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Old 08-30-2020, 08:09 PM   #1
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Well I’m still in shock to be honest but let me start with this, 2 people get credit for this whole deal and that’s God and TBH Family!

Our story-
We started off 2.5 years ago with a small CNC plasma table in our garage as a side hustle to help with bills so my wife could stay home once our baby was born. After being a very longtime lurker on TBH I setup an account and sponsored the page so I could advertise here on the classifieds... the response was absolutely overwhelming! We did the Facebook page as well but TBH was literally all of our business for the first year other than a few local orders. We gave a bunch of stuff away as a thank you’s and it seemed to keep increasing orders lol. Our Facebook page started picking up steam and we had no choice but to build a small 22x22’ shop in our backyard to accommodate a bigger plasma table and newly acquired powder coating setup. My wife created an Etsy page and eventually it went nuts! All this was going on while I’m still working 4/10’s for a chemical company as a welding inspector. Fast forward to March 2020 and I get laid off due to COVID. At this point we already knew we needed to pray and pray. Soon after we decided to go ALL IN! Our local realtor friend found a few options and it didn’t take long to find what we needed. We moved fast and closed on a small piece of land with 200’ highway frontage across from NEEDVILLE high School.

The property and building -
We purchased a piece of land with an existing 1500sqf house that the highway expansion had made unlivable. We were able to give the house to a friend and he paid a small fortune to move it 12 miles lol. Once the house was gone we came in and trimmed trees, busted up concrete piers and cleaned up junk... even had an old bass boat under one of the trees we had to haul off. We measured the section between the 4 huge oaks and decided to build a 35x60’ shop with a 35x20’ front office and showroom/store area. Progress pics are below and early October is our completion date.

I seriously can’t thank TBH enough for supporting us and showing us that our business dreams were possible! We will be full site sponsors very soon!! Oh and God sure Is good.....

Here’s the property as purchased


Here’s the house leaving lol



Here’s some early progress celebrations with my family


Here’s the latest progress



Will keep updating!
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:11 PM   #2
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Awesome! Well deserved sir!
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:12 PM   #3
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Man that’s awesome! So happy for y’all.
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:14 PM   #4
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:16 PM   #5
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:21 PM   #6
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Hurry up & Git 'Er Done! I'll drop by to see ya sometime!
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:22 PM   #7
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God is good!!
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:27 PM   #8
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Fabulous & Congrats! Looking Great! We will be looking you up as soon as we get our new place! Gonna need signs & a firepit.
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:40 PM   #9
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Congratulations! Been watching the activity going on over there. I watch the progress every morning when I drive by after dropping my son off at Springer’s. Can’t wait to see it completed and good luck. I have some signs in the works just need to get a little more information for the signs.
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:42 PM   #10
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Awesome. Looking forward to following along.
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:43 PM   #11
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Congrats and good luck!
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:54 PM   #12
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I have a small job I need to have done. Will send details in PM.
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:54 PM   #13
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Heck yeah buddy. Great testimony and good luck.


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Old 08-30-2020, 08:55 PM   #14
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Old 08-30-2020, 08:58 PM   #15
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Living the dream man. Congrats

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Old 08-30-2020, 09:05 PM   #16
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I freaking love this story. I'm so very happy for you and your family. There are very few things more rewarding...or scary....than hanging out your own shingle and working hard to see it succeed. Good luck to y'all, but I've been watching you and you and your wife seem to make your own luck! The harder you work, the luckier you get.
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:05 PM   #17
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Congratulations, I've been watching your posts since you started posting your work .
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:07 PM   #18
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Looking great. Congrats on making things happen sir!
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:09 PM   #19
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That's a good looking shop, good luck to you.
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:10 PM   #20
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That's fantastic!!! Congratulations

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Old 08-30-2020, 09:11 PM   #21
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Greatness
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:12 PM   #22
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Awesome! We are local and wish you guys well! Maybe we’ll run into each other soon
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:12 PM   #23
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Supercool! Congrats! Very happy for you guys
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Old 08-30-2020, 09:58 PM   #24
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God is Awesome!!
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:08 PM   #25
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Very cool. Just a heads up Steve and his family are top notch and the things they make are great gifts. Hit him up for any of his designs or have him custom make you something( I’ve done both), you won’t be disappointed.

Congrats and I can’t wait to stop by.
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:14 PM   #26
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Living a dream. Great success story.
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:15 PM   #27
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Hell yea! Good luck to you!
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:18 PM   #28
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Congrats, and proud for you! Will continue to support you when I can. Good luck with the extended business!
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:21 PM   #29
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So awesome, I’ll have to order something!!!!
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:27 PM   #30
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You guys deserve every bit of the success you’re achieving. Incredible work at unbeatable prices. Congrats on the new shop, can’t wait to see y’all grow.
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:30 PM   #31
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:32 PM   #32
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What a fantastic positive story!


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Old 08-30-2020, 10:34 PM   #33
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You guys deserve every bit of the success you’re achieving. Incredible work at unbeatable prices. Congrats on the new shop, can’t wait to see y’all grow.

THIS!!! Congrats y’all!
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Old 08-30-2020, 10:51 PM   #34
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Excited for you and your family!
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Old 08-30-2020, 11:17 PM   #35
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Congrats Steve on the success! Well deserved!
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Old 08-31-2020, 12:52 AM   #36
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Congrats Steve on the success! Well deserved!
Ya certainly got my contributions...…………………….
And every dime...… well spent...………
Your a great man to work with..... and you
produce a quality product...………..
Congrats, my friend...………..
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Old 08-31-2020, 05:33 AM   #37
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Congrats...!

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Old 08-31-2020, 05:48 AM   #38
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It’s great to see dreams coming true
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:09 AM   #39
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Thanks so much for the awesome replies!!

Here’s a pic of the interior frame work. The office will be standard 9’ ceilings and 14x20’ with a bathroom, the showroom side is 20x20’ with full height vaulted ceiling and rustic tin on the ceiling. Shop has a full size ADA compliant bathroom and 3 big roll up doors.

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Old 08-31-2020, 07:12 AM   #40
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:15 AM   #41
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Congratulations!!! God is great!
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:21 AM   #42
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Thanks so much for the awesome replies!!

Here’s a pic of the interior frame work. The office will be standard 9’ ceilings and 14x20’ with a bathroom, the showroom side is 20x20’ with full height vaulted ceiling and rustic tin on the ceiling. Shop has a full size ADA compliant bathroom and 3 big roll up doors.

Are they adding metal to the bottom? I assume stone is going on was just wondering if they were putting metal first?
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:33 AM   #43
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Are they adding metal to the bottom? I assume stone is going on was just wondering if they were putting metal first?

Actually it gets treated plywood then tyvek and barn wood planks on the outside
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:52 AM   #44
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Actually it gets treated plywood then tyvek and barn wood planks on the outside
Going to be super nice. Congrats.
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Old 08-31-2020, 07:52 AM   #45
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Looks awesome man!! Congratulations! The small piece you did for us is about to go up at our new house, then we’ll be looking for some more pieces!
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:26 AM   #46
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Congratulations, good to see hard work pay off.
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:28 AM   #47
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Congratulations, that is wonderful!
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:30 AM   #48
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Awesome story!
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:32 AM   #49
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Old 08-31-2020, 08:55 AM   #50
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Congrats to you sir. That is awesome.

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