Alfredo Flores Jr.

Alfredo Flores Jr.

Alfredo Flores Jr.

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Show Date: December 19th, 2018

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Mr. Alfredo Flores, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Alamo Music Center, Inc.

Alfredo Flores is a young seventy-six years old. He was born in 1942 in San Antonio, to Alfredo and Mary Flores. Alfredo (Jr.) went to school at St. Anthony’s Elementary School and Central Catholic High School, where he graduated in 1960. He went on to the University of Texas at Austin where he earned a BBA degree in Economics. From there he attended the University of California at Berkeley for an MBA in Marketing. That was followed by a year at St. Mary’s Law School. Mr. Flores’ next venture was to become involved in his father’s music retailing business, the Alamo Piano Company in downtown San Antonio.

Mr. Flores expanded the Alamo Piano Company into the Alamo Music Center, thus incorporating Band and Orchestra Instruments in addition to Pianos. Guitars and Sound Equipment were added as well..The company has also expanded to multiple locations plus they have a very vibrant on-line sales program through their web site.

Over the years, the Alamo Music Center has lived by the Motto

LIFE IS MORE FUN WHEN YOU PLAY MUSIC

The Alamo Music Center is now operated by the third and fourth generation: Daughter, Adriana (a proud Texas A&M Aggie). Grandsons, Zachary Marr (Princeton 2009) and Patrick (Belmont 2014). Music and its great gifts is in their blood too.

Mr. Flores has served on the following San Antonio area not-for-profit boards:

  • The San Antonio Symphony
  • The Downtown Alliance (now Centro San Antonio)
  • University of Texas at San Antonio (Development and Fine Arts)
  • Main Plaza Conservancy (which remade Main Plaza into a genuine public plaza and created the light show on the San Fernando Cathedral
  • Golf Trail Board (which manages San Antonio’s public golf courses)

Mr. Flores considers his greatest achievement is being in Love With and Partners with his wife, Tenchita. “All of our accomplishments were all done as a team and no decisions were ever made without her input and she has been a gifted partner in business and in family life”.

The Flores’ three daughters have followed Tenchita’s lead in being great women at their respective professions.

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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