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How the Stars of 'Fixer Upper' Transformed a Town in Texas

Entrepreneurs across the country are shaping small cities.

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This story appears in the December 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » You're reading Entrepreneur United States, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

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David Yellen
Chip and Joanna Gaines will have this place fixed right up.

One night a few years ago, Dustin Anderson was having dinner with his wife, and he spotted Chip and Joanna Gaines out with some friends. Anderson felt immediate tension. He owns a Waco, Tex., glass shop called Anderson Glass and had been doing some work with the Gaineses, who owned a construction company. But the Gaineses were past due on paying him -- 30, maybe close to 60 days over.

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