The Tomball and Magnolia areas are home to a variety of local businesses, including Manna Bread from Heaven, Climb Woodlands, The Meekermark and others. Take a look back at the businesses Community Impact Newspaper featured in Tomball and Magnolia in 2019.
Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics serving Tomball, Magnolia named best veteran-owned small business
Issue published: January
James Hanigan, partner at Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics, has been practicing orthodontics for more than 20 years, he said. After pulling over at a dentist’s office in Tomball when his wife got sick, Hanigan said he met a dentist who was looking for someone to open an orthodontist’s office in Magnolia and decided to open a practice there in June 2000.
Burlap Ranch Mercantile offers assortment of artisan items in Old Town Tomball
Issue published: February
After her youngest child went off to college, owner Melissa Scott said she followed her passion to open Burlap Ranch Mercantile—then known as Burlap Ranch—in June 2013 on Commerce Street in Tomball. She said she opened a second store in 2016 on Elm Street, separating home goods and apparel.
Tomball native brings collaborative office space The Vault Executive Suites to Main Street
Issue published: March
Tammie Gibson, co-owner of The Vault Executive Suites, said she was looking to move back to her hometown of Tomball two years ago. She and her husband Joe began searching for a space for their law firm, she said, and found the space above Spirit of Texas Bank as an empty shell—just concrete floors and walls.
Brothers relocate Moffett Productions to Tomball, continue dad's legacy
Issue published: April
Brothers Chris and Jeff Wohrer took ownership of their late father’s business just over 10 years ago as his health began to fail.
Joee Schapiro School of Dance celebrates 45 years
Issue published: May
Joee Schapiro, owner and dance instructor at Joee Schapiro School of Dance, started her professional dance career at 11 years old after her acceptance into the New York Rep Company.
Climb Woodlands owner aims to offer fun, unique exercise option to Magnolia
Issue published: June
Growing up in Utah meant growing up climbing and exploring the Rocky Mountains, Climb Woodlands owner Holly Hedengren said. She fell in love with rock climbing and introduced the sport to her children as they grew older, Hedengren said.
The Meekermark: Meeker family combines photography, wedding experience to create wedding venue
Issue published: July
Sugar Land natives and co-owners Mark and Christine Meeker spent about 15 years in the professional wedding photography business before deciding to open their own wedding venue, said Amanda Vela, another co-owner and Meeker’s daughter.
Woodway Equestrian Center brings more than riding lessons to Tomball
Issue published: August
About 50 horses of various breeds call Woodway Equestrian Center home, some of which are used in horse therapy sessions, Executive Director Kathy Rogers said.
Ocean Aquaria focuses on creating natural sea environment in custom aquariums
Issue published: September
Owner Andy Post designs and builds custom aquariums and custom coral inserts at Ocean Aquaria, his aquatic manufacturing facility, he said. Post, who has been a scuba diver for 19 years, said he finds design inspiration from his sea dives and from various documentaries or shows about marine life.
Manna Bread from Heaven: Owner grows bakery business from porch to Tomball store
Issue published: October
Manna Bread from Heaven owner Christin Shumway began selling homemade loaves of bread on her porch in 2016, eventually developing a list of about 500 regular customers over the course of 18 months. Her hobby of making bread turned into a side job while she was a stay-at-home mom, she said.
Unique Decor & More owner brings hand-picked, worldwide pieces to Pinehurst store
Issue published: November
Most of the pieces found in Unique Decor & More’s 8,500-square-foot building in Pinehurst have been imported from around the world, owner Debbe Pugh said.
Family-owned Willow Creek Ranch of Tomball offers cage-free dog boarding, day care, grooming
Issue published: December
Co-owner Karen O’Bannion said she never expected Willow Creek Ranch of Tomball—a cage-free dog boarding center—to take off the way it has since its opening more than a decade ago.
Rewind to see the featured businesses in Tomball, Magnolia, Pinehurst in 2019
Woodway Equestrian Center is home to horses, donkeys, chickens, ducks and other animals. (Kara McIntyre/Community Impact Newspaper)