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Building the American Dream One Pit at a Time

Dave Quinn

The Griesenbeck family’s roots run deep in Bastrop.  B. J. Griesenbeck represents the fifth generation of the clan to live here.  His forefathers include a county judge, a furniture store owner, and a rancher to name a few.

He first began welding when he was 15.  Growing up on a ranch, there were always things to fix.  His dad’s tools were usually just a hammer to hammer in nails and a screwdriver which doubled as a crowbar.  So, B. J. learned early on to be creative and to make things from what he had on hand.

Bastrop Economic Development Wins Gold in International Economic Development Competition

Bastrop Economic Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award in the category of General Purpose Promotion for communities with populations less than 25,000 from IEDC.