Jim McIngvale aka “Mattress Mack” – A Houston Superhero In His Own Right!

“Grateful for everything, Entitled to nothing”  is Jim McIngvale’s motto.

Ask anyone in Houston who will “Save you money?” and they’ll likely laugh, smile and say “Gallery Furniture” or “Mattress Mack”.  You can see why they smile after seeing some of the crazy commercials below – but that’s not all there is to Mr. McIngvale. Yes, he does own Gallery Furniture which he started with $5,000 on the side of the freeway and under tents 30+ years ago and now has three, huge locations. Gallery Furniture is now a multi-million dollar company that provides employment for 400+ folks in Houston.  That in itself is beyond impressive, but actually knowing what he has done and continues to do for the Houston community is what to me, is far more impressive!

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Time For A Mini Road Trip and Buc-ee’s

My beautiful, and perfect in every way, niece is getting married at the end of September! I absolutely adore her and yea, also her wonderful fiancée! He’s the perfect choice for her and vice versa – what a HUGE blessing! Anyway, that said, lots to still do to prepare for the big day! So Saturday afternoon I headed off on a mini road trip to Corpus Christi, Texas to see the venue which is gorgeous, and help organize some of the details.  If I had my car, I could make it there easily in 3 hours but my car’s air conditioning went out the day before, of course :), but I was lucky enough to be able to use my ex’s work truck instead that DOES have a/c – a MUST here in Houston in the summer, but the little Toyota truck doesn’t go very fast (probably a good thing as I tend to have a lead foot) !

Off I go…but every road trip you have to do pit stops and Buc-ee’s is a great stopping point and like their funny billboard say…they have super clean restrooms, even won Cleanest Restrooms Award by Cintas’ nationwide! – but wait…there’s more….

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Stopped at the Buc-ee’s in Wharton, Texas on Hwy 59
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Buc-ee’s is gianormous!!! (guessing each location has around 60+ gas pumps and 80 restrooms)

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