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One person with a business dream is Sean Lucas who approached the University of Houston Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center in Rosenberg to identify how to grow his business.

The business, Woodworks, operates out of Richmond, Texas and specializes in building custom design decks, arbors, pergolas and patio covers built by hand. Sean Lucas, the owner of the business, prides himself on the high quality of his craft, but had little knowledge of how to market and development the brand of the business. After contacting the UH Fort Bend County SBDC he researched the market he wanted to participate in and identified who his target market was. A market strategy was developed with a focus on branding his company within the Fort Bend County area.

The results of developing his business acumen has allowed his sales to soar ending in 2012 and as of today, he has been able to match his sales for 2013. Additionally, in 2012 because of his determination, he was able to hire two (2) part-time employees. As of today, these same part-time employees are now working on a full-time basis.

The sum result has been that Mr. Lucas has closely worked with Marco R. Ruiz of the Fort Bend County Small Business Development Center to identify a lending institution that believed in him. Today, Sean not only has full-time employees, but is also expanding his business to offer other services, including and not limited the installations of premium outdoor kitchens.  Business contact number is
832-489-7418 and the company website is www.woodworksdeck.net


UH Fort Bend County SBDC
281-499-9787 Missouri City Office
281-238-8007 Rosenberg Office
281-717-1140 Katy Office