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Customer Spotlight

Customer Spotlight- Cockrum Custom Homes.

Cockrum Custom Homes is locally owned and operated by Bradley and Marian Cockrum. Established nearly three decades ago, the Cockrums are intimately familiar with Williamson County market, witnessing significant growth in Georgetown and its surrounding communities. Bradley was keenly interested in home building from an early age. Helping frame homes with his grandfather who was a German carpenter, Bradley began his home building career at the age of 16. He has passed on his passion for craftmanship to his entire family that now works by his side. His son, Garrett Cockrum, working as superintendent and project manager at Cockrum Custom Homes, and daughter, Amber Cockrum, who manages the most recent expansion of their business, Cockrum Commercial. His eldest daughter, Haley Waggoner, a licensed residential real estate agent with Keller Williams, manages the real estate transactions.   Cockrum Custom Homes remains a niche business dedicated to quality custom homes. A full-service, residential custom home builder, the team specializes in 1+ acre homesites in Williamson County. Clients appreciate their attention to detail and personal approach to home building. Bradley values personal relationships and local expertise, and so found SouthStar Bank to be a fit for his financial needs. SouthStar Bank is able to provide a full relationship including commercial accounts as well as lending services for spec homes. From the personal attention by Tina Zander, Branch Manager, in retail and commercial banking to knowledgeable insights from lender, Jesica Garza. “Their professionalism and service can’t be beat,” says Bradley. Ready to build your custom home with Cockrum Construction? SouthStar Bank provides financing for lot purchase and construction with one-time-close. If your dream home is on acreage or otherwise unique, look to Kevin Kelly and the team of expert lenders [CC1] who specialize in flexible, common-sense financial solutions to meet your needs. CONTACTS Cockrum Custom Homes 200 Sedro Trail  |  Georgetown, TX 78633 512.930.1130 SouthStar Bank 4535 Williams Dr.  |  Georgetown, TX 78633 512.688.5093 Jesica Garza, Vice President & Branch Executive | NMLS# 1508061 | m: 512.966.7342 Tina Zander Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager  |  m: 512.217.7605

Customer Spotlight- Texas Truck and Trailer

Texas Truck and Trailer is an Austin-based company owned and operated by Tyler, Terry, and Kari French. Formerly LINE-X of Austin, the organization began in 2017 as a franchise of Line-X® supplying tough, quality bed liners. The LINE-X brand was important to Tyler as he began his pursuit into business ownership. A former military service member and in transportation and logistics business, Tyler acknowledged the value in Line-X’s proven formula for truck bedliners with the toughness and serious protection to meet truck owners’ expectations. Since beginning operations in 2017, the French family has expanded to offer an extensive line of full off-road and after-market truck accessories including lift kits, running boards, flat beds, wheels and tires, performance goods and much more. Texas Truck & Trailer of Austin is a local source for rugged results and complete satisfaction when it comes to bringing your dream vehicle to life. With a team of experts and quality products from proven manufacturers, they can supply the right truck accessories for the job. When the French family was ready to expand their company into the greater Austin area, they looked to their local community bank. Just down the road from SouthStar Bank in Leander, Mr. French was able to meet with SVP and SBA lender, Amanda Aaron. Amanda’s knowledge and expertise with the local market and with small business lending made the French family feel they had found the right fit. With an SBA 7a loan, Texas Truck and Trailer was able to expand current operations through real estate and business acquisition – more than doubling its existing footprint. The move allowed Line X to cover 90% of the MSA through strategic locations in North and Central Austin. The expansion also allowed them to take on fleet work to accommodate servicing of up to 100 commercial trucks at a time. “Customer service is lost in many industries, and I didn’t feel that way at SouthStar Bank,” says Tyler. “They have a small, family-friendly feel that you don’t get anywhere else.” Congratulations on your expansion Texas Truck and Trailer! CONTACTS: Texas Truck & Trailer North (Line X of Austin) 10209 E Crystal Falls Pkwy Leander, TX 78641 512.528.6038 Email: Texas Truck & Trailer East (Third Coast Vans & Conversions) 9621 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78753 512.444.8677 Email: SouthStar Bank Amanda Aaron, SVP/Branch Executive, NMLS# 1819235 | p: 512.456.0035 | m: 512.645.7902 |

Customer Spotlight- Oil Field Products International Inc.

Oil Field Products International Inc. (OPI) is a family and women-owned company established by Paul Tompkins and wife, Marilyn Tompkins, in 1997. Paul has been in the manufacturing business for over 40 years. OPI primarily manufactures tools to grab and turn pipe in the oilfield. Paul was able to secure a US Patent for his drill pipe spinner tool which effectively grabs and spins pipe – creating a built-in cheater bar solution previously unavailable. 30 OPI spinners now span the globe, and they also create the dies to grab pipe in-house. Paul and Marilyn were previously renting space in the Kyle area near Austin, TX. With the rising cost of space, the duo grew increasingly interested in owning their own property. Through a recommendation from a neighboring business and friend, Paul was connected with SVP of Lending, Gary Mobbs. When they identified the property, Paul recognized it was slightly out of the norm and discussed the potential with Gary in detail. The structure included a roof and slab, but no existing sides, and sat on a 2-acre piece of land previously used for watermelon farming. A preferred SBA lender, SouthStar Bank was able to structure an SBA 7a loan to meet the needs of OPI including working capital, property purchase and construction to retrofit the building. “Gary is a banker, but he offers so much more,” says Paul. “I have found good bankers have the ability to draw upon their broad experience in working with many businesses. Gary is able to take that knowledge and share it with other SouthStar Bank customers, like me. He provided valuable information to help me make a solid business decision.” During the move, OPI was able to move their large equipment into the building before constructing the walls and retrofitting it to their needs. OPI now operates out of the new climate-controlled facility with plans to expand, paying only a quarter of what they were previously committing to rent each month. The move came at an ideal time and OPI continues to thrive. “I could not have done it without SouthStar Bank and obtaining an SBA loan,” says Paul. He and Marilyn hope to expand into additional industries like the pipeline and the HDD markets.  A family-run business, Paul and Marilyn make the day-to-day operational decisions, son Paul Jr., leads machining operations, and daughter, Michelle, assists with the website and marketing. The Tompkins have 4 granddaughters ages 9 to 16 who they hope will share their passion for engineering and developing new solutions. SouthStar Bank thanks the Tompkins for their valued business and we wish you ongoing success! CONTACTS: Oil Field Products International Inc. (OPI) Paul and Marilyn Tompkins, Owners 281.482.0827  | 9587 N Highway 80 | Leesville, Texas 78122 SouthStar Bank Gary Mobbs, SVP/Area Manager, NMLS# 586586 p: 830.672.1081 x1605 | m: 830.857.1418  |


Customer Spotlight- Body Wise

Supplied funding to established business partners for land acquisition and construction of a 9,000 square foot, two-story retail building in Lakeway, TX. The new facility will house the partner¹s BodyWise Gym along with two retail storefronts for tenants. “After experiencing nothing but hassles trying to work with two large banks we’ve had relationships with for years, an associate suggested we try SouthStar. It quickly became clear that SouthStar cares about local business and the benefits we anticipated from owning our own building. We were surprised at how easy the process was and how important they made us feel every step of the way.” Amanda Aaron, SVP/Branch Executive, NMLS# 1819235 | p: 512.456.0035 | m: 512.645.7902 |

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