Differentiate with Design

In an era of increased channel blurring, where dollar stores, quick-serve restaurants (QSRs) and drug stores are vying for the same customers, smart store design can help differentiate your c-store over the competition. 

Pak-A-Sak Convenience Stores, which operates 20 locations in Texas, has worked with design firm Paragon Solutions for more than 20 years to keep its stores ahead of the pack.


In 2008, the chain debuted its prototype design in Amarillo, Texas. The 4,925-square-foot store features a drive-through experience that has been so successful, the chain has retrofitted it to almost half its store fleet—nine of the 20 stores now have a drive-through.


Lynn Wallis, Wallis Companies

“It is people and companies such as yours that make the convenience store industry stronger as
we continue to upgrade and improve the offerings to our customers via beautiful and convenient creations from Paragon. We’ve enjoyed working with your company and your team in 2011, and look forward to continuing and building on our relationship.”

-Lynn Wallis, Wallis Companies

Whitney Tuls, Frontier Fuel

“I really enjoyed working with you on our project in Dalhart…the crew you have assembled was so talented and fun to work with. You have a style all your own and a great eye for design!”

-Whitney Tuls, Frontier Fuel

Tom Wright, LSI Petroleum Lighting

“LSI and Paragon Solutions have enjoyed a close working relationship for many years. The joint mindset of our companies working together to provide the best solutions for retail marketing have benefited LSI and Paragon Solutions. But more importantly, the customer has benefitted from a unique Paragon Solutions Design that allows them to stand apart from the mass retailing crowd.”

-Tom Wright, LSI Petroleum Lighting

Bill Beach, Beach Oil

“Your company’s longevity is a testament to your hard work and the unique perspective you bring to your clients. Your team has helped push our business to the next level – not only improving the look of our store, but also refining our vision
for the future of our brand. Our company is stronger, and our management team is smarter for having worked with Paragon.”

-Bill Beach, Beach Oil

Jim Fisher, IMST

“In 1987 you [Mike] began an entity not knowing what might become the on-going, final result. Today, we know what the result has become…a brand. That is correct, a brand that is recognized within the industry it serves as representing creativity, dedication, talented people, and a true, never-ending dedication to customer service and unabashed satisfaction. It is true, years ago you introduced Paragon Solutions and today you have a highly sought-after team of professionals. The easiest way to sum-up all the emotions involved with that fact is merely to say, “WOW”.

-Jim Fisher, IMST

Walt Muralt, Muralt’s Travel Plaza

“I always say (to myself anyhow) that it’s great to do business with smart people who do a good
job. It’s also great to spend time with people whose company I enjoy and when I get to do both at the same time, that’s just awesome.”

-Walt Muralt, Muralt’s Travel Plaza

Tom Severson, Severson Oil Company

“I have known and respected Michael and his designs for many years. Having the chance to work with Paragon has been exciting and rewarding. Michael’s input adds dimension to what we do and is the perfect complement for our ideas and aspirations.”

-Tom Severson, Severson Oil Company

Brad Arterbury, LIttlefield Oil Company

“We have truly enjoyed working with you and your great team on our projects. Everyone is so
cool to work with and it is a reflection of [Mike’s] knowledge and leadership. I had always heard that you are the best in the industry, and I can truly see why.”

-Brad Arterbury, Littlefield Oil Company

Jeff Frost, Frost Oil Co.

“Mike and the entire Paragon team have helped us in so many ways on our project. Their professionalism, industry knowledge and patience have surpassed our expectations. We are ready for Mike to come to Arkansas to enjoy some Razorback BBQ and beer!”

-Jeff Frost, Frost Oil Co.