Resume


Let's Roll !

1974 - 1997 (Houston)

SAMWAY MARKETING & DISTRIBUTING

Samway Marketing & Distributing

Yes, I admit I was an Amway Distributor in 1974

RAY-A-WAY OF HOUSTON

Ray-A-Way of Houston

Reflective Window Coatings for buildings and vehicles.

EAGLE OUTDOOR ADVERTISING

Eagle Outdoor

Sign Construction & Billboard Advertising Space Leasing.

CHAMPIONS VENDING

Champions Vending

Owned and operated soda and snack vending machines
in a variety of office buildings around Houston.

SAMUEL A MARTIN INTERESTS

Samuel A. Martin Interests - General Contractor

Residential & Commercial Construction. Projects included:
Raveneaux Country Club, Houston Airport Hilton

REAL EQUIP, INC.

Real Equip, Inc.

Worldwide Multiple Listing Service for Oil & Gas Equipment accessed via the Internet (1981-83)

COMPUTER CO-OP OF AMERICA

Computer Co-op of America

Sales of PC Computers and Internet Access through a multi-level marketing organization.

JUST FOR LAUGHS

Just For Laughs

Retail Novelty and Costume Rental Store developed for the family of a friend who passed away.

HOUSTON CHALLENGE GAME

Houston Challenge Game

Invented a souvenir oriented board game and handled all aspects of component design and manufacturing.

SAM MARTIN COMPUTER CONSULTING

Sam Martin Consulting

PC Computer Consulting and Custom Programming
Developed custom learning applications and provided network support for the Mathematics Department of the Spring Independent School District

SAM MARTIN REAL ESTATE

Real Estate Investments

Purchased residential properties from HUD, made necessary improvements and re-sold on contracts for deed to people who could not finance a home purchase.  Developed Waldenwood Estates.

IQ TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

IQ Technologies, Inc.

Software Publishing of "Show Partner F/X", with worldwide distribution in excess of 1 million copies.

THE ERADICATOR, LLC

The Eradicator Fire Ant System

Redesigned, manufactured and distributed a patented Fire Ant Eradication System.  Raised $2.5 million in capital

SOFTBALL PLUS

Softball Plus

Acquired a majority interest in a softball park by assuming an SBA loan from GE Capital.  Reorganized the operations and restored positive cash flow in 6 months.

MAGICRAFT

Magicraft - Magic Products

As a professional magician I invented several magic tricks which I manufactured and marketed worldwide. The Linking Dollar Bills, one of those tricks is still available here.

WHITE ELK, INC.

Softball Plus

Purchased the interests of Hookswood, Inc. in Waldenwood Subdivision, expanded the development, formed the POA and served as its President for 5 years.

THE MAGIC MOMENT

The Magic Moment

As a professional magician I performed classical magic shows at venues around Houston under the stage name "Martini" and my shows were called, The Magic Moment.

 

PRESTO

Presto - The World's Greatest Magician

The World's Greatest Magician was a character I invented and debued at the grand opening of Just for Laughs.  I performed shows for children all around Houston during the 1980's and 1990's.

1997 to Present (Horseshoe Bay)

MEGAIQ WEBSITE ARCHITECTS

MegaIQ Website Architects

Website design, engineering, hosting
(SOLD - January 2007 to Imagine Solutions)
Website Gallery PDF File

GATEWAY ATRIUM BUILDING

Gateway Atrium Building

A 13,000 sf Office Building
Constructed in 2003 -
Sold 2008

LAKES AND HILLS DEVELOPMENT

Lakes and Hills Development

Boutique Real Estate Development Company
Projects included:
Skywater Over Horseshoe Bay
Skywater Village Commercial Development
Marina Townhomes Condominium Project
Crossroads Regional Medical Campus

SKYWATER OVER HORSESHOE BAY

Skywater Over Horseshoe Bay

1,618-acre Residential Development
w/ Jack Nicklaus Golf Course
Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Forclosed on in 2009.
Now being developed by Horseshoe Bay Resort as
Summit Rock

CROSSROAD MEDICAL CAMPUS

Crossroads Regional Medical Campus

A 116-acre medical professional business park
Marble Falls, Texas

Forclosed on in 2010.
Now being developed by Scott & White as the
Wayne & Eileen Hurd Medical Center

112 PAR THREE COURT

112 Par Three Court

A 3,000 sf Office Building
Horseshoe Bay, Texas

Acquired 2008 - Sold 2013

HOLE IN 1 SPORTS BAR & GRILL

Hole in 1 Sports Bar & Grill in Horseshoe Bay, Texas

A Sports Bar and Restaurant located in
Horseshoe Bay, Texas


TECHNOLOGY RESUME (pdf)

REAL ESTATE RESUME (pdf)

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Sam Martin - Hill Country EDC

- Burnet & Llano Counties
Founder and Vice-Chairman

Capital Area Economic Development District - 10 County Region
Llano County Representative Member - Board of Directors
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Committee Member

Building Industry Association of the Highland Lakes
Associate Member 2003 - Present
Blueprint for Workforce Housing Steering Committee

Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors Member & Officer 1999 - 2004
Awarded "Director of the Year" for 2000 & 2002

Lower Colorado River Authority
Upper Highland Lakes NPS Stakeholder Committee Member

Lower Colorado River Authority
Lake LBJ Advisory Panel Member 2002-2004

The Martin Foundation
Founder and President
Horseshoe Bay Police, Fire & EMS Employee Assistance Fund

Burnet County Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund Committee
The Hill Country EDC representative on the committee which administers the fund..

Friends of Abused Children Everywhere
Founding Member

Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes
Member Technology Committee

Highland Lakes Skatepark Association
Assisting with organization and application for 501(c)(3)

OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS:
Donation of website service to the following organizations:

Boys and Girls Club of the Highland Lakes
Marble Falls Public Library
Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity
Texas Science Teacher's Association
Burnet Chamber of Commerce
Kingsland Chamber of Commerce
Burnet Water Council

Donation of build-out and lease space for 2.5 years

Texas Tech University Hill Country Highland Lakes
(Through the Hill Country Higher Education Foundation)

Chance favors the prepared mind.

Fortune favors the brave.

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