July 17, 2018

DEA Meeting: Safe Haven Pest Control

Safe Haven Pest Control

Keith Brown introduced Michael Bosco with SafeHaven Pest Control.  Keith was shocked at the impromptu introduction request since SafeHaven has such incredible communication skills!  Keith and Michael have been friends for a long time and Keith feels he learns something new whenever he spends time with Michael!

In 1955, Michael's great-uncle started Rid-All, the 30th pest control company licensed in the state of Texas!  In the '80's, his Dad purchased the business.  Michael grew up in the business, treating houses at 12-years old.  He purchased Rid-All and rebranded to SafeHaven in January 2014.  They currently have 3 certified applicators, 4 technicians and 1 apprentice technician.  Their team went on a cruise in January and visited the Bosco family "compound" recently for a weekend retreat with 4-wheeling and a lot of fun!  Michael's job is to create a good, team culture!

In 2002, Celeste (now Michael's wife) called Rid-All about chinch bugs and his Mom referred her to Michael, who owned Soils Alive.  Celeste didn't have chinch bugs; she wasn't watering enough, but he thought she was too demanding to have as a client.  She followed up with an email, they went to a ballgame, and now have a happy family!  They have a son who is a Junior at Tech and their 10-year old son is going to be starting at St. Marks this year.

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SafeHaven Pest Control Drawing!

There is no Booksigning this week, but Michael will hold a drawing for 2, $50 DEA gift certificates next Tuesday!  To be entered in the drawing, give a Google review for SafeHaven Pest Control; the first 5 reviews will each get two chances to win! 

DEA Meeting: Call-Hold Marketing!

Next DEA Meeting: Call-Hold Marketing!

Join us July 24th when Rob Eads with Call-Hold Marketing! will be giving the presentation!

Call-Hold Marketing! Open House/Booksigning

Join us for Call-Hold Marketing's Open House/Booksigning at Tony's Kitchen Cafe at 17370 Preston Rd., #415, Dallas, TX 75252 on Thursday, July 26th, 5-7pm!  There will be great food, drinks, and good opportunity for fun and networking!

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President Jennifer Blakeney welcomed everyone to meeting #4,624 of the DEA, celebrating 83 years!

Results reported to date for 2018 are $584,958 and Money Spent is $375,282!

Thanks to Dr. Maude Cejudo, for a great presentation last week!


Good News Stories!

John Anderson, Complete Mailing Partners:  our son is officially out of the house!  We are putting in an offer on a new house!

Marcello Guercini, Craddock Lumber is celebrating 71 years in business!

Ron Schulz, Supreme Lending, did a loan for someone who saw his articles posted on our website and contacted him!

Ben Dalton, Keller Williams Commerical, helped a client closed on some investment property in Austin last week!


30-Second Commercials!

Dr. Paul Chafetz: last week the slides looked funny on the screen and Darren Gardner, TeksInc, went over and fiddled with something and fixed it because he is an expert.  People come to Dr. Paul because he is an expert and when someone feels their life looks funny or doesn't feel right, Dr. Paul can help bring clarity to the picture.

Brad Swann, CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions, we have a ton of used black and white copiers!  They normally sell used for $8K and new for $20K, but are available now for $2K-$3K!  It is a great opportunity!



Happy Birthday to:

July 21st - Darryl Galen, d.galen Graphics


Darren Gardner, TeksInc, introduced our visitor:

Charlie Belcher with GBEW Benefits, cbelcher@gbewbenefits.com, guest of Andy Montgomery


Past President's Luncheon

If you are a Past President, join us for the luncheon July 25th from noon - 1:30.  Please let Dianna know if you can come!


August Book Club:  Valley of Genius

We had stimulating conversation last night discussing Blue Ocean Strategy.  For August, our book will be:  Valley of Genius:  The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley.  We will meet to discuss the book on August 13th at 6:30 pm at Dr. Paul's home.


B2B Group

Our next meeting of the B2B Group will be August 14 at Atomic Design and Consulting, 8105 Rasor Blvd., Plano, from noon - 1pm.


Wine Tasting Event

Save the Date!

August 16, 6-8:30pm!


President’s Six Month Report

Chairman of the Board, Mariann Montgomery presented the President’s Six Month Report:

• Total membership now stands at 46 member firms.

• Leads generated for the last six months: 540 “A” leads, 582 “B” leads and 720 “C” leads.

• Money spent was $375,282 and Results were $584,958.

• During the past term we acquired 4 new members and lost 3.

• Past President’s lunch was held with 15 current and Past Presidents in attendance.

• A “Here’s the Deal” Members-only meeting was held.

• A 5-Stand Shooting Event was held with 30 in attendance.

• 5 Guest Speakers gave presentations during the term.

• The DEA left the International Executives Association.

• Formation of DEA Book club and B2B Group.

• Dr. Paul Chafetz was elected to the position of Secretary/Treasurer of the Board.


Dr. Paul Chafetz presented our Quarterly Report:

Members with 100% attendance at Booksignings for the second quarter:

• Anti-social MEDIA

• Biggers Law Firm

• Cornerstone Chem-Dry

• Craddock Lumber

• D.galen Graphics

• Frost Bank

• Keller Williams Residential

• Moore Insurance

• Pilot’s Building Maintenance

• Preferred Business Solutions

• Sewell Cadillac

• Supreme Lending

• TeksInc.

Members with 100% attendance at meetings and Booksignings:

• CNC Home Care

• Complete Mailing Partners

• Murphy Business Solutions

• Remarkable Painting

• SafeHaven Pest Control


Board Report

Edgar Esparza, A-Star Heating & Air, presented the Board report.  Attendance at our last meeting was 37 present with 1 guest.  2 one-on-one's were reported.  Members reported giving a total of 33 A leads, 32 B leads, 32 C leads and receiving 26 leads.

Big "A" Lead giver:  Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management.
Big "B" Lead giver:  CopyNet Digital Imaging Solutions
Big "C" Lead givers:  A-Star Plumbing  

Members reported receiving $10,455 from DEA leads, and the Big Results-getter was A-Star Plumbing.  Members reported spending $38,335 with fellow DEA members, and the Big Spender was TeksInc.



Maude Cejudo, held a drawing from those who signed in on her website.  Darryl Galen, d.galen Graphics and Rob Eads, Call-Hold Marketing both won $50 DEA gift certificates!

The $40.00 raffle drawing was won by Vinnie Kiedrowski, Guaranteed Express Courier!


• July 24, Call-Hold Marketing

• July 25, Past-President's Luncheon, Noon

• July 26, Call-Hold Marketing Booksigning at Tony's Kitchen Cafe

• July 31, d.galen Graphics

• August 2, d.galen Graphics Booksigning

• August 7, Peopleistic

• August 13, Book Club, 6:30pm

• August 14, Ask A Pro

• August 14, B2B group at Atomic Design & Consulting, Noon

• August 16, Wine Tasting, 6-8:30pm


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

Celebrating Our 83rd Anniversary 1935 - 2018