In the decade of the 1970’s L.E. Travis, Jr. saw his three sons: Leon E., Ronald A. and William B. (all great-grandsons of J.A. Travis) enter the firm. In 1977 Leon E. Travis, III assumed the presidency of the firm and has operated it to the present time. William B. Travis assumed the presidency of Ace Cleaning Co., Inc. a sandblasting and industrial painting firm that was begun back in 1939 as a preparatory method to aid the painting firm. Ace Cleaning Co. was incorporated in 1977. In 1978 a major advancement in abrasive blasting and coating occurred when Ace Cleaning Co., Inc. opened an indoor blasting and coating facility at 3400 Nacogdoches Road. This facility grew over the years and became Travis Abrasive Blasting and Coating, Inc, and Travis Industries, Inc. In 2001, Carlton Catalani, William B.’s stepson, became president of Travis Industries, Inc. and continues to serve the industrial painting trade. In 1975, Ronald A. Travis began a new venture in the family tradition named R.A. Travis Painting, Inc. It was felt that there existed a need for a “quality” merit shop painting firm to complement the union shop of L.E. Travis & Sons, Inc. The office was on Basse Road. In 1977 the growing firm incorporated and the name was changed to R.A. Travis Painting, Inc. Ronald continued to serve the Central and South Texas community for thirty-one years, until his retirement in 2006.