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South Loop’s Rising Stars

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 South Loop’s rising stars below.

Jeff Longmore

I had worked in the “Industrial Paint” industry for about 25 years when I was recruited into the “Coatings” industry. Most folks on the outside have no real concept of the difference. In a nutshell, “paint” is relatively old, traditional technology which is sold in large volumes, with low profit margins and relatively low technical assistance to the end-user. In contrast, “coatings” have a much higher technical content, sold at higher prices and margins with a lower volume. Technical assistance to the end user is generally much higher in all areas from initial specification to the final use. Read more>>

Lonnie Mathews

Lonnie traveled a long and difficult road to realizing his passion in life, and that has made all the difference. Armed with two degrees in finance Lonnie worked as a financial analyst and a financial planner but struggled with his own personal finances. Finally, one night as he and his wife searched for a way to make their mortgage payment, he had a God-inspired revelation that showed him the way out of his money crises and set the stage for a new life of helping others become masters of their own financial destinies. Read more>>

Nick Kliafas

It’s been a long time since that first overhead operating door in 1921, but the spirit of innovation continues at The Overhead Door Company. We recently introduced a line of glass overhead doors. They feature glass panels mounted to an aluminum frame for an all-new aluminum full-view design. The result is a modern, frameless look that is perfect for high-end residential and commercial applications. C.G. Johnson saw the future of garage doors. He unfortunately didn’t see a future where others would confuse customers to get their business. Read more>>

Colin Chesters

I played professionally for Derby County in the English Premier League – 1975-1979. I signed as a schoolboy and made my debut when I was 18 years old vs. Aston Villa and was voted man of the match. I went on to play for Crewe Alexandra from 1979-1985 and Northwich Victoria 1982-1985. I was an FA trophy finalist and winners in back to back seasons scoring at Wembley Stadium. After my playing career ended, I moved to the United States to begin my coaching career. In 1993, I became the Director of Coaching for San Diego Surf Soccer Club where we started an unprecedented run of building nationally ranked youth soccer teams. Read more>>

Lee Morgan

The story of how I got to Agape Lawn Care begins in my college years at UTSA in San Antonio. I like most people didn’t come from a wealthy family and had to find a way to support myself while in college. Originally, I found some office jobs and enjoyed the work but found myself unhappy with the sedentary lifestyle of sitting at a desk all day. I eventually found a job as a landscape technician for Quality Lawn and Tree in San Antonio. In contrast to my office job this job allowed me to be outside all day, and constantly moving. Though the Texas heat and mosquitoes were also harsh side effects of the work, I found it much more fulfilling to get to the end of a day and be so physically tired but at the same time be able to look back and visually see the fruit of all your labor for the day. Read more>>

Karl Wells and Jesse Martin

1982- Karl Wells started doing business as Bay Area Marking Service. 1984- changed name to Bay Area Striping Service. -chose Striping as a profession because he saw a need in the area and wanted to provide a superior service. -BASS has completed work from Galveston to Beaumont, Katy, and Huntsville. – Bay Area Striping service specializes in striping work for warehouses, chemical plants, government parking lots and roads, and private businesses. We service all paved marking systems. – Got started by doing the original striping on Baybrook Mall, Deerbrook Mall, and other surrounding malls parking lots. We also completed the initial parking lot striping for the parking lots and roads of Texas Medical Center. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Talia

    May 10, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Lady B.G. is the hottest karaoke dj in the city!!! Book her for the greatest karaoke experience!!!

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