Lindsey & Howdy Homemade- Connecting The Inspired With The Extraordinary
A love for seeking inspiration, an eye for the extraordinary, a respect for history, and a depth of character defines much of what Christie’s International Real Estate | ULTERRE is about. When we find this in others, we like to tell people about it. It’s not just about real estate for us. It’s connecting with our community and showing the world extraordinary things & people. Howdy Homemade shares the same passion for the Dallas community that we have. Read more about Lindsey and Howdy Homemade’s influence on the DFW community.
Lindsey is not only a 4-year veteran employee at Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, and she is also the Vice President of Customer Service. Originally established in the Park Cities, Howdy Homemade has become a local favorite while serving delicious ice cream and pursuing their mission of providing jobs for adults with special needs. The team at Howdy Homemade is not only extraordinary but truly inspiring. Christie’s International Real Estate | ULTERRE is proud to serve our community alongside Lindsey.
We are Inspired
Lindsey has the unique ability to bring people together with her cheerful, outgoing personality and love for life. Her accomplishments and hard-working attitude are truly inspiring. Lindsey has a passion for exposure: to seek the influence of an experience. For two years, Lindsey served on the board of the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas as a self-advocate and event planner. While working two jobs, Lindsey still finds time to enjoy all the things that Dallas has to offer. Christie’s International Real Estate | Ulterre recognizes Lindsey as an extraordinary individual, as she continues to be an inspiration to the DFW community.
Howdy Homemade: Then & Now
“Howdy Homemade is on a relentless pursuit to create jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.” – Tom Landis, Founder and CEO of Howdy Homemade.
Tom Landis created the business in 2015 on Lover’s Lane next to Highland Park High School, with his first employee Coleman. They slowly began to build out there team and grow the business. After many obstacles to keep the business open, they moved their location near Jesuit High School, and then the pandemic hit.
Like many businesses during the pandemic, Howdy closed their doors to ensure the safety of their employees. Two months after closing the shop, they reopened only to find that traffic to the store was too slow for them to stay afloat. Tom’s dream to franchise the business and create jobs nationwide for adults with disabilities began to fade. Tom feared they would have to close the shop for good, until the Dallas community rallied behind them! A local GoFundMe was created to save the ice-cream shop. 1,300 members of the Dallas community donated and raised $100,000+ for Howdy Homemade! The money allowed for Howdy to get an ice-cream truck to serve the community ice-cream on-the-go during the pandemic.
The support from the community generated lots of media attention, and business began booming. Tom Landis and Coleman were featured on The Today Show where they were given a $50,000 grant from surprise guest Marcus Lemonis, host of The Profit on CNBC.
After many years, Tom’s dream is finally coming true. Howdy Homemade has franchised and opened a location in Asheville with other locations coming soon. Famous rapper, Trae Tha Truth, will be opening his Howdy store in Houston, TX!
Meeting the Extraordinary
Q: What is your favorite thing about working at Howdy Homemade?
A: The relationships between the employees, Tom [Landis] and seeing the kids coming in.
Q: Where are your favorite places to go to in DFW?
A: Rodeo, the circus, I like science museums (Perot), history museums, going to my church, I like to go to fair park to see musicals, the state fair.
Q: What’s your favorite memory you’ve made in Dallas?
A: Meeting Troy Aikman. And I’ve been to a Mavericks’ game where I got to high-five all the players!
Q: What are some of your favorite restaurants around town?
A: Snuffers! I like their cheese fries! And Christina’s Mexican restaurant. Those are my 2 favorites!
Q: What do you get at Christina’s?
A: Quesadillas, tacos… MARGARITAS!
Q: What do you like to do when you are not working?
A: I like to cuddle my puppy, watch TV; Disney shows, NCIS Nancy Drew. I love to travel!
Q: Where are some of your favorite places you have visited?
A: San Francisco, Las Vegas, Canada, Washington DC was my favorite, Cape Cod, Martha’s family vineyard… I like the history stuff. Mt. Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Glacier national park and I just went to Australia to visit my sister. She lives there!
Q: Tell us about your trip to Australia.
A: I got to see the Story bridge all lit up at night, which was cool. I got to her boyfriend’s job at the time he worked at a BAR/PARK? I cuddled a Koala bear, I held a kangaroo, but honestly I was there to spend time with my sister.
Q: Where do you plan to visit next?
A: I’ve been to 46 states. My goal is to go to all 50.
Q: Did the entire family go with you?
A: It was my first international flight by myself. 20 hours!
Q: Describe your dream home. If you could build any home what would it be?
A: I want a swimming pool in the backyard, glass windows that overlook the pool, a 2-story house, with master bedroom, bathroom, a guest room, 2 other rooms, a playroom, another bedroom, but half of the size of the white house.
Q: Who inspires you? Why?
A: God first. Then, my parents, my family and friends, and my sister. Because they trust me, they love me, care about me.
Lindsey featured as a Super Scooper