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November 05, 2012

“The Small Business Development Center has helped us a lot with getting a business started. Paul helped me with the NAICS number. He also has helped us out by finding all the information we need.” - Valerie Mondragon

Valerie Mondragon
Lone Star Crane & Fork Lift Service, LLC

Owner/Managers: Valerie Mondragon
Nature of Business: Crane System/Wrecking & Demolition Services
City: San Angelo, TX
SBDC Business Advisor: Paul Howard 

 

Valerie came to West Texas from another part of the state to be close to
her boyfriend Rick. Together they wanted to start a small business.
Rick is a licensed crane operator and they did some research and found
there is a need for the services of crane operations.

After determining they would pursue this venture they met with Advisor
Paul Howard of the Angelo State University • Small Business
Development Center. Paul suggested they begin working on a business
plan to determine direction and feasibility.

The business plan helped them understand how they would operate the business and that it would be profitable. Valerie says, “The Small Business Development Center has helped us a lot with getting a business started. Paul helped me with the NAICS number. He also has helped us out by finding all the information we need.”

Lone Star Crane is now open and offering services to San Angelo and the Concho Valley. This business created three jobs to the local economy.

 

Impact on the Community

  • Business Start
  • Three Jobs Created 

 

Lone Star Crane and Fork Lift Services, LLC
1214 Culberson Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903

 


 

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Advisor Spotlight

  • Paul Howard

      Paul Howard

    Business Development Specialist, BBA, Certified Business Advisor IV
    paul.howard@angelo.edu

    Paul joined the SBDC in September 2005 as a Business Development Specialist with a specialization in family owned small businesses. Paul also holds a Certified Business Advisor III designation. Paul and his father owned and operated a locally owned business for 30 years. He holds a BBA in General Business from Angelo State University. Community projects involving Paul include previous membership in the Downtown Optimist Club and past President of the San Angelo Symphony Chorale. Paul has also served on the Board of Directors for the San Angelo Symphony.