ABOUT

HISTORY

Paragon was founded in 1986 by Michael Lawshe with a very simple philosophy: Strive to be the best. The very word Paragon means a “Model of Excellence”. For over 32 years, we have challenged ourselves and our customers to be the best. In 1995, Paragon acquired Solutions Inc., a nationally recognized design and merchandising company out of San Angelo, Texas. The new company, Paragon Solutions, took off, consistently winning awards for excellence in design. After 27 years, we are still striving to be the best. We are Paragon Solutions.

CULTURE

We are a bunch of quirky, innovative, problem solvers with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise (think Ocean’s Eleven, without the guns and explosives  — well, usually). Diverse talents enable us to take a holistic approach to each design project. Design, when done right, doesn’t fit into a box. It is a combination of creativity, functionality, and ingenuity. Paragon’s team can customize our talents to your unique challenge and develop the Paragon of Solutions.

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

Ricardo Barreda
Michelle Hughes
Whitney Burns
Art Jensen
Jason McDonald
Arika Fontaine
Mike Lawshe
Francisco Sanchez
Brennen Harris
Davis McCauley
Joe Torres
Amber Heeter
John McCauley

PARTNERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

AWARDS

2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013  |  2012 

2017

2017 WINNERS – CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS, BEST-DESIGNED C-STORE CHAINS

WINNER, BEST SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL 

Rusty Lantern Market – South Portland, ME

WINNER, BEST TRAVEL CENTER DESIGN

 Hat Six Travel Center – Evansville, WY

WINNER, BEST LOW-COST REMODEL 

Shay Oil Co. – Yuma, AZ

2017 HONORABLE MENTIONS – CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS, BEST-DESIGNED C-STORE CHAINS

HONORABLE MENTION, BEST INTERIOR DESIGN 

Dara’s Corner Market – Manhattan, KS

HONORABLE MENTION, BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN 

Stan’s Restaurant – Columbia, TN

HONORABLE MENTION, BEST SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL

Twinleaf Store – Akwesasne, NY

HONORABLE MENTION, BEST TRAVEL CENTER DESIGN

Valley Country Store – Jerome, ID

2016

2016 WINNERS – CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS, BEST-DESIGNED C-STORE CHAINS

WINNER, BEST SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL 

All-N-1 – Campti, LA

WINNER, BEST INTERIOR DESIGN

Grab.n.Go Food Mart – Marshall, TX

WINNER, BEST MID-BUDGET REMODEL

Tang Mart – Atalla, AL

2016 HONORABLE MENTIONS – CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS, BEST-DESIGNED C-STORE CHAINS

HONORABLE MENTION, BEST SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL 

Dirt Cheap – O’Fallon, MO

HONORABLE MENTION, BEST MID-BUDGET REMODEL 

Lone Star Food Stores – Van Alstyne, TX

2015

BEST SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL

MetroMarket by Sprint; Augusta, GA
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

SILVER AWARD FOR CONVENIENCE STORE

A.R.E. Design Awards

BEST TRAVEL CENTER DESIGN 

Coffee Cup Fuel Stop; Moorcroft, WY
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

WINNER, BEST LOW-COST REMODEL 

Shay Oil Co. – Yuma, AZ

BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN 

5 Points Market; Kerrville, TX
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

BEST COLD VAULT 

The Crossroads; New Brunswick, Canada
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Awards

BEST FOODSERVICE PRESENTATION 

Grassland’s Market & Liquor Cabinet; Douglas, WY
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Awards

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN 

Andy’s Express; Lincoln, NE
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Awards

BEST GRAPHICS 

Valley Co-Op; Bellevue, ID
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

BEST ORIGINAL STORE DESIGN

The Hub; Dickinson, ND
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Awards

BEST MID-BUDGET REMODEL 

Cruizers; Raleigh, NC
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION 

Lambo’s; Tuscola, IL
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

BEST SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL, HONORABLE MENTION 

PS Market; South Elgin, IL
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

BEST TRAVEL CENTER DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION 

Mach 1; Harrisburg, IL
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION 

Jake’s Market & Grill; Jacksonville, TX
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Awards

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION 

Horizon Market; Bismarck, ND
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Awards

2014

BEST ORIGINAL STORE DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION

Eddie’s; Mascoutah, Illinois
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Awards

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION

Jarrell Town Center; Jarrell, Texas
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Design Awards

BEST BEER CAVE

Gas N Wash; Mokena, Illinois
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Awards

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION

Jiffy Trip; Newkirk, Oklahoma
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL

Slovacek’s; West, Texas
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

BEST COLD VAULT

Fuelmart; Perrysburg, Ohio
Convenience Store News Best in Chain-Store Design

2013

BEST ORIGINAL STORE DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION

Eddie’s; Mascoutah, Illinois
Convenience Store News Best in Single-Store Awards

SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL

Jubitz Travel Plaza – Portland, Oregon
Convenience Store News Design Awards

SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL, HONORABLE MENTION

Cruizers – Raleigh, North Carolina #25
Convenience Store News Design Awards

BEST COLD VAULT

Fast Stop – Spring Hill, Tennessee
Convenience Store News Design Awards

2012

BEST ORIGINAL STORE DESIGN

Hi Road – Clarksville, Tennessee
Convenience Store News Design Awards

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION

The Purple Cow Convenience Store – Gautier, Mississippi
Convenience Store News Design Awards

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN, HONORABLE MENTION

Hutch’s C-Store – Elk City, Oklahoma
Convenience Store News Design Awards

SKY’S THE LIMIT REMODEL, HONORABLE MENTION

On The Run – St. Peters, Missouri
Convenience Store News Design Awards

BEST FOUNTAIN DESIGN

JAM Mart – Fort Smith, Arkansas
Convenience Store News Design Awards