The new beginnings in 2012 take us back to 2005, when Buddy met James, the current owner of Kwik Ice. James had a small, shaved ice business in Austin, and was a customer of Kwik Ice for quite some time. On some summer days, James would stop by to pick up ice and drop into the office to say hi to Buddy and Annette.
Their business relationship grew into a solid friendship, and as the years progressed, Buddy expressed his interest to retire from the ice business. He didn’t want to sell to just anybody, as he wanted someone who would continue to give his customers the same level of service they had been accustomed to. James was that person!
So, on February 14, 2012, the papers were signed, and Buddy and Annette were able to retire from Kwik Ice and pass on their legacy to James.