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Business Beat: November 2017

Written by Debbie Westbeld. Posted in Community

Business Beat is a monthly column recognizing Deer Park’s newest businesses and giving you other interesting business news from around town. Debbie Westbeld is the Economic Development Administrator for the City of Deer Park, and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-478-2042. Visit for more business information.

1000 Degrees Pizza now delivers. Go to to order your custom pizza.

Deer Park Animal Hospital has announced they will construct a new facility on East Blvd., directly across the street from Heritage Elementary. Their new building will be bigger and better, with upgraded boarding capabilities and improved access for their clients and patients. Look for construction to be complete by the end of 2018, upon which time they will relocate from their current location at 2822 Center St.

Daniel Salas grew up in Deer Park, and his current day-job is with 24Hr-Safety on Georgia Ave. During his “off” hours, however, his home-based business is mixing it up at events all over town as DJ Danny B. Let this fun, yet professional mix-master liven up your next event by getting the audience up and dancing. Danny can also provide professional lighting, a premier sound system, custom Snap Chat filters, a photo booth and more. Your DJ for all occasions can be reached at (713) 922-7648 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Vac One Services has moved their headquarters location from Houston to 5114 Railroad Avenue in Deer Park (former location of Flowserve). Through their wholly owned subsidiaries of Texas ReExcavation, LC (“T-Rex”), Whitney Industrial Services, LLC and newly acquired Cyclone Services, LLC, Vac One is a leading provider of hydro excavation services to utilities, commercial construction, oil and gas, petrochemical, refining, and highway construction industries throughout Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and California. They bring over 50 employees to Deer Park. For more information on Vac One and its subsidiary companies, please visit

Eclipse Massage & Spa has been accepted into the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, which is a prestigious program for small businesses that links learning to action. Eclipse was selected from a large group of applicants after several rigorous interviews. Upon the program’s start this month, Eclipse will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that owners Jose and Carina Pantoja can immediately be put into action. In addition, they will receive the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their business to the next level. Last year, Eclipse was selected for the prestigious SBA Emerging Leaders program, which they just recently completed. Stop by their beautiful location at 4321 Center St. or visit their website at

Projects to Know About:

There are three major construction projects that will soon affect our area:

Project #1: Ship Channel Bridge/Sam Houston Tollway Widening

Construction start: September/October 2017 (bridge widened to 4-lanes each direction with 65mph design speed, full shoulders, no bridge supports in the waterway below, no reduction of lanes during construction). Cost $823 million.

Goal: Complete in 2021

Project #2: Highway 146 from Red Bluff to FM518

Scheduled to bid Summer 2018 (addition of grade separations, express lanes/local arterials). Construction duration will be 3-4 years.

Cost $190 million.

Project #3: Beltway 8 Widening from SH 225 to Hwy 3

Construction Start: September 2017

(4-lanes each direction, rebuilding 3 overpasses, adding 2 ramps).

Cost $192.7 million. Duration: 3 years 9 months.

Deer Park’s recently completed Patrick’s Bayou Detention Pond near Luella Ave. and SH 225 certainly did its job during the recent flooding. Back in 2001, Tropical Storm Allison dumped 25 inches of rain on Deer Park and flooded 870 Deer Park homes. Hurricane Harvey, however, had twice that amount of rain, but the number of Deer Park homes affected by flooding reduced to approximately 295 residences.