“As a resident of Rowlett for over 21 years and as a business owner in Rowlett for 17 years, my enthusiasm for what is occurring here is at an ALL TIME HIGH. The result of my participation as a resident and business owner with the City of Rowlett is to appreciate the extremely high level of coordination and extraordinary knowledge base that exists here. Business owners understand the philosophy of 'Knowledge is King/Queen.' This city has hardly missed a beat through a current environment (COVID-19) best described as insecure at a minimum. Still, there is a definite sense of optimism across all facets and a look to the future. One can only accomplish this through solid strategy and nimbleness. From a development program that warrants national attention to continual checks on small/local business, heavy interaction with School Districts and high levels of in-depth knowledge about State, Federal and Municipal affairs that affect everything from water and sewer to roads and parks, sales tax, and future laws coming and going, they definitely seem to have their finger on the pulse. This is how government works. Get involved with Rowlett and be a part of this unique environment.”
— Mick Donnelly, Owner, D4 Construction Services

“Rowlett is a small, quaint lake front town full of charm and natural beauty located only 20 minutes east of Downtown Dallas. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lake Pointe is proud to provide quality healthcare to the residents of this growing community.”
— Donas Cole, President, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lake Pointe

“The Garland ISD Building Trades program has partnered with Habitat for the past 15+ years as students have contributed carpentry, electrical, and cabinet making skills in the construction of 12 'schoolhouse builds'. Habitat hopes to continue engaging these students in serving Rowlett's workforce housing needs in the future. The Dallas Home Builders Association reported in Jan. 2018, 'We are 20,000 construction workers short in DFW despite wages rising 35 percent for most needed trades.' The GISD Building Trades program is critical in providing a career path for students who do not seek a post-secondary education. Rowlett Housing Finance Corp., Community Development, Planning & Zoning and other City Offices have all worked extensively with Habitat toward building a Veterans Community of modest Craftsman style houses in Rowlett, and we look forward to utilizing Building Trades student's skills in the development of these pocket communities.”
— Rich Buquet, Executive Director/President, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Garland

“Rowlett offers a great location with the President George Bush Turnpike, Interstate 30, and the DART Light Rail Station. We've also had great success with the Garland ISD providing quality candidates for open positions. We really enjoy the community and encourage any business that is looking to expand or relocate to consider Rowlett.”
— Drew Howard, Former Vice-President, H&S Manufacturing

“We were drawn to Downtown Rowlett due to its unique sense of authenticity and history. The opportunity to expand this sense of place guided our development approach and has resulted in the Village of Rowlett -- a mixed-use destination district that combines working, entertaining, living, shopping, and communing within a transit-oriented and pedestrian friendly place. With a diverse collection of buildings and streetscapes animated by various restaurants, small offices and housing, we believe it will become a key driver of Rowlett's unique identity. Without the support and encouragement of the City of Rowlett, this downtown Renaissance would not have happened.”
— Paris Rutherford, Principal, Catalyst Urban Development (Village of Rowlett)