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Blue Nail Roofing & Consumer Team Broadcast at Home & Garden Show

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX — Consumer Team News)    The Consumer Team joined with Blue Nail Roofing at the recent Dallas Fall Home & Garden Show at Dallas Market Hall to stage a special broadcast of The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD Radio. Blue Nail Roofing President Eric Thomason joined Consumer Team host Pete Thomson for the broadcast.

(L-R) Pete Thomson & Eric Thomason at the Dallas Home & Garden Show

During the broadcast event, Eric Thomason talked about why education is important to home and business owners that need to replace or repair a roof in the North Texas area.   Pete Thomson commenting on the broadcast said, “Education has always been at the heart of Blue Nail Roofing and their approach to helping consumers.   That’s one of the reasons that Eric is such a valuable guest and resource on our program.”

Thomason and Thomson also discussed the importance of certifications and enhanced warranties in the roofing business.  Thomson added, “One of the biggest mistakes consumers make is not insisting on using a certified roofing company.  Blue Nail Roofing is certified by GAF and Owens Corning.   Both of these major roofing materials manufacturers have vetted Blue Nail Roofing and given them their certification and the ability to offer consumers enhanced warranties.   Enhanced warranties give homeowners a much greater level of protection.”

For more information on roof and storm repair in Dallas-Ft. Worth, call Blue Nail Roofing at 469-726-2176.   Listen to Eric Thomason and Pete Thomson discussing best practices in home and roof repair Saturdays, 6-8 PM on The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, TX.

 

 

Consumer Team Interviews Top DFW Remodeling Expert

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)  Elite Remodeling was recently recognized by The Consumer Team as the top remodeling company in DFW.   Elite’s owner John Todd has been joining Consumer Team host Pete Thomson for a series of broadcasts on 1080 KRLD.    In their most recent interview, Todd talked about trends in remodeling in DFW.

Elite Remodeling’s John Todd – Consumer Team Certified

Todd commented on what he called the move to a “transitional” look for home remodeling.  Consumer Team host Pete Thomson commented, “John Todd has a very accurate view of what’s going on in remodeling in North Texas.  He described the transitional movement away from dark woods and heavy textures to the more clean lines of contemporary style.”

Thomson said that John Todd’s presence on Consumer Team is strategic and meant to be a educational tool for his KRLD listeners. He added, “Finding John Todd and Elite Remodeling was the result of an extensive search on Consumer Team.   There are many remodeling companies in Dallas and Ft. Worth but few can match Elite Remodeling for their skill set and remodeling process.  When you’re knocking down walls and making big changes to your home, you want a company that knows what they’re doing.  That company for DFW consumers is Elite Remodeling.”

Thomson recommends that homeowners interested in remodeling engage John Todd and the Elite team in a discussion.  He commented, “Just talking to John will be educational.   And he’s very up front and candid with everyone he works with.  If his company is not a good match for a remodeling job, he’ll tell you.   But if the project is in his wheelhouse, you won’t a better remodeling team than Elite Remodeling.”

For more information on Elite Remodeling, call 972-334-9803.  The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio in Dallas-Ft. Worth.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc.

Elite Remodeling Joins Consumer Team DFW

DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX — Consumer Team News)   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD, today announced a new partnership with Elite Remodeling, a Frisco, Texas based remodeling firm.    Thomson said that Elite Remodeling Founder/CEO John Todd will join The Consumer Team as a regular contributor and exclusive sponsor in the remodeling category.

John Todd - Elite Remodeling

John Todd – Elite Remodeling

For The Consumer Team, the addition of Elite Remodeling is the conclusion of a long search.  Thomson commented, “The remodeling category on Consumer Team is vital.  And because there is such a wide variety of competency levels in the marketplace, it was essential for us to take our time and find the very best remodeling company in North Texas.  Elite Remodeling led by John Todd is, quite simply, the best in North Texas.”

Thomson said the Consumer Team segments with John Todd we be highly educational.  He added, “Because there are some many moving parts to the remodeling process, I know we’ll be spending a considerable amount of time on remodeling education, including a focus on best practices when it comes to remodeling.”

Elite Remodeling Joins The Consumer Team

Elite Remodeling Joins The Consumer Team

Demographic trends, according to Thomson, make remodeling a very relevant topic for on-the-air discussion.   Thomson said, “Two trends are making remodeling a hot topic with consumers.  First is the overall real estate market, which is the strongest it’s been in years.   A hot market, combined with rising prices have resulted in consumers, especially baby-boomers approaching or in retirement, opting to remodel their current home rather than deal with the uncertainties of selling and moving.  Consequently, there is a large increase in consumers wanting to do major renovation on their homes. ”   As in all consumer transactions that involve large amounts of money, Thomson says, vetting a prospective remodeling company is vital.   He added, “Elite Remodeling represents best practices in all areas of remodeling.   From managing the detail of a project budget to dealing with municipality permitting to quality craftsmanship, Elite has set and maintains a very high standard.”

As with all Consumer Team topics, Thomson says the goal is to educate consumers and connect them to the best contractors in North Texas.   He said, “An educated consumer is in a much better position to make good financial as well as design decisions and we’ll address that in our on-air segments with John Todd.  Beyond education, we’ll be connecting Consumer Team listeners with John and his team of professionals at Elite Remodeling so they can get the job done right.”

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

Tra Martin’s Bodybuilding Discipline Fuels America’s Choice Windows

(HOUSTON, TX — Consumer Team News)    Tra Martin is “award winning” in several areas of his life. Consumer Team listeners know Tra as the owner of America’s Choice Windows in Houston.  Martin, who is a regular guest with Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team on KTRH, has built a very successful company offering quality replacement windows to Gulf Coast consumers.   Tra’s other area of passion is bodybuilding.  He recently took 1st place honors in a national bodybuilding competition in Dallas, Texas.

Consumer Team host Pete Thomson, commented on Tra Martin’s passions in life.  He said, “It’s clear to me that Tra’s passion for body building and health is similar to the passion he has for serving his customers at America’s Choice Windows.   Both endeavors, competitive bodybuilding and running a high-performance window company, require focus, determination and commitment.   These words define Tra Martin.”

Tra Martin - America's Choice Windows

Tra Martin – America’s Choice Windows

Thomson applauded Martin’s commitment to offering Gulf Coast customers the best price and exemplary service.   Thomson calls America’s Choice Windows current offer, the best deal he’s ever seen on replacement windows.   He added, “America’s Choice is offering 10 replacement windows for $3,680. The quality of the windows combined the warranty and quality of service from America’s Choice make this an extraordinary opportunity for consumers.  Other companies in the Houston area are charging $10,000 and more for the same 10 windows that America’s Choice offers for $3,680.”

Beyond the fact that replacement windows can transform the look of a home, Thomson says consumers report several other significant benefits.  He said, “Customers regularly see significant savings on their utility bills because of the superior efficiency of America’s Choice Windows.   They also love the improved sound insulation.  Folks tell us that they love the peace and quiet that they now have.”

Thomson urges Houston Consumer Team listeners to call America’s Choice while the “10 Windows for $3,680” offer is still available.   For more information, go to http://www.Americaschoicewindows.net or call 713-482-8902.  Listen for Tra Martin on The Consumer Team, Saturdays from 5-6 PM on 740 KTRH, Houston.

Floors 4 Less: Consumer Team Certified as Best in DFW

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team Newswire)   The Consumer Team announced today that Floors 4 Less, a Dallas-Ft. Worth flooring company, has joined the program as a sponsor.    Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, said the addition of Floors 4 Less will bring valuable information to the program regarding how to successfully buy home flooring products.   Sharif Asad, owner of Floors 4 Less, will join Thomson for a series of educational segments on The Consumer Team, which airs Saturdays from 6 to 8 PM on 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth.   Thomson commented on the addition of Floors 4 Less.  He said, “Consumers have a number of challenges when buying floor covering.   We believe that Floors 4 Less and their business model give the consumer the best combination of high quality products, low price and outstanding customer service.

Sharif Asad - Floors 4 Less -Consumer Team Certified

Sharif Asad – Floors 4 Less -Consumer Team Certified

Floors 4 Less – Cutting Out “The Middleman”

Floors 4 Less will not be beat on price, period.  That’s what owner Sharif Asad said in a recent Consumer Team interview.   He went on to describe his family’s business philosophy of keeping their business structure lean-and-mean in order to deliver the lowest price to the consumer.   The math is pretty simple.  Since Floors 4 Less don’t employ salespeople, this can mean a significant savings to consumers.   In retail flooring, commissions paid to salespeople can be as high as 30-40% of the purchase price.

Quality & Safety

Although price is an important part of the flooring purchase, Thomson says it’s secondary to flooring product quality and safety.   Thomson said, “Recent investigations into larger flooring suppliers and retailers selling tainted and unsafe products have really put this on our radar.  Floors 4 Less has very stringent policies regarding product safety and quality.  They only sell products from reliable suppliers that are confirmed to be safe.”

And They Come To You!

floors 4 Less logoFloors 4 Less is changing ‘best practices’ in the flooring industry by offering “in-home” services for consumers.  Thomson added, “Floors 4 Less is taking all the stress out of buying flooring by giving the absolute best customer service.  Instead of having to hassle with going to the store and leaving a deposit for samples, they’ll come to you.   Floors 4 Less will bring the samples to you and give you an opportunity to see how the flooring will look in your home.”

Big Announcement Coming on KRLD

Sharif Assad will join Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team, 6-8 PM Saturday on 1080 KRLD.  Thomson urged DFW listeners to tune in for a major announcement.   He added, “Sharif will be announcing a major discount on a certain type of hardwood that will be pretty exciting.   He’ll be talking about a price that’s not available anywhere in North Texas.”

 

 

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.

 

 

Consumer Team: Heating & Air Conditioning Buying Tips

(DALLAS, TX)      Recently a high profile Dallas-Ft. Worth heating and air conditioning system went out of business.   What made this company unique was their reputation in the marketplace for promising deep discounts.   Competitors of the company questioned their ability to actually deliver advertised discounts.   In the wake of the company’s demise are thousands of consumers who are left with worthless maintenance contracts.   The Consumer Team radio program will be referencing this situation in a special segment to be aired Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 5-7PM (Central) on KRLD Radio, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas.

The Consumer Team - Saturdays 5-7 PM - KRLD Radio

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team and President/CEO of McQ Media Inc, said the segments will help consumers on a number of levels.  Thomson stated, “Our first concern is for the consumers who lost money on service contracts or air conditioning systems.  We want to help those people.  We will also address what constitutes a good deal on a heating and air conditioning system.  Beyond that, we will address the notion of big promises being made in advertising.   As the old bromide goes, ‘If something seems to go to be true it usually is.'”

Joining Thomson on The Consumer Team will be John Downs and Mark Wissler of Dallas Plumbing Company.   John Downs serves at president of Dallas Plumbing Company.  Mark Wissler is the company’s service manager.  Commenting on Dallas Plumbing, Thomson said, “In researching this story we spoke to a number of professionals in home improvement, plumbing and air conditioning.   We asked the team from Dallas Plumbing to join us because of their tenure in the marketplace and the universal respect that consumers have for this company.  Dallas Plumbing was founded in 1903.  They’ve served generations of consumers in North Texas.   They are experts at plumbing, heating and air conditioning.  And they’re in a very credible position to give guidance on how consumers can get a fair deal on a heating and air conditioning system.”

Thomson praised Dallas Plumbing for their willingness to help consumers who are holding worthless service contracts.  Thomson added, “I’m impressed by a number of things regarding Dallas Plumbing.  They represent the values that we believe in on The Consumer Team.  And, on the program they’ll be making an offer to people who have been burned by the company that went out of business.”

The Consumer Team is broadcast from 5-7PM Saturdays on 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas.  KRLD is the leading news station in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market.   The Consumer Team features consumer tips, information and research designed to help listeners in the DFW Metroplex and beyond make better consumer and shopping decisions.   Pete Thomson has been working in the area of consumer advocacy for over 10 years.  He founded The Consumer Team with a mission to help Dallas and Ft. Worth consumers save time, money and grief in the consumer lives.  Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a Dallas based marketing and advertising firm.

To learn more about The Consumer Team and to listen live go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

 

Consumer Team Endorses Blue Nail Roofing

(DALLAS, TX)       The Consumer Team radio program announced that Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing will be joining the program as an expert contributor and sponsor.   The selection of Blue Nail Roofing ends an exhaustive search for program host and producer Pete Thomson.   He commented, “We looked at several roofing companies to join The Consumer Team.   We’re very pleased to have Eric Thomason and his team at Blue Nail joining us on the broadcast.  When we call a sponsor ‘Consumer Team Certified’ it means that they’re our selection as the best that Dallas-Ft. Worth has to offer.   In our opinion Blue Nail Roofing is a quality roofing company that does outstanding work for their customers.”

Blue Nail Roofing: The Choice of The Consumer Team

Blue Nail Roofing owner Eric Thomason is a Dallas-Ft. Worth native and second generation roofing professional.   Thomson said that Eric Thomason’s background was an important factor in his selection to The Consumer Team.   Thomson said, “Eric learned professional roofing at a young age and now has made a career in a field that he knows well.”   Thomson also commented on other criteria that The Consumer Team used to select Blue Nail.  He continued, “Blue Nail has a long list of satisfied customers.  Eric is out in the field every day making sure that customers are well served and we really like that.  Also, Blue Nail’s brick-and-mortar location in Dallas is also important.   When storms occur, out of town roofers called ‘Storm Chasers’ come into storm areas looking for a quick buck.  When it comes to roofing and good service after the sale, doing business with a local roofing company is vital.”

According to Pete Thomson, the quality of Blue Nail Roofing’s employees was a major factor in their selection for The Consumer Team.   Thomson added, “Eric is very picky about the people he hires at Blue Nail Roofing.  While many roofers literally hire their workers off of street corners, Blue Nail Roofing uses trained professionals.   Better people result in a much better job for the consumer.”   Thomson also cited Blue Nail Roofing’s capabilities in a variety of home repair jobs.   Thomson said, “When storms hit Texas, homeowners often experience roof damage as well as damage to other areas of their home.  Blue Nail Roofing is also a full service contractor and can repair fences, gutters, siding and almost anything other damage that can occur to a home.”

According to Thomson, Eric Thomason will be a regular special guest on The Consumer Team radio program.  Segment topics will include best practices in the roofing industry, working with insurance companies, avoiding roofing scams and other topics of interest.

The Consumer Team is broadcast from 5-7PM Saturdays on 1080 KRLD in Dallas and Ft. Worth, Texas.  KRLD is the leading news station in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market.   The Consumer Team features consumer tips, information and research designed to help listeners in the DFW Metroplex and beyond make better consumer and shopping decisions.   Pete Thomson has been working in the area of consumer advocacy for over 10 years.  He founded The Consumer Team with a mission to help Dallas and Ft. Worth consumers save time, money and grief in the consumer lives.  Thomson is also president/CEO of McQ Media, a Dallas based marketing and advertising firm.

To learn more about The Consumer Team and to listen live go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

 

Best Home Improvements for Return On Investment

The Best Home Improvements For ROI on The Consumer Team

“Home Improvements That Pay Off” will be featured this week on The Consumer Team talk radio show, Saturday at 2PM (Central) on 570 KLIF Radio.  Jim Dutton, host of Texas Home Improvement, will join The Consumer Team to discuss how to select home improvements that will result in a maximum increase in home value.   According to Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, there will be some surprises in the interview.  Thomson said, “Jim Dutton will be reviewing the latest statistics regarding which home improvements add the most value to a home.  The top rated improvement will come as a surprise to many people.”

Jim Dutton, who hosts Texas Home Improvement talk show on radio stations across Texas, is widely recognized as one of the most knowledgeable experts on home remodeling and home repair.  Thomson added, “Jim Dutton is the most listened to expert on home repair in the state of Texas.  Listeners love Jim because he’s no nonsense and explains even the most complicated projects in terms that people can understand.”

The Consumer Team radio talk show is broadcast Saturdays from 2-4PM (Central) on 570 KLIF Radio.  To listen live go to http://www.myconsumerteam.com    The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media and THI Productions, Dallas, Texas.

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