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Business Beat: February 2018

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.

Hospitality 1st Emergency Room will be coming to 1101 East Blvd. (near the intersection of East Blvd. and State Hwy. 225). This 9,000 square foot, independently- owned ER will have nine treatment rooms with state of the art diagnostic technology, capable of handling both major and minor emergency medical services. Look for construction to start in December and a grand opening in the fall of 2018.

Area events can be real money-makers for our local businesses. For instance, the McDonald’s Texas Invitational Basketball Tournament was just held November 16-18 in Deer Park and Pasadena. The Deer Park’s ISD and Deer Park Education Foundation, in partnership with Pasadena, has co-hosted this event for the 7th year in a row. The tournament is 2nd largest of its kind in the country and brought in 80 teams and over 40,000 fans to our area (the girls’ teams all played and stayed in Deer Park). Last year, Deer Park’s estimated economic impact for the 3-day tournament was over $1 million for our local hotels, restaurants and retailers. Proceeds benefit the Deer Park Education Foundation (

E&S Construction is underway with constructing four new buildings on Underwood Road (near Spencer Highway). The occupants remain to be seen, as these buildings are being constructed “spec” which is short for “speculation”; meaning there is no guaranteed tenant upon completion of the building.

E&S is betting that tenants will be eager to locate here, once these buildings are completed. The smallest building is 12,600 square feet, and two of them are just over 16,000 square feet. The fourth, and largest building, is proposed at over 400,000 square feet. All are zoned to be light industrial/warehouse facilities. For more information, contact Randy at E&S at (281) 476-4722 or visit

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed SB 2118, allowing San Jacinto College to begin offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Bachelor of Applied Technology degrees. The move was made to help fill a critical workforce need in our region, according to San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer. She states that our region will have a stronger workforce and economy because of this legislation. The College will now fine-tune curriculum proposals, and hopes to begin offering the BSN and BAT degrees by fall 2019. Read more at

USA DeBusk has relocated their corporate headquarters from Pasadena to Deer Park at 1005 W. 8th Street. This best-in-class mechanical and industrial cleaning services provider specializes in serving the downstream energy market. They offer a full suite of maintenance and turnaround services. Founded in 2012, USA DeBusk currently has field offices in 21 cities and continues to provide services internationally. They occupy several different buildings on W. 8th Street and bring over 350 employees to Deer Park. Learn more at

Fun Fact: More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States.