Katy Business Dec 2015

| December 1, 2015

Pet Supplies Plus mascot, Patches, celebrates the opening of new neighborhood pet store with members of the Katy Fire Department.

Pet Supplies Plus mascot, Patches, celebrates the opening of new neighborhood pet store with members of the Katy Fire Department.

NEIGHBORHOOD PET STORE “MARKS TERRITORY” IN KATY

Katy’s pet parents have a new shopping option with the November opening of Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s most trusted network of community pet retailers for food, equipment, toys and more, located on the southwest corner of Cinco Ranch Boulevard and FM 1463. Pet Supplies Plus offers a broad range of food from premium items to basic grocery products and a wide variety of pet toys, equipment, fish and critters. The independently owned and operated store will carry an extensive variety pet consumables that are made in the USA, such as wet and dry food, treats, rawhide and chews with a price-match guarantee.

The 8,000-square-foot neighborhood store features a varied selection of natural pet foods that do not contain any chemically synthetic additives or ingredients, making it easier for pet parents to provide their pets with healthy meals. Pet Supplies Plus will also feature a self-service dog wash and a community room that will be available to local groups and organizations free of charge. Shoppers can also take advantage of the free Preferred Pet Club that offers members the benefit of regular coupons and monthly specials, which add up to big savings.

The Pet Supplies Plus of Katy will also hold public pet adoptions from local shelters and regularly host low-cost wellness and vaccine clinics to ensure local pets are healthy, happy and up-to-date on vaccinations.

For more information, call 281-346-4535 or visit petsuppliesplus.com/KATY7019.

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Restoration work has started on the final phase of Flewellen Creek Nature Preserve, a major amenity that traverses Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear.

Restoration work has started on the final phase of Flewellen Creek Nature Preserve, a major amenity that traverses Cross Creek Ranch in Fulshear.

FINAL PHASE OF FLEWELLEN CREEK RESTORATION BEGINS IN CROSS CREEK RANCH

Construction has started on the third and final phase of the Flewellen Creek Nature Preserve in Cross Creek Ranch. The restoration project entails enlarging and improving a creek in a degraded agricultural ditch to a meandering, 1.75-mile stream from the Heron Lakes neighborhood north to the Cross Creek Ranch boundary. Reforest­ation and landscaping will take place in stages.

“The Flewellen Creek Nature Preserve is a prime example of thoughtful residential development that allows needed infrastructure — in this case, water detention capacity — to double as an amenity residents can enjoy year-round,” said Rob Bamford, general manager of Cross Creek Ranch. “The other two phases have transformed into a significant amenity providing residents a place to enjoy nature and wildlife.”

Contractor for the final phase of the creek’s expansion is Lonnie Lischka Co. The work should be complete next summer.

The two restored sections cover approximately 83 acres within Cross Creek Ranch. More than 4,500 trees were planted along the creek, providing a substantial wildlife habitat where none previously existed. Approx­imately 150 acres in the community will be devoted to the Flewellen Creek Nature Preserve when the final phase is complete.

Flewellen Creek Nature Preserve is an anchor for several amenities within Cross Creek Ranch, a project of The Johnson Development Corp. In addition, the restored sections of the Flewellen Creek Nature Preserve received recognition last year from the Houston-Galveston Area Council, which named the project winner of its Parks and Natural Areas restoration award.

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Steve Sams

Steve Sams

JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT PROMOTES STEVE SAMS TO JORDAN RANCH GENERAL MANAGER

The Johnson Development Corp. has promoted Steve Sams to general manager of its newest development, Jordan Ranch.

Sams joined the company in 2012 as development manager of Cross Creek Ranch, a 3,200-acre community in Fulshear, and was most recently senior project manager at the development. In that role, he directed overall development, marketing and sales of the community, representing the company to builders, government agencies, public officials and homeowner associations.

In his new position, Sams will be responsible for developing Jordan Ranch, a 1,350-acre community located minutes west of the Energy Corridor and the Grand Parkway between FM 1463 and FM 359 in Fulshear. Crews broke ground in Jordan Ranch Oct. 20.

“It is exciting to build this community from the ground up and watch it evolve from rice fields into a place that thousands of people will call home, a place that is also one of the Houston area’s fastest-growing corridors,” Sams said.

Home sales in Jordan Ranch are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2016, with designs priced from the $290,000s.

Prior to joining The Johnson Development Corp., Sams accrued extensive land development experience with both a nationally recognized homebuilder and a local municipal engineering firm.

A licensed engineer in the state of Texas, Sams holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Riverstone is ranked as the No. 1 best-selling community in Texas.

Riverstone is ranked as the No. 1 best-selling community in Texas.

JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT NAMED HOUSTON’S BEST PRISM GRADE AWARD WINNER

The Johnson Development Corp., now completing its 40th year as one of the nation’s preeminent land developers, has been named Houston’s Best PRISM Grand Award Winner for 2015 as presented at the Greater Houston Builders Association.

“This is a great honor for Johnson Development to be recognized once again by the Houston homebuilders who are both our friends and customers,” notes Doug Goff, Johnson Development’s COO.

Earlier this year, three Houston-area communities by Johnson Development (Riverstone, Woodforest and Cross Creek Ranch) ranked among the nation’s top-20 best sellers for new homes in 2014 according to John Burns Real Consulting. Riverstone, number 4 on the nation’s top-20 best sellers, also ranked as the best-selling community in Texas. Woodforest ranked number 18 on the list while Cross Creek Ranch ranked at number 19. This marked the second consecutive year the Houston-based developer landed more communities on the list than any other developer in the nation.

Next year, Johnson Development will open Fort Bend’s Harvest Green, the Houston area’s first master-planned community with an on-site farm and ready-to-grow backyard gardens. In Cross Creek Ranch, residents enjoy the community’s unique approach to sustainable living amidst winding creeks and lakes, native grasses and wetlands. The Clear Lake community of Tuscan Lakes showcases the architectural elements of the Tuscany region of Italy, while Conroe’s Grand Central Park will offer new luxury homes in a pristine wooded environment.

Also in 2016, Johnson Development will open the master-planned community of Jordan Ranch located minutes west of the Energy Corridor and the Grand Parkway between FM 1463 and FM 359 in Fulshear.


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