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Companies join forces

Signs of success

Joint agreement brings Pro-Vigil and Waste Management Security Services resources to product line.

L-R: Andrew Crain, Luke Lockwood and Patrick Smith

an Antonio-based Pro-Vigil, Inc. (PV) and Houston-based Waste Management Security Services Inc. (WMSSI) recently concluded a merger/marketing agreement. As a result, WMSSI merged with Pro-Vigil, and ProVigil will make all of its product line available under the Pro-Vigil and WMSSI brands. Under the agreement, Pro-Vigil will manufacture, monitor and support all mobile surveillance units, while WMSSI provides the marketing arm of the combined company. Pro-Vigils mobile surveillance offerings complement other services currently being offered by Waste Management. We needed a nationally recognized

brand and large sale force to take our mobile surveillance services to the next level. WMSSI is a perfect t. They already have a mobile surveillance division, a national footprint, and service the same type of customers. I look forward to expanding our territories through WMSSI, said Jeremy White, CEO, Pro-Vigil, Inc. Pro-Vigil currently owns and operates the largest mobile surveillance eet spanning seven states, and is looking to expand to every major metropolitan area in North America within the next two years with Waste Management. The rst three markets on the road map were continued on Page 17

tlas Sign Works has operated in the Austin market for a year and a half, according to President Andrew Crain. I originally opened the business at my home, Crain said. We moved to our current location on West Powell Lane two months ago. We built the interior shop space ourselves. In addition, we have recently purchased some new equipment. Vice President Luke Lockwood takes care of sales and estimating at the company. Patrick Smith is the designer and works in the production department. I enjoy the sign business because it

is challenging and there is a lot of problem solving involved, Crain said. That is what sparked my interest to get into the business and what has kept me going. I also enjoy interacting with architects, contractors and designers in the Austin construction industry. Crain says this summer he and the guys have started working earlier in the day because it gets hot very fast. They have arrived to a construction jobsite at 6am several times this summer, he said. When Crain has extra time, he says his hobbies are exercising, swimming at Barton Springs and playing the trombone. continued on Page 17

Making it happen
avens Construction was the general contractor for the recently completed Planet Fitness project located on Pleasant Valley Road. Project Manager Bill Brumbaugh says the project is a 20,000 sf indoor exercise facility. The scope of the project includes an open exercise equipment area, complete showers, restrooms and several tanning rooms, he said. It is a very nice facility. The colors used throughout the facility are purple, yellow and black. The materials the construction team used were diamond plate wainscoting, epoxies for the oors and all new storefront glass and doors. According to Brumbaugh, the Planet Fitness project took ve weeks to complete.
The Planet Fitness exterior

We had a condensed schedule, he said. Time restraints was our biggest challenge. While we were still building the project, folks were bringing in the owners equipment and rubber ooring. We overcame the challenge through a lot of hard work and long days. We had great relationships with everyone involved in the project. We had a few meetings along the way to coordinate everything and make sure things were running smoothly. Brumbaugh says Havens Construction specializes in building tness centers. The project was its third Planet Fitness to complete in Austin, he said. A few commercial jobs the company has completed lately include the Roll On continued on Page 17

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continued from Page 1 Signs of success I also y single engine airplanes, he said. I like to y mostly in the Central Texas area. I have also own to see my family in Houston and friends in Dallas. I earned my pilots license when I was still attending Texas Tech University. I had some free time and it was cheap to learn to y in Lubbock, TX. Crain says Lockwood is a runner on the side and runs about four or ve miles a day near Lady Bird Lake. In the future, we are going to continue to look for more work to do, Crain said. Id also like to eventually hire more people. Right now, we can still work 10 to 12 hours a day and get everything done. When we have 16 hour days, it will be time to start hiring. A few commercial projects the company has worked on lately include Zinger Hardware, Roger Beasley Mazda and Sirius Computer Solutions, he said. Atlas Sign Works specializes in architectural signs, monument signs, ofce exterior signage, ofce interior signage and residential and commercial signs. The company handles the design work, fabrication and installation of signs. ab

continued from Page 1 Companies join forces launched Aug. 1, 2011. These new territories include Washington D.C., Chicago and central Florida. Pro-Vigils success is largely due to its effectiveness in preventing 93% of theft and vandalism via their Virtual Guard Stations (VGS) - saving its customers up to $220,000/month in property crimes. This is accomplished with live, remote video surveillance coupled with the ability to activate visual and audible deterrents. PV will be outtting WMSSI units with this technology, and will monitor the health of multiple components in each unit 24/7 in order to provide a more complete service offering with improved up-time, noted the merger/marketing agreement announcement from Pro-Vigil and Waste Management Security Services.

Nice play

Seventy-six folks attended the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Casino Night event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Lady Bird Lake Aug. 4. Scriven Hoefs, United Rentals, won the grand prize, an iPad. ab

continued from Page 1 Making it happen Sushi Diner, Dickies Barbecue Pit, Dancers Shape studio and Edible Arrangements, he said. Owner Trevor Pyle established Havens Construction in 2002. The company is a commercial building contractor serving Austin and the surrounding areas. The company recently moved to its new location on Bee Caves Road. ab

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Ready for football

When Young Nguyen, Air Craft Inc., isnt installing ductwork, he says he loves watching Texas Longhorn football games. The company is a HVAC contractor. ab