REPRESENTATIVE DR. GARY VANDEAVER RECOGNIZES HARRISON, WALKER & HARPER FOR OUTSTANDING CONTINUOUS SERVICE IN TEXAS
Paris, Texas—Rep. Dr. Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston) recently recognized Harrison, Walker & Harper (HWH) with a Texas Treasure Business Award from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) during a reception held in November, 2016. The Texas Treasure Business Award program pays tribute to businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for 50 years or more. Created in 2005 through legislation authored by Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) and sponsored by Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson (R-Waco), the program recognizes well-established Texas businesses and their exceptional historical contributions to the state’s economic growth and prosperity.
A special decal identifying the business as a Texas Treasure will be publicly displayed at HWH, 2510 South Church Street, Paris, Texas. Consumers will know when they spot the familiar Texas Treasure Business icon, they are doing business with a well-established, Texas-owned-and-operated business that has long contributed to job growth, stimulated the local economy, and generated state and local tax revenues.
Well into Century Two, HWH is a fourth generation family-owned enterprise with a 129-year history. The company originated in Paris in 1887 and has evolved from its origins in construction to meeting a broad range of technical, timing and cost challenges for clients.
“It is a privilege for us to recognize our long-established businesses that have remained committed to Texans for generations, while creating jobs and stimulating economic growth,” said THC Chairman John L. Nau, III. “May this recognition serve to increase your success and productivity for many years to come.”
For more information about the Texas Treasure Business Award, contact the THC at 512.463.6092 or visit www.thc.state.tx.us.
Shown in photo left to right: Rep. Dr. Gary VanDeaver (R-New Boston); Jordan Harper, CEO–Harrison, Walker & Harper LP; and Cody Kelly, City of Paris Main Street Advisory Board Member.