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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.

Blue Nail Roofing Tops DFW Roofer Certifications

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX — Consumer Team News)   Blue Nail Roofing, a Dallas-Ft. Worth roofing company, continues to receive top ratings, reviews and certifications from the largest roofing suppliers in the nation.  Pete Thomson, consumer advocate and host of The Consumer Team on 1080 KRLD, recently detailed Blue Nail’s achievements in a recent radio program.

Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing on The Consumer Team

Thomson, whose program is heard Saturday’s from 6-8 PM on KRLD, called Blue Nail the best in North Texas.  He said, “Blue Nail is in the top 2% of roofers nationwide as a result of their certifications from Owens-Corning and GAF.   These companies thoroughly vetted Blue Nail before awarding this level of certification.   Because of these certifications, Blue Nail Roofing can offer North Texas customers the best warranties which are far superior to warranties available from non-certified roofing firms.”

Blue Nail Roofing installed a new roof on Pete Thomson’s home this year. Thomson called Blue Nail’s work flawless.  He added, “I was very pleased, but not surprised at all.  Eric Thomason and his staff are experienced and very detail oriented.   Everything about my roofing job, was expertly handled.”  Thomson further identified two areas where Blue Nail’s performance did surprise him.  He said, “First, Blue Nail was able to get even more coverage from my insurance company.   During the initial inspection done by the insurance adjuster, some damage was missed.  Blue Nail’s team found the damage and got it covered by the insurance company.   That was impressive.  And, I was blown away by how neat the job site was upon completion.  Other than my new roof, which was incredible, there was no evidence that Blue Nail was at my home.  No mess, no nails, just a very clean home site.”

Eric Thomason, Blue Nail Roofing’s owner, is a regular contributor to The Consumer Team on KRLD. Thomson called Thomason an anchor to his program.  He said, “Eric and Blue Nail Roofing have been our exclusive choice for roofing companies since we started our program.   They are a cornerstone to our program in Dallas-Ft. Worth.  And Eric brings great perspective on home repair to airwaves of KRLD.”

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

Consumer Team: Dr. Dassani Connects Good Health With Healthy Teeth & Gums

(HOUSTON, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)   Dr. Meghna Dassani will join Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team Houston this Saturday to talk about the connection between healthy teeth and gums and good overall health.    Dr. Dassani’s practice includes Dassani Dentistry and Sleep Houston.  She is a regular contributor to The Consumer Team on 740 KTRH Radio.

Dr. Meghna Dassani – Sleep Houston & Dassani Dentistry

Pete Thomson commented on Dr. Dassani and her contributions to The Consumer Team.   He said, “Dr. Dassani is one of the most respected dentists in the Houston area.  Her work at Sleep Houston is saving lives because of the small oral appliance she’s making available to her patients.  On Saturday’s Consumer Team, we’re going to have a broader conversation with Dr. Dassani regarding the connection between good oral health and a long and healthy life.  Good health, indeed, begins in the mouth.”

According to Thomson, Dr. Dassani will share information that will be new to many listeners.  He added, “Many are aware of the connection between oral health and heart disease.  Listeners may be surprised to learn of the other diseases that can be traced back to issues with teeth and gums.   I believe anyone who hears this discussion will have a new appreciation for the value of regular dental screenings with a competent dentist.  On The Consumer Team, we endorse Dr. Meghna Dassani as the best dentist & sleep doctor in Houston.  In our Saturday interview, she will share information regarding a very generous offer for Consumer Team-KTRH listeners.”

For more information on Dassani Dentistry and Sleep Houston call 281-947-2262.  The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-6 PM on 740 KTRH Radio.  The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media.

Consumer Team: What To Do If You’re Arrested

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX — Consumer Team News)   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson today announced a new series of interviews with Texas Criminal Defense Attorney John “Tony” Ross.   According to Thomson, the interviews will be educational and will focus on what consumers aren’t prepared for in an arrest situation.   Thomson said, “This interview series is designed to help consumers understand the nuances involved in dealing with the police.  Since most people have never been arrested previously, it’s easy to make a critical error.”

John A. “Tony” Ross

Thomson said that John “Tony” Ross is well suited for the Consumer Team interviews because of his experience as a criminal law attorney.   He added, “Tony’s extensive experience in Texas Criminal Law makes him a solid source for our interviews.  He’s highly respected in Texas and we’re excited to have him as a resource on Consumer Team.”

Thomson said in addition to offering general advice for anyone in an arrest situation, that the interviews will have a focus on what parents can do to prepare and support children who are arrested. He added, “Through our series of interviews, we want to help parents be prepared for that 1 AM phone call from a son or daughter who says ‘Dad, I’ve been arrested.'”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson airs Saturdays from 5-6 PM on 740 KTRH Radio, Houston and from 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio, Dallas-Ft. Worth.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

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.

Sleep Houston Joins The Consumer Team

(HOUSTON, TX — Consumer Team News)    Sleep Houston has joined The Consumer Team as a sponsor on 740 KTRH Radio.    Sleep Houston is headed by Dr. Meghna Dassani who has been a pioneer in the treatment of Sleep Apnea.   She will be a regular contributor to The Consumer Team talk radio program in Houston.   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson commented, “Sleep Apnea is a killer.   Every day people go to bed an don’t wake up because of Sleep Apnea.   We’re excited to have Sleep Houston as a sponsor and Dr. Dassani as part of our on-air team.”

Dr. Meghna Dassani - Sleep Houston

Dr. Meghna Dassani – Sleep Houston

Dr. Dassani has been on the front lines of the development of an alternative to the CPAP machine, a treatment that many patients can’t tolerate well.   Thomson added, “The CPAP works in treating Sleep Apnea but many people just can’t or won’t use one. Sleep Houston and Dr. Dassani offer a exciting alternative to the big, bulky CPAP.  It’s an oral appliance, similar in some ways to a football mouth guard, that is easy to wear, very effective and is saving lives.”

According to Thomson, The Consumer Team interviews with Dr. Dassani will be educational in nature.    He added, “There is so much to talk about relative to healthy sleep.   Dr. Dassani and Sleep Houston are the authority on this topic so we’re going to be tapping into their vast knowledge on a regular basis on The Consumer Team.   We’re looking forward to helping to make Houston healthier because of Sleep Houston.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is one of the most listened to locally produced consumer advocacy programs on the air in the US.   In Houston, The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays from 5-6 PM on Newsradio 740 KTRH.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media.

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.”

 

 

“Do It Yourself” Tax Resolution? Consumer Team Interviews Attorney Nick Nemeth

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)     Savvy consumers have learned to save money through DIY.    YouTube, specifically, has brought rise to a nation of do-it-yourselfers who learn from video and then tackle a project on their own.   There are some arenas where being a DIYer can end badly.  When it comes to dealing with an IRS tax issue, a DIY strategy can sometimes be dangerous.   Nick Nemeth, DFW attorney, will join Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team to discuss when a DIY strategy can work for consumers.    The interview will be broadcast on 1080 KRLD Radio in Dallas-Ft. Worth.

Nick Nemeth - Endorsed by The Consumer Team

Nick Nemeth – Endorsed by The Consumer Team

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, said that Nemeth supports a ‘Do It Yourself’ strategy, in some cases.   Thomson added, “In our interview, Nick talks about several situations where a consumer can ‘do it yourself’.    But, as you can imagine, knowing when it’s appropriate to go DIY is critical.”    Helping consumers determine their options, according to Thomson, is one of Nick Nemeth’s most valuable consumer services.    He added, “Nick is very open and transparent with consumers dealing with an IRS tax issue.   And because he offers a free initial consultation to consumers, people can learn what their options are without spending any money.”

The Consumer Team is airing a radio series on tax resolution services to address what Thomson calls consumer abuse in the category.   Thomson said, “A number of the big firms in tax resolution are not consumer friendly.   They’re generally national advertisers that have very aggressive commercials making big promises to the consumer.    Their trick is to get a consumer to agree to a large retainer and a monthly fee and then drag out the process as long as possible.   By the time the consumer figures out that the firm is not doing anything, they’ve spent a ton of money. ”    Thomson applauded Nick Nemeth’s model of customer service.   Thomson added, “Nick is a true consumer advocate.   Beyond the free initial consultation, Nick is very respected in the area of IRS issues.  He is known and respected by the IRS.  In fact, his office is within walking distance of their north Dallas office.”

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

Consumer Team: Rise Air Will Change Business Travel

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)   Anyone who’s traveled regularly for business knows the grind of life on the road.   Airports, fast-food, hotels and delays can wear on even the most energetic road warrior.   The Consumer Team recently interviewed Nick Kennedy, CEO of Rise Air, about his new concept in business air travel, which is opening up private planes to business travelers.

Rise Air - Changing Business Travel in Texas

Rise Air – Changing Business Travel in Texas

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, said the Rise business model offers a welcome lifestyle change for busy business travelers.   He said, “Rise Air is giving business people their lives back.  Instead of spending all day at DFW or Love Airports, you can now drive right up to the plane, go through fast security, get your business done and be home for dinner.”

Thomson said Nick Kennedy will be a regular contributor to The Consumer Team.  He added, “We’re fans of Rise Air on a number of levels.  Because of Rise Air, businesses are able to be more productive and offer their frequent business travelers a better life.   When busy executives are able to fly to Houston, Austin or San Antonio in the morning and be at their child’s afternoon baseball game, lives are changing for the better. Beyond their incredible service, we love the fact that Rise Air is a hometown business based in Dallas-Ft. Worth.”

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

 

 

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