Allen’s Electric Motor Service, Inc.

Setting the Standard for a Demanding Industry

When Peggy Allen Parker took the helm of Allen’s Electric Motor Service, Inc. in 1984, her biggest concern was mastering the electric motor. Previously, she had served as the company’s bookkeeper and office manager, and she understood the road ahead would likely be rough. But she was undeterred. She rolled up her sleeves and absorbed all she could, both firsthand and by way of the Electric Motor Repair manual.

Today, Parker is a renowned industry expert. Allen’s, the company she started with her father, is a client favorite. But Parker’s practical knowledge and …Read More

Medical Research Consultants

Leading Companies’ Partner of Choice in High-Stakes Product Liability Litigation

As the leader in nationwide record collection, management and analysis of medical information, Medical Research Consultants (MRC) has successfully supported global corporations and law firms involved in some of the largest mass tort litigations in history, solidifying its presence as a choice consultative partner in the national litigation market.

As MRC celebrates its 30th anniversary, it continues to develop innovative, effective and budget-conscious solutions to “high-risk” issues, such as high-volume critical document requests requiring rapid turnaround. Its collaborative, strategic approach to business challenges is paired with decades of collective knowledge and experience gained from working closely with some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and their go-to legal counsel. …Read More

The Bulsard Group

Creating New Tomorrows
The Bulsard Group: Partners in Change

Teach a man to fish, and he’ll fish for a lifetime. Teach a business to harness the power of change, and it will be efficient and successful for many years to come.

That’s the guiding principle behind The Bulsard Group, a Houston-based innovative business solutions firm known for its agility and success in Operational Excellence, Organizational Development, Lean Six Sigma and Change Management.

“We partner with clients to embrace change and uncover the value of their people, processes and technology to create a bridge to the future,” says CEO Latoya L. Wall, a Master Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma facilitator. …Read More

The Shape of Behavior

Shaping Lives of Children and Families With Autism Spectrum Disorders

A 4-year-old says the word “Mama” for the very first time. An 11-year-old boy uses the toilet independently for the first time in his life.

A teenager can finally visit a store without being overwhelmed by all the sights, sounds and smells.

Such milestones might not seem like cause for celebration, but for the families of The Shape of Behavior, an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) clinic based in Texas, they are momentous. Not everyone is in the business of shaping lives. …Read More

Underwood Financial

Creating Commercial Real Estate Investment Opportunities in Dallas Metroplex

For investors savvy enough to forgo the stock market roller coaster in favor of solid opportunities in commercial real estate, the Dallas Metroplex is the brightest spot in the U.S. At least 1 million more people will have moved into North Texas between 2010 and 2020. Commercial real estate investment company Underwood Financial is riding the crest of this wave of expansion by reliably predicting the path of major growth and acting quickly on opportunities – often long before other companies have feet on the ground. …Read More

A&C Plastics

‘If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.’
Just Ask Carolyn Faulk.

Buy a property, pay it off. Build a building, rent it out. If this sounds a lot like the game Monopoly, it’s no coincidence. Carolyn Faulk loves Monopoly. She loved it as a child growing up in Houston. And she loves it today, as the owner of two successful businesses and head of her own charitable foundation.

“Being in business is just a game, and I’m playing to win,” says the president of Faulk Properties and A&C Plastics. “And I’m not about to pay $200 in order to pass Go.” Faulk, a Galveston native, has been buying properties and building buildings since 1975. Today Faulk Properties owns and rents out some 30 plus warehouses throughout the Houston area, with four under construction and plans for 18 more before the end of the year. …Read More

AMB Architects

Designing Success in Interior Architecture

With a passion for both art and business, architecture was a natural choice for Alyse Makarewicz, AIA, owner and president of Houston’s AMB Architects. Makarewicz likes the balance of the creative and analytical aspects of architecture. “I love what I do. It allows me to be a creative problem solver every day.”

She founded AMB Architects with colleague and now business partner Michael Boykin in 2005. Today, AMB has annual revenues of $1 million, a growing list of loyal clients and a solid reputation with major corporations, retail businesses, medical facilities and educational institutions. A woman-owned business, AMB is also well positioned to partner with other firms and prime contractors on major public projects. …Read More

Cutting Source Precision, Inc.

How to Succeed in the World of Machining Innovation, Quality and Technology Fuel Growth of Cutting Source Precision, Inc.

Amber Stoltz is used to strange looks. “You should see people’s faces when I tell them I own a machine shop,” says the owner of Cutting Source Precision, Inc.

But Stoltz’s gender quickly becomes irrelevant when customers experience the innovation, quality, outside-the-box thinking and meticulous attention to detail that have fueled this job shop’s tremendous growth over the past six years.

“Our customers soon learn they can depend on us for superior workmanship, on-time delivery, competitive pricing and integrity in everything we do,” Stoltz says. …Read More

McIntyre Youngblood Recruiting, LLC

The Gulf Coast’s Premier Staffing Provider

McIntyre Youngblood Recruiting, LLC, opened in New Orleans just months after Katrina swept through the Gulf Coast region and employers were challenged to rebuild their businesses, replace workers, or relocate their operations entirely. With years of experience in the recruiting field and extensive contacts in the city, Danya McIntyre Bogart and Lee Youngblood hit the ground running, making successful placements in the very first week.

Six years later, McIntyre Youngblood Recruiting is recognized by clients as the go-to staffing solution for top-level professionals in the financial, IT and legal industries. With offices in New Orleans, Houston and Dallas, the company is among the fastest growing women-owned businesses in both Houston and New Orleans. The firm’s strategy for success is simple: Start with what you know. Stick with what you know. Serve those you know. …Read More

Alicia Trevino Uptown Century 21

Powerhouse Negotiator Leads Century 21’s Dallas Uptown Luxury Home Office

When the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization, Century 21, launched its Luxury Home division in Dallas’ prestigious Uptown community in 2009, it recruited Alicia Trevino to direct the new office. Among the nation’s leading real estate negotiators, Trevino is considered one of the industry’s “Top Guns.” Negotiating with major players such as HUD, Bank of America and Fannie Mae, she and her team have skillfully handled up to 700 transactions annually. …Read More