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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.

Nick Kennedy Makes Big Announcement on Consumer Team

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS — Consumer Team News)   Nick Kennedy, founder of Rise Air recently joined Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team to announce the acquisition of Rise Air by Surf Air.   Thomson said he was honored to have Kennedy on with the big announcement.  Thomson said, “We’ve been excited about Rise Air and what they’re doing for business travelers since they launched.  Having the opportunity host Nick Kennedy for such an important announcement was an honor.”

Nick Kennedy - Founder of Rise Air

Nick Kennedy – Founder of Rise Air

Rise Air, in less than 2 years, became the second largest membership airline in the US.  As they combine with Surf Air, the new company is expanding routes and airports served.  Thomson added, “The Rise Air model of bringing private planes to busy business travelers is changing the way business travelers live on both a personal and professional level.  Until the emergence of Rise and Surf Air, flying private was only available at a very high cost.   Rise and Surf Air have changed the model. With a monthly subscription, a business traveler can enjoy private air travel but for a fraction of the cost of owning or leasing a plane.”

Kennedy will serve as region President the new combination of Rise and Surf Air.  Thomson added, “In our KRLD interview Nick goes into the exciting details of what the combination of Rise and Surf Air will mean. Without stealing a bit of Nick’s thunder from our interviews, I can tell you that the combination of these two exceptional companies will be very good news for business travelers.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is broadcast Saturdays from 5-6 PM on 740 KTRH in Houston and from 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD in Dallas.

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.

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.

Buckner joins Consumer Team Houston on KTRH

(HOUSTON, TX — Consumer Team News)   The Consumer Team announced today that Buckner International will be a sponsor of the new Consumer Team Houston program on 740 KTRH Radio.   Buckner’s Parkway Place retirement community and  Buckner’s Children and Family Services will both sponsor The Consumer Team’s expansion to KTRH Radio.   The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays, 5-6 PM on KTRH.

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, commented on the sponsorship.  He said, “Buckner International has been helping people in need since the end of the Civil War.   Their ministry work is admired throughout the world.  Having an opportunity to help them increase awareness in Houston on KTRH is an honor.”buckner logo 2

The Consumer Team will feature interviews with leadership from Buckner’s Parkway Place and Children and Family Services.   Thomson added, “Buckner has been serving the retirees in Houston since 1955.  Parkway Place is an example of how good a retirement community can be with vision, compassion and dedicated leadership.  We’re very excited to have the opportunity to feature Parkway Place on Consumer Team.”

Buckner’s Children and Family Services is expanding their services to vulnerable families through their work with Star of Hope and New Hope Housing Inc.   Thomson stated, “We’re amazed at what Buckner, Star of Hope and New Hope Housing are able to do working together.    With the opening of the new Buckner Family Hope Center Houston planned for 2018 and the opening of the Buckner Family Pathways program, the services for families in need, and particular single parents, will grow dramatically in the Houston area.   This is good for our community.”

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is one of the most listened to weekend consumer radio programs in the nation.   In Dallas,  The Consumer Team airs Saturdays from 6-8 PM on 1080 KRLD Radio.   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media.

 

Consumer Team joins KTRH Houston

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH – Consumer Team News)   The Consumer Team will be join the lineup on KTRH Radio in Houston, starting May 13, 2017.   KTRH (740 AM) is the top ranked radio station for news and information in the Houston radio market.   The Consumer Team will be heard from 5-6 PM Saturdays.    The Consumer Team is currently carried on 1080 KRLD in Dallas-Ft. Worth.   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson called the addition of KTRH a strategic one that will strengthen the program’s ability to serve its listeners.    Thomson said, “KTRH is one of the most listened to radio stations in the US with over 1 million listeners each month.   We are excited to be part of their lineup of news and talk programming.”

The Consumer Team - Now on 740 KTRH Radio

The Consumer Team – Now on 740 KTRH Radio

The Consumer Team’s mission, according to Thomson, is to educate and connect consumers.   Thomson added, “Consumer Team is here to first educate our listeners regarding consumer issues.  Every week we talk about good deals, bad deals, recalls and rip-offs that consumers need to know about.   We also connect consumers to the best businesses that have a commitment to high levels of quality, customer service and integrity.    Thomson is quick to distinguish The Consumer Team from referral sites such as Angie’s List or Home Advisor.    He said, “In our view these big national services are the new yellow pages.   On Consumer Team we endorse a much smaller list of businesses that we know very well.  The result is a better experience for the consumer.”

Pete Thomson has been working in consumer advocacy since 2000.   The Consumer Team launched in 2011 on 1080 KRLD in Dallas/Ft. Worth.   Each week’s program features consumer news and interviews with leading consumer advocates, including journalists from Consumer Reports and Consumer’s Union.   Thomson added, “Consumer Reports and Consumer’s Union are the gold standard for consumer information.   We’ve been pleased that they make themselves available for interviews on our program.   We are huge fans.”

Thomson said that The Consumer Team will adhere to the same criteria for selecting sponsors as the new KTRH programs debuts.   He said, “We’re committed to working only with the best-of-the-best on The Consumer Team.   We will continue to vet all of our sponsors to ensure that our listeners are served by the very best.   We will also work exclusively with one business per category.   Maintaining quality is a priority for us.”

 

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.

 

 

IRS Problems? Consumer Team Recommends Nick Nemeth

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX – Consumer Team News)    Consumers dealing with IRS tax issues are getting encouragement and education from a series of interviews on The Consumer Team.   Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, and local DFW attorney Nick Nemeth have been discussing the IRS tax problems that consumers face in a series of radio interviews.

Nick Nemeth - Endorsed by The Consumer Team

Nick Nemeth – Endorsed by The Consumer Team

Thomson said he became interested in the tax resolution because of the abundance of advertising targeting consumers with tax problems.   Thomson added, “Based on all the commercials on the air from national companies, it’s very apparent that there’s a big consumer need for assistance with IRS issues.”   The problem with many of the national companies, according to Thomson, is that they don’t deliver.   He added, “Many of the big national companies you hear on the air are making big promises.  When a consumer calls, they’re often dealing with someone who is not an attorney.   And, the results are bad for the consumer.”

The Consumer Team endorses Dallas-Ft. Worth attorney Nick Nemeth, a local attorney who helps consumers with IRS tax problems.   Commenting on Nemeth’s addition to The Consumer Team, Thomson said, “It’s simple.  Nick Nemeth is experienced in this category.  He’s local so a client can meet with him face to face.  And he gets results for his clients.   That’s why Nick Nemeth is the choice of The Consumer Team.”

Nick Nemeth is a regular guest on The Consumer Team.   Thomson says the goal of the radio segments is two-fold.   He added, “First we want to educate consumers regarding what the options are when you’re facing an IRS tax problem.   Many of the national ads are deceptive and make claims that aren’t based on reality.   Beyond education, we want to encourage consumers to be proactive and not delay getting help.”

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

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