 77489 Rangel Joseph Rene Allegiance Contracting 1306 Windsong Ln 77406 Bagent Shannon Chamberlain Un Bel Age 3322 Larkwood Ln 77479

Shiv Sai Enterprises Inc (+) Maha Laxmi Lodge 10906 Coldwater Bridge Ct 77498 Perales Roberto E Perales & Associates 301 Morton St Ste 325 77469 Queen-J Style Salon LLC (+) Queen-J Style Salon 1210 W Sycamore St #3 77545 Centeno Joseph Pace Glory Water 10814 Parkland Woods Dr 77498 Grover Tri Quindrell Tri-Trucking (+) 15026 Chaseridge Dr 77489

Devarajulu Chandrasekar Katy Tamil Friends 5410 Plumero Meadow Dr 77494 Siy Brylle Arcane Vending 6 Aliano Ct 77459 Feng Ying Yuan-Guang Service 10235 White Pines Dr 77494 The Burnt Biscuit LLC (+) Hightower Deli & Cafe 5599 San Felipe St 77056 Dimenna Deborah (+) Fork 9446 Sparrow Creek Ct 77494 Savories & More LLC Alpha Juice & Cafe 16305 Kensington Dr Unit 150 77477 Jones Carl A Blu Pressure Wash 21010 Bright Lake Bend Ct 77407 Nguyen Diep (+) Lam Hai - Viet My Dich Vu 2502 Parkhaven Dr 77478 Weckerle Martin T (+) Mtw Projects Inc. 2202 Lytham Lane 77450 Jing Yuchun Jing’s Restaurant Inc. 622 Crabb River Rd 77469 Jing’s Restaurant Inc. Peking Garden 622 Crabb River Rd 77469 Yani Enterprises Inc Qualify Motorcars 1406 Jackson St 77469

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Conchas Juan Conchas’ Painte’s 10611 Kerr Rd 77445 Garcia Hector H&H Tree Service 15906 Pasadero Dr 77083 Patel Dhvani Sugar Land Eye Care 351 Hwy 6 Suite A 77478 Adeyemi Catherine (+) Unique Resale Shop 16903 Becketts Oak Ct 77083 Fountain Angel Heavens 630 Colony Lakes Estates #318 77477 Yeng Sanodavann Lee Donuts 3315 B Mangum Rd 77092 Amos-Fox Shirley (+) A-Fused Traditions 3531 Woodbine Dr 77441 Thomas Ashley Upscale Fantasie’s 15703 Rosebriar Dr 77489 Metevia Lori Next Level Coaching 1831 Mill Crossing Ln 77450 LC Group LLC Cellairis - Gc Group F.C. 16535 Sw Freeway 77479 Dabbasi Ismail Mohd Dabbasi Real Estate 3506 Loupe Ct 77459 Clanton Joseph W Blu Ink Signing 20327 Canyon Gate Blvd 77450 Garcia Carlos Omar Hmd Electrical Services 21118 Barrett Creek Ln 77407

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Salvagio James David Not Too Big To Fall 2429 Bissonnet Ste 373 77005

Beck Stella Lynne Business Savvy 4803 Canyon Sage Ln 77494

Salvagio James David NTB 2429 Bissonnet Ste 373 77005

Cillessen Lisa Marie Creative Collections By L LLC 5706 Cascade Canyon Ln 77441

Martinez Pete Saldana Jr (+) 3 Arm Strong Hot Shot Services 1910 Teakwood 77469

Tabares Manuel (+) E & S Custom Woodworks 6619 Quail Park Ln 77461

Cisco Jasmine Desiree HFU2EO 17311 Stratford Green Dr 77498 Fant Danny Assisted Living Facilities By D & G 1719 Foxwood Ct 77489 Molho Issac S Jack Molho & Associates 7603 Hunters Point Dr 77479 Molho Issac S Molho & Associates 7603 Hunters Point Dr 77479 Vaghei Masoud Geranpayeh Baham Tour Services 9731 Mula Rd 77477 Band Erin E Erwinn & Co 21811 Venture Park Dr 77406 Jaroszewicz Matthew H Jaros Equipment 2601 Cartwright Rd Ste D #167 Villatoro Navarro Julieta Emperatriz A/C Gonzalez Services 15631 Scenic Haven Dr 77083 Amadi Rosemary Nnenne Xpress Tax & Accounting Services 7531 Clarendon Bend Ln 77407 Santos Laio Cyph Desings 4714 Cedarfield Rd 77494 Stinnett Samantha Samanthas Cleaning Service 9012 Banker St 77461 Humphrey Darryl Kaye Jr (+) Bens Place 1411 Stevens Ct 77471

Jain Disha Askieve Direct 5527 Lacey Oak Meadow Dr 77494 Smallwood Vicktoria Maria Top To Bottom General Cleaning 1216 Westwood Dr #410 77471 Powell Thao Macaroni Kid Katy 21526 Bedias Creek 77407 Antani Udgit Laxmilal Process Design Services Inc 6943 Tiedmann Park Way 774794492

Brown Carmellia Ladies Of Moriah Chapter #36 Oes 72 San Simeon Dr 77578 Alam Syeda A A - Z Educational Consultant 4214 Ferro St 77477 Bass Michelle M Designs-N-Motion 4603 Rainbow Valley Ct 77459 Ventura Noe (+) KRV Services 3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd 77478 Ventura Noe (+) Krv Travel Group 3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd 77478 Ventura Noe (+) Pdv Services 3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd 77478

Littlefield Vicki Iced Tees 3815 Caleb Lane 77459

Cobb Antoinette L All Nations Community Church 23230 Dew Flower Dr 77494

Mahadev Investments Inc Crystal Suites 4343 South Loop East 77051

Immanuel Stella Fire Power Ministry 25231 Roesner Lane 77494

Mahadev Investments Inc Crystal Inn & Suites 4343 South Loop East 77051

Faubion Andrew (+) Decorative Concrete Of Texas 24922 Hazel Ranch Dr 77494

Mahadev Investments Inc Crystal Inn 4343 South Loop East 77051

Wallace Scott M (+) Wallace Region 22322 Grand Corner Dr Suite 125 77494

Acosta Jiovanni Auctioncost Auto 1301 1St St 77471 Sevostianov Irina Boundless Languages 1526 S Gabriel River Cir 77478

Contreras Moises (+) QW Kids 5901 Hillcroft Dib 77036

Delgado Joshua (+) Model Essence 15015 W Airport Blvd #2222 77498

Ristick Sandra American Pump & Gear 13015 Mula Ln 77477

Rendon Henry BKD Transport 21415 Lian Falls Ln 77407

Duke William BJ Duke Enterprises 3411 Double Lake Dr 77459

Carter Publications Inc Fort Bend Star 3944 Bluebonnet Dr 77477

Charry Enterprises LLC El Charro Western Wear 3519 Avenue H Ste C 77471

Banks Reginald Jeep Trucking 8402 Wallis St 77441

Carter Publications Inc Fort Bend Business Journal 3944 Bluebonnet Dr 77477

Sosa De Rivera Micaela (+) Riveras Housekeeping 14423 Andrea Way Ln 77083

Cruz Carlos Enrique A Crescendo Entertainment 33207 Bear Branch Ln 77354

Espinoza Alba T Eraa Multi-Service & Notary 620 Fm 1092 Murphy Rd #104 77477

Martinez Anthony A. Martinez Insurance Agency (+) 16365 One Park Ten Pl #100 77084

Clasen Fredrick Alan All Yards 1904 1St St 77471

Pfitzinger Matthew Caliente Twang 27018 Camirillo Creek Ln 77494

Buggage Marcus Mosiah Four Seasons Carwash & Detailing 20017 SW Frwy 77479

Ortiz Zurelle (+) The Jam Lady (+) 20039 Bellflower Glen Dr 77407

Garcia Elias Elizondo Commercial & Industrial Construction Services 4710 Stoney Point Ct 77479

Morgan Gilbert (+) Something For Everyone 806 Rock Springs Dr 77469

Greenwood Annette Delisa G’s Smokehouse 413 Burnet St 77469

Lopez Nestor The Clean Team (+) 13110 S Gessner Rd Ste 200 77489

Pambweh Shebby Y Ak’s Dazzling Services 25931 Chapman Falls Dr 77406

Schroeder Kathleen (+) Schroeders Personnel Service 1802 Rockwall Ct 77479

Yaya Sheriff O Rizally Charity Organisation 9200 West Bellfort #23 77031 Yaya Sheriff O Rizally Enterprises Importer & Exporter 9200 West Bellfort #23 77031 Azan Industries Inc Zohair Automotive 25634 Durango Falls Ln 77494 Azan Industries Inc All States Protection Services 25634 Durango Falls Ln 77494 Nuance Enterprise Inc North Pole Ornaments 5000 Katy Mills Circle Unit #162 77494

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Wallace Scott M (+) Wallace Retirement Planning 22322 Grand Corner Dr Suite 125 77494 Thriving Scholars LLC Kiddie Academy Of Missouri City 3811 Raoul Wallenberg Ln 77459 Fine Wines & Spirits Of North Texas LLC Total Wine & More 5472 W Grand Pkwy S 77046 Fine Wines & Spirits Of North Texas LLC Total Wine Spirits Beer & More 5472 W Grand Pkwy S 77046 Extra Space Management Inc Extra Space Storage (#1837) 5208 Reading Rd 77471 Ewoh Andy Akporom (+) Ewoh Enterprises 202 Promenade Estates Ln 77477 Owen Rhonda (+) Loosends Hair Salon 1305 Fm 359 #K 77406 Mendoza Karen J Aubrey Martinez Foundation (Non-Profit Organization) 414 Blume Road 77471 Zeno Operations LLC Keep On Rolling Transportation Of Missouri City TX 4055 Tuscan Shores Dr 77459 De La Pena Jennifer (+) Alan Multiservicios 2839 North Main Ste 217 77477 Washington Reggie Biker Lives Matter 7373 Ardmore St Apt 1159 77054


Data Beat

December 2016 Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary Reports

Sales Tax Allocation Comparison Summary reports present data about monthly local sales and use tax allocation payments to local sales taxing jurisdictions. These net payments represent monies identified for the local jurisdictions since the previous month’s distribution. These reports will allow you to compare current year sales and use tax payments with the previous year. When used with other local economic indicators, they may help indicate present and future trends. City

Arcola Beasley Fulshear Kendleton Meadows Place Missouri City Needville Orchard Pleak Richmond Rosenberg Simonton Stafford Sugar Land Thompsons

Net Payment This Period

Comp Payment Prior Year

% Change To Date

Payments To Date

Prior Year Payments

Percent Change

$34,313.14 $16,969.80 $111,377.77 $1,694.97 $113,463.10 $659,574.07 $47,583.20 $5,605.88 $5,854.19 $465,567.61 $1,287,837.62 $15,499.79 $1,315,323.40 $3,460,405.38 $5,278.04

$37,553.42 $12,959.60 $56,141.97 $2,101.19 $114,729.29 $680,304.99 $43,794.84 $5,923.69 $5,266.55 $474,929.39 $1,227,549.35 $10,809.61 $1,287,416.55 $4,273,629.80 $5,315.31

-8.62% 30.94% 98.38% -19.33% -1.10% -3.04% 8.65% -5.36% 11.15% -1.97% 4.91% 43.38% 2.16% -19.02% -0.70%

$487,102.99 $175,962.74 $1,389,105.65 $19,075.16 $1,461,605.37 $8,548,141.54 $629,142.43 $88,644.43 $65,514.45 $5,999,378.12 $15,597,803.55 $120,718.64 $16,787,607.83 $51,446,499.92 $86,250.27

$605,751.58 $193,913.70 $1,238,710.41 $15,309.28 $1,438,820.61 $8,562,246.57 $536,391.38 $82,099.83 $62,503.99 $5,545,602.40 $16,563,219.87 $154,431.09 $17,215,430.51 $51,563,115.60 $62,981.32

-19.58% -9.25% 12.14% 24.59% 1.58% -0.16% 17.29% 7.97% 4.81% 8.18% -5.82% -21.83% -2.48% -0.22% 36.94%

Top 20 City Sales and Use Tax Comparison Summary - December 2016 Please note that Sugar Land is 17th in sales tax revenues in the state. City

Houston San Antonio Dallas Austin Fort Worth Arlington El Paso Plano Frisco Amarillo Corpus Christi Round Rock Lubbock Irving McAllen Midland Sugar Land Grand Prairie McKinney Mesquite


Net Payment This Period

Comp Payment Prior Year

% Change To Date

Payments To Date

Prior Year Payments Change

Percent Change

$47,768,793.56 $25,533,763.56 $23,193,458.58 $16,299,698.78 $11,385,881.83 $7,702,322.71 $6,419,874.17 $5,614,223.55 $5,757,722.82 $5,678,372.45 $5,631,791.00 $5,515,046.20 $5,010,668.02 $4,611,186.86 $4,254,734.05 $4,174,184.38 $3,460,405.38 $4,081,756.30 $3,703,477.81 $3,044,999.58

$51,500,338.35 $24,808,047.01 $21,710,132.77 $15,480,991.70 $10,231,077.42 $7,567,616.01 $5,806,048.06 $6,194,708.28 $5,508,523.45 $5,735,586.28 $5,601,762.47 $5,256,394.65 $5,034,992.12 $4,445,811.17 $4,449,457.94 $4,196,627.69 $4,273,629.80 $3,794,005.27 $3,574,431.27 $3,100,367.16

-7.24% 2.92% 6.83% 5.28% 11.28% 1.78% 10.57% -9.37% 4.52% -0.99% 0.53% 4.92% -0.48% 3.71% -4.37% -0.53% -19.02% 7.58% 3.61% -1.78%

$630,172,428.81 $324,561,595.17 $284,659,887.21 $204,636,966.03 $139,042,987.26 $102,891,999.51 $83,879,101.91 $78,286,505.30 $74,691,991.47 $74,412,780.71 $72,626,851.67 $67,502,227.74 $65,384,053.76 $64,683,620.70 $60,112,579.67 $52,265,408.04 $51,446,499.92 $51,164,282.38 $46,738,793.80 $42,952,592.80

$659,339,722.25 $315,346,501.25 $272,645,990.39 $195,469,522.02 $131,705,412.21 $98,718,419.44 $81,307,487.28 $77,558,042.38 $78,080,607.42 $74,423,000.69 $77,787,653.09 $67,767,516.25 $65,033,740.52 $62,495,755.21 $62,586,118.52 $62,957,069.53 $51,563,115.60 $47,471,465.23 $43,383,455.80 $41,075,721.70

-4.42% 2.92% 4.40% 4.68% 5.57% 4.22% 3.16% 0.93% -4.33% -0.01% -6.63% -0.39% 0.53% 3.50% -3.95% -16.98% -0.22% 7.77% 7.73% 4.56%

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Commercial Building Permits

Some significant building permits in cities in Fort Bend during the month of November ADDRESS




MISSOURI CITY 3550 Fm 1092 4743 Lexington Boulevard 4850 Hwy 6 12121 Mclain Boulevard 1799 Texas Parkway 8731 Hwy 6 Suite 150 8731 Hwy 6 Suite 200 6144 Sienna Ranch Road 9402 Hwy 6 Suite 200 8800 Hwy 6 Suite 100 13615 South Gessner Road Suite 400 7435 Hwy 6 F

Commercial Addition Commercial Alteration Commercial Alteration Commercial Alteration Commercial Alteration Commercial Lease New Commercial Lease New Commercial Lease New Commercial Lease New Commercial Lease New Commercial Lease Alter Commercial Lease Alter

$400,000 $1,528,014 $180,000 $29,000 $85,220 $80,000 $75,000 $150,000 $98,400 $150,000 $150,000 $200,000

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1705 Jackson St

Commercial Building


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3818 Reese Rd 3115 Ave J 4606 Mustang Ave 2406 BF Terry Blvd #A 2406 BF Terry Blvd #B

Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building Commercial Building

$422,000 $36,000 $112,500 $900,000 $600,000

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4909 Commonwealth Blvd 1800 Chatham Ave 4815 LJ Pkwy 2248 Texas Dr 15245 Southwest Fwy 6914 Brisbane Ct Ste 300 1218 Museum Square Dr 636 State Hwy 6 Ste 500 6514 US Hwy 90A Ste 103 17602 Southwest Fwy 13521 University Blvd 2110 Town Square Pl 202 Lee Duggan Dr 12620 W Airport Blvd Ste 120 2178 Texas Dr 14111 Southwest Fwy 245 Commerce Green Blvd Ste 101 1219 Museum Square Dr Ste 200 3 Sugar Creek Center Blvd Ste 250 52 Sugar Creek Center Blvd Ste 200 15400 Southwest Fwy 2nd Flr 13131 Dairy Ashford Rd Ste 175 15345 Southwest Fwy 14111 Southwest Fwy

Commercial Remodel Commercial Addition Commercial New Commercial Remodel Commercial Addition Commercial Buildout Commercial New Commercial Buildout Commercial Buildout Commercial New Commercial Buildout Commercial Remodel Commercial New Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Buildout Commercial Buildout Commercial Buildout Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial Remodel Commercial New

$356,861 $2,907,631 $5,329,264 $47,000 $35,500 $280,141 $1,000,000 $150,000 $300,000 $3,830,791 $1,511,276 $492,018 $1,250,000 $362,252 $212,000 $750,000 $52,257 $45,000 $45,000 $24,540 $355,690 $48,000 $36,482 $37,429

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3550 Fm 1092 Management Lp/ Crossmark Development & Constr Tvalc LP La Paloma Blanca LLC Relp Gateway LLC Leto Inc 8731 Sienna LLC 8731 Sienna LLC Pari Properties LLC Craig/Polk Partnership LLC Opus West Construction Noretex Modular Space Dr. Keith Von Boeckmann, DDS


ROSENBERG Rosenberg Storage Facility/ BLS Construction AT&T/ HCBeck Ltd Lamar High School/Millenium Project Solutions Igbal Maredia/TDK Construction Igbal Maredia/TDK Construction

SUGAR LAND Ft Bend ISD/Bass Contruction Fort Bend ISD Elementary/Teal Construction Co Charles & Josephine Howard Fam/Riverstone Storage, LP LCFRE Sugar Land Town Square L/Rocky Plumbing Citizen’s National Bank of Texas/Generators of Houston NNP-Telfair LLC/Hummel Construction Company UBT LTD/J A Greene Hwy 6 & 90 LTD/Noma Engineering & Construction Imperial Realty Group, LLC/Artistic Engineering NNP-Telfair LLC/D E Harvey Builders, Inc Aquataina Sugar Land LP/Arch-Con Corporation LCFRE Sugar Land Town Square L/Parker Project Mgmt Inc City of Sugar Land/J T Vaughn Construction Cobalt Industrial Reit II/BFJ Construction, Inc LCFRE Sugar Land Town Square L/PBJ Enterprise Company Cricq Sugar Land Trust/Axiom Construction Co. LLC Commerce Green Associates LC/EE Reed Construction, LP NNP-Telfair LLC/Vule Construction Radler Limited Partnership/Ruppel Million, LP Radler Limited Partnership/New York Real Estate Inc CHCA West Houston LP/Jacob White Construction Co Sugar Creek/EPG LLC & Sugar Cr/Cannon Enterprises, Inc Covington First Colony Acquisition/INCA Construction LLC Cricq Sugar Land Trust/Sweetwater Pools, Inc

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Vista Air Services, Inc. 713-433-6311 COMMERCIAL AIR CONDITIONING SPECIALISTS Vista Air Services, Inc. specializes in Commercial/ Industrial Air Conditioning Services. Established in 1978 Vista provides Service, Repair, HVAC Remodeling and Design, as well as flexible Preventative Maintenance Plans. Vista is WBEA and HUB Certified and licensed in the State of Texas (TACLA 4677C). Business Owners, Office Managers, Facilities Managers, and Commercial Contractors, are invited to call us at 713-433-6311. ALTERATIONS & TAILORING LIZ’S TAILOR and ALTERATIONS 281-242-3193 3626 Highway 6 South (In the Luby’s/Big Lots Shopping Center) Sugar Land, TX 77478 Our Alterations Service for Ladies and Gentlemen include: Full resizing of your dress or prom to make a perfect fit; hem pants & jeans, taper in and out; shorten jacket sleeves and zipper changes. We fix your clothes at affordable prices. We offer professional tailoring. We will make your clothes from a catalog or pattern. For one-day or immediate service, please call Liz at 281-242-3193. We offer free estimates or visit us at or email us at liz@

Auto Central-Automotive Service & Sales 281-499-9684 2526 Fifth Street, Stafford, TX 77477, Fax: 281-499-0183, Fast, Friendly and professional automotive repair. ASE Blue Seal Certified, State Inspection Station, Diesel Repair, Open Monday-Friday 7-6pm. Saturdays by Appt. only. Charlton’s Auto Body Repair and Vehicle Detailing 281-499-1126 Chuck Charlton, 1131 Staffordshire @ 5th Street, Stafford, Texas 77477, Charbody@aol. com, Fax: 281-499-1694, Complete collision repair. Frame & Unibody straightened. Expert computer color matching. Custom painting & pin stripping. Honest service. 79 Years Strong and 3 Generations Proud! Colony One Auto Center P - 281-980-4440 F - 281-261-0048 Are you tired of searching for a AAA approved auto repair center? Colony One Auto Center is a family-owned and operated business, having serviced more than 233,000 vehicles since 1991. The BBB has rated Colony One Auto Center its highest score, capturing an A+ rating. Angie’s List has designated Colony One Auto Center its highest rating as a “Super Service Provider,” also garnering an A+ rating. Colony One Auto Center has a complete state-of-theart automotive repair and maintenance facility. Your search is finally over. Bring your vehicle to Rod Tate at 1131 Dulles Avenue, Stafford, 77477. First Tire & Automotive 281-313-2886 Craig Popp, owner, 3 Sugar Land Locations. 960 Eldridge, 281-313-2886 & 2303 Williams Trace Blvd. 281-980-2666 (First Colony), 20015 Southwest Freeway. 281-343-5666 (Greatwood), Diagnostic testing and evaluation, Manufacturer’s routine recommended maintenance, domestic and foreign vehicle repairs, AAA approved, ASE certified. Ask about our Fleet Service!

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ASIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Asian Chamber of Commerce 713-782-7222 The Asian Chamber of Commerce is a businessoriented chamber focused on economic development. Founded in 1990, we represent all countries and cultures of Asia and help facilitate trade between Houston and Asian businesses, and promote valuable connections throughout the city. A diverse and friendly group, we’re open to everyone and Asian heritage or business is not required. With over 25 events per year, the ACC encourages new membership and participation at all levels. BANKS The State Bank of Texas 281-494-6686 Nicki Black, 13010 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477, Fax: 281-494-6747. Locally and independently owned - our prime interest is you!

BACKGROUND SCREENING/TESTING Comprehensive Screening Services (Compscreen) 832-465-1076 or 1-866-222-2828 E-Mail: We are a local Fort Bend Company, here to help protect your business or home by providing affordably priced, state-of-theart, highly reliable, (24/7) pre-employment background checks (most results available instantly), drug testing services and instant drug testing supplies (we often can save our clients over 20% on average). Statistics have shown that 53% of resumes & applications contain falsifications! The American Council for Drug Education reports that 74.8% of drug users are employed and active in the workplace (approx. 12.9 million people). Don’t become part of the next statistic! Let us help you protect your most valuable asset, your business, family, school or other community entity. Call us at 281-201-1806. We can help!


Harris Carpet & Floors 713-723-0693 At Harris Carpet & Floors we sell, clean, and install all flooring types. We also provide carpet cleaning services, air duct cleaning, ceramic tile, grout cleaning and 24 hour water extraction. We have been in business for over 25 years and we take pride in our excellent service record. Free Home & Phone Estimates. All carpet & floor cleaning. 24-hr water extraction 12515 Fondren Road. Suite H, Houston, TX 77035.

COUNTRY CLUBS & GOLF COURSES Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre 281-403-5900 (General) 281-403-5910 (Golf Shop) The Quail Valley Golf Course and City Centre offers 36 holes of championship golf, full practice facilities and gorgeous event venues. After your round, stop by the Bluebonnet Grille for a cold drink and a satisfying meal. The City Centre is perfect for your special event. We host golf tournaments, weddings, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, fundraising galas and so much more. All with beautiful views of our award winning golf courses. For more information, visit Quail Valley Golf Course & City Centre, 2880 La Quinta Dr., Missouri City, TX 77459.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Katy Area Economic Development Council (Katy Area EDC) - 281-396-2200 The Katy Area conomic Development Council (Katy Area EDC, a 501 (c) 6 non-profit corporation, is a full service economic development corporation representing the Katy ISD area (Katy Area). Katy Area EDC : recruits new businesses, helps retain and expand existing businesses, helps create new businesses, facilitates the construction of business infrastructure and helps improve the quality of place and quality of life of the Katy Area. ICE CREAM SPECIALTIES Southern Ice Cream 281-499-9837 Great for all occasions! Reward your employees, clients or families. Serve delicious ice cream specialties from Southern Ice Cream in Stafford, Texas. Do you have a special fundraising project or marketing project on your mind? Schedule a push cart, ice cream truck or vintage ‘Original Good Humor’ truck to deliver these speciality deserts. Southern Ice Cream prides itself on personalized service delivering frozen treats efficiently to cool down even the hottest Houston days! It’s easy to book this unique and rewarding ice cream experience, just visit www. or call Michelle at 281-499-9837.

Insurance Solutions of Texas 281-565-2222 • 281-341-5060 Jay Harris, Auto, Home, Business, Flood Insurance. 14140 Southwest Freeway, Suite 150, Sugar Land, Texas 77478. 281-565-2222, Fax 281-565-3333. 2515 Ave. H, Rosenberg, TX 77471. 281-341-5060, Fax 281-341-5558. Tracy Walker Agent, ChFC, CLU, CPCU, CASL 281-265-0711 Tracy Walker’s agency is based on integrity and excellence. We have an amazing team with over 70 years combined experience. We care enough to really listen to customize your insurance portfolio and educate you on how to protect your family and assets. State Farm is #1 in auto, fire and individual life insurance. We are an agency that likes to know your name so stop on by, call 281-265-0711 or email - tracy@ Like a great Neighbor, we are here for you! 15510 Lexington.

INSURANCE AGENCIES DIALYSIS Stafford Dialysis 281-568-9911 12220 Murphy Road, Stafford, TX 77477 Quality Care for A Quality Life. Stafford Dialysis promotes the highest quality care and treatment for patients with chronic renal disease. State of the Art technology and certified professionals provide patients the highest ethical standards and education related to kidney failure. Certified through Private Insurance, Medicare and the Texas Department of Health, you can trust your care to Stafford Dialysis.

Goosehead Insurance 281-643-0996 andrew-haley-insurance “Goosehead Insurance brings years of experience and expertise in serving your Auto, Home, Life & Commercial Insurance needs. As your Risk Management Advisor, Andrew Haley understands the value of safeguarding what matters most to you and will work on your behalf to bring you the best insurance options based on your individual needs. You will be met with unmatched customer service, integrity and expediency.”

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JEWELERS Gold Connection Jewelers 281-344-9900 • We Buy Gold We are a full-service jewelry store in your neighborhood. We offer diamonds, gold and silver jewelry and watches. Repairs are done on our premises. Custom design is our specialty. We offer front door parking for your convenience. Our hours are M-F from 10:00-6:00 pm and again on Sat from 10:00-4:00 pm. We are located at 206 Hwy 90A, Richmond, 77406. Come see our fabulous inventory! MAGAZINE Fort Bend / Katy Business Journal 281-690-4200 Fort Bend’s ONLY business publication. Reaching over 10,000 businesses monthly. The place to advertise to reach the vital Fort Bend County business community.




Nature’s Own Pest And Lawn Service 281-656-2847 18035 W. Little York Rd. Ste. F, Katy, TX 77449. Using an exterminator that will practice the safest and most natural techniques for pest control can be reassuring and December be the only consideration for those who are determined to live green in every way. Natural pest control with the best guarantee in the business. At Nature’s Own, we will eradicate your bugs and make your home bug free once again. Don’t lose any sleep over these pesky bugs. Call Nature’s Own today. Mention Fort Bend Business Journal and receive a special discount.

NEWSPAPER Fort Bend Star 281-690-4200 We have been delivering a free community newspaper to homes throughout Fort Bend County longer than ANY OTHER newspaper.

NETWORKING Fort Bend Chapter - BNI Fort Bend Business Network International, the oldest networking chapter in the Fort Bend Chapter - BNI network, is a group of like-minded business owners who meet to network every Thursday morning at 7 am at Sweetwater

Country Club. Membership is limited to one professional per category. However, the organization does have some open categories and is looking for entrepreneurs who want to connect with a great group of people and grow their business! For information on how to come visit, please email

OPEN MRI Upright MRI of Sugar Land 281-494-0505 CLAUSTROPHOBIC? Upright MRI is the only True OPEN MRI in Sugar Land. We scan patients standing, sitting, or lying down. For the first time, patients can be scanned in weight-bearing postures and in their position of pain. It is ideal for patients who have difficulty lying down due to respiratory or cardiac problems. Mention this ad and receive $25 off your first scan. 2655 Cordes Drive #150, Sugar Land, 77479. Open Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

OPTOMETRISTS Elissa R. Wedemeyer O.D., FCOVD, F.A.A.O 281-499-2600 6026 Hwy. 6 Missouri City, TX 77459. Therapeutic Optometrist; Visual Perceptual / Binocular Therapy; medical management of eye infections and diseases. The office has a large selection of fashion frames.

PHARMACIES Ed’s Pharmacy 281-499-4555 Ed Sziy, 3740 Cartwright, Missouri City, TX 77459, Fax: 281-499-7088.

PHYSICIANS The Immunization Clinic Be wise, test and, immunize 281-313-7468 office 281-313-7470 fax 3727 Greenbriar Dr. #403 Stafford, TX 77477 CDC certified Yellow fever provider of domestic and travel vaccines, Flu vaccines, TB skin tests, Drug testing and titer testing for adults and children for college, work, travel, immigration, pre-employment and post-accident testing. Open for appts M-F and 2 Saturdays a month.

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You can come to our site or we come to you for mobile testing and administration of vaccines for groups and churches.

PREGNANCY RESOURCES Pregnancy Resource Medical Center of Fort Bend County 281-232-2375 The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center is a nonprofit that helps women by offering free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, peer consultations, classes and parenting resources. We are looking for volunteers, financial partners and church liaisons to help us reach our community. You can share the joy of helping hurt hearts and saving lives. We are located at 2918 Avenue I Rosenberg, TX 77471.

REAL ESTATE Colliers International, formerly Curtice Commercial Real Estate 281-494-4769 Kolbe M. Curtice, CCIM, CLS, 15999 City Walk, Suite 250, Sugar Land Square located at U.S. Highway 59 & State Highway 6, Fax: 281-4943227, Brokerage, Development, Investment and Tenant Representation, 30 years experience in Fort Bend. Riverstone Development Co. 281-499-8700 Tom Wilcox, 4855 Riverstone Blvd, Missouri City, Texas 77459, Fax: 281-499-8704, Luxurious waterside living in Fort Bend from $200s to the many millions. Jeanne Gregory, CRS, GRI 713-854-0923 14905 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas 77478, Remax Southwest. Residential real estate sales & corporate locations. Jennifer Weaver, ABR, CRS, GRI 281-207-5037 RE/MAX Southwest, 14905 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Residential sales and corporate relocation since 1979.

As a proud and responsible member of the Fort Bend, Texas business community, we accept aluminum, copper, brass, stainless steel, vehicle radiators, air conditioning coils, lead and other scrap metal. We seek to protect the environment through our intake and processing of scrap metal product usually destined for landfills. Our friendly staff values you as a customer and provides the VIP treatment to make your experience with us a profitable and efficient one. If you’re not selling me your metal, we both lose money!

Living Improvements - 281-499-7000 AWARD WINNING - 2010 & 2011 Houston’s BEST “Outdoor Living Space” Living Improvements’ commitment to excellence makes us the perfect fit for your building needs. We have over 200 years cumulative in-house experience in the remodeling and construction industry making us highly skilled, professional and detail oriented striving to exceed our customer’s expectations. We feature outdoor living spaces, custom homes, interior and exterior renovations. Our commitment to excellence is just one of the reasons we have over 5,000 satisfied customers. SERVING FORT BEND & SURROUNDING COUNTIES FOR OVER 35 YEARS.

VIDEO SERVICES Star Digital Studios 281-690-4280 A full service video production studio providing all phases of video production including professional writing, videography, editing, DVD duplication, distribution; also video deposition services to the legal community. For video needed for a TV commercial, website posting, employee training, promotional DVDs, special presentations, coverage of live events/trade shows, or corporate videos, give us a call. If you are interested in something you do not see on our website, let us know and we’re ready to accommodate your needs!

TRANSPORTATION Town Center Transportation Inc. (281) 743-8992 Going to the airport is stressful, and leaving your car there is even worse! Next time you go on a trip or travel for business let us do the driving. We are a locally owned and operated transportation business with a fleet of luxury mid and fullsize SUV’s that services Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Fort Bend County and Houston. We also provide transportation for going out to dinner (don’t drink and drive!), concerts, cruises, weddings, and all other events in the greater Houston area. Relax, unwind, and call Town Center Transportation!

SCRAP DEALER/METAL RECYCLING Julius Metals 281-499-6400 3018 5th St., Stafford, TX 77477 Julius Metals has been FT. BEND COUNTY’S LARGEST SCRAP DEALER serving Fort Bend and surrounding counties for the past 31 years.



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Clancy’s is an Irish pub with a Texas soul By Joe Southern


riginally intended to be an Irish pub, Clancy’s Public House in Richmond has become a local favorite restaurant and watering hole. According to chef Brad Pitre, when owner Sean Bielstein and his father Sandy opened Clancy’s almost two years ago, it was meant to be an Irish pub that also served food. The food, however, was so good that the establishment became more of a restaurant with a bar. “It was intended to be more of a bar,” Pitre said. “It turned out to be more of a family establishment … It was very successful with food.” Pitre came on in November as the head chef and is taking Clancy’s to a new level in quality cuisine. Calling on his Louisiana and Mexican heritage and 18 years of experience, Pitre is serving up a fare he calls “Texas Irish cuisine.”

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Clancy’s Public House Chef Brad Pitre, left, and owner Sean Bielstein show some of the dishes available at the popular restaurant and bar in Richmond’s Pecan Grove community.

Clancy’s Public House 503 FM 359, Suite 118 Richmond, TX 77406 Phone: 832-847-4390 Email: Hours of Operation Sunday - Wednesday: 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday - Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

“We’re an Irish pub with a Texas soul,” he said. A new menu will debut in January featuring a mix of current favorites and more traditional Irish fare. “We’ll have classic pub food like bangers and mash,” he said. There will also be an expanded selection of lamb, steaks and chops. Favorites, like shepherd’s pie, hamburgers, sandwiches and chicken fried steak will remain on the menu and in generous portions. In addition to menu changes, there will be subtler changes designed to make the food fresher and tastier. Pitre said he is moving from russet potatoes to Yukon gold. They are baking fresh breads and are moving away from frozen stocks to fresh foods. “We’re not afraid to use quality products and we charge fairly for them,” he said. He said they will offer weekly specials so that there is something new to try each week. One item that started as a weekly special will return as a standard menu item – shrimp and grits. “People love it,” he said. Lest one get so caught up in the food that they overlook the bar, many patrons come of an evening to enjoy drinks and a cozy atmosphere.

Clancy’s full bar features over 30 beers on tap and a variety of 50 different bottles of beer/cider to choose from. Pitre said he developed his desire to cook at the age of 7 while watching cooking shows on television with his grandfather. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston and has worked for popular restaurant chains including Pappadeaux, Outback, Luby’s, P.F. Chang’s and Carino’s. He and his parents opened a restaurant in 2010 in Sienna Plantation and sold it three years later. Pitre said his employer hopes to utilize his vast experience to help Clancy’s branch into catering and eventually expand into areas like Sienna Plantation and Katy. “I love having the opportunity to make something special for our guests,” Pitre said.

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January 2017 - The Business Lifestyle Magazine Digital Edition  

The Business Lifestyle Magazine Digital Edition

January 2017 - The Business Lifestyle Magazine Digital Edition  

The Business Lifestyle Magazine Digital Edition