Byron and Sandra Sadler

Byron and Sandra Sadler

Byron and Sandra Sadler

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Show Date: September 19th, 2018

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Byron and Sandra Sadler
Owners, Two Dot Ranch (and)
YO Headquarters
Mountain Home, Texas

 

The Two Dot Ranch and YO Headquarters, is located adjacent to the legendary YO Ranch in the rugged Texas hill country. Our ranch boasts some of the best Texas exotic hunting and rangeland views to be found anywhere..

Sandra is a native Texan, born in Austin and raised in Arlington.

Byron and Sandra were married in 1976 and together have four children and five grand-children

In 1976 Byron and Sandra formed Industrial Specialists, L.L.C. where Sandra served as Secretary-Treasurer and was responsible for the office and banking.

During Sandra’s career with Industrial Specialists she was very involved with Associated Builders and Contractors serving on the Texas Gulf Coast Board of Directors for fourteen years. During that time she served as President of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter and the Texas State Associated Builders & Contractors. She was the first woman president for both organizations. She was also on the National Board of ABC for eight years.

Sandra also served on the Foundation Board for Brazosport Community College and is currently the Co-Chair, with Byron, for the Combat Marine Outdoors Advisory Committee. Byron and Sandra received the “Friends of the College” award from Brazosport College in 2018.

Sandra’s service to Houston Safari Club includes being the first woman president in 2004 – 2005, Ladies Luncheon Chair in 2000, Co-Convention Chairman with Byron in 2001 and serving on the Board of Directors for six years.

She is a Life Member of Safari Club International, SCIF Education Sables, Houston Safari Club, Dallas Safari Club, National Rifle Association, the SCI Houston Chapter, Ovis/Grand Slam, Wild Sheep Foundation, Exotic Wildlife Association, and the Texas Hill Country Chapter of SCI.

She is a member of Shikar Safari Club International, and the Alamo Chapter of SCI. She is a founding member of SCIF Hunter Legacy 100 Club. Sandra is currently on the Board of the NRA Ladies Leadership Forum.

She was co-chair of Shikar Safari Club Convention in 2016.

Sandra has served on the SCI Education Committee and the SCI Fundraising Committee and on the Executive Committee as a Vice President for the 2013/2014 term. She has been a trustee for the SCIF Hunter Legacy 100 since its inception was on the SCIF Advisory Committee, and is currently serving as a Director for SCIF.

She was President of SCIF Education Sables for the 2013-2014 term and served as Vice President, Treasurer, Director, Benefit Awards Chair, and Scholarship Chair. Sandra is currently serving on Sables Elections Committee, Convention Committee, Dream Hunt Committee, and is co-chairing the AWLS Cabin Renovation Task Force.

She is currently a Director of the NRA Women’s Leadership Forum.

Originally from East Texas Byron now resides on the Two Dot Ranch in the Texas Hill Country with his wife, Sandra.

He served in the Army’s 49th Armored Division.

He is a Master Mason, a member of the Velasco Lodge 757and is celebrating his 50 – year membership this year. He is a 32nd degree member of El Mina Schriners, Galveston Court and a member of the Royal Order of Jesters, Galveston Court #097.

Byron has hunted on all (6) continents, hunting in Africa (24) times, Asia (12) times, Europe (5) times, the Arctic (2) times, South America (1) time, the South Pacific (2) times and North America including Mexico, Canada, British Columbia and Alaska too many times to count.

He was the third bowhunter to receive Safari Club International’s World Hunting Award Ring in 2008 and the second bowhunter to receive SCI’s World Conservation and Hunting Award in 2010. He was the Houston Safari Club Outstanding Hunter of the Year in 2002 and in 2008 Houston Safari Club introduced a new award titled the Byron G. Sadler International Bowhunting Award and Byron was the first recipient.

Byron was President, CEO and founder of Industrial Specialists, L.L.C. a specialty contractor for the petrochemical and refinery industry. He started the business in 1976 and built the company to one of the largest on the Gulf Coast doing over $200,000,000.00 in sales in 2006. He sold the company to his employees by setting up an ESOP and has retired to run his exotic game and cattle ranch.

He was on the board of Southwest Insulation Contractors and served as President from 1998 to 2000. In 2012 the SWICA Board named the Byron Sadler Craft Competition in his honor. SWICA presented the Presidents Legacy Award to Byron in 2010 and a Past Presidents Recognition Award in 2018.

The Brazosport Community College opened the Byron & Sandra Sadler Science and Health Technology Complex in 2011 named in honor of their commitment to the college. In 2013 Byron was presented with an Associate in Letters Honorary Degree from Brazosport College, the first to be awarded in 34 years.

In 2018 Brazosport College gave Byron the “Friend of the College” Award.

Byron is currently the Co-Chair of the Combat Marine Outdoors Advisory Committee, is serving as a Director for the Hunter Legacy 100 Fund, is on the advisory board for SCIF and is on the board of the Hunter Proud Foundation.

He served on the Board of The Houston Safari Club as a Director and is currently a Director on the Weatherby Board and was co-chair of the 2016 Shikar Safari Club International Convention.

In 2017 Byron was elected as a Director for Shikar Safari Club International.

Byron is a Life Member of SCI, Houston Safari Club, Dallas Safari Club, NRA, SCI Houston Chapter, Texas Hill Country Chapter of SCI, Ovis/Grand Slam, Wild Sheep Foundation, Exotic Wildlife Association, Texas Wildlife Association, and Texas Bighorn Society. He is also a member of Shikar Safari Club International, the Alamo Chapter of SCI and a Founding member of The Hunter Legacy 100 Fund.

In October of 2015 Byron and Sandra completed the purchase of the Y.O. Ranch Headquarters with 5,400 acres of surrounding land and began restoration. After ten months on non-stop work the all new roads, fences and total restoration of the historic buildings was completed. The new facilities have already hosted groups of wounded warriors.
We are now hosting approximately 200 wounded warriors per year at YO HQ.

Restoration of the historic Charlie III (Schreiner) home has been completed and we have hosted the Texas Hill Country Chapter of SCI ladies for a style show. Plans for the future are to have a museum and gun exhibit in the home.

In 1998 Byron was selected to be an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Houston, TX. He served as President, Trustee and was a Board Member of The Brazosport Fine Arts Center. He is still a Trustee for BFAC Museum.

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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