New Braunfels and Seguin Success Stories

  • Meet Talia Hendry, owner of Fabric Funhouse, a business based in New Braunfels, providing wholesale and retail specialty fabrics including cork fabric, straps, and piping throughout the US, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. She recently expanded her offerings to include waxed cotton canvas.

    Meet Talia Hendry, owner of Fabric Funhouse

    Talia says, “What started as a love for all things fabric and relationship building with customers came this Funhouse of cork supplies.  Knowing very little about cork except for its undeniable beauty, I began to research and discovered all of its amazing natural qualities.  It’s not only animal friendly, it’s easy on the environment and actually plays a part in reducing greenhouse gases. Selling, using, and buying cork products saves these trees, rewarding both the planet AND your creativity!  But, what I personally enjoy most is simply being part of your creative process.”

    Rolls of Cork at Fabric Funhouse

    Located in Texas, Fabric Funhouse is the USA’s premier supplier of cork fabric, straps, and piping. They are dedicated to making cork products accessible to makers and designers both big and small. They offer the largest color selection and shipping daily.

    prints and varieties of luxurious, Portuguese cork fabric

    In an interview for the 2019 International Quilt Market, Talia said, “Don’t get distracted by a plan B, if plan A doesn’t work then find another plan A.  If you ever thought of starting a creative career, remember that most people are afraid to take risks.  Go to your local Small Business Development Center.  It is free professional resources that can guide you at any stage in your business.  They are government funded and their mission is to help small businesses succeed.”

    You can find Fabric Funhouse at https://fabricfunhouse.com.

    Fabric Funhouse cork logo and sewing machine

    Client Assistance:

    Talia, a former U.S. Marine, used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New, also a former U.S. Marine. Together, they worked on business formation, evaluating the financial need for capital and learning the administrative requirements of a small business.

    We are proud to be a part of Fabric Funhouse’s success!


    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call us at 830-214-6435.

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  • Meet Tom Lansdell, owner of Lansdell Recycling, Inc. He purchased a Clothes Bin franchise, which has developed a proven process for the collection, management and distribution of clothes, shoes and textiles throughout the United States.

    Meet Tom Lansdell, owner of Lansdell Recycling, Inc.
    Strategically located in the parking lots of convenience stores, gas stations, shopping centers or wherever people congregate, these bright green bins are destined to become the go-to for anyone looking for a convenient way to recycle their clothes, shoes and textiles.

    Recycling Bin of Lansdell Recycling, Inc
    Tom has recycling bins across central Texas – located in New Braunfels, Austin, Round Rock, Dripping Springs, San Antonio, and Wimberley. Some of these recycling bins are located at schools. When you do your part by recycling, Tom does his. Every pound recycled at those respective bins supports those respective School Districts. In New Braunfels, you can find a Lansdell Recycling Bin at the Shell gas station next to Chili’s on SR 46.  (1210 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130).

    Recycling Bin of Lansdell Recycling, Inc - Wimberley ISD

    Client Assistance:

    Tom used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on the business plan, lending process and sales tax.

    Tom said, “Service and Support from the local New Braunfels SBDC Rep (Larry New) was excellent!”

    We are proud to be a part of Lansdell Recycling, Inc’s success!


    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call us at 830-214-6435.

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  • Meet Kevin and Kate Arp, co-owners of K2 Culinary, a catering company in Wimberley, Texas. Kevin and Katie saw early success after opening for business. K2 Culinary had its first catering gig at the Bulverde Activity Center for the “Un-wine’d” Fundraiser. K2 Culinary then catered the Leadership NJROTC Training at Smithson Valley High School, serving over 100 cadets and 14 instructors.

    Meet Kevin and Kate Arp, co-owners of K2 Culinary

    K2 Culinary, a catering company, serves Wimberley, Texas and the surrounding area including Bulverde and Spring Branch. Kevin and Katie established their business in 2008 and expanded into the Wimberley area in early Spring of 2018. Kevin and Katie saw early success after opening for business. K2 Culinary had its first catering gig at the Bulverde Activity Center for the “Un-wine’d” Fundraiser. K2 Culinary then catered the Leadership NJROTC Training at Smithson Valley High School, serving over 100 cadets and 14 instructors.

    Kevin Arp chopping onions in the K2 Culinary kitchen

    Kevin Arp sautéing mushrooms in the K2 Culinary kitchen

    K2 Culinary doesn’t just cater large events, they will cater private dinner parties as well. You can find K2 Culinary at: www.facebook.com/k2culinary or by calling 512.644.0901

    Client Assistance:

    Kevin used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on marketing and entity formation to include small business taxes and employment taxes.

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Kevin was able to start their business, create 1 new job and increase their profits.

    We are proud to be a part of K2 Culinary’s success!


    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call us at 830-214-6435.

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  • C. Kelly Family Clinic, PA was established in 2010 as a Professional Association by Dr. Cecily Kelly and her husband, Austin Kelly.

    Meet Dr. Cecily Kelly and her husband, Austin Kelly, of Kelly Family Clinic

    Kelly Family Clinic provides physician care and obstetrics serving the greater New Braunfels and Seguin area. They expanded their successful and growing business by purchasing a larger facility and hiring more physicians and staff. Kelly Family Clinic’s bright and talented physicians deliver full scope primary care. They treat patients ranging from newborn to seniors. In addition, they provide Obstetric Care (including Cesarean Sections) to women and perform minor Gynecological procedures. Listening and developing thriving, doctor-patient relationships is what matters most to them.
    You can find Kelly Family Clinic at: http://www.kellyfamilyclinic.com/ or by calling (830) 214-6411. They are located at 794 Generations Dr., New Braunfels, TX 78130.

    Dr. Cecily Kelly and Dr. Jessica Edwards, physicians at Kelly Family Clinic

    Client Assistance:

    Austin used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on financial projections and a business plan.

    Austin said, “Larry New was able to provide assistance with explaining the process of the small business loan application and helping us form financial projections. He helped get our ideas into a commonly used format to tell our story effectively to the bank…He was instrumental in getting our expansion from an idea into reality.”

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Cecily and Austin were able to expand their business, retain 11 jobs, create 2 new jobs and secure an SBA backed loan.

    We are proud to be a part of Kelly Family Clinic’s success!


    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call us at 830-214-6435.

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  • Meet Laura Sagredo, owner of Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, located in Fredericksburg, Texas.

    Meet Laura Sagredo, owner of Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, located in Fredericksburg, Texas.

    Laura Sagredo took a leap of faith (with a lot of planning) to start Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, in 2016, after working for many years in the Durable Medical Equipment (DME) industry. Laura has a strong desire to serve others and gets to work at what she loves by helping people who benefit from the use of specialized medical equipment. In addition to sales, service and rental of durable medical equipment, Laura is also a certified mastectomy fitter and compression garment fitter. The knowledgeable staff at Glorious Medical Equipment assists patients in understanding Medicare, Medicaid, CHIPS, managed care, and private insurance coverage in obtaining the optimal reimbursement for equipment. Keeping pace with the changes in healthcare is and can be difficult. The staff are and will remain committed to keeping pace with the everyday changing guidelines in all areas of reimbursement. They are committed to providing personalized service.

    Glorious Medical Equipment offers years of experience which ensures patients are getting the best possible service for their medical equipment needs. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality of service and supplies to their customers.

    You can find Glorious Medical Equipment at: https://www.gloriousmedicalequipment.com/ , via email at gloriousmedicalequipment@gmail.com; or by phone at: 830.992.3360

    Laura Sagredo, owner of Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, adjusting a walker.

    Glorious Medical Equipment, LLC, located in Fredericksburg, Texas.

    Client Assistance:

    Laura used the assistance of the New Braunfels Small Business Development Center and the Center’s Business Advisor, Larry New. Together, they worked on business formation and financing and they continue to work on operations, inventory, sales tax, etc.

    While working with UTSA Small Business Development Center Laura was able to start her business, expand her business, create 2 jobs, and increase her sales.

    We are proud to be a part of Glorious Medical Equipment’s success!


    Find the UTSA Small Business Development Center at 940 W. San Antonio Street in New Braunfels and call us at 830-214-6435.

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