Grand Opening For Koontz McCombs Workforce Housing Property - Thursday, July 25th in Dilley - Press Release

Sendero Ranch Grand Opening Invitation -  300 px
Sendero Ranch Grand Opening Invitation - 300 px

Award-winning commercial real estate firm Koontz McCombs has announced the grand opening of Eagle Ford Shale’s newest workforce housing community, Sendero Ranch in Dilley, TX.

Located in the heart of the fast-growing Eagle Ford Shale, the grand opening party is scheduled for Thursday, July 25th from 6pm-9pm and will feature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and live music from highly acclaimed San Antonio musician Thom Shepard. All industry executives are welcome to attend and complimentary accommodations may be provided with advanced notice (24 hours notice). Kindly RSVP online HERE or call 830.220.1670.

esponding to oil companies’ demand for higher quality housing for their on-site employees and contractors, Koontz McCombs developed Sendero Ranch with the same high standards, attention to detail and quality-of-life amenities for which they are known in all their developments and construction projects.

Historically, workforce housing standards have been quite low, contributing to poor health and high attrition rates for workers. With the North American shale-gas boom in full swing, and expectation of continued growth over the next 20 years, companies are scrambling to provide affordable, quality living conditions for temporary and permanent field workforce, allowing them to attract and retain the skilled staffing they need.

Koontz McCombs is leading a paradigm shift away from the previously accepted low standards of workforce housing.

We’ve worked very hard to create top-tier private communities with the “home away from home” feel”, says company representative Loren Gulley. “We take great pride in providing the highest quality living standard in the market. It gives us great satisfaction that our clients and their people are happy, healthy and safe.

The new Sendero Ranch is a gated community with on-site management, private driveways, covered porches, flat-screen cable TV, high speed internet, maid service, recreation and laundry facilities. The Dilley location also offers commercial and industrial lots ranging in size from 1.3 acres up to 50+ acres available for sale, lease, or build to suit.

About Koontz McCombs

The firm of Koontz McCombs was formed in 1997 by Bart Koontz and Red McCombs to pursue the creation of distinctive, high quality properties throughout the state of Texas. Today, Koontz McCombs is a respected leader in commercial and multi-family real estate, producing high profile properties in San Antonio, Austin and Houston. With two locations in the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas formation, Koontz McCombs has developed the Sendero Ranch properties in centrally located Dilley and Pearsall, available for daily, weekly, monthly and yearly rental. For more information, please visit or call Loren Gulley directly at 210-841-9262.

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Frio County Commissioners Court Educating Locals On Disposal Wells In Dilley

There has been growing concern in Frio County related to the number of Eagle Ford disposal wells located nearby. The county has the most disposal wells and the fewest number of oil wells of any major Eagle Ford county. In 2012, over 10 million barrels of waste were disposed of in the county. The number of trucks coming through the area and a growing number of disposal wells has locals a little timid when it comes to their groundwater. The Frio County Commissioners Court held a meeting in Dilley to educate locals about waste water injection.

Note: It is estimated that 20+ gallons of waste water are created for every foot of rock that is drilled. Based on that metric, Eagle Ford wells have between 5,000 and 10,000 barrels of waste each.

Up to now, I have not been told of a single water source that has ever been contaminated.
— Noel Perez, Dilley City Administrator.

Groundwater is seldom to almost never contaminated by disposal wells, so the worry isn't warranted. With that, it's still important to monitor local changes to make sure the sudden increase is disposal volumes over the past few years hasn't caused any unintended changes.

New Eagle Ford Workforce Housing Coming - Press Release

Sendero Ranch Dilley
Sendero Ranch Dilley

New Workforce Housing is coming to the Eagle Ford. San Antonio based developer Koontz McCombs is in the final stages of construction of its second Eagle Ford Shale Workforce Housing development. The Sendero Ranch developments are located in Pearsall and Dilley and consist of custom built one and two-bedroom cottages, which are being leased to companies and individuals working in the Eagle Ford Shale oil and gas play.

Noel Perez, City Administrator, stated “While the majority of current developers are addressing the immediate need for housing for oil field related employment, our city is currently faced with a severe shortage of affordable housing. While we certainly welcome our new neighbors with open arms, we cannot forget that we also have a need for housing to be made available to residents not involved in the oil play. Residents who are still in their current jobs and those with relatively fixed incomes. The City of Dilley encourages all developers to consider perhaps the construction of more apartment complexes as well as affordable residential housing."

The gated communities at Sendero Ranch are not your typical man camps, but are more like a traditional subdivision with each cottage having its own private driveway and covered front porch. Each residence comes fully equipped with furnishings, housewares package, cable and high speed internet, linens, and weekly maid service. In addition, the properties feature a community center with a pavilion and BBQ area, recreation room with pool table, ping-pong table, large flat screen television, and a laundry facility.

The Pearsall location opened in June of 2012 and has two-bedroom residences available for occupancy. The Dilley location will be opening in early February 2013 and will consist of 85 two-bedroom residences. Our Dilley location also features commercial and industrial lots for sale.

For additional information on the Sendero Ranch developments please contact:

Loren Gulley Vice President, Koontz McCombs 210-841-9262

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