Title: 1) Runner 2) Owner
Company: 1) Sierra Title of Hidalgo County Inc. 2) Like New Furniture Restoration by Martin Palacios
Location: McAllen, TX
Career History: Owner, Like New Furniture Restoration by Martin Palacios 2019-Present;
Runner, Sierra Title of Hidalgo County Inc., 1995-2010, 2016-Present;
Part-time Runner, Sierra Title of Hidalgo County Inc., 1993-1995
Eduardo Palacios, Runner at the Sierra Title of Hidalgo County Inc. and Owner of Like New Furniture Restoration by Martin Palacios, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in their fields.
Mr. Palacios started working in 1993 as a part-time runner with Sierra Title of Hidalgo County Inc. In 1995, he officially became a full-time runner with the same company. In 2010, he was laid off and was rehired in his position six years later. Furthermore, he is also passionate and skilled about woodwork and restoring furniture which led him to start his own restoring furniture business in 2019. Mr. Palacios considers one of his greatest achievements to be restoring an old piece of furniture for a client which belonged to her grandfather. He repaired the doors, repainted, and finished it with a black stain. The client was very impressed by it.
With his furniture restoration and woodworking business, Mr. Palacios demonstrates his abilities in building small cabinets and tables. As a labor of love, he puts in these hours after his full-time position and on weekends. Mr. Palacios attributes his success to his outgoing personality and ability to build rapport with others. He is guided by the mantra to treat others the way he would like to be treated. Furthermore, he is inspired in his work by his mother, who was a single parent and raised eight children. He lost his father when he was eight years old. His father instilled in him the values of honesty and hard work in order to accomplish his goals in life.
Looking toward the future, Mr. Palacios hopes to grow and expand the business and continue his work as a runner for Sierra Title of Hidalgo County Inc. In 2000, he was honored to receive the Employee of the Year Award from Sierra Title of Hidalgo County Inc. Outside of his career, Mr. Palacios supports community benefit activities and organizations.