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Inspiring Stories from Richmond

The heart of our mission at VoyageHouston is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Houston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out rising stars from Richmond and surrounding areas below.

Harry and Vicki Nieto

Web design started out as more of hobby than anything else for us. I entered the U.S. Air Force in 1995 which led Vicki and I away from everything we knew here in our hometown of Sugar Land, TX. Newlyweds at the time and moving farther away from family than ever before seemed like a good opportunity to build our own personal webpage to blog and post photos of our adventures for our family back in Houston to see. In those first few years we really got a true understanding on how to setup a web page and how to do it successfully. Read more>>

Ryan Barthel, Joe Avila, and Thomas Randlett

While working at our 9-5 job, back in 2013, we saw a need for a website to help local mom and pop businesses, that didn’t have a voice online. In an effort to help those businesses, we started Our goal was to provide a platform for local businesses to connect with the community so people in Fort Bend can easily find shops and services around them. Before we knew it, we over 200 businesses registered on the website, and we’re still growing and making improvements to our website. Read more>>

La Teasha Smith

I started this company with a hope and a dream of one day becoming a real trucking company and finally happened for us in 2014. It has not been easy being a woman in a man driven industry, however, we have been able to grow each year of operation. I started my company off as a brokage for the first 4 years adding dispatching and trucks following that. Read more>>

Leak Owens

Leak Owens started Mister Leak Carpet Cleaning as a family-owned-and-operated business in January 2017 to help others looking for a reliable carpet cleaning service without the gimmicks. Our prices are budget friendly and beat the competition. Our team uses pet and kid safe green cleaning materials that leave no residue or harmful chemicals in order to keep you and your family safe. Read more>>

Sheri Herbert

I have always worked in a creative field. In the late 60’s I took art classes for several local artists mostly as a hobby. I wanted to learn to take better photographs so I could paint them so I enrolled in a photograph class at our local college. I loved photography so much that I ended up getting an associate’s degree and worked as an environmental portrait photographer for about 7 years. Read more>>

Andy Marsden

Gill and Andy Marsden own the kennels which are on 3 acres in Richmond Texas. Located about 2 miles south of the FM 1093/FM 723 RD intersection near Cinco Ranch/Katy. Gill has been grooming dogs in the area since 2006. Read More>>

Kristen Grandi

Our story begins with my obsession over design…as a little girl, instead of buying dolls or toys, I would save my money so I could buy new bedding and was constantly dragging my furniture around and rearranging my room. As an adult, I worked at jobs that were just “jobs”…they paid the bills but they meant nothing to me. I knew there was more out there for me. Read More>>

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