Texas Grown, Texas Operated

Steve Medina, the president of Savvy Commercial Inspections, grew up in a low-income El Paso neighborhood, quickly learning he wanted a better life for himself and future family. At 19, he enlisted in the Navy in 1989 and was deployed to an F-18 fighter squadron launching, recovering and maintaining fighter aircraft on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Independence. The dangerous duty of a 19-year-charged with the responsibility of a $50 million aircraft and the safety of its pilot aboard a moving ship with launching and landing aircraft around him was a big part of what he is today. He was discharged at 21 years old, then went to work or an electrical utility company and made a name for himself as a fast learner and hardworking leader. Medina decided to leave El Paso because of cheap labor wages, relocating to Austin in 1996, where his work ethic stood out among crews during the tech boom. Click to read more at www.rednews.com.