October 10, 2017

DEA Meeting: Craddock Lumber

DEA Meeting: Craddock Lumber

Denise Koval introduced Marcello Guercini, owner/operator of Craddock Lumber.  Marcello was born in Florence, Italy and went to college in London.  Marcello had a company in Italy that manufactured machinery for the plastics industry.  He started at Craddock in 1982.  Marcello is a Past President of the DEA and the Dallas Italian Club!  Craddock Lumber has a wide array of building products and Marcello has built a really fine company with customer service, bar none!

Who is Craddock Lumber?

Craddock Lumber was founded in 1947 by Marcello’s father-in-law, Mr. Dan Craddock.  Last July, they celebrated their 70th anniversary, in the same location!  Marcello has been with the company for 35 years.  They are a small, family-owned company with 16 employees.…

Read More about the products and services of Craddock Lumber....


Online Booksigning

Visit Craddock's website at www.craddocklumber.com and make a comment in the "Contact us" section to enter a drawing for two $25 DEA gift certificates.

DEA Meeting: CopyNet Office Systems

CopyNet Office Systems Open House/ Booksigning October 19

CopyNet Office Systems will have a lunch-time Open House/ Booksigning from 11am-2pm at 2805 E. Plano Parkway, #100, Plano 75074.  It is very easy to get to, right off of I-75 and George Bush Tollway.  Join us for a great time with great sandwiches and drinks!


President Barbara Scribner welcomed everyone to meeting #4,592 of the DEA, celebrating 82 years!

Results reported to date for 2017 are $839,908 and Money Spent is $575,624!

Thanks to Ron Schulz, Supreme Lending, for a great program last week!


Frank Meier, a 41-year DEA member, died on October 2nd.  A memorial service will be held October 28th at 2pm at Church of the Holy Communion on Muirfield in Dallas.  Please remember his family during this time.


Good News Stories!

Randy Herman, Cornerstone Chem-Dry: Randy's daughter just got married in Seattle!  Randy's son is playing football, and on the field as a freshman!  Randy's voice still hasn't recovered from last weekend's game!


30-Second Commercials!

Mike Moore, Moore Insurance: We now have pet insurance!  It is written as an add-on to homeowner's insurance.


Darryl Galen, d.galen graphics, introduced our visitors:

Kimberley Jacob, Craddock Lumber, guest of Marcello Guercini.

Evan Aksen, aksen_evan@yahoo.com.  Evan is a computer consultant and trainer.


Open Category

The category of Title Insurance is open, vacated by Lawyer's Title.


Tons of fun at Topgolf last week!!

 A special "Thank You" to:

~ Darryl Galen, our coordinator, and Lauren Grammer, our host

~ Super cool drink holders:  Halo Branded Solutions

~ Dinner Sponsor:  Guaranteed Express Courier

~ Golf Bay Sponsors:

• CNC Home Care

• Keller Williams Residential

• Dr. Janell Kenny

• Pilot's Building Maintenance

• Remarkable Painting (2 bays)

• SafeHaven Pest Control

• Supreme Lending

• TeksInc

We had a lot of fun at Topgolf!  Check out some of the pictures!

DEA Christmas Party

Dallas Executives Association

Christmas Party!

Friday, December 8th


Michael Bosco is opening his home for the event!  Chef Mark will be providing delicious, decadent food!  Wine will be provided by Ron Schulz, Barbara Scribner, and Mark Kinser!  Michael Bosco will be providing a keg of beer from Oak Highlands Brewery!  Darren Gardner is providing Scotch!

We are going to have a lot of fun!  Please let us know if you are coming:  just email dianna@dallasexecutives.com.

Member companies have been billed $100, which includes 2 attendees; additional attendees are $50 each.


Congratulations to those celebrating their anniversary with the DEA!


• Craddock Lumber - 13 years!


• Keller Williams Residential - 5 years!

• Take Time to Travel - 6 years!



Happy birthday wishes to:

• October 15 - Ben Dalton (Keller Williams Commercial)


Quarterly Report

Jennifer Blakeney, Guaranteed Express Courier, presented the Quarterly Report.  Congratulations to those with 100% attendance!

100% meeting attendance:

• Frost Bank

• Keller Williams Residential

• Maude Cejudo, Inc.

• New York Life

• Remarkable Painting

100% meeting and Open House attendance:

• Complete Mailing Partners

• Supreme Lending


The Dallas Executives Association is now on MeetUp!  Look for the Dallas Executives Association Breakfast and join!


Board Report

Cooper Bibb, Sewell Lexus, presented the Board Report for the week of September 26, 2017, which advised there was a total of 30 present with 1 guest recording:

• 21 “A” leads

• 33 “B” leads

• 32 “C” leads

• 2 One-on-one's 

• 31 leads received

• $13,332 results

• $8,397 spent with members 

The Big Result Getter was CNC Home Care.  The Big Spender was Pilot's Building Maintenance.  The Big "A" Lead giver: CNC Home Care.  The Big "B" Lead giver: Guaranteed Express Courier The Big "C" Lead giver: Keller Williams Residential.


2 Open Program Dates in 2017!

Who said you wanted to do a program this year?  Call or email Dianna to get on the schedule!  Open program dates are December 12th and 19th!



The $30.00 raffle drawing was won by Rob Eads, Call-Hold Marketing!


• October 17, CopyNet Office Systems

• October 19, CopyNet Open House, 11am-2pm

• October 24, Audio Video Innovations

• October 31, Remarkable Affairs Catering

• October 31, Nominating Committee Announced

• November 2, Remarkable Affairs Catering Open House, 4-7pm


18208 Preston Road, Suite D-9317
Dallas, Texas 75252
Telephone: 214-528-1082

Celebrating Our 82nd Anniversary 1935 - 2017