Season 1

David Miller with PaveTex

PaveTex, a nationwide engineering firm, recognizes Lubbock’s resilient and diverse economy, the quality of the employee pool, the collaborative spirit and the beauty of the area. In this episode of Hub City Spokes, CEO David Miller explains how the West Texas work ethic has secured the firm’s headquarters in Lubbock. Not to mention how Lubbock’s entrepreneurial community has incredible openness and support. To him, these are just a few of the reasons why PaveTex calls Lubbock home.

Cassie Johnston with Alstrom Angels

Cassie Johnston sits down with Katherine White to share her family’s story with Alstrom Syndrome and how they used their situation to start a non-profit to raise awareness for the rare disease. With her daughter Bryce being diagnosed with Alstrom Disease at three years old, Cassie and her family started fundraising to donate to research for the disease. As the organization grew into the non-profit it is today, the Johnston’s give credit for the successes to the community support. She says they wouldn’t be able to help as many children with the disease without the resources found in Lubbock, Texas.

Todd Knowlton with Smooth Fusion

Todd Knowlton sits down with Mike Jones to talk about the technology industry in Lubbock, Texas and how it affects his company, Smooth Fusion. Smooth Fusion is a custom web and application development company that serves local and national customers. Todd praises the resources available in the “Hub City” to those pursuing a career in the technology industry. He not only is an experienced businessman, he is also a textbook author. Listen to his tactics on maneuvering the ins and outs of Lubbock, Texas.

Melinda Pharies with Carpet Tech

From humble beginnings with one employee and a truck, Carpet Tech has expanded into an interstate business with over 150 employees. The secret to their success? Melinda Pharies gives credit to the community support found here in Lubbock. Mike Jones sits down to discuss the successes of Carpet Tech, a family-owned, local carpet cleaning company.

Rob Fauver with Hoverstate

Rob Fauver, Chief Strategist Officer and managing partner of Hoverstate, sits down with Katherine White to talk all things IT and software design in Lubbock. For Hoverstate, bringing their focus of innovation to the “Hub City” was a smart business move as Lubbock has the resources to sustain their growing company.