We Lift it Up
November 05, 2012
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
Lone Star Crane and Fork Lift Services, LLC
1214 Culberson Street
San Angelo, Texas 76903
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