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.

 

 

Consumer Team: Wind or Hail…Remember Blue Nail

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)  Consumer Team host Pete Thomson is a proponent of hiring local.   In recent months on The Consumer Team, Thomson has been very vocal about the dangers of hiring out of town contractors to do home repair.   The term he uses is ‘storm chasers’ to describe the out of town companies that rush into an area effected by storm damage. Thomson commented, “I believe that out of town contractors represent one of the biggest problems that homeowners face every year.  After a disaster, they descend on the marketplace and create all kinds of issues.”

The problem, says Thomson, is that out of town contractors have no roots outside of their home market, which means that consumers are left holding the bag when questions or problems arise.   Thomson added, “When homeowner’s have questions or a warranty issue, the out of town contractors are oftentimes long gone.  And that’s assuming they even do the work.  We hear stories regularly of storm chasers taking deposit money and never doing any work.”

The solution to the storm chaser problem, Thomson says, is to hire local.  And when it comes to home and roofing repair, Thomson recommends Blue Nail Roofing.   Blue Nail Roofing is led by second generation roofing professional Eric Thomason, who is a frequent contributor on The Consumer Team radio program.   Regarding Blue Nail & Eric Thomason, Thomson added, “Blue Nail Roofing is everything we look for in a good partner.  They’re local with a brick & mortar location in Dallas and they’re led by Eric Thomason, who is a second generation roofing professional from North Texas.   When consumers hire Blue Nail Roofing, they can be confident that they will get the job done right, the first time.”

Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing - The Choice of The Consumer Team

Eric Thomason of Blue Nail Roofing – The Choice of The Consumer Team

Eric Thomason and Pete Thomson recently talked about the challenges that storm chasers present on The Consumer Team.   The Consumer Team is broadcast Saturdays 6-8 PM (Central) on 1080 KRLD Radio.   To reach Blue Nail Roofing, call 469-726-2176.

The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

Listen to Eric Thomason and Pete Thomson on The Consumer Team.  Click here.

 

Consumer Team: Wrecked Car Scam in DFW

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)   When it comes to car buying in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Consumer Team radio host Pete Thomson says ‘buyer beware.’   The Consumer Team is airing a series of reports on car scams in Dallas-Ft. Worth.  According to Thomson, the ‘wrecked car scam’ is costing North Texas consumers significantly.   Thomson said, “It’s so easy for pros to hide issues with a car.  Unless you buy from a responsible source, a consumer can really get into trouble.”

The Consumer Team: Exposing the Wrecked Car Scam

The Consumer Team: Exposing the Wrecked Car Scam

Another problem, according to Thomson, is the fact that Carfax reports are not always accurate.  Thomson added, “Consumer Reports has done several investigations into the reporting services.  Bottom line is that you can’t always trust what you read.  The services like Carfax can miss major problems, and there are ways that the services can be gamed.   We believe it’s fine to check these services, but not based a purchase on them.”

Instead, Thomson says, consumers should find a local dealership that has a good reputation in the marketplace.  “Our choice on Consumer Team“, Thomson continued, “is Auto Locators of Texas.  Richard Walsh and his team do an excellent job of selling only high quality vehicles for a fair price.”

Thomson cited Walsh’s extensive experience in buying vehicles.  Thomson said, “Richard has been buying cars at auction since he was a teenager and he can spot problems.  Beyond that, before he sells a car, it’s given a complete inspection and servicing.   We believe Auto Locators of Texas is best practices for a pre-owned car dealership.”

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

 

 

Ventana by Buckner: Luxury & Value for Retirement

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)    The corner of Central Expressway & Northwest Highway is getting ready for a big change. Ventana by Buckner, twin 12 story luxury high rise towers, will offer DFW residents a new concept in retirement living.  Consumer Team host Pete Thomson recently called Ventana ‘a game changer’ for retirement.  Thomson added, “Ventana will change the way people retire in Dallas.   It combines luxury and excellence with the integrity of Buckner Retirement Services.”

Ventana - Coming to Northwest Highway & Central in Dallas

Ventana – Coming to Northwest Highway & Central in Dallas

Excellence and luxury permeates all aspects of the new Ventana.  From the floor-to-ceiling views of downtown Dallas and the Park Cities to world-class restaurants to a spa and health club, life at Ventana will be filled with luxury.   Thomson said, “At Ventana, you’re just minutes away from all the best that Dallas has to offer.  Restaurants, entertainment and shopping are all within minutes.   This is a very appealing lifestyle.”

According to Thomson, the value that Ventana delivers is unsurpassed.  He added, “From a value standpoint, we like the fact that Ventana’s monthly fee includes a number of services that are normally additional charges at other retirement communities.  These extra charges often add up to thousands of dollars every year.  When you run the numbers and truly account for all the services are included at Ventana, the value is very apparent.”

Thomson also praised the continuing care aspect of Ventana.  Thomson said, “When someone moves to Ventana they can be confident that many of the services they’ll need through their retirement life will be available at the Ventana campus.  That makes life much less stressful, especially during the times that a person needs more medical services.”

The integrity part of Ventana, according to Thomson, comes from Buckner Retirement Services.  He said, “Buckner has been impacting lives for over 100 years.  Their support of orphaned children dates back to just after the Civil War.   Buckner Retirement Services brings a level of integrity to Ventana that is very meaningful.   We believe the non-profit approach to retirement services is superior to for-profit on a number of levels, most notably the quality of care.”

For people weighing their options for retirement, Thomson recommends meeting the team at Ventana. He said, “Ventana’s information center overlooks the site where Ventana will be built.  And their model of the two 12-story towers really makes Ventana come alive.”

For more information on Ventana call 214-234-1035.  Learn more about Ventana by Buckner on The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson, Saturdays from 6-8 PM on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD.  The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media, Dallas, Texas.

Consumer Team: Nick Nemeth is “Best Practices” for Helping Consumers

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)   The Consumer Team’s Pete Thomson regularly promotes ‘shopping local’ on his consumer advocacy radio program.   When it comes to getting help dealing with an IRS tax issue, Thomson says picking a local attorney is critical.   “We believe shopping local is very important to achieving success as a consumer.  When it comes to dealing with an IRS tax issue, hiring a local attorney is very important.   Nick Nemeth is our choice on The Consumer Team.”

Nick Nemeth - DFW Tax Attorney

Nick Nemeth – DFW Tax Attorney

Nick Nemeth is a regular contributor to The Consumer Team talk radio program which is broadcast Saturdays, 6-8 PM on CBS Radio’s KRLD.   Thomson commented on Nemeth’s contributions to The Consumer Team.  He commented,  “Besides being local, Nick Nemeth is what we consider best practices when it comes helping consumers in North Texas get IRS problems resolved.   He’s smart, honest and very consumer friendly.”

The consumer waters are filled with sharks, according to Thomson, when it comes to tax resolution services.   “Just listen to talk radio or surf the web,” Thomson added, “and you’ll find a number of national companies that aggressively market their services.   They make big promises but, in the end, deliver little to the consumer.   With some of the national companies, the consumer doesn’t even talk to an attorney.   It’s a bad deal for consumers.”

Thomson encourages anyone dealing with an IRS tax issue to call Nick Nemeth.  He added, “We love the fact that Nick offers a free initial consultation.   During that time, a consumer can get good counsel from an attorney who is well respected in Dallas-Ft. Worth.”    To reach Nick Nemeth, call 972-484-0829.

The Consumer Team is DFW’s longest running and highest rated consumer advocacy radio program. The program is focused solely on Dallas-Ft. Worth and promotes locally owned and operated business sponsors.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is produced by McQ Media Inc, Dallas, Texas.

 

Consumer Team Welcomes Tax Attorney Nick Nemeth

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)   Consumer Team host Pete Thomson today announced that Dallas-Ft. Worth tax attorney Nick Nemeth will be appearing as a regular contributor on The Consumer Team.  Nemeth, who helps consumers resolve IRS tax issues, will join Thomson for a series of educational broadcasts.   Regarding the addition of Nemeth to The Consumer Team, Thomson said “We’re very excited to welcome Nick Nemeth to The Consumer Team.  He represents best practices in the category of tax resolution.”

Nick Nemeth - DFW Tax Attorney

Nick Nemeth – DFW Tax Attorney

The Consumer Team broadcasts with Nick Nemeth will address common consumer mistakes made in tax resolution, according to Thomson.   He added, “The first and often biggest mistake consumers make is calling one of the national advertisers that make big promises in their radio advertising.  Oftentimes consumers pay big retainers and don’t even speak with an attorney.  Nick Nemeth is a local, DFW tax lawyer who has a very good reputation for helping consumers resolve IRS tax issues.  We recommend Nick for any consumers needing to deal with an IRS issue.”

The addition of Nemeth to The Consumer Team is consistent with the program’s commitment to the Dallas-Ft. Worth Market.  According to Thomson, large consumer services that cover multiple markets can’t offer focus or quality.  He added, “The big consumer sites that cover multiple markets are the new yellow pages.  If a business owner can fog a mirror and has a valid credit card, they’ll be recommended.  In our view, that’s not a reliable method for the consumer.  On The Consumer Team I’ve chosen to take a different approach.   We want to be very effective for North Texas.   The only way to truly accomplish that is to stay local.  I know all of our sponsors personally.  Some of these folks, I’ve known for over a deade.  There’s no way I could achieve that kind of focus in more than one market.”

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

 

Consumer Team: Ventana is Changing Retirement in Dallas

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX – Consumer Team News)   The corner of Northwest Highway and Central/Hwy 75 is about to change in a big way. Ventana, a luxury high rise retirement community, is being built at this location by Buckner Retirement Services.   The Consumer Team with Pete Thomson is airing a series of educational segments on retirement in DFW and the new Ventana.

Ventana - Coming to Northwest Highway & Central in Dallas

Ventana – Coming to Northwest Highway & Central in Dallas

Pete Thomson, host of The Consumer Team, says  he considers Ventana to be the future of retirement living. Thomson said, “People are very impressed with the the luxury of Ventana.  It will be a stunning community with beautiful views of the Dallas skyline.   There are some other major benefits.  First, Buckner Retirement Services is building Ventana.  Buckner is one of the most trusted names in North Texas.   Beyond that, Ventana will be a continuing care retirement community which means that residents will have access to many healthcare and medical services on-campus at Ventana, and at rates that are very predictable.   Over the span of a person’s retirement, we believe that Ventana’s pricing model delivers much more for the dollar and gives consumers more control over their budgets during retirement.”

The Consumer Team will feature different aspects of Ventana during on-air interviews on 1080 KRLD Radio.   Thomson said, “Our interviews on retirement and Ventana will be very educational.  We’ll be talking to the leadership of Ventana and Buckner Retirement Services.   We’ll also feature several people who will be among the first to move to Ventana when it’s complete.”

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

Texas Retirement Specialists Receives CISQUA Award

(DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TEXAS – Consumer Team News)     Pete Thomson, host and founder of The Consumer Team, today announced that Texas Retirement Specialists is receiving the 2016 CISQUA Award.  The award, which recognizes outstanding North Texas businesses, will be presented to the staff of Texas Retirement Specialists on June 1, 2016.   Consumer Team founder Pete Thomson commented on the award.  He said, “I’ve known the team at Texas Retirement Specialists for over 4 years.   During this time I’ve been able to see first-hand the outstanding work they do in helping families plan for retirement.   It’s an honor to have them as part of The Consumer Team and exciting to see them receive the CISQUA award for 2016.”

Texas Retirement Specialists - 2016 CISQUA Award Winner

Texas Retirement Specialists – 2016 CISQUA Award Recipient

The Consumer Team CISQUA Award recognizes exemplary performance in the areas of consumer integrity, service, quality and accountability.   Regarding Texas Retirement Specialists selection, Thomson added, “The retirement years can be very fulfilling for people who plan appropriately.   We appreciate the manner in which Texas Retirement Specialists educates their clients to anticipate the headwinds of the retirement years and to be prepared.   They’re also advocates of alternative investments, outside of the U.S. stock market, which I believe is prudent for anyone over 55 to consider.”

Thomson said that the CISQUA Award was created to promote best practices in the Dallas-Ft. Worth business community.   He added, “On The Consumer Team our goal is to connect educated consumers with the best businesses in North Texas.   By bringing CISQUA to Dallas-Ft. Worth, we’re hoping to raise the level of awareness regarding these key areas of business responsibility.”

Thomson called Texas Retirement Specialists‘ commitment to financial education an asset to North Texas.  In addition to being regular contributors on The Consumer Team, Texas Retirement Specialists sponsors a weekly radio program, Found Money Radio.  The program is broadcast on 1080 KRLD and 820 WBAP Radio.   Thomson said, “After someone listens to Found Money Radio for 5 minutes, it’s obvious that it is a different kind of financial talk radio program.  And that’s because Texas Retirement Specialists wants to help people understand what’s important relative to managing money and retirement planning.  They’re committed to financial education.”

The Consumer Team airs on CBS Radio’s 1080 KRLD Radio on Saturday from 6-8 PM (Central).   The Consumer Team is produced by McQ Media Inc.

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