Maddalone Development has been operating in the Coastal Bend for over a decade. Building is not just something we do to earn a living – it’s in our blood.
My father was a hands-on builder and he involved his sons in his building projects. At 5 years old, I was helping with a roof replacement on a neighbor’s home down the road. I picked up the basics just by osmosis and spent my high school years pitching in and learning the ropes of remodeling and construction.
At 20, I married my wife and we purchased our first fixer-upper home. Naturally, we made a go of renovating it ourselves. We fixed it up, flipped it – and bought another fixer-upper. Skip to five years later , we had flipped two homes and were on our third.
That’s when I realized how much I LOVED doing this.
- CEO, James Maddalone . Pictured at the London Square Plaza Groundbreaking 2022
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Corpus Christi is a popular tourist destination because of its mild climate and location. It is the most frequented vacation destination in Texas with 10.61 million annual visitors. Most visitors are the traditional summer beach visitors and “Winter Texans” which pump an estimated $1.35 billion annually into the local economy.
Corpus Christi convention activity is focused in the area at the north end of Shoreline Boulevard near the Harbor Bridge. The American Bank Center Convention Center events support a number of hotels in the downtown Bay Front area. The center (located at 1901 N. Shoreline Boulevard – north of IH 37 and east of US 181) opened in late 2004 and features a 2,526-seat auditorium, a sports arena seating 10,500 and meeting and exhibition space. The sports arena is home to Corpus Christi’s Ice-rays hockey team and the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi University basketball teams. Whataburger Field is home to the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros.
Corpus Christi International Airport
The Corpus Christi International airport serves the coastal bend of Texas. The four airlines that serve CCIA are American, Southwest, and United Airlines. These airlines provide direct flights to both airports in Houston as well as in Dallas.
Port of Corpus Christi
The Intracoastal Waterway and the Port of Corpus Christi make Corpus Christi a major transportation and bulk cargo center. The port is the 8th largest in the nation in terms of annual tonnage and is located mid-way along the Texas coast on the Gulf of Mexico (approximately 150 miles north of the United States/Mexico border) just north of IH 37 and the Central Business
District (CBD). Low-cost barge transportation is available on this 1,177-mile waterway that links Corpus Christi with 9,812 miles of commercially navigable waterways in the mid-continent regions of the Mississippi River and its tributary systems as well as 2,500 miles of waterway along the Gulf of Mexico.
The Texas Department of Transportation
The main thoroughfares that serve the area I-37, which provides easy access to San Antonio, State Highway 35, which connects the area to Houston, and US Highway 77, which connects the area to the Rio Grande Valley. Other important roadways include State Highways 358 and
361, which connect the city to Padre Island.
North Beach is the home of Corpus Christi’s top tourist attractions – The USS Lexington Museum and the Texas State Aquarium, which both attract approximately 800,000 visitors annually. The USS Lexington Museum is a World War II vintage aircraft carrier that now services as a naval aviation museum and educational facility. Commissioned in 1943, the carrier served the United States longer and set more records than any other carrier in the history of naval aviation. The Texas State Aquarium mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for our seas and support wildlife conservation. North Beach offers a good variety of places to eat and drink and awesome bayfront views, a 1.5-mile-long sandy beach, and Concrete Beachwalk. Two fishing jetties are located on North Beach at the north and south ends.