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Hundreds of businesses in San Antonio have ‘Alamo’ in the name

On Aug. 9, 2007, Ed Jewett and Roland Gonzales certified their new small business with the Texas Secretary of State.

Alamo Handyman.

Asked 13 years later to recall why the lifelong friends chose that name, Jewett chuckled, “Gosh I don’t know.”

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Jewett, born and raised in San Antonio, said he hoped people would hear “Alamo” and think the brand-new company had been around a long time. The business has since expanded from a single handyman to a regional service provider that performs complete home overhauls.

The friends were one of many budding entrepreneurs to adopt the landmark’s name. Area business listings turn up over 600 companies with Alamo in their title — and that doesn’t include those with Alamo Heights or Ranch.

The enterprises range from Alamo Botanicals to Alamo Xtreme AC &

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Over 600 businesses in San Antonio are named ‘Alamo.’ How many can you name?

On Aug. 9, 2007, Ed Jewett and Roland Gonzales certified their new small business with the Texas Secretary of State.



a person is walking down the street in front of a building: Businesses across the state assume the Alamo connotation such as the Alamo Cafe.


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Businesses across the state assume the Alamo connotation such as the Alamo Cafe.


Alamo Handyman.

Asked 13 years later to recall why the lifelong friends chose that name, Jewett chuckled, “Gosh I don’t know.”

READ ALSO: New poll raises question: Who are the 1% of Texans who haven’t heard of Whataburger?

Jewett, born and raised in San Antonio, said he hoped people would hear “Alamo” and think the brand-new company had been around a long time. The business has since expanded from a single handyman to a regional service provider that performs complete home overhauls.

The friends were one of many budding entrepreneurs to adopt the landmark’s name. Area business listings turn up over 600 companies with Alamo in their title — and that doesn’t

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