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'By the Book'
BUILT ON THE ROCK INDUSTRIES USES FAITH TO GUIDE ITS DEDICATION TO QUALITY. BY STACI DAVIDSON
On The Rock works out of
the Austin area, but will go to
other Texas cities if required.
he longer people work in a job or
industry, the more they get set in
their ways. This can be bad, in an
old-dog-new-tricks sort of way,
but if a person values quality work, that
only strengthens as he or she grows in the
industry. With quality as a value, a strong
reputation builds, and a person will settle
for nothing less than the highest standards.
This is the case of J. Raunel Tejeda,
founder and owner of Built On The Rock
Industries in Round Rock, Texas. Tejeda
spent most of his early career in construction, working with a general contractor for
several years. Eventually he started working
with a drywall contractor, but after a year,
he got a call from another contractor who
was offering more money. Tejeda took the
offer, but his quality values didn't jibe with
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"Things went sideways with him because
they weren't offering quality work," he says.
"I started looking for other offers."
Tejeda also wanted to look elsewhere
because of his conversion to Christianity,
which occurred in April 2004. One night
he was reading the bible and found a verse
Bui on e Rock Industries
www.bui on erockindustries.com
* Headquarters: Round Rock, Texas
* Employees: 60+
* Specia y: Drywall, metal framing
and interior finish-outs
"My fai guides me to provide
be er ervice, honesty, integrity
and a high quality of work."
- J. Raunel Tejeda, founder and owner
in Deuteronomy that said, "You will not
borrow money, but you will loan to the
nations." He was having financial problems
and those were not improving at a job that
didn't focus on quality work, so Tejeda
decided it was time to go out on his own.
After more prayer, he says he was guided
to name his company "Built On The Rock."
"I have about 60 employees now and it's all
a product of my faith," Tejeda says. "I use
that way of life to meet our clients' needs.
My faith guides me to provide better service, honesty, integrity and a high quality
of work. I go by the book with everything
- His book."
Built On The Rock primarily works out of
the Austin, Texas, area, but will go to San
Antonio, Houston or Dallas if required by