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Links Construction named small business of 2013

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By Jenna Duncan

The men behind new apartment projects in Denton including Urban Square at Unicorn Lake and H Squared on Hickory Street are also behind the Small Business of the Year.

Links Construction, co-owned by Lee Ramsey and Brandon Martino, received the Small Business of the Year Award on Friday from the Denton Chamber of Commerce.

“We’re just very humbled, first of all, that somebody would even nominate us, and two, that people would vote for us for small business of the year,” Ramsey said.

“It’s our hometown, too, so it’s a big honor for us.”

Both Martino and Ramsey went to high school in Denton, and Ramsey went to college at the University of North Texas. After college, both worked in other areas but decided to start a business in Denton in 2007. Now the company has 21 employees and 11 of those are full-time positions added in 2013.

Other projects by the company include the Hickory Street Lofts, apartments at 1119 W. Hickory St. and apartments at 1512 Elm St.

As the company grows and starts working on more projects outside of Denton, Ramsey said they will always consider Denton home, and this award solidifies their place in the community.

“I think it just establishes us more in Denton, and shows that we’re a company that’s growing and very active in our community,” Ramsey said. “Even as we move to more statewide, and hopefully, more national projects, we are happy to be based here.”

JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @JennaFDuncan.