A family-owned, third-generation wire and cable manufacturer is launching a major state-of-the-art facility at Generation Park while, just a few miles away, one of Lake Houston’s premier private schools has undergone major refreshing.
Representatives of Service Wire Co. and Holy Trinity Episcopal School spoke at Partnership Lake Houston’s Summer Creek BizCom, held virtually Nov. 4.
Joe DeBellis, director of sales, detailed Service Wire’s expansion into Lake Houston and Generation Park, the 4,200-acre commercial and residential development at West Lake Houston Parkway and Beltway 8.
“We primarily focus on low voltage copper solutions, and are committed to producing the finest quality, American-made products, and industry-leading service,” DeBellis said.
The family-owned company was founded in 1968 on five core values — safety and health of employees, the highest quality of wire and cable in the industry, five decades of customer service, consistently at the forefront of new technology and innovation and people, their most valuable asset.
Service Wire expanded into Houston in 1980 and into Phoenix in 1999.
The company expanded into Generation Park “ … because it truly was a no-brainer. We have been on a journey since we expanded into Houston to make our mark on the Gulf Coast,” said DeBellis. “This move to Generation Park will expand our capacity and industry-leading service levels for years to come. We call it our next 50-year building. The location provides us with unimpeded access to all of Houston’s major transportation corridors and gives us the space to expand our operations.”
Service Wire can increase its manufacturing capabilities, DeBellis said, by moving its operations to Generation Park.
“We can’t wait to unveil our new launchpad in Generation Park in 2022 and we thank you for welcoming us into the Lake Houston community. We look forward to growing with you in the years to come,” he said.
Holy Trinity Episcopal School, on the other hand, has already unveiled its major renovations and Troy Roddy, head of school, encouraged Lake Houston residents to view how refreshed Holy Trinity looks as the school begins its 21st year.
“We are a private, nonprofit, independent Episcopal school serving 3-year-olds to fifth grade,” Roddy said. The school is located on Lockwood Road, at Beltway 8 near North Lake Houston Parkway.
The $2 million worth of projects which were completed this summer included exterior renovations such as a monument sign and covered walkways, plus the first phase of a 30-acre outdoor learning area along with garden space for students and teachers.
“Our goal is to donate whatever bountiful crops come out of the garden,” Roddy said. “We also are renovating a garden area for story time and quiet time.”
Playgrounds at the school underwent a $100,000 renovation focusing mostly on the youngest students.
“Play is essential for what we do,” he said, “and making sure the children have a nice place that is safe and engaging is really important. We have additional plans for the playgrounds for the future.”
Inside, everything was redone, Roddy said, including new paint. An early childhood center was created for the 3 and 4-year-olds to call their own. The school also improved campus security by upgrading cameras on the exterior, keypad access to enter the building, and renovating the reception area to improve security access into the school area.
“We also developed a Genius Lab, sort of a STEM lab, with equipment similar to a children’s museum so that our children will spend time exploring,” Roddy said. “Our gymnasium was redone with new floors, new paint, new audio, new acoustics and theater lighting for our theater stage so we will be able to do events.”
Every classroom and bathroom was renovated so “ … we are proud of the upgrades to what we had before. We invite you to come out and visit,” said Roddy. “If you are a family looking for a school, or looking at school options for your children, we are accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year, and we have space in our current classes for this year.”
Information can be found, hteshouston.org.