March 13, 2018

DEA Meeting: Innovative Roofing

Innovative Roofing

Denise Koval introduced Ken Teagle.  Not only does Ken know roofs, but he understands the nuances of how insurance companies work.  Innovative Roofing works with a myriad of roofing products and has the experience you want!  His fun-loving wife Maureen is a very serious anesthesiologist.  Ken is a big-game hunter, using both guns and the compound bow!  He is a world traveler and his heart is in the Rockies!  Ken and Maureen are excellent hosts and have served Denise some of the best gumbo she has ever had as well as succulent BBQ!

Ken expressed appreciation for all past and present DEA members who have done business with him over the last 13 years!  The DEA has been really good to him!  Ken was born in Shreveport and grew up in Houston.  His Dad was a preacher and had 4 sons.  After graduating from high school, Ken went to trade school, got a welding degree and became a certified welder.  He worked for a year as a welder and decided college sounded like a better idea!  He went to college at ACU in Abilene and graduated with a degree in Business Management and Marketing and then got a Masters in Psychology.  Ken was married 9 years and has 2 daughters: one lives in Missoula, Montana and the other is finishing veterinarian school in Colorado.  Ken was divorced for 22 years before marrying Maurine 7 years ago.  They travel a lot!  His hobbies include:  outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, golf and working out.  He is a member of several groups including the DEA, Better Business Bureau, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and also the NRA!  You need to come see his trophy room!

Ken has been in the roofing business for 25 years.  He learned the business as a salesperson and then was in a partnership for 10 years.  In 2004, he started Innovative Roofing.  The services they offer are primarily repairing and replacing roofs and most of their work is storm damage.  Ken likes to be there to meet with the insurance adjuster so you can have someone represent you and negotiate.…

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DEA Meeting: Innovative Roofing

Innovative Roofing Party!

Join us Thursday evening for a great party (yes, party!!!) with Innovative Roofing!  It will be at Ken Teagle's house at 7230 Midbury Dr., Dallas, conveniently located just southwest of 635 and 75!  There will be delicious BBQ, wine, lots of different types of beer as well as liquor!  The party will be 5pm - 8pm, or until Uber comes!

DEA Meeting: New York Life

Next Meeting: New York Life

Braden Howell with New York Life will be giving the presentation!


President Mariann Montgomery welcomed everyone to meeting #4,610 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $336,475 and Money Spent is $122,219!

Thanks to Gary De Rodriguez, Peopleistic, USA, for a great presentation last week!


30-Second Commercials!

Mike Moore, Moore Insurance Agency:  Ken will be talking about roofs today, but before you need to fix your roof, you need to know that some insurance companies have changed their roof coverage in North Texas.  See Mike to make sure you have the coverage you need!

Elevator Speech:  for those of you who have asked for an opportunity to give brief elevator speeches, this is your opportunity each and every week!  Email or call Dianna to get on the schedule for a 30-Second Commercial in the coming weeks!


Good News Stories!

Dr. Paul Chafetz:  will be speaking at the North Texas Conflict Resolution Network tonight on the topic of "Working with 20th Century Senior Citizens"!

Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering: concerning the power of guests, through a contact from Sonia (a guest who came earlier this year), Chef Mark has the opportunity this Thursday night to speak to a group of students about being a chef!  He would love the opportunity to speak to other groups from elementary students on up!

Check in on Facebook!  And, sign up on MeetUp!


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30-Second Commercials & Good News Stories!

In order to avoid that awkward pause as we try to determine who will give their "news" next, we would like you to sign up to do a 30-Second Commercial or Good News story.  Just call or email Dianna so we can have you on the agenda.  We will try to limit the spots to 2 members each week.


What are your Social Media links?

We would like to link to your company when you are referenced in our Newsletter and other posts!  Dianna would also like to update your social media links on our website! 

To facilitate this, please send Dianna an email with either connections to your social media links or your handle for the various social media that you use!


Julie Grant, Julie Grant Interiors, introduced our guests today:

• Kirk Coyne with B2B CFO,, guest from MeetUp

• Matt Hefferson with FC Dallas,; guest of Austin Owens.

• Taylor Hernandez with Light RX Face and Body;, guest of Ashley Kinney.

• Al Gonzalez with Waddell and Reed, guest from MeetUp.

• Michelle Spangler with Infused Oils & Vinegars;; guest of Maude Cejudo.

• Mark Gukian, guest of Denise Koval.


5 Stand Shooting & BBQ March 27th

Come join us to shoot clays, eat delicious BBQ and have a great time from 3:30-6pm on March 27th at Elm Fork Shooting Sports!  We will NOT have a morning meeting that week so we will have time to make it out for this event.  This will be 5-Stand Shooting.  Michael Bosco’s brother will provide BBQ jalapeno poppers and chopped brisket sandwiches and we will have water bottles and soft drinks available.

We will have foam ear plugs available, but fee free to bring any additional hearing protection or protective eyewear you would like.

The cost for the event is $30/person for food and clays and you can bring or purchase (at the event) whatever ammo you want to shoot. 

Reply to this email to let Dianna know if you are coming and if you are bringing guest(s)!


Happy Birthday to Kathryn Biggers with Alamo Title on March 15th!


Join us for the DEA Book Club!

Brand new, hot off the press!  The DEA is starting a Book Club!  Our first book is Extreme Ownership:  How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink.  Dr. Paul says, get the book (even available on Audible), read 3 chapters and then decide if you want to join the Book Club now or later!  We will pick a date around the latter part of April to go to lunch and discuss the book!

As Mariann said, we are "Improving minds and attitudes by exploring the written word….."


Get on the Calendar!

We need a presenter for April 3rd!  Is that you?  Call or email Dianna and you can let our guests and members know more about you and your company!  If you don't want Dianna emailing you this week about April 3rd, be proactive and get on the calendar for any week, starting May 8th!


Golf Tournament: June 26th!

Put it on your calendar now!  Please let Jennifer Blakeney know if you would like to be a sponsor or donate an auction item!  Prices will be the same as last year!


Board Report

Mark McDaniel, Remarkable Affairs Catering, presented the Board report for March 6th, indicating there was a total of 42 present with 6 guests recording:

• 28 “A” leads

• 28 “B” leads

• 34 “C” leads

• 5 One-on-One’s 

• 26 Leads Received

• $8,855 results

• $16,320 spent with members

The Big Results-getters were CNC Home Care, Guaranteed Express.  The Big Spenders were Dr. Janell Kenny, Call-Hold Marketing!  The Big “A” Lead giver:  CNC Home Care.  The Big “B” Lead giver: Biggers Law Firm.  The Big “C” Lead givers: CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions, Moore Insurance, Dr. Janell Kenny, Keller Williams Residential.



The $35.00 raffle drawing was won by Keith Horniman, Pilot's Building Maintenance!


• March 15, Innovative Roofing Party!

• March 20, New York Life

• March 27, NO Morning Meeting

• March 27, 5 Stand Shooting!  3:30-6pm

• April 3, Is this your presentation date?

• April 10, Sewell Lexus on Millennials


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