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New industrial services business generated primary jobs, beautifying downtown
Industrial Commissioning Consultants International, (ICCI) recently acquired 714 Highway 3 in La Marque, moved their headquarters to town and hit the ground running with a flurry of property improvements including signage, fencing, landscaping and interior build-out. ICCI has 16 employees and is rapidly growing. The administrative team, which consists of CEO Steve Quinn, CFO Bill Bogar, COO Mark Elliott, and VP of Operations Josh Phelps, anticipate significant business expansion.
This industrial service business was formed in 2002 and is a specialist provider of pre-commissioned cleaning services for new construction of power plants, petroleum refineries, liquefied natural gas and petrochemical facilities. Over the years, ICCI has developed proprietary equipment and cleaning methods that have allowed them to compete for business not only in the United States but also globally.
According to CEO Steve Quinn, La Marque’s location and proximity to clients helped solidify the decision to move.
“ICCI is excited about the purchase of our property in La Marque,” said Quinn. “We want to thank the community for the warm welcome we’ve received. Many of our clients are regional industrial clients easily accessed from our new location. The ICCI team includes a number of La Marque and Galveston County residents, and we will be adding more as we continue to grow.”
One of ICCI’s trademark services is called Low Deciblow, an advanced steam-blow cleaning service that protects workers and neighboring businesses from high decibel noise typically associated with steam-blow methods. By limiting the noise level, cleaning operations can be conducted whenever the client chooses, therefore increasing flexibility and efficiency. Innovations such as Low Deciblow keeps ICCI on the cutting edge of this business sector.
The La Marque Economic Development Corporation is proud to have ICCI in our city. This is a growing, civic-minded company, offering well-paying jobs. Job growth is the backbone of economic development and ICCI will have a measurable and positive impact on our economy.
FUN FACT: Every year these gentlemen, each in their own way, spend time and resources helping disabled veterans. They also seek to hire veterans. Go to useicci.com/veterans for information.
FYI from COO Mark Elliott: Two of our partners live close by. One of them, Joshua Phelps, is a long-term resident of La Marque. He found the property. La Marque is going to be our base for US and international operations, so logistics are important. From here, it is very convenient to get on Interstate 45 and we’re close to a major airport.
Dealing with the City of La Marque has been an excellent experience. We’ve all been involved in other business starts in other parts of Houston. The access, attainability and speed of La Marque’s staff impressed us greatly. It’s a blessing to find local authorities willing to help when they can.
Over the coming months we hope to add some staff in operations, administration and perhaps warehousing. Right now, we are still very much moving into the facility and getting used to our surroundings.