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"Patience is a virtue, but persistence pays."
After graduating from Burnet HS in 2005, Austin joined the United States Coast Guard and served 4 years as a shipboard engineer. During this time he was trained and received certification in advanced digital and analog electronics as well as being assigned a maritime law enforcement officer that worked with multiple military personnel aboard and domestic. This included search and rescue missions all over the Caribbean and Guantanamo Bay, and Austin was one of the first responders for the deep water horizon oil spill in 2010.
After his enlistment, Austin entered the oil & gas industry for 6 years working for a Houston based contractor, an industry leader in solids control waste and removal. During that time he was promoted to an operations manager and covered drilling operations for south and west Texas under multiple Oil and Gas operators (EOG Resources/Conoco Phillips/BP).
After the conclusion of his time in the energy sector, Austin pursued the construction industry in Austin working for a leading electrical contractor and being promoted to head of sales and business development for Austin and San Antonio. With this tenure he worked closely with several general contractors to ensure their electrical and lighting needs were met and successfully won over $5M in awarded new construction contracts in just a one year span. He was also in charge of recruiting and training new sales reps and increasing the companies growth and marketing approach.
On his down time Austin enjoy the outdoors and participating in sporting events. He has always provided loyalty and integrity to all endeavors, and he is a big believer and proof that hard work and perseverance will bring reward to any who pursue it.
Austin Taras - Construction Manager