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AUSTIN - Construction has put Jeff Fry on the map – literally. His previous work as a general contractor and construction manger has taken him places some only dream about visiting.






    “When I went to Georgia, I took a position with a construction company and they are the ones who got me traveling. It just kind of built from there,” Fry explains. “I’ve worked in Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos. It was interesting, I have to say.” In 2013, Fry and his wife decided to leave Atlanta to move back home to Texas. Fry got out of the general contracting business upon his return to the Lone Star State, but had no intention of staying idle. In 2015, he purchased Matchless Interior Painting, which has been in operation since 2006. Owning a painting business seems to be just as exciting as the travel used to be for Fry.
    “I just love it,” Fry says. “I meet new people every day. I change jobs and locations as needed and I really enjoy the different people, locations and work that we do.”
    Fry inherited his love for the industry from his grandfather, whom Fry describes as a jack-of-all-trades. The older man’s influence inspired Fry to study construction at East Texas State University (Now Texas A&M) and earn a Bachelor of Science. These days, he loves working with employees who help his company live up to both of its mottos: “We love to paint!” and “Let us change your world.”
    “I see the transformation when we’ve finished, and it’s nice to work with people who also see that transformation.”
    Three years into running his business, Fry hopes to transform it as well.
    “I would like to see it double its revenue in the next five years,” he says. “I want to be in a position to sell it in the next five years and enjoy my later years.”
    Will Fry’s later years include any more travel? “I’ll be doing something,” he insists. “I won’t be sitting around twiddling my thumbs!”
    Subcontractor Matchless Interior Painting is in Dripping Springs. ­–mjm

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Melissa Jones-Meyer dfweditor@constructionnews.net