Building Texas Business


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Ep 019 – Setting Your Strategy with Robin Stanaland

Robin Stanaland, CEO, Coach, and Business Advisor, joins the podcast to share her vast experience and knowledge. She is a great resource for any entrepreneur or business owner. Not only because of her experience having founded and built her own company, a software and IT consulting firm, growing it to over 150 employees before selling it, but also as a Master Chair within the Vistage organization, and running an M&A consulting firm, working with CEOs and entrepreneurs to help grow their business. Robin talks about the importance of setting a strategy with the end in mind and the importance of establishing core values in your business so you have those in place when you're making difficult decisions.
December 1, 2021
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Ep 18 – The Southwest of Solar with John Berger

John Berger, CEO of Sunnova, a residential solar company based here in Houston, shares his mission to create a better energy service at a better price, believing residential customers should have energy independence. This conversation was recorded on stage at our first Building Texas Business Live event, and in it, you'll learn why John likens his company to a wireless power company and the Southwest airlines of solar rather than a traditional utility company.
November 17, 2021
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Ep 017 – Staying Humble and Hungry with Farid Virani

Farid Virani, Founder and CEO of Prime Communication, the largest AT&T Authorized Retailer in the United States shares how he started in 1999 with one kiosk store in Baybrook Mall and by staying humble, hungry, and scrappy, built Prime to over 2080 AT&T retail stores across North America. 
November 3, 2021
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Ep 016 – Innovation Starts with People with Sheila Enriquez

Sheila Enriquez, CEO and Managing Partner at Houston-based CPA firm Briggs & Veselka talks about her journey as a CPA into management and how she views all innovations as starting with the people. Sheila has received countless awards and accolades, including the 2020 Most Admired CEO by the Houston Business Journal, and brings a wealth of experience building this firm into the organization it is today.
October 27, 2021
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Ep 015 – Innovative Healthcare with Juliet Breeze

The latest episode features Dr. Juliet Breeze, Founder and CEO of Next Level Urgent Care, a healthcare provider in the Houston area, founded on the belief that it's possible to provide high-quality, cost-effective medical care for all who need immediate attention for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Learn how Juliet is bringing innovative thoughts to the practice of medicine, including focusing on customer service from a retail mindset and how they deliver healthcare at her company. She passionately believes in the mission of Next Level, and has many insights into the journey from inspiration to now having multiple locations.
October 13, 2021
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Ep 014 – Creating a Culture with Jamey Rootes

Jamey Rootes, former President of the Houston Texans and MLS's Columbus Crew, and President and Founder of Lone Star Sports & Entertainment, appears on the latest episode of Building Texas Business. Jamey talks about his long career and how he combined a passion for sports and a strong work ethic into building two sports franchises from the ground up. His commitment to the sport, the people he works with, and the fans comes together in the culture he fosters in these organizations
October 7, 2021
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Ep 013 – Built to Scale with Aaron Lyons

Aaron Lyons, Founder and CEO of Dish Society, a casual farm-to-table restaurant brand with several locations across the Galleria area shares how he took a business-based approach to the restaurant industry, validating the market and building the first locations with scale in mind.
September 30, 2021
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Ep 012 – The Complete Entrepreneur with Sharon Birkman

Sharon Birkman, Chairman and CEO of Birkman International, an industry-leading behavioral and occupational assessment company headquartered in Houston, Texas shares her passion for personal development. Sharon shares her approach to empowering human potential and how she believes raising a family helped her become a better business owner and create products that look at the multiplicity of characteristics that make you rich human being you are.
September 21, 2021

Ep 011 – Legacy Over Currency with Robert Whitman

Our latest episode features Robert Whitman, Co-Founder of Forward Science, a privately held MedTech company based in Houston, Texas. Rob co-founded Forward Science in 2006 to change lives through early discovery, diagnosis, and treatment in oral cancer, and in this episode, you'll learn how he built the successful startup by focusing on legacy over currency. 
September 16, 2021
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Ep 010 – Cultivating Your Employees with Ziggy Gruber

Ziggy Gruber, Restaurateur and self-proclaimed "Delimaven" of Kenny & Ziggy's, a traditional New York Delicatessen Restaurant and Bakery specializing in Eastern European Jewish cuisine in Houston, TX shares his  passion for his craft and community. Kenny & Ziggy's is the heart of the local community, and Ziggy believes cultivating your employees helps build a strong family-oriented culture.
August 31, 2021
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Ep 009 – Building on Values with Goran Haag

On the latest episode of the Building Texas Business podcast Goran Haag, President of Champion Fiberglass, credits this success to focusing on his people and his Christian values, and he shares some great insights from his experience. The chemical engineer from Sweden started a company in Texas that has grown over the past 30 years, building from one to four product lines, even surviving and rebuilding after a devastating factory fire, to become the leading manufacturer of fiberglass conduit in the USA and Canada.
August 20, 2021
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Ep 008 – Don’t Let Your Last Pitch Affect Your Next with Reid Ryan

Reid Ryan, former president of the Houston Astros and currently the president of the Round Rock Express, talks about how lessons in baseball have translated into business building blocks. One of the most important, and one that is transferable to any business, is how his father taught him not to let the failure of your last pitch affect the success of your next.
August 11, 2021
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Ep 007 – Culture is Like a Magnet with Jacky Fischer

Jacky Fischer, CEO of 3 Men Movers, talks about her story, why she believes culture is like a magnet, and what we can learn as a leader from Ted Lasso.
August 4, 2021
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EP 006 – From Pilot to Restauranteur with Jerry Lasco

Jerry Lasco, Founder and CEO of Lasco Enterprises, parent company for 4 successful food and beverage concepts talks about his transition from being a pilot for the US Air Force to becoming a sommelier and ultimately a restaurant entrepreneur. Jerry talks about how he instills leadership at all levels and its contribution to the success of his concepts. He also discusses the lessons learned in his military career that apply surprisingly well to running the restaurants.
July 28, 2021
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EP 005 – The Shadow Side of Your Strengths with William Vanderbloemen

William Vanderbloemen, the founder and CEO of Vanderbloemen, a Christian executive search firm talks about how an accidental pastor transformed into a successful entrepreneur and has lots of insight into company culture and why it’s important to be aware of the shadow side of your strengths.
July 21, 2021
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EP004 – Building a New Sandbox with Dr. Setul Patel

Dr. Setul Patel, Founder and Managing Partner at FormulaMed, a health advocacy company based in Houston shares about how he went from being a physician to an entrepreneur, focusing on disrupting healthcare delivery by building a new sandbox.
July 16, 2021
Brent Gallagher

EP003 – Personal Connection Through Personal Training

Brent Gallagher, Co-Founder of Avenu Fitness, a Health and Lifestyle fitness center with two locations in Houston talks about his philosophy on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. He shares how he incorporates small-town values into a unique workout experience, with the goal of making a healthy lifestyle sustainable.
June 28, 2021
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EP002 – Culture, Purpose & Passion with Bethany Andell

Bethany Andell, President of Savage Brands, a Houston-based branding, culture building, and marketing agency talks about how she employs a servant/leadership mentality to her company and how her passion drives success at Savage and her client's business.
June 21, 2021
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EP001 – How Running a Restaurant is like Coaching a Football Team

Owner and Restauranteur Johnny Carrabba talks about success and evolution in the restaurant industry, why he gave up on becoming an accountant and how running a restaurant is a lot similar to coaching a football team.
June 16, 2021
Chris Hanslik

EP000 – Welcome to Building Texas Business

BoyarMiller Chairman Chris Hanslik introduces the Building Texas Business Podcast, a podcast about corporate innovation, entrepreneurship and business leadership in the Lone Star State. Hanslik interviews with thought leaders and organizational visionaries from across industry to talk about the latest trends, challenges and growth opportunities to take your business to the next level.
June 15, 2021

About the Show

Building Texas Business is an award-winning podcast about corporate innovation, entrepreneurship and business leadership in the Lone Star State. BoyarMiller Chairman Chris Hanslik interviews industry thought leaders and organizational visionaries in a discussion rife with leading edge information, the latest trends, case studies, and news. Business inspiration, growth, challenges, corporate culture and mentorship will be on the agenda. Enjoy the banter and glean valuable insight as the conversation unfolds. The podcast is a first-place winner in the communications category for content in the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Southwest Region’s Your Honor Awards 2021.

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Your Host

Chris Hanslik

Chris Hanslik
Chairman, BoyarMiller

About BoyarMiller

BoyarMiller is a Houston-based law firm that serves as a strategic partner for organizations of all sizes – from mid-size businesses to Fortune 500 companies – across the country and around the globe. Our team is driven to advance client business goals, to achieve extraordinary outcomes, and to attain new possibilities as we work to deliver an exceptional experience.

Why would a law firm host a podcast like this? Because the people Chris Hanslik will be interviewing are exactly the type of people who make up our client profile here at BoyarMiller. We serve as the legal partner for business owners and entrepreneurs helping them realize their business goals.