WELCOME WILSON, Chairman of the Board of Welcome Group, and the author of, "ALWAYS WELCOME", joined us to discuss his book, some of our American Presidents, and his views on being successful in business and in life.
From His Website: "Mr. Wilson has been a real estate developer in Texas for fifty-seven years beginning with his first project in Galveston County, which is now the incorporated City of Jamaica Beach (1,600 home sites). He was also the developer of Tiki Island in Galveston County, now an incorporated City of 1,200 home sites. In total, Mr. Wilson developed 8,000 home sites in four counties in Texas.
In addition to planned communities and industrial property, Mr. Wilson was a developer of apartments; retail centers; office buildings, including two-22 story buildings in downtown Houston; and a hotel, the fifth Marriott Hotel ever built (1965).
Mr. Wilson was recently inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame. In the last few years, he also received the Distinguished Alumnus from the University of Houston, the UH Bauer College of Business and the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, Texas Business Icon from the National Real Estate Forum magazine, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Houston Technology Center, the Distinguished Service Award from CoreNet Global and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Houston Business Journal."