Cypress veteran’s business flourishes amidst pandemic

On the verge of financial collapse and losing his home, a Cypress veteran used his talents learned in the military to save himself and his family.

Omar Ruiz, a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, watched helplessly as his previous business began to plummet when the March 17 shutdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 gripped the nation and the world.

Now he uses practical life skills he learned in the military and is sharing them with kids and adults online around the world. His life is back on track and his business is flourishing.

Ruiz attended Cypress Springs High School and graduated from Windfern in Cy-Fair ISD in 2003. Ruiz joined the Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department as a junior member when he was 16 and served off and on for about 10 years.

He signed up for a four-year tour with the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed stateside in Miami, Florida.

In 2011 bought a home in Riata Ranch…

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