Archive for September, 2016

Consumer Team: Blue Nail Roofing is Best in DFW

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)    Consumer Team host Pete Thomson says finding a good roofing company was important to launching The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD Radio.  “When we launched Consumer Team on CBS Radio’s KRLD, we knew that finding a quality roofing company was very important,” Thomson says, “But finding one that we could really believe in was challenging.   Roofing, like many home repair categories, is filled with individuals who we would never recommend.   Because of the money involved in home improvement, people looking for a quick buck are attracted to the category.   Finding Eric Thomason and Blue Nail Roofing has been a game changer for The Consumer Team.   With Eric and his company, I’m confident that we are working with the best roofing company in North Texas.”

Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing on The Consumer Team

Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing on The Consumer Team

Thomson and Blue Nail Roofing owner Eric Thomason are on the air together almost every weekend on The Consumer Team.   Recently they talked about the challenges homeowners have faced since the December 2015 DFW tornadoes and the hail storms of spring 2016.    Thomson said, “Both Eric and I have been very concerned about the storm chasers that have been in North Texas since last Christmas.   They’re bad news for homeowners.   These out of town companies often perform substandard work, and since they eventually go back home, getting follow-up service and warranty work can be very challenging.”

Thomson said that Blue Nail Roofing’s local roots are one of the reasons that they’re the roofing company of choice on The Consumer Team.   Thomson added, “Eric Thomason is a second generation roofing professional.  His father taught him the trade and he really knows the roofing business.  This background along with Blue Nail Roofing’s superior reputation and customer reviews are reasons that we endorse them on The Consumer Team.”

Blue Nail Roofing has been recognized by major roofing supply companies for their business and customer service excellence.    Blue Nail Roofing is certified by Owens Corning and GAF to offer enhanced warranties to homeowners.   Thomson said, “The Corning and GAF certifications are important on several levels.   First, these companies did a detailed vetting of Blue Nail before the certification was given.   Because of Blue Nail’s business practices and reputation, they’re able to offer customers the best warranties available in the marketplace.  These certifications really separate Blue Nail Roofing from other roofing companies.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM (Central) on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.



Blue Nail Roofing: Consumer Team’s “GO LOCAL DFW” Choice

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX – Consumer Team News)   Eric Thomason is a second generation roofing professional.   That, along with his company’s industry certifications, combine to make Blue Nail Roofing the endorsed choice of The Consumer Team.   As The Consumer Team launches the GO LOCAL DFW campaign promoting local Dallas-Ft. Worth businesses, host Pete Thomson calls Eric Thomason and Blue Nail an example of a high-quality, locally owned business.

Eric Thomason - Blue Nail Roofing

Eric Thomason – Blue Nail Roofing

According to Thomson, Blue Nail’s presence as a Consumer Team sponsor was the result of a long and patient search.  He said, “The roofing industry, like the entire home repair category, is filled with bad actors.   The large amount of money paid by consumers in the category attract some pretty dishonest people who are more than happy to steal, cheat and do harm to the consumer.  Blue Nail Roofing and Eric Thomason represent the best in the roofing industry.   Eric learned roofing from his dad and he’s built a company that based on high integrity and outstanding customer service.   The fact that Owens Corning and GAF both rate Blue Nail Roofing as a preferred contractor is a huge endorsement too.”

The Owens Corning and GAF endorsements are not just a plaque on the wall.   Thomson said that, because of the certifications, Blue Nail is able to offer enhanced warranties that give the consumer additional protection.   Thomson added, “The enhanced warranties mean that GAF and Owens Corning acknowledge Blue Nail Roofing’s superior abilities and skill level.   It means that when Blue Nail does a roofing job, the manufacturers have the confidence to offer an enhanced warranty.”

Eric Thomason is a regular contributor on The Consumer Team.   Pete Thomson called Thomason a valuable part of the consumer advocacy program.   He said, “Eric is one of the most interesting and informed contributors on Consumer Team.   Whether it’s quoting Better Business Bureau statistics or teaching our listeners how to inspect a roof job for problems, Eric’s always prepared to share important knowledge with our listeners.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

DFW Go Local: Nick Nemeth Best Attorney for Solving IRS Problems

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX – Consumer Team News)   The Consumer Team’s DFW Go Local campaign will officially kick-off in January 2017, but host Pete Thomson has started outlining how the initiative will work.   He said, “Our goal with Go Local DFW! is to promote the best-of-the-best local businesses in Dallas and Ft. Worth.   Good things happen when consumers spend them money in their hometown.”

Nick Nemeth - DFW Tax Attorney

Nick Nemeth – DFW Tax Attorney

This Saturday (9-17-16) Thomson will interview DFW attorney Nick Nemeth on The Consumer Team. Nemeth helps consumers who have issues with the IRS.   Thomson says Nemeth exemplifies his vision for Go Local DFW.  He said, “Nick Nemeth is a great example of why we need to make the choice to support local DFW business owners.   When it comes to dealing with the IRS, Nick can do so much more than an out-of-town law firm.  First, his office is within walking distance from the IRS and he’s right here in DFW where his clients can meet him face-to-face.”

Nick Nemeth offers a complimentary initial consultation which is an outstanding value for consumers. Thomson added, “The fact that Nick Nemeth offers a free initial consultation is indicative of a man who really wants to help the consumer.   Without spending a dime, you can truly find out what your options are for getting a resolution of your IRS tax issue.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas.



Consumer Team Launches “Go Local” Campaign in DFW

(Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas – Consumer Team News)   Consumer advocate and radio host Pete Thomson today announced a new initiative to promote local business in Dallas-Ft. Worth.    The Consumer Team’s “Go Local” Campaign will encourage consumers to do business with locally owned and operated businesses.

Thomson, who hosts The Consumer Team radio program on 1080 KRLD, says that Go Local will be a year long campaign and will include promotion on radio, television and the web.   He added, “Go Local is really the heart of The Consumer Team.   We believe one of the tenets of consumer success is supporting hometown business.  Doing this not only supports your community directly, but it also gives the consumer a much higher level of customer service.  Local business owners simply have an accountability to their hometown that out-of-town businesses don’t have.”

Pete Thomson - The Consumer Team

Pete Thomson – The Consumer Team

Thomson says that using local businesses is especially critical in the home repair and remodeling categories.  He added, “Because of the higher price tag involved, the home repair and remodeling categories can be very challenging for consumers.   Using an out of town company can often end with disastrous results.  In the roofing industry we call them storm chasers but the problem exists in all categories.  When you hire a local contractor that has been properly vetted, you’re much more likely to have a successful consumer experience.”

Consumer Team sponsors from DFW will be featured during the Go Local initiative.   “Our sponsors are excited that we’re creating a platform to promote support of local business.   The current environment is challenging for small business.   From regulation to big-box competition, they face significant challenges every day.”

Thomson comes from a small business family.   Both of his parents were retailers in his hometown of Charles City, Iowa.   At the age of 90, his father has recently launched a new restaurant business in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.   Thomson said, “I learned about the importance of small business at a young age when I worked at my dad’s Ben Franklin Store.   I saw a direct correlation between the level of support we received from our community and the quality of life that my family experienced.  You learn to appreciate the people who support you.”

The Consumer Team Go Local campaign will be anchored on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD and on social media.   Thomson said a new Consumer Team video platform will be launched for the campaign.

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM Central on KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc.



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