Powered by the Wind
November 21, 2011
TRISTAR WIND ENERGY, LLC
Ken Lyons & Bub Williams
Wind Farm Development
San Angelo, TX
ASU-SBDC Advisor: Paul Howard
Ken and Bub have been in the oil and gas business for years. They broke away from that industry and got involved with wind industry. With the same type of concept as oil and gas they saw a great need to develop alternative energy.
Ken and Bub began the process of acquiring leased land from owners, dealing with the PUC and other organizations, basically setting up the ground floor for a major corporation to come in and develop windmill farms. They needed capital though and decided to meet with Advisor Paul Howard of the Angelo State University ∙ Small Business Development Center.
Advisor Howard suggested they begin working on a business plan to present to potential investors. Ken and Bub did just that and after some hard work and tweaking here and there completed their plan. They presented to investors and were rewarded with the capital needed to start Tristar Wind Energy. Ken says, “The SBDC was very helpful in providing Tristar with information in the development of our business plan. Very professional.”
Tristar can now market to major oil companies in the United States and even globally. Tristar hired two employees and a new business started in San Angelo and the Concho Valley.
“The SBDC was very helpful in providing Tristar with information in the development of our business plan. Very professional.”
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