Small Business Week: Look no further than our own backyard for proof that tax reform works

By: U.S. Representative Kevin Brady | Published 05/07/2018

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“America is back in a big way, and you don’t have to look any further than our own back yard for proof. Texas has always known what it takes for small businesses to succeed – and now it’s paired with a tax code built from the ground up to help small businesses. Thanks to that, Texas is seeing more and more announcements of new investments, new businesses, and new jobs across all industries.”
 - KEVIN BRADY

 
Russell Marine LLC – Channelview, TX
This Houston-based marine construction business, has already been able to purchase new equipment because of tax reform and expects to see record-setting revenue of about $90 million following new tax law.

“This will be our best year ever” – Russell Inserra, Owner

Bonuses: totaling $900,000
Pay Raises: 10 percent raise on average
New Equipment: $1.8 million, 440-ton crane, the largest floating rotating crane in Texas

CLICK HERE to watch Russell Marine video feature. 

 

Owner Russell Inserra discusses his plans to open a new office across the street that will include a training room for new employees with Brady.

 

Congressman Brady sitting in Russell Marine's big new investment: the largest floating rotating crane in Texas. 

Kennedy Fabricating – Splendora, TX
This steel fabrication business established itself as a leader in the telecommunications industry during 1990 to 2000. Now Kennedy Fabricating supplies materials for several industries around the U.S. and has proven itself as a provider of quality structural steel materials.

“For us it means, new jobs and new work.” - Kevin Kennedy, President

“It’s nice to have someone that actually comes out to tour your facility, see what the issues are, and then go and try and tackle them. Congressman Brady is a great advocate on behalf of our district and manufactures.”  - Kevin Kennedy, President

“Tax Reform has allowed foreign investment to come back into the United States which is generating a lot of optimism.”  - Jeremy Want, CEO

CLICK HERE to watch Kennedy Fabricating video feature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steely Lumber – Huntsville, TX
Steely Lumber uses the latest technology available to efficiently produce quality deck building wood.

“I don’t think Congressman Brady had any idea how much tax reform allowed us to grow with the new equipment exemption. Tax reform has been great for our company.” – Kelvin Steely, Owner

CLICK HERE to watch video feature.  

 

  

Tenaska – Shiro, TX 
Tenaska is one of the largest private, independent energy companies in the United States. The companies strategically developed expertise in natural gas and power has earned them a great reputation even in difficult markets.

“I think our employees are seeing the benefit directly in their paychecks and I think they will see more of that as the year develops and they can kind of grasp what tax reform really means… I know this is just the beginning and I am excited to see how we can improve as a company.”
 - Jerry Crouse, CEO

CLICK HERE to watch KBTX feature of Tenaska visit.  

 

 

 


Evolution Building Systems – Navasota, TX
Evolution provides an efficient construction process for multi-family homes, office spaces, and medical centers. The Ground Force technology they use has been used for several institutional projects like schools and government buildings.

 
 

CLICK HERE to watch video feature.  

 

 

 
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