LTCC March Luncheon - How I Built ItName: LTCC March Luncheon - How I Built ItDate: March 27, 2019Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:
How I Built ItGet inspired! Hear from 4 area entrepreneurs and community leaders as they tell "their story" through a moderated panel. The ups, downs and even sideways experiences they have endured to get to where they are today.
Andrew Rincon, Owner of CraigO's-Lakeway
Bill Hayes, Legend Communities
Matt Peacock, Partners in Hope
Roland Adams, Crosswater Yacht Club/ Hurst Harbor Marina
Roland Adams, Crosswater Yacht Club/Hurst Harbor Marina
General Manager: Crosswater Yacht Club/ Hurst Harbor Marina
Native Austinite, Roland Adams has been involved with the boating industry on Lake Travis since his college days starting in 1986. He spent several summer breaks working at Lakeway Marina as a dock hand and ski boat driver. After school, Roland took another marina job on the north shore of Lake Travis at Riviera Marina and worked his way from dock hand, to fork lift driver, and eventually the marina manager.
During this time, Roland was very involved in the Marina Association of Lake Travis. Upon the sale of Riviera to new owner and operator, he took a different type of boating job in 1997 selling boats at The Ski Dock of Austin Texas. During the 12 years as the top salesman at The Ski Dock he earned many sales awards and records. While employed at the Ski Dock, Roland was also asked by Chaparral Boats to assist in their national sales training efforts.
Missing the marina way of life, he found his way back as the General Manager at a Suntex Marinas property, Hurst Harbor Marina on Lake Travis in 2009. Under tremendous hardship of the drought of 2009 and then again from 2011 through 2015, Roland lead his team through some very difficult years. In 2013 Suntex Marinas called on Roland to help construct the newest marina on Lake Travis, Crosswater Yacht Club.
The ground up construction of the 247 slips, parking lot and store started late 2012 and finished spring of 2013. CYC has since won Marina of the Year in Texas along with Clean Marina of the year three times. Built during the longest drought recorded since the impounding of Lake Travis, the marina was designed to perform at most any water level. Through a service-based philosophy, Roland and his team have almost doubled the value of the property from the initial investment to the estimated value today in just 5 years.
Roland and his team were asked by Suntex Marinas to champion the Folds of Honor Foundation in 2013. FOH is a scholarship foundation that awards to children and spouses of fallen and wounded soldiers. With the conviction of the marina staff and events planned throughout the year the marina has led the entire Suntex Marina company with overall fundraising results from 2014 to 2018. The total raised for FOH since 2013 to date stands at $322,000 which translates to roughly 62 scholarships.
Since taking over as general manager of HHM, Roland has been elected to the board of the Marina Association of Texas, and now is the sitting President of the organization, sits on the board of the Central Texas Chapter of the Folds of Honor. He also was asked to and sat on the Central Texas Water Coalition Business development committee and appointed to the board of the Highland Lakes Group.
A devoted husband and father, Roland enjoys boating, snowboarding, camping and other activities with his wife, daughter and son. He is also an avid fisherman, golfer and loves to scuba dive every chance he gets.
Bill Hayes, Chief Operating Officer Legend Communities
Bill Hayes joined Legend Communities in 2015. Bill oversees all aspects of residential and commercial acquisition, development and construction. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry. Before joining Legend Communities, Bill was Division President of Scott Felder Homes, a regional homebuilding company, where he managed the startup of both the Austin and San Antonio Divisions. Prior to that he was Vice President of Operations at Newmark Homes.
Matt Peacock, Partners in Hope
Matt is the founder and Executive Director of Partners in Hope Lake Travis which began in 2011. Matt served for 20 years in pastoral roles in four churches before moving to a full time role with PIH in 2014.
Matt and his wife Cynthia have been married for 26 years, with two grown children. After living in the Lake Travis area in the early 90’s, they returned in 2008.
Matt has a BA in Political Science from University of Oklahoma, Masters in Public Administration from Texas State, and a Masters in Christian Education from Southwestern Seminary.
Andrew Rincon, Craig'Os Pizza & Pasteria-Lakeway
Having met working together at the original CraigO’s location in south Austin, Andrew and Ashley Rincon are now the proud owners of the CraigO’s location in Lakeway. Both Andrew and Ashley are Austin natives, graduating from Austin High School and later graduating from the University of Texas at Austin. After receiving their undergraduate degrees, they moved to west Texas to pursue higher education. Andrew would go on to receive a Masters in Business Administration while Ashley would complete her studies to become a Physician Assistant. After graduate school, Andrew and Ashley eagerly moved back to the Austin area.
CraigO’s Pizza & Pastaria is a local franchise concept started back in the summer of 2003. Currently there are 4 locations operating in the Greater Austin Area. The founder, Craig Plackis, was born and raised in New York and modeled CraigO’s after his family's favorite local pizza joint that was across the street from his house when he was growing up. Their mission is to not only serve great food but to serve and give back to the communities that have supported them loyally over the past 15 years.