Eugene Justus has many fond memories of his wonderful friends and customers in Napa Valley during the 7 years that his business, The Old Silverado Trail, was active there. There is such a wide variety of talented and fascinating people in the area.

In August , 2021, Eugene moved his woodworking business to Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Here is why he chose Texas:

Texas has led the nation in job creation over the last 11 years and population growth over the past 14 years. It offers a business friendly climate that ranks it as the best state for business. It is the home of 51 companies on Forbes 500 list, and is the 9th largest company in the world.

Eugene decided to move to the Austin area because it is the number 1 U.S. city for job creation. Horseshoe Bay is located in the beautiful Hill Country, an hour drive west of Austin and North of San Antonio. It is resort living at its best, with numerous golf courses, a 5 star resort on Lake LBJ, marinas on the lake and Colorado River, and an airport for corporate and private jets.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, describes the Austin area as a “booming economy, the best in the nation” and has announced plans to open a new auto manufacturing plant for electric cars. That will create over 5,000 new jobs in Austin, and another 5,000 jobs in the next 5 years for his new renewable energy company and his rocket manufacturing company.

The new homebuilding needs of that business growth has created a demand for custom made tables and other furnishings for business and home interiors. Eugene will focus on that market niche.