Gallegos Paving, LLC
Sheldon Gallegos, a proud Laredoan with deep ties to the community, founded Gallegos Paving LLC in 2012. With 115 employees, he and his company proudly serve the South Texas area.
Sheldon’s vision is shaped by both academic excellence and family legacy. After graduating from Texas A&M University in College Station with a degree in agriculture, Sheldon's successes were guided by decades of family expertise in the construction industry.
The Gallegos family laid the cornerstone of their construction legacy in the 1970s, setting the stage for Sheldon's entrepreneurial journey. With such a rich heritage and love for their community, Sheldon's entrepreneurial spirit was inevitable.
To shape his aspirations into reality, Sheldon turned to the Texas A&M International University SBDC for guidance. He completed the TAMIU SBDC Small Business Management Program in 2011 and the next year he officially founded Gallegos Paving.
With the help of TAMIU SBDC advisor Tina Rodriguez, Sheldon successfully obtained critical business certifications for Gallegos Paving including the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certifications from the State Comptroller of Public Accounts and the Texas Department of Transportation, respectively. These certifications opened doors for Gallegos Paving to bid on state and local government contracts.
The fruits of these efforts are evident through Sheldon earning prime and sub-contracts for significant projects, including the Mission Produce Cold Storage facility, and Pinnacle Industry Center, each large industrial development in Webb County.
Sheldon's commitment to growth doesn't end there. He continues to seek guidance from TAMIU SBDC for future business ventures and expansion. Gallegos Paving stands as a testament to Sheldon's dedication, family values, and the invaluable support provided by TAMIU SBDC in paving the way for local and regional success.