Success Stories

  • About Texas SBDCs +

  • C&S Wireline Services +

    Chris Clark and Guy Stone met in 2009 while working as employees for a large oil field services firm. With more than 30 years combined experience in well logging, Chris in sales and Guy in operations, the two realized they had the expertise to create their own company. And opportunity Read More
  • MCR Machine +

    After 25 years honing his skills as an expert machinist, Michael Rodd was ready to venture out on his own. In 2006, MCR Machine was born, a state-of-the-art machine shop specializing in manufacturing complex and difficult-to-machine parts accurately and on-time. Because of Michael's outstanding reputation in the industry, business took Read More
  • Deep Sea Aquatics +

    Although based in land-locked Garland, Texas, Deep Sea Aquatics is an industry leader in "tailor-made aquariums." Founded by Daniel A. Engmark in 2006, the company manufactures both standard and custom glass aquariums. Thanks to the Risk Management Small Business Development Center of North Texas, Engmark's company is thriving. After receiving Read More
  • Chandler Manufacturing +

    Ron Chandler grew up in Wichita Falls and he has worked in the petroleum service business for 32 years, opening his own plant 12 years ago, Chandler Mfg., Inc. During 2010 he created "SuperTherm" - a Fluid Heating Service greatly helping the oil and natural gas industry here in the U.S. Read More
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C&S Wireline Services

C&S Wireline Services

Chris Clark and Guy Stone met in 2009 while working as employees for a large oil field services firm. With more than 30 years combined experience in well logging, Chris in sales and Guy in operations, the two realized they had the expertise to create their own company. And opportunity awaited in South Texas' booming oil and gas fields. There was just one thing they lacked - financing. A single truck with all the tools and technical equipment required costs nearly $1 million. "We knew we could do the work, but we needed help talking to the bankers," Stone said. They contacted the Del Mar College SBDC and Senior Business Advisor Mike North. In 2010, North began advising the duo, kick-starting their year-long planning process. With a plan and financials in hand, the owners sold a 30 percent equity interest in the company to private investors. Next, they approached Mutual of Omaha for a loan and were approved. By September 2011, C&S Wireline Services was open for business, providing cased-hole logging, perforating and pipe recovery services throughout South Texas. This fall, they plan to order an additional truck and a crane. Clark and Stone are opposites in every way, a fact they acknowledge with humor, but also view as a strength for their young business. "Chris is a city slicker," says Stone, a self-professed country boy. Said Clark, "I have the contacts in corporate sales. It was just a perfect fit." The partners latest challenge is keeping up with demand driven by the Eagle Ford Shale play. "It's phenomenal what's happening here in South Texas," said Stone.

Success Stories

  • C&S Wireline Services +

    Chris Clark and Guy Stone met in 2009 while working as employees for a large oil field services firm. With more than 30 years combined experience in well logging, Chris in sales and Guy in operations, the two realized they had the expertise to create their own company. And opportunity Read More
  • MCR Machine +

    After 25 years honing his skills as an expert machinist, Michael Rodd was ready to venture out on his own. In 2006, MCR Machine was born, a state-of-the-art machine shop specializing in manufacturing complex and difficult-to-machine parts accurately and on-time. Because of Michael's outstanding reputation in the industry, business took Read More
  • Deep Sea Aquatics +

    Although based in land-locked Garland, Texas, Deep Sea Aquatics is an industry leader in "tailor-made aquariums." Founded by Daniel A. Engmark in 2006, the company manufactures both standard and custom glass aquariums. Thanks to the Risk Management Small Business Development Center of North Texas, Engmark's company is thriving. After receiving Read More
  • Chandler Manufacturing +

    Ron Chandler grew up in Wichita Falls and he has worked in the petroleum service business for 32 years, opening his own plant 12 years ago, Chandler Mfg., Inc. During 2010 he created "SuperTherm" - a Fluid Heating Service greatly helping the oil and natural gas industry here in the U.S. Read More
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