Fitness, banking, repairs: 4 recent business updates around The Woodlands area

Following its fall launch, Hotworx is planning a February grand opening for its Augusta Woods studio. (Courtesy Hotworx)
Following its fall launch, Hotworx is planning a February grand opening for its Augusta Woods studio. (Courtesy Hotworx)

Following its fall launch, Hotworx is planning a February grand opening for its Augusta Woods studio. (Courtesy Hotworx)

Now open

1. The 24-hour infrared fitness brand Hotworx will hold a grand opening for its new Augusta Woods studio Feb. 26 following the location's soft launch in November.

The studio, located at 25640 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. D, Tomball, features several saunas available for hot, virtually instructed isometric and high-intensity interval training workouts including cycle, yoga, pilates and barre. Free workouts are available for new customers. 832-776-0099.

Coming soon

2. Regions Bank is developing a new branch location in Indian Springs. The bank, located at 10831 Kuykendahl Road, The Woodlands, is expected to open in late spring or early summer. Birmingham-based Regions offers personal and commercial banking, wealth management and brokerage services at more than 1,000 locations throughout the South and Midwest. 800-734-4667.

New ownership

3. Terre and Amy Albert acquired Ace Handyman Services The Woodlands on Jan. 8. Located at 32618 Tamina Road, Ste. C, Magnolia, the business offers home repair and remodeling services, such as kitchen backsplash installation, furniture assembly, and shower and tub repair. 936-235-4124.


4. Houston-based Murphy’s Corporate Lodging and Spring-based Corporate Housing Associates announced their consolidation as Murphy’s Corporate Housing Associates in December.

“Both companies are highly complementary and synergistic. We are pleased to capitalize on this unique business opportunity to create a more diversified firm that will expand our extensive offerings and geographic footprint to a broader clientele base,” Corporate Housing Associates owner Diane Berry said in a statement.

The new company, which launched Dec. 1, now offers a range of corporate housing solutions including domestic and international relocation services, property management, and other location and real estate support. The business remains based at 26411 I-45 N., Spring. 281-210-3434.
By Ben Thompson
Ben joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2019 as a reporter for The Woodlands area and began working as Austin's City Hall reporter in April 2021.


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