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Businesses Give Back

We’re Thankful for Our Partners and How They Serve Our Community

Article by Aubrey Matson

Photography by Jessi Edison

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

They’re featured often in Boerne Lifestyle, and our partners are a cherished part of the publication. They provide expert advice, creative ideas, and curated products for many of our articles. But it’s not just this magazine that benefits from them — our community wouldn’t be the same without them either. In this issue, released during the season of giving thanks, Boerne Lifestyle extends its thanks to these partners by showcasing how these businesses serve and appreciate our community on an everyday basis. While showing gratitude is a year-round practice, this November we shed the spotlight on the way these businesses give back in every season.

bookitbox TRAVEL | bookitboxtravel.com
Kimberly Young, owner of this luxury travel agency, is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to custom and tailored travel planning. Young has always had a passion for adventure, and after seeing how it has brought her family together, she made it her vocation. Young’s agency creates fully tailored and customized travel experiences for individuals, businesses, and families to go anywhere in the world. She has planned everything from domestic excursions exploring national parks all the way to safaris in Africa. Her favorite parts of planning for her clients are learning about new places and, “Knowing that I was a small part of planning their adventure,” she said.
    
Beyond curating experiences for her clients with great care, Young cares for her local community in other ways. The travel connoisseur serves as a board member for the Boerne Education Foundation which works to foster opportunities for excellence in education, promotes innovation in teaching, and partners with the community to enhance the quality of education in Boerne ISD. Young herself does volunteer work for the Boerne School District, and bookitbox TRAVEL gives donations there as well. Whether it’s in the Boerne area or overseas, Young has her sights set on serving her community any way she can.

Go Away Pest Control | goawaypestcontrol.com
Go Away Pest Control, which serves Boerne and the surrounding area, is dedicated to quality work that cares for both the customer and the environment. Owner Jim Beakley has worked in pest control for many years but began Go Away Pest Control four years ago. He and his team remove virtually all of the critters that call our part of Texas home — anything and everything from termite invasion to raccoon infestation are no match for Beakley and his team. To remove these critters without hurting the animals themselves, the team creates custom structures for each home that keep pests from returning into the home, or making the home “bulletproof,” Beakley said. Beakley and his team design structures like one-way doors that effectively keep the wildlife friends out of the house. 
    
Although it’s their job to remove these critters, Go Away Pest Control prides itself in removing them in a way that is nonlethal. In fact, Beakley says he and his team are undoubtedly animal lovers. Go Away Pest Control donates to San Antonio Pets Alive, a rescue organization that saves over 5,000 cats and dogs annually. In turn, Go Away Pest Control is a veteran-owned business that provides discounts to seniors, teachers, veterans, and law enforcement in pursuit of giving back to the Boerne community.

G. Morris Homes | gmorrishomes.com
No stranger to the building industry, Brad Morris creates custom homes for his customers with utmost care throughout the Texas Hill Country. Before beginning his own business, Morris graduated from Texas A&M University and served as a Marine. He sold commercial real estate and worked in the building industry before he founded his own custom building company, G. Morris Homes (named after his son). He said that while the end product is a custom home, G. Morris prioritizes carrying their customers “all the way from A to Z,” through thoughtfulness for the wants and needs of each client. Morris places a high priority on meeting with his customers regularly, noting that one of his favorite parts is making people’s home dreams come true, and that means keeping keen and consistent attention to detail. And for Morris, there is nothing quite like that beginning-to-end experience. another favorite part of what he does is handing keys over to his clients for their brand-new homes.
    
Morris also places great emphasis on giving back in other ways too — the Morris Family Foundation was created exactly with this in mind. The foundation donates to many different nonprofit organizations in the area. This includes law enforcement, first responders, military veterans and their families, as well as others who are in need due to economic, health, or family hardships. Their goal is to enrich, aid, and support the community through direct assistance to individuals in need and grants to organizations that serve our community. Additionally, G. Morris has built six homes in the area for the Gary Sinise Foundation, which provides homes for wounded veterans and their families. The Morris family also donates to local nonprofit organizations and encourages their fellow homebuilding community to get involved.

gmorrishomes.com/giving-back

Texas Splash Inc. | texassplashinc.com
Bill Eichman, owner of Texas Splash Inc. with his wife Mary Ann, has spent his whole life around water. In fact, he was born into it. Bill’s father began his water conditioning business with a colleague upon returning from his service in World War II. Before joining the business himself, Eichman followed in his father’s military footsteps too by serving in Vietnam. But working with his father was just the beginning of Bill’s lifelong work in the water industry. After learning from his father, Eichman ultimately bought the business, now called Texas Splash. Today, Texas Splash is a one-stop shop for all water treatment needs, including but not limited to water softening, drinking water systems, and carbon filtering. Eichman’s Texas Splash is a completely family-owned and operated business.
    
What’s more, is Bill and Mary Ann’s emphasis on taking care of their customers. The Eichmans prioritize being involved in their local community, and love utilizing their work to meet and get to know more members of their Boerne home. The Eichmans noted that one of their favorite parts of their job is enjoying a meal with their customers. Bill and Mary Ann said they are grateful to be involved in their community through Texas Splash, and they only hope to, “Treat people how we would like to be treated,” said Mary Ann.

Ben Adam, Architect | benadamarchitect.com
There may be very few people more ingrained in the Boerne community and lifestyle than local architect Ben Adam — he is a sixth-generation Boerne native. However, Adam did not have a straight path to his vocation and had to leave town to find it. Adam knew he wanted to be an architect when he was in junior high school. However, he was later convinced to study engineering in college. After studying engineering for three years, Adam switched back to his original dream and graduated with a degree in architecture from Texas A&M University. After practicing with different firms, Adam began his own firm in 2006 and has been living his dream ever since.
    
Adam cherishes the deep care for the Boerne community instilled by his family — parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and more who have called our town home for more than a century. Adam has taken on a variety of pro bono work as an architect, including designing projects for the Kendall County Sheriff Training Center, Aid The Silent, and Kendall County Women’s Center. But he doesn’t solely focus on the future; Adam also has a great love for the past and he is dedicated to preserving Boerne as it grows.  Adam currently serves as the Chairman of the Historic Landmark Commission of Boerne. 

bookitbox TRAVEL | bookitboxtravel.com
Kimberly Young, owner of this luxury travel agency, is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to custom and tailored travel planning. Young has always had a passion for adventure, and after seeing how it has brought her family together, she made it her vocation. Young’s agency creates fully tailored and customized travel experiences for individuals, businesses, and families to go anywhere in the world. She has planned everything from domestic excursions exploring national parks all the way to safaris in Africa. Her favorite parts of planning for her clients are learning about new places and, “Knowing that I was a small part of planning their adventure,” she said.
    
Beyond curating experiences for her clients with great care, Young cares for her local community in other ways. The travel connoisseur serves as a board member for the Boerne Education Foundation which works to foster opportunities for excellence in education, promotes innovation in teaching, and partners with the community to enhance the quality of education in Boerne ISD. Young herself does volunteer work for the Boerne School District, and bookitbox TRAVEL gives donations there as well. Whether it’s in the Boerne area or overseas, Young has her sights set on serving her community any way she can.
 

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