Before launching Clint Small Custom Homes in January 2012, Clint was a custom homebuilder with Brian Bailey Homes. Clint received several awards for his work including Superintendent of the Year and Custom Home Builder of the Year. He also received the City of Austin Distinguished Service Award in 2010 for his work with the City of Austin and the Austin Home Builders Association.
Prior to joining Bailey Homes, Clint owned and managed Clint Small Phillips 66, a full service gas station and convenience store in central Austin. Clint launched the gas station after following the advice of his grandfather – his namesake Clint Small – who encouraged him to be his own boss and own something that allowed him to interact with people on a daily basis. This “know your community” philosophy has been a cornerstone of the Small family for four generations. In 2002 the station was voted “Best Convenience Store” by the Austin Chronicle.
Clint also attended the LBJ School of Public Affairs and worked as Legislative Director for State Senator Bill Ratliff at the Texas State Capitol.
Clint’s diverse work background demonstrates a commitment to both customer and public service – traits he is also committed to outside of the office. He served eight years on the Austin Parks Board where he was appointed by two different mayors and also served two years on the Austin Planning Commission where he helped develop important renovation and development policies for Austin residents and builders. As stated in a 2010 Austin Business Journal article about Clint’s work on the Commission, “Clint polished his reputation as a consensus maker among various Austin community and business interests and was a “sterling example” of the progress city boards and commissions can make when members take time to learn about issues and seek compromise.”
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Clint earned his B.A. in Political Science. His time at Vanderbilt included four years on the men’s football team where he, despite an injury that ended his playing days early on, served a number of roles. Clint lives in Austin with his wife Allison and their two children, daughter Annie (14) and son Ed (12). He is active in the community serving as President of Trojans Pop Warner and is involved with Northwest Little League and Trojans Youth Lacrosse. He also serves on the boards of Operation Game Thief, the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation and the Seton Fund.