Monday, November 8, 2010

Logical Solutions for Lower Energy Bills

Dallas, TX – November 1, 2010 – Jeff Huddleston, President of Logical Solutions, Inc., is bringing “Logical Solutions” to lower energy bills to business owners. Since 1995 Logical Solutions hasn’t been only the name of their company, it is the way they do business. Huddleston says, “Three years ago people were happy if they invested in energy savings and could get a return on their investment in three to five years. Now we have systems that can pay themselves off in a year.” Every year, Logical Solutions has more and better tools to help Property Managers, Business and Commercial Building Owners lower energy bills and improve tenant comfort at the same time.
With returns paying off in a year’s time, this investment outperforms most traditional investments such stocks and bonds. In a down market where some are simply “waiting it out”, it is logical to invest in something that would lower energy bills.

Logical Solutions or “LSi” has brought energy management and building automation to a whole new level of accountability. Anyone responsible for paying energy bills wants to know, “What is costing me so much?” and “How do I control it?” LSi has that answer. With the installation of Automated Logic’s WebCTRL®, a web-based building automation software at a client’s facility, LSi can remotely view a client’s power consumption, advise the client where gaps are in their energy management plan, and offer the client advice on the most effective ways to lower energy bills and maximize efficiency. LSi adopted the award-winning WebCTRL® system in 2000 making them one of the most experienced installers of WebCTRL®.

LSi is able to monitor gas and electric consumption with mind-bending accuracy. For example, Energy Reports software offers the functionality of producing reports that break costs down in relevant increments, like by cost per occupant, or cost per occupied hour. This simple and effective solution can display a direct comparison of energy efficiency and comfort.

When asked what advice he would give to someone shopping for a company in his industry, Huddleston said “Look at total costs, future costs and the present day. Get unit and software upgrade pricing up front. Of course, you will also want to check references to ensure that the company’s service is top-notch after the sale.”

More information can be obtained by contacting Logical Solutions at:

Cheap Elevator Inspection Companies: Not Worth Risks

November 6, 2010 - Dallas, TX – Cheap elevator inspection companies may not be worth the risk. Anyone who passes the QEI Exam can become an elevator inspector. They can certainly start their own elevator inspection company and satisfy all state requirements. Bobby Manning, Owner and CEO of Elevator Inspection of Texas or “EIT” says, “Just because you are licensed doesn’t mean you are a good elevator inspector. It doesn’t mean you are thorough. It doesn’t even mean you are good at what you do.”

The industry is riddled with small companies operating out of their homes or cars. A great number of them come from reputable companies that put money into their training and licensing after which the employees leave and start their own companies stealing clients from the employer that gave them an opportunity. Only one out of every four of those companies ever survives. The clients that follow those new employees are often even unaware of the change until they have paid for experience they didn’t receive.

Cheap elevator inspections done by these small companies that lack significant experience or man power often miss items as simple as testing elevator phones or fire response systems. An elevator can malfunction after hours leaving the occupants stranded until others return to the building in the morning or after the weekend. If the fire response systems are not set correctly, instead of going to the main floor for the emergency response team; the elevator could stop at the floor the fire is on and expose everyone inside.

If not checked or maintained correctly, the elevator hydraulics could fail with horrific consequences. Cheap elevator inspections may be tempting to accept at first glance, but due diligence will allow for a good decision. A low price is not always a bad thing. It can however be a warning sign encouraging a prospective client to do more due diligence before proceeding with the purchase. Manning says, “Everyone has to look at the dollar value. We keep our costs down too. Sometimes we are the low bid, sometimes not. People just need to be aware that the risks are too high to go with someone just because they are the low bid regardless of experience or capability.”
Elevator Inspection of Texas can be contacted for more information at: Ford Road, Suite 420, Dallas, Texas 75234 Phone: (214) 217-4820 Fax: (214) 217-4821

Friday, November 5, 2010

GFS Texas is in the Business to Save Lives

Dallas, TX – October 27, 2010 – GFS Texas Vice-President, Chad Jarmon says, “We are in the business to save lives. In the case of a fire, human life trumps everything. Buyers often make the mistake of taking only the lowest bid when it comes to their fire system. They forget the whole point is to save lives. The low bidder doesn’t always have that in mind.”

The economic downturn over the past two years has caused many companies in the fire safety industry to cut corners to become more price competitive. Jarmon says, “The fire system needs to be designed and built to save lives, both of the tenants and those of the first responders. The system also needs to be designed to save building structure and contents thereof.” The system must pass city codes and inspections both on design and installation.

Less than 10% of the fire safety companies in the area are union companies. GFS Texas is proud to be one of them. As the hiring practices of others are far less stringent, GFS Texas helps their Pipe Fitters through a fire protection specific 5-year program through Penn State University. Penn State University is one of only two schools in the nation offering such a program.

All GFS Texas Designers have specialized training from a five-year program of Oklahoma State University. This experience may cost the company more money, but it is all worth it in the end. It is certainly worth it to those who are able to walk away from a fire because of it. Jarmon says, “We grow our own people and those people bring new ideas and better ways of doing things.” A fire system only has one chance to do it’s job and do it well. GFS Texas designs, builds and maintains a fire system to function properly when it is needed most.

GFS Texas can be reached at 1375 River Bend Dr., Dallas, TX 75247, Main Phone 214.637.4141 or website:

Two Men and a Truck Inform the Public About Warning Signs of Bad Moving Companies

HOUSTON, TX – September 21, 2010 – Two Men and a Truck is widely known as a moving company for both residential and commercial moves. They have secured a place in the market as the company that plays by all the rules. Not everyone plays by the rules, however. Now Roger Daniel, a Houston-based “Two Men and a Truck” franchise owner is leveling the playing field between the client and the mover by arming the client with information on what they should look for in a moving company.

Daniel says, “All of our drivers and movers are full time employees of our company. We have an extensive training program for them to go through and we do criminal background checks and drug screening. Beware of other companies that may use temporary and contract laborers to provide their services.”

The TX DMV is the regulatory board for the moving industry and they simply do not have the resources to monitor and pursue the companies that are running without proper authority and credentials.

It is the consumer’s responsibility to research their moving company and the following is a recommended list to check out.

1. Make sure that the company is registered with the TX DMV for a local move and with the US DOT for an interstate move.

2. Check the company out with the BBB to make sure they have a satisfactory rating and look at the number of filed complaints.

3. Ask your friends and family who they have used in the past and try to get some references.

4. Make sure that the company that you are hiring has a physical office address and is not operating out of their home.

5. Check with the company that you are hiring and make sure that they are not using contract labor for services and that they are insured and bonded.

6. Be very careful if you are hiring a company off of the internet as they may only be a broker and will sell the job off to a moving company that you will not know anything about.

Home owners and business owners alike are encouraged to thoroughly check out a moving company before allowing them to touch their belongings. This can save them costly mistakes, delays and damage.

Another great educational source is from the Greater Houston Movers Association in Houston which will advise you on things to check out.

Two Men and a Truck can be contacted at 713-278-1112, fax 713-278-1138 or online at 17400 NW Freeway, Houston, TX 77040.

TexEnergy Solutions Audits Architectural Energy Loss and Solves Identified Problems

October 7, 2010- Dallas, TX – Architectural energy audits are common place due to high energy prices and green movement in the construction industry. Energy audits can actually be performed before construction even begins. TexEnergy Solutions performs comprehensive home energy audits and home performance contracting for energy retro-fits in the state of Texas.

Many companies with a product or service to sell offer energy audits. These audits may not address all the issues with the home but focus on the area of the company’s offering so it is difficult for most homeowners to get an unbiased opinion.

TexEnergy Solutions audits are very comprehensive and show the homeowner the energy and financial impact of a variety of measures to improve the comfort and energy consumption in their home. The homeowner is presented with a scope of work and may use them or any other qualified contractor to implement the improvements recommended.

The TexEnergy Solutions staff consists of: Residential Energy Consultants, Building Scientists, Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Raters & Trainers, HVAC Technicians and AC & Energy Engineers with vast years of experience in energy delivery, new home construction, retrofit, remodel and residential energy conservation products and services.

Shopping for an Energy Auditor can be intimidating to some because it is not something they do often and may be outside their comfort zone. The same due diligence done in any buying decision should be performed when selecting an auditor and contractor. Check references, check the BBB rating etc.

The momentum shows. TexEnergy has audited over 16,000 homes since 2002. They received the Energy Star Outstanding Achievement Award two years in a row. They have even gone so far as to guarantee a reduction in energy bills and increase comfort.

Jerold Davis, of TexEnergy Solutions says, “More people are deciding to “fix-up” their existing home rather than move. The two areas our services address (energy conservation and improved comfort) will continue to increase in demand. We expect our business to more than double in the next few years.”

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Oil fouling reduces efficiency up to 30% in first 5 years

Dallas, TX- September 30, 2010- Synergetic Energy is responding to an age old problem with air conditioning systems- oil fouling. A major design flaw in every system requires the compressor to have oil. The oil attaches to the metal coils and reduces heat transfer. Synergetic’s product, “KwikCOOL” removes oil fouling and keeps the oil from reattaching by replacing the bonded oil molecules with a specially engineered molecule that increases heat transfer in both the coil and the refrigerant. The molecules also increase coolant flow thus increasing efficiency substantially and extending the life of the system.

A.S.H.R.A.E. (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and AC Engineers) released findings that oil fouling reduces efficiency up to 30% in the first 5 years. Synergetic responded to the problem by designing KwikCool to improve coil heat transfer by increasing the coefficient of heat exchange providing more cooling. The product also increases the boiling point temperature of refrigerant. This increases the refrigerant’s ability to pull heat out of the air, and maximize cooling. KwikCOOL produces colder air faster delivering colder air through the vents causing the thermostat to shut the system down more often. Between that and the fact that the product lowers the amperage draw, the result is an estimated 20-30% savings in energy costs.

Unlike most green products with a payback in 3-5 years or more, KwikCOOL pays for itself in about one cooling season.

Synergetic Energy President, Dave McCowan said, “KwikCOOL is a revolutionary technology that restores your AC system’s efficiency and helps you eliminate poor heat transfer that is costing you up to 20-30% more on your cooling bill. KwikCOOL is an inexpensive solution that helps you start saving immediately on your electric bill.” McCowan expects “KwikCOOL” to be a household name within the next five years.

Seyforth Services Answers Economic Downturn with a “Hands-On” Approach

November 3, 2010 - Dallas, TX – The economic downturn has forced many roofing companies to downsize if not close their doors altogether. Seyforth Services has chosen to answer the economic downturn with a more “hands-on” approach. When doing business with most commercial roofing companies you call your sales rep or project manager when you have a problem, not at Seyforth Services. When you are doing business with Seyforth Services, you talk directly with an owner and your issue is taken care of immediately.

Most companies have a barrier between the ownership of the company and the customer. This can be frustrating to the customer as they may feel the person they are talking to is not able to resolve their concern and most likely does not have the authority to do anything to resolve their concern. With Seyforth Services, the customer has direct access to company ownership cutting through red tape and getting instant results.

The number one complaint customers in the US have with their contractor is “communication”. Clients rated communication over poor craftsmanship, poor quality of products used, timeliness, cleanliness and even honesty. Most problems that do occur arise as a product of miscommunication. Seyforth Services has eliminated the additional layer other contractors have in place and have been pleasantly surprised with a reduction in miscommunication. Dan Hand of Seyforth Services says, “Customers love it. There are no he said, she said games. There is no “let me ask my manager” or “let me see what I can do and get back to you”. They get instant results and closure to their concerns.”

Seyforth Services specializes in commercial and industrial re-roofs and repairs. “I have been doing this since I bought Seyforth in 1975. We know what we are good at and stick with it.”

Seyforth Services can be contacted for more information at: Main: 214-341-4909, Fax: 214-341-8105, PO Box 550513 Dallasm TX 75355. Find updates at:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

New Life Hardwood Floors Takes Reclaiming Material to a Whole New Level

October 9, 2010– Dallas, TX-- New Life Hardwood Floors is taking reclaiming material to a whole new level in a very unique way. They find houses, churches, barns and other structures destined for demolition and salvage the wood to mill into tongue-and-groove flooring and give the materials a second chance the life. Just like an artist that finds the beauty within and brings it out for everyone to see.

Pat Hicks, President of New Life Hardwood Floors says, “"I love taking old stuff and refurnishing it so it can continue to be appreciated." What set them apart is that they not only salvage the flooring; they salvage all kinds of wood: floor and ceiling beams, studs, joists, framing, ship lap; almost everything.
“Most of the North Texas salvage structures yield pine,” Hicks says. This is not the pine you get at the big box stores. "The old stuff was harvested from virgin forests that grew years and years ago and is as hard as redwoods," he says. "Today's wood is soft, wet wood that's cut before it's mature."

So the dirty job begins. Hicks and his team pull the old wood from the reclamation sites and take it back to their southern Dallas warehouse to complete the labor-intensive process of removing nails, cutting it down to size and milling it to begin a “new life” as flooring. "It's disrespecting God when you take the lumber from trees that were 400 years old and throw it away," Hicks says. He has a deep respect for the wood and it shows when he talks about it. He loves reclaiming material. The beauty of what he does is that he sees something special where others see trash. If anyone is recycling or going green, it’s him.

"There are constantly things coming down to build new things," Hicks says. He salvaged six barns from the 1880’s in the Ohio River Valley that became 5,000 square feet of flooring for a Preston Hollow home. Walnut planks from an Appalachian auction house that was turned into a chicken house in Tennessee found their way to a Dallas family's Palm Springs home.

Hicks found White oak from a Pennsylvania barn that now calls North Dallas home. Hicks found the material for the eco-friendly, sustainable home that Lara and Stephen Harrison built. They've used reclaimed flooring throughout the home. "We wanted to use something that had already been used before," Lara Harrison says. "The wood has been through so much already, so it's hardier than new material." She loves the warn look and the strength of reclaimed flooring.

Hicks says, "People are worried about quality and value that last. The heritage of reclaimed floors goes with this new philosophy. Although the price of reclaimed flooring is determined by the scarcity and type of the material, it's competitive with new materials. New Life Hardwood Floors can run from less than $3 to $20 per foot.

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Millwork & More Combats Building Slump with a Greater Selection

Garland, TX – October 21, 2010 – Millwork & More President Keith Nelson is responding to the national building slump. Nelson said, “In the beginning, the housing market was strong and there were enough projects to satisfy all the window and door dealers in Dallas. When the market fell apart in 2008, the jobs per dealer became less and less.” The building slump took a toll and a number of companies responded by downsizing or closing their doors. Nelson has been in the industry for 35 years and decided to respond by expanding his product lines to better serve the marketplace.

Americans love to choose. They love the opportunity to make decisions based on as many choices and options as possible. Millwork & More specializes in the higher end products and products that are harder to find or products that other dealers don't want to deal with. “Our customer service goes well beyond that of normally good customer service.” They take time to find exactly what the customer wants. A customer can even walk into their showroom with a drawing of a door they want and Millwork & More will either find something similar or have the door custom made to the customer’s specifications for design, size, wood and hardware type.

Builders and remodelers will find the service has become more flexible to help them deal with the building slump as well. Millwork & More is one of the few companies of its kind to change their common practices and systems to accommodate each and every builder or remodeler. They are one of the few people left in the business having an honest handshake worth more than any contract muddled by lawyer terminology. This along with their increased product lines are certainly helping them become favorites to the building and remodeling industry.

EGC Brings European flavor to Texas Construction Market

Dallas, TX – September 29, 2010 – Dallas based EGC Custom Homes was founded by German Native Marc Kleinmann and he brought his taste for beautifully designed, energy efficient, sustainable structures with him. Texans refer to EGC’s type of construction as “Green”, but Kleinmann says in the next five years, “The word “green” will be gone, because building green is really building according to sound building science principles, nothing more. We are planning a small development of efficient and affordable urban homes somewhere in the Dallas area and hope to have it out of the ground within that time period.”

The announced characteristics for the project Kleinmann mentioned are “elegance and style without breaking the budget” and are expected to be located in close proximity to shopping, city parks and employment sources not only for convenience, but to reduce the community’s carbon footprint.

As beautiful as EGC’s projects are, they are extremely well built because of the cutting edge design strategies, material selections and stringent quality control program. German engineering and design are heralded the world over for perfection and beauty. EGC exemplifies this perfection in every way.

When asked what advice he would have for someone looking for a home builder, Kleinmann said, “Do your homework. When you build a home or undertake a remodeling project, thorough due diligence is the most important thing a client can do. Make sure your builder belongs to all major trade organizations, has the proper licensing and insurance requirements and has longstanding trade and supplier partners. For green building projects, make sure your builder belongs to the leading green building organizations such as Green Built Texas and the US Green Building Council and has actual experience building green homes. Green building is not a skill you can learn overnight. Anybody can say they can build one... actually doing it... and doing it right, is a different story. Any builder and remodeler should provide you with detailed plans, a bid detailing and outlining all items included in your project as well as construction schedule BEFORE any work begins.”

Daylight Energy Solutions responds to rising energy costs in Houston, TX

Houston, TX – October 5, 2010 – With rising energy costs on everyone’s mind home owners are looking for every possible way to conserve energy and keep costs down. Daylight Energy Solutions recommends adding “Solatube Tubular Skylight Systems” and “Solar Star” solar-powered attic fans. “Solar Star Daylight Energy Solutions is greater Houston's only factory designated Premier Dealer for Solatube International products, which include the world's leading tubular skylight systems and the Solar Star solar-powered attic fan. As the Premier Dealer, Daylight Energy Solutions offers a fully equipped, fully functional showroom displaying all of the Solatube product line to help homeowners make educated decisions on how to deal with their home’s unique energy conservation needs and quickly match their needs to a budget.

With rising energy costs “Solatube Tubular Skylight Systems” help keep the home well lit during daylight hours removing the need to turn on lights during the majority of waking hours.

Additional benefits of the Solatube are the ability to add light to dark areas in the home such as hallways, kitchens and bathrooms. Adding light to dark areas not only aids in convenience but safety and physical health as well.

“Solar Star” solar-powered attic fans address rising energy costs by increasing ventilation in attic spaces over non-motorized attic ventilation systems. The Solar Star solar-powered attic fans also save energy when installed in place of standard hard-wired attic vents and never draw an amp from the home’s circuit breaker in their lifetime.

When asked “What advise do you have for people considering doing business with a solar tube company?” Owners Peggy and Steve Olsen said, “First of all, if you are going to install a tubular skylight system make sure that you buy the best possible product. It may not be cheapest but the quantity, quality and consistency of the natural light provided makes Solatube the best value. Second, if you have decided to install a tubular skylight system make sure that you hire factory trained, certified installers that stand behind their installations. Daylight Energy Solution's certified installers provide no-leak installations with an industry-leading 5 year warranty.”

Find out more at: or call 713-688-8585.

Dan’s Hardware Introduces Texans to Organic Planting

Humble, TX – September 30, 2010 – With rising problems resulting from chemical fertilizers in the water supply and contamination of other resources there is no question something needs to be done about the problem. One Texas company is doing something about it. Dan Shields, Owner and President of Dan’s Hardware Country in Humble, TX is leading the initiative. Shields says. “We specialize in “Natural” products for the vegetable garden and landscape. We teach and provide seminars for children in cooperation with local schools. We also do community education events at churches in our communities as well.”

Shields is also a co-sponsor of the “Ask Me How Home Show“, which airs on Saturdays on 100.7 FM Christian Radio Station. Subjects range from home repair to green initiatives. One of the favorite topics of the show is always organic gardening because of Dan’s extensive knowledge of getting great gardening and lawn results without using chemicals. His passion for the subject shows.

Most large box stores don’t care what you buy and put in your garden so long as you buy it from them. Dan’s Hardware Country has a different approach. Instead of chemical pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers lining the shelves, Dan’s Hardware is stocked with organic alternatives to chemicals that leech their way into the consumer’s garden, produce and water supply. These products and the training of the retail staff has really set them apart from the big box stores when it comes to being earth friendly and doing it right.

As the soil of a garden or lawn loses it’s nutrients through supporting life, those nutrients must be replaced in order to sustain good growth. With this in mind, if one wants good growth, they must add something to the soil. If that something is purchased at Dan’s Hardware Country, they can rest assured that they are not using chemicals, but are using organic, earth-friendly products.

Shields says, “We have been in business since May 1987 and have served Spring / Humble and surrounding areas for many years and provide all the hard to find items for plumbing, home repair and garden. Hardware business’s are best thought of as your neighbors and will be open when you most need them. We go above and beyond the call.”

Dan’s Hardware Country can be contacted at 21714 Aldine Westfield Rd., Humble, Texas 77338 or online at

Monday, October 4, 2010

In a World of Chaos Get Organized! Brings Order to the Home

Dallas, TX October 4, 2010- Get Organized!, a professional organizing company based in the DFW area is responding to the world’s chaos by bringing order to the home. They are focusing on organizing the clutter in all areas of the home and bringing more efficient ways to manage family dynamics. Get Organized! Consultants teach families systems to manage paper clutter, home and home office organizing, time management, kid’s chore charts, meal planning, and whatever is necessary to run a home more efficiently.

The home organization industry is extremely competitive as many service providers operate out of their homes and have very low overhead with little or no training. To be successful in this industry, Get Organized! Founder and President Lorraine Brock decided to broaden her range of services. What started as one mom helping her friends with small home organizing jobs, expanded to include a team of organizers, a full organizing schedule, speaking engagements and media coverage. Brock says, “The goal is to be the best at what we do. We gain trust and credibility with the public by our companies’ media appearances, presentations, published articles and of course excellent service. Potential clients can then get a feel for what we do even, before they hire us.”

Brock only hires Moms. “Being a mom brings an understanding of how a household with children must be organized and managed to be successful.”, says Brock. With tighter schedules and budgets, moms need somewhere to turn for help beyond just rearranging a closet. Many moms also need help with ideas to make their homes run more smoothly. Kid’s toys, school papers, hectic schedules – they need an organizer who is a mom and knows how to deal with her specific problems.

Single fathers have long been burdened with reaching outside their comfort zone or skill set in caring for their children either part or full time. Most single fathers don’t have the time to commit to organizing this part of their lives. They can also find comfort in knowing Get Organized! can bridge the gaps and help them offer their children a neat, orderly lifestyle.

When asked what advice she had for clients considering doing business with an organizing company Brock said, “First, check to see if the company just organizes spaces or if they will set up systems to help you stay organized. For example: If your home needs de-cluttering … do they work to find out what has caused the clutter, and come up with systems to keep it organized in the future, or do they just make it pretty? Check out their client testimonials.

Thirdly, look for media events, articles and/or speaking events from the face of the company (normally the owner or president). By reviewing these you can learn a lot about the philosophy of the company and how they can help you.”

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ADS Secures More Than 100% Financing for

Dallas, TX – October 4, 2010 – ADS specializes in appraising and brokerage of dental practices. Multiple factors have led to their ability to offer 100% financing, even in a down market. Their long tenure in the field as the leader in high ethical transactions and their thorough reveal of all pertinent information has made them a favorite among financiers.

Frank J. Brown, President of ADS says, “We continue to offer 100% financing to our buyers. In most cases we get them more than 100%. We get them start-up and operating capitol as well. This is absolutely unheard of in the general commercial market and we do it again and again.”

Buyers, sellers and students alike are encouraged to start a relationship with ADS as early as possible so they can take advantage of the free advice given by ADS to help them make crucial preparations for the transaction. With the proper preparations made, the transaction can be smooth and seamless avoiding costly mistakes and delays.

ADS can be contacted at 469-222-3200, fax 800-549-5170 or online at

CEO GROW Program to be Held in Dallas for the First Time

The CEO Grow Program is typically held in Los Angeles, CA. It will be held in the Dallas area for the first time on October 14, 2010. CEOs come from all over the world to learn marketing and leadership skills they cannot learn anywhere else. They also find networking opportunities they could not find elsewhere either. Contact Sam Sadler for tickets. Registration can also be done at The location for the program is listed below.

Winagte by Wyndham
Las Colinas
850 W Walnut Hill Lane
Irving, Tx 75038

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Free Press Release from elleven consulting group and CEO Growth Team

As a Founding Consultant of the CEO Growth Team, led by Edward Earle, I am offering to do a free press release for small to mid-sized businesses and post it through all the media channels we own along with a number of sites we do not own but have access to.

The press is typically focused on the Fortune 500 companies and rarely, if ever pays any attention to the smaller businesses. These businesses really need the press to build credibility in the marketplace so we, elleven consulting group and CEO Growth Team are giving them a press release for free.

You don't need to be a client of elleven consulting group or CEO Growth Team to apply. Simply contact elleven consulting group and we will send you the packet to get started.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dollamur Flexi System Makes Take-Downs Easy For Everyone

The days of heavy 1 1/2- 2" mats are over. It used to take the whole wrestling team to set up a mat. Three or four guys would roll the mat up, roll it onto skates, strap it, move it and then reverse the whole process. Those mats are 3 times the weight of Dollamur Wrestling mats.

Dollamur's Flexi System also contributes to the ease of set-up and take-down by allowing the mats to roll up easier. The mats don't unroll once they are rolled up so no strapping is needed. They always lay flat when they are rolled out, eliminating irritating raised edges and corners. The roll technology allows the wrestling surface to be protected at all times ensuring a long lasting mat.

Dollamur can be located at:

All Smiles Dental and Orthodontics is celebrating their 28th location

Texas-based All Smiles Dental and Orthodontics is celebrating their 28th location and are continuing full steam ahead. Dr. Richard Malouf founded the practice in 2002 after 15 years in the field. He comments, "Appealing to the entire family is what All Smiles is all about. We want to provide a full comprehensive approach to complete dental care, while providing our patients the absolute best in customer service and quality dental care. We want to create a family atmosphere so our patients will enjoy coming to their regularly scheduled visits."

While many dentists cringe at the words "CHIP" and "Medicaid", All Smiles welcomes people with these forms of payment and treats them like any other patient. This has certainly made them friends to the community and helped them reach their 28th location.

The service areas are as follows:

Arlington, Austin, Carrollton, Dallas, Fort Worth, Garland, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Houston, Irving, Lewsiville, Lubbock, McKinney and Mesquite

You can find All Smiles at:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Patterson Dental Issues Points for Purchases Made With Patterson Visa Card

Clients of Patterson Dental can recieve extra points for using their Patterson Visa Business Card. Purchases from Patterson will yield them six points per dollar spent on the card. This makes sense to the clients as these are purchases they would make anyway. Purchases made outside of Patterson will still yield one point.

The Patterson Visa is issued by U.S. Bank National Association ND. Program details, including a summary of account terms and conditions, are available at

*$0 for the first year and every year that you charge at least one purchase to the account. US Bank reserves the right to change program partners at any time.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Dental Equipment and Supply (DES) has joined the American Dental Cooperative (ADC)

As a family owned company, Dental Equipment and Supply (DES) is putting some eggs in the co-op basket to ensure a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Dental Equipment and Supply (DES) has joined the American Dental Cooperative (ADC). ADC is a group cooperative that combines purchasing power for vendors of dental products and equipment at better prices than larger corporations. ADC boasts sales of $400M annually, ensuring strong volume pricing from it's vendors. When ADC channels these numbers through a limited number of vendors, they are able to leverage the situation to their benefit in a very effective way.

Through this approach, DES is has truly harnessed the ability to offer the service of a family owned company, with the price and quality related competitive strengths of larger vendors.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Launch of Dental Phase of Community Outreach Program

July 30, 2010 We are pleased to announce the dental phase of the Community Outreach Program we are known for. Our new dental clients have never seen the likes of this.

I was a student athlete through my college career at Weber State University and have a special place in my heart for student athletes, thus helping me to create this program.

I have worked long and hard with school districts, Super Intendants, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Dentist alike to make this program a reality. The school districts were in general thrilled at the program from it's very inception.

The program itself is allowing us to fit student athletes with mouth guards free of charge to the student athletes and their parents. As 4 of every 5 mouthguards are not properly fitted, this is a tremendous service to the student athlete. This fitting helps them avoid leisions in the mouth, respiratory dangers and even exercise induced asthma.

Jefferey Johnson, Athletic Director of Dallas Independant School District was key in bringing the proram to their student athletes. I was impressed by his true concern for the wellbeing of their athletes. He caught the vision early on and did everything he said he would do.

Since beginning this program we are in agreement with every major school district in the state and will expand to other markets when proper service and systems are tried and true.

Plano ISD has especially been a forerunner in the program. Services provided by Greg Lutke DDS. of Plano, I can't say enough about the support we received from the Super Intendant, Athletic Director and coaches. Dr. Lutke was the first Dentist I talked with about the program and he was happy to contribute his time and resources to helping out the community.

It has been interesting to me as the cream of the crop have risen from this campaign. It is very evident who really cares about the community and wants to make a difference. These are the type of people we love to work with.

I ask the patience of all involved. As this is the first year we have run this portion of the program there will be some bugs to be ironed out, but nothing insurmountable. I am personally overseeing this project and will make myself available should you require my services.

We are excited to add this to the community outreach program including the Body By Banks workout program we give away, along with the CEOfit and Corporate Wellness programs we give away in partnership with our clients.

We are continuing to accept Dentists, Chiropractors and youth sports organization to join our programs so long as we have capacity to. Contact us directly for more details.

An update will be issued to report on the continued successes of the program.

Ins and Outs of finding the Right Dentist

With proper research you can save yourself a lot of time, money and pain in choosing the right Dentist. Many people leave dental practices with poor services whether they know it or not. Not yet anyway.

Many people think that because there is a DDS behind someone’s name they must know what they are doing and don’t think to draw a distinction between one that does quality work or bad.

I have spoken to many patients that have had their fillings fall out months after a dentist works on their teeth. Many patients have said they have had crowns fall off or crack. Many patients I have spoken to said they had never had a problem with a certain tooth until their dentist suggested they work on it.

Excruciating pain and costly repair bills can quickly become a priority in your life if you do not choose the proper dentist.

Run a search on Google or similar and look for:
Past and present patient comments
Press releases - This tells you a lot about who they are
Articles about the dentist- The dentist you are looking for should have listings filling a minimum of 1 search page about them and better dentists will have 2 or more.

Do not base your search solely on price. It is far more expensive to have it done incorrectly the first time and have it repaired or redone again.

Match your dentist with your priorities. If you want a dentist that loves the community and people, choose one that does community events and gives back to the community. This evidence will be visible on the web search.

Do not choose a Pediatric Dentist just because the office looks like a theme park. As fun as some of these themes are, you still want the same credentials for Pediatric Dentists as you do for your own. Do the same research on them as you would on any other dentist.