From Plastics to Permeable Pavers: The Entrepreneurial Journey of Barry Stiles

TrueGrid Pavers save both money and the environment.

By Mark Lawton, Senior Editor for Knighthouse Publishing

A decade ago, Barry Stiles traveled to Europe, where he saw a system of permeable pavers. A plastics engineer, Stiles had started a plastics injection molding company in 2000. His factory in the Houston area produced medical devices, rebar, construction materials and other items. “It was successful but my heart and soul weren’t in it,” Stiles says. “In the early part of my career I had developed different product lines, which I liked.”