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Lone Star Development

Private Development
In Business Since
Square Feet

With local roots and experience developing and managing business parks, Lone Star Development understands the appeal of Tomball and how to deliver a successful project here.   

Eyes on Tomball

Lone Star Development was founded in 2019 when three partners sold their family’s chain of car washes in 2013, and invested in their first business park. Utilizing business acumen and acquired expertise, the company has grown to manage more than 150,000 square feet of commercial and industrial real estate across greater Houston. Originally from Spring, just down the road from Tomball, the company’s leaders have witnessed Tomball’s surging economy and have big plans for current and future Tomball development.

 “We wanted to capitalize on the growing Tomball market. We’ve watched the tremendous growth going on here,” said Matt Lawrence, Lone Star Development’s Director of Operations.

“Tomball needs small businesses to support the infrastructure of all the people moving out here. We just want to meet the demand and provide a good service to the growing demand.”

Matt Lawrence
Director of Operations

Delivering Unique Design

Hufsmith Kohrville Business Park, Lone Star Development’s initial Tomball offering, is currently under construction with an expected delivery in March 2024. The 44,000 square-foot business park is designed to offer retail, warehouse, and office space. 11,000 square feet will be dedicated to retail with the remaining 33,000 square feet spread among 22 suites within three flex warehouse buildings. Each suite has a warehouse door and a retail office door to provide tenants versatility.

Lone Star Development is investing in the park’s aesthetics to provide a highly desirable look. The retail building will have wood overlay on the facade accompanying staggered white brick. The warehouse buildings are architecturally designed to fit the park’s appeal. This added investment helped Lone Star Development pre-lease a good portion of the park.

“It’s not your standard office warehouse park. It’s going to be a modern, industrial look,” offered Lawrence. “By dressing up the buildings a little bit nicer, you can serve a larger range of businesses. We may be 40-50 percent leased from day one.”

One of the first tenants is a local Tomball favorite, Della Casa Pasta. The purveyor of handmade pastas will be occupying more than 6,000 square feet in the retail portion of the park. A diverse collection of businesses have expressed interest or agreed to move-in when the project is complete.

Promising Partnerships and Projects

Lone Star Development worked with the Tomball Economic Development Corporation (TEDC) on a Project Grant for the infrastructure and on a Business Improvement Grant for Hufsmith Kohrville Business Park. The experience, along with interactions at the City of Tomball, have encouraged the company to pursue additional projects.

“It’s been nice working in Tomball because they want to work with you. The TEDC has been very welcoming. They answered our questions and walked us through the process. We’re hoping to work more with the TEDC. I’m very confident this is not going to be our last project in Tomball.”

Matt Lawrence
Director of Operations

The company has its sights set on a retail project, The Shops at Theis and Cherry, at the southwest corner of Theis Lane and Cherry Street. The 20,000 square-foot project will bring modern commercial offerings near Tomball’s residential population. Utilizing the recently approved neighborhood retail zoning classification in Tomball, the project will be curated to improve the value of communities nearby.

“We’re building quality facilities. We’re investing more in materials and selections to make it appealing,” declared Lawrence.

The combination of Tomball’s attraction and Lone Star Development’s personalized touch to development is an ideal match. The immediate allure of Hufsmith Kohrville Business Park and the promising delivery of The Shops at Theis and Cherry portend sustained success for Lone Star Development in Tomball.