B&G Surveying: 25 Years and Still Going StrongPosted: June 4, 2014
I’ve been the owner of Armadillo Advertising for more than 10 years. During that time I have had the pleasure of working with some great local businesses. Many have become more than just customers; they have also become friends. One of those individuals is Jason Garza, director of business development at B&G Surveying a local Austin business. I have not only worked with Jason on projects for the business, but also have done invitations and favors for his wedding. He is a great guy. I just had the pleasure of asking him some questions about B&G Surveying and how it has managed to stay successful for so many years.
Tell me about your business.
B&G Surveying was started by Mr. Dewey H. Burris in 1989. Shortly after that, he brought Victor Garza on board as a partner. Today Victor Garza is the sole owner. B&G Surveying provides home owners with a detailed map of their property lines, house foundation and all permanent structures to make sure they are in line with cities’ and counties’ rules and regulations. We are all about service, and want to make the experience of ordering a survey with us as easy as possible.
I believe that there are several things that make us stand out among our peers:
We always try to have an open line of communication with everyone who is involved with the transaction.
Because anything that involves real estate is always time sensitive, we make it our business to be the fastest at what we do.
We strive to make ordering a surveying affordable.
Finally, what separates us the most is the experience we have surveying Austin. We know this city and how to survey it effectively.
Do use promotional products?
Yes, we do use promotional products. I try to think about what my client’s job entails and what would make their job easier. For example, I have passed out a pin wheel highlighter that everyone really enjoyed. These were a huge hit. Also, a compact mirror for the ladies that really seemed to be useful. I still get asked years later if I have anymore. We also have done notepads and T-shirts for staff and computer and mobile device screen cleaners. These are just a few of the things that have worked for me.
Do you use social media?
What is your favorite social media outlet for your business?
Facebook for me is the easy way to reach a lot of people.
What is your favorite local business other than your own?
Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill. They have great food and a wonderful Austin atmosphere.
Any advice for aspiring businesses?
Stay true to yourself and your vision. There will be ups and downs but some times that’s when a great idea comes along. So stay focused and ready.