Alumni: Jaime Valdivia

Business grad makes a splash
with Victoria aquarium business

Jaime Valdivia owns Blue Lagoon Aquariums in Victoria. (Photo: The Victoria Advocate)

As a young entrepreneur, Texas State University grad Jaime Valdivia says business is going along swimmingly.

Valdivia owns Blue Lagoon Aquariums, based in Victoria, Texas. The company, which he started on his own 10 years ago, services about 150 aquariums in local homes and offices.

Valdivia dove into in the aquarium business shortly after graduating from Texas State with his business degree. He worked for Houston’s Aquarium Environments, handling installations and maintenance for more than a year before heading to Victoria to start his own business.

“I thought there might be a niche market here for something like this,” he says, in an interview with the Victoria Advocate. “I wanted to give it a shot.”

Blue Lagoon Aquariums offers aquarium design, maintenance and remodeling services, selling everything from tanks to fish. Valdivia also speaks about aquatic environments at elementary schools in his area.

Read more about his work in his recent profile by the Victoria Advocate.

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