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October 08, 2012

A. Orozco’s Concrete Construction, LLC |With the assistance of business development specialist James Leavelle of the ASU-SBDC, Andrew Orozco was able to revive his father’s concrete construction business, a lifelong dream.

Andrew Orozco had a dream of reviving his father’s concrete construction business and made a visit to the Angelo State University – Small Business Development Center.   As an accounting student at ASU, Andrew learned about the SBDC and its offerings.  The center’s location in relation to his classes made it a convenient choice! 

Andrew met with SBDC advisor James Leavelle.  Andrew already had his business operating with his Dad’s guiding hand and assistance, but wanted to expand his business.  He knew he would need capital and a business plan to get that capital.  He worked with James on learning what he would need to do.

Through his efforts, Andrew was able to get his company set up as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) which in turn, enabled him to procure certain avenues of capital in order to expand his business.  These achievements enabled him to grow his assets and add three jobs to his business.  Andrew comments that “the Small Business Development has helped me become more knowledgeable.  I am very pleased with James’ help and support.  Overall very pleased with the service.”

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James Leavelle

  • Jessica Lambert

    James Leavelle

    Business Development Specialist
    james.leavelle@angelo.edu

    James joined the SBDC in November 2011 as a Business Development Specialist.  He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and completed his MBA from Angelo State University in December 2011. After a career in the United States Air Force, James has owned and managed a floorcovering business.  Additionally, he has been a store manager and a multi-unit manager in the convenience store industry.  He further utilized that retail management experience training store management and staff for a large convenience store chain.   While his career has led him to multiple parts of the world, San Angelo has become home for him and his family.