Clint Wilson, the owner of Cowboy Contractors, came from humble beginnings and is now one of Huntsville’s most successful contractors. In addition to building decks, repairing and renovating homes, they are known as consistent contributors to worthy causes, especially supporting local veterans and first responders. Their favorite way to give back is barbecue.
They regularly partner with Frank Robinson of Prestige Contractor Supply and Stacy Lawler of Brisket Syndicate to feed veterans and first responders in Walker and Trinity counties. They provide lunch to local police stations and step in to help area citizens in a number of ways.
On September 9 and 10, Wilson and Robinson co-sponsor the Second Ever American Legion Cook Off at Sam Houston Post 95 in Huntsville. Sons and the Riders of the American Legion is hosting the event, and all proceeds go to assisting 13 local veteran families at Christmas.
“I always wanted to be able to give back to this community, as we grew the business we tried to do everything we could,” Wilson said. Cowboy Contractors do home renovations and build wheelchair ramps for veterans, donate for scholarships, and sponsor community benefits and events. They work with the Chamber of Commerce and the HEARTS Veterans Museum and participate in projects for organizations like Operation Finally Home.
Owner Clint Willson grew up in Gatesville and frequented Sam Houston State in the 90s. Wilson started Cowboy Contractors in 2z000 with just a pressure washer, doing small house-to-house jobs. Because of his tenacity and willingness to say yes to whatever his clients ask for, he is now the owner of the company voted best local contractor in Huntsville for four consecutive years. Wilson credits his success to the team he has built and the community that has supported his business.
“I’m only as good as the people I work with, and I have the best. The ladies who run my office are amazing. I couldn’t do what I do without them,” Wilson said. He met Joanne Doyle at the American Legion in 2016. He was at a time when the business was growing so quickly that he needed a full-time secretary. Doyle told her that if he hired her, “she would be the best decision he ever made”. The two have grown the business far beyond what they hoped to achieve through a strong commitment to their customers and community.
As a former bar owner and businesswoman, Doyle knew how to deal with customers and handle office duties. She helped Wilson with what needed to be done behind the scenes while he focused on the actual building activity. She added two more support staff to the administrative team as he added assistants and managers. Wilson now leads five construction crews.
Doyle is the office manager, working closely with secretary Dawn Ray and support staff member Renea Kelley. They are known for their exceptional customer service and prompt communication. Wilson also praises his “guys on the pitch.” He brought together a group of highly reputable builders and other local teams who work together to get the job done on time and on budget.
“My teams and their managers go above and beyond, and our contractors are top notch,” Wilson said. “We employ master builders and some of the best plumbers, electricians and painters in the business.” Their slogan “Often Promised, Rarely Exceeded” is the compass that everyone in the company follows.
Even though the company has grown enough to do big projects, they won’t turn down small jobs and serve customers within a 50 mile radius. They do a lot of minor repairs and historic restoration. One unique service they offer is called the “Honey Do”, which is a particular favorite with older customers and those just pressed for time. Wilson will dispatch a crew to change light bulbs and air filters, clean gutters, and perform any other necessary maintenance or repairs on the property, all for a fair price.
“We love our customers and truly appreciate their business feedback, positive reviews and referrals,” Wilson said. Profit is not the primary goal of Cowboy entrepreneurs. Wilson’s humble beginnings remain at the forefront of his mind, which is why he says giving back to the community that gave him his success isn’t just good for business, it’s the right thing to do.
For more information on their services, contact the office at 936-355-4637. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/COWBOYCONTRACTORS to see their projects.