Member Spotlight

L-K Industries have been Oil Testing Equipment Suppliers worldwide since 1930. They manufactured their first centrifuge in 1957 which helped create the industry standards still used today. At the end of July 2015, they celebrated their 100 Day Anniversary with New Owner Eric Calderon. With new leadership, their company mission is to set the standard for manufacturing quality and customer service in the oilfield testing industry. For more information, visit their website:

WCA is a full service, non-hazardous solid waste company providing waste collection, recycling and disposal services to commercial, industrial and residential customers. As of 2015, WCA is providing services to nearly half a million customers throughout the United States and over 120,000 of our customers reside in Houston. Specific to Houston, WCA has over 400 Houston based employees and 100+ trucks servicing over 260 local communities in the Houston Metropolitan Service Area (MSA). It continues to invest money and resources in Houston, the company’s largest market. WCA provides communities and businesses with a solid foundation of performance and high quality service. For more information, please visit their website:

El Greco owner Anestis Papadopoulos, who once owned an auto parts shop down the street, took a leap of faith when he opened the doors of his restaurant almost 4 years ago. Today, it is one of the few authentic Greek restaurants in the East End, located on 5420 Lawndale Dr. As a family owned business, El Greco prides itself in creating a friendly establishment. Their signature dish is the gyro - definitely give it a try! Visit their website for more information. 

The Ace Hardware Corporation is a retailers' cooperative based in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States. As of 2015, it has over 4,600 locations, and does over $13 billion in retail hardware sales annually. The East End location can be found at 6860 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX.

Ace stores come in all sizes and shapes based on the needs of each individual neighborhood. They have small, urban stores, large rural stores and everything in between. Ace stores offer a wide variety of paint, lawn and garden, tools, local niche services and virtually anything you'll ever need to fix, repair and maintain your home. And of course, Ace is most certainly the place with the helpful hardware folks!

For more information, please visit their website

The Houston Produce Center was opened in 1954 as the premier distribution hub for the city. Due to its rail capability, proximity to every mayor expressway in the city and its location near downtown this made the center the ideal place for any distribution company.  

Since 1974 the center has been privately owned by the Tavilla family, a well respected family in the produce business, so naturally the center has become focused on mainly produce. However as the premier food hub in the city we also have tenants that distribute meats, cheeses, specialty items, and even box lunches for the summer meal program for the students in the city.

They work closely with the Houston Food Bank to help ensure that they have what they need to help families all over the state. 

The center is run by 2 former produce company heads that bring years of experience to the table . They are able to spot issues and help guide their tenants in a direction that will hopefully benefit businesses.

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