Sewell Shutters in Dallas

Sewell Shutters in Dallas

I am going to write this testimonial unapologetically because there is a business in the Dallas area, which has blown me away. I have come to expect pretty poor service from a lot of businesses these days. I don’t know if it’s the generational workforce like a lot of people say – millennials not wanting to put in a hard days work. I’ve heard that from a lot of “experts” and I don’t know how true that is, but I can testify that a lot of younger workers have made customer service unimportant.

This is definitely not the case with all of the workers at Sewell Shutters (http://sewellshutters.com) who focus in on making the customers feel cared for and valued. In dealing with them, I was so impressed with everyone that I had the pleasure of working with. And it wasn’t just their customer service that was awesome, but their production and installation of my McKinney plantation shutters was stellar. They worked hard and fast and showed me how their quality materials would hold up over time. They improved the look of my interior and exterior windows and I have gotten so many compliments from neighbors and visitors, which has surprised me because I thought these shutters wouldn’t really be noticed. But they sure have been!

Anyway, I am thankful to have run into this company. They have thirty years of experience and I can see why they have lasted so long. I have been referring them to everyone I know and I know that my recommendations will end up getting Sewell Shutters a lot more business. They deserve it.

So, that’s it for my glowing blog article. I’d love to hear from you readers about other businesses that have done quality work and had great customer service as well. Hook me up with some comments. Thanks.

A Website with Excellent Content

A Website with Excellent Content

I am an avid internet surfer and I like to check out big companies’ websites to see if they are good, bad or average. I’m often shocked to see that some of the biggest businesses fall far short of showing themselves off with strong online presences. One thing that a lot of these businesses that are falling short with is that they don’t have enough content on their sites, which would draw potential clients in because they would better understand what the company is offering. I don’t know why there is such little content on those sites. They mainly focus on images and design, which is also a good thing to have. But to leave out specific content is a mistake.

One company that I do some marketing for is a medium-sized business located in Dallas, Texas. They are a company of public adjusters who help people file such things as fire damage claims and water damage claims and they have a fantastic website. They do a great job of integrating visuals with tons of content spread across several pages. They don’t overwhelm the site visitor with too much content in one spot, but it is spread around quite nicely and I think it gives the visitor a chance to know everything they might possibly want to know from this business. Look at their site at www.abbaclaims.com and see if you think that what I am saying is true. They also use pop-ups to encourage people to get into live chats or to call for more information. (By the way, I didn’t build this site so I cannot take credit for it’s structure and design.)

After you look over their site, please let me know if you think what I think about it – if it is a good site for design and content. Also, in your comments let me know if you have found any websites that do good jobs and any websites that do bad jobs when it comes to balancing visuals with content. I’m really interested to know what sort of websites you are drawn to and which ones turn you off. Thanks in advance for your comments.

Fire Damage Claims in Dallas

Fire Damage Claims in Dallas

Filing a fire damage claim in Plano was an ordeal to say the least – Trying to manage my family and their needs as we packed into an Extended Stay hotel and tried to live out a somewhat normal existence was difficult to say the least. Not only had we lost most of our possessions (many of which could not be replaced because of their sentimental value – pictures, journals, etc.) but we had a house that was 60% burned down. I was thankful that we had insurance for this fire damage claim or we would have been really in bad shape. I don’t think we would have recovered without it.

An independent appraiser (I think that’s what they are called) working for the insurance company came and did their due diligence to try and figure out a number that would get us back in our rebuilt home with new furnishings (even the ones that didn’t look too bad had excessive smoke damage and couldn’t be kept). What I didn’t know at that time (the appraiser coming) was that even though they were independent, they still worked on behalf of the insurance company, which put us at somewhat of a disadvantage when it came to getting the money back for what we needed to have done. A buddy of mine suggested that I counter their appraiser’s settlement number with a higher number, but I didn’t know how to do that. I had never thought of the value of my home and its contents and I figured I would be pretty bad at guessing. I told that to my friend and he told me that I should hire a public adjuster. He said that public adjusters are qualified professionals who advocate for you to get the maximum settlement out of the insurance company. They have their own appraisal people who are on your side in this whole thing. So, I called one from the Dallas area and the person I worked with was amazing. I won’t go into the details (mostly because I don’t fully understand it), but I know that my family and I got a really large settlement – one much larger than was pitched to us by the first appraiser. This helped us get everything repaired and also aided us in buying the furnishings we once had – house looks great, by the way.

So, if you ever find yourself in this same unfortunate situation I want to recommend that you do some research in your area and find a well-qualified public adjuster to help you like they helped me.

Shading the House

Shading the House

Having a large house is a luxury but sometimes there are a lot of big windows in a big house that need to be covered in one way or another. I have friends in the Dallas area who have a very large house and they have lots of windows to cover. They didn’t want to go with cheap looking mini-blinds that you can get at Lowe’s or Home Depot. They had already invested a lot of money into this house and decided they weren’t going to settle for less than the best when it came to their window coverings. They did a lot of research and made a bunch of calls to different companies. They weren’t sure if anyone could custom fit for the varying sizes of windows in their home. They also decided that they wanted to get McKinney plantation shutters. They just needed to decide on a company that they wanted to do business with – a company of professionals who had a lot of experience and a lot of great reviews. After several close calls, they ended up going with a company called Sewell Shutters, a Dallas-based business, which has been around for thirty years. They did everything from Mckinney to South Lake plantation shutters and said that they could measure any window and custom fit for whatever size they needed. So, my friends ended up going with this company.

Here’s their take on this company: What was amazing was that the people who came to measure and install were all very friendly and clean. They said that they promoted integrity above all else and would make sure that we were satisfied. And amazingly, this whole process for all of our plantation shutters to be installed only took six weeks. And I cannot stress how nice they all looked. Each one built just right and I do not want to forget that they matched our interior paints with the shutters. It was an exact match across the house. We could not have been more pleased with the work that was done.

So, since I am a reviewer of various companies, I decided to use this blog to promote this company. I always run into supposedly dependable companies, who end up failing to impress their clients. But once in a while, I get to know a company that does a perfect job. So, if you are in the market for plantation shutters I recommend Sewell Shutters. You can check them out at http://sewellshutters.com.