Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A-1 Concrete Leveling Franchise Locations

Below you will find the locations for all of the A-1 franchises nationally.

Colorado Springs, CO
Denver North, CO
Denver South, CO
Ft. Collins, CO

Atlanta, GA

Chicago West, IL
Crystal Lake – Rockford, IL
Chicago South of I-55, IL
Collinsville, IL

Anderson – Muncie, IN
Indianapolis North, IN
Evansville, IN
Lafayette – Terre Haute, IN
Ft. Wayne, IN
South Bend, IN
Greenwood, Bloomington, Columbus, Seymour, IN

Des Moines, IA

Kansas City, KS

Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Western KY

Maryland (MD)

Ann Arbor – Lansing – Oakland, MI
Flint, MI

Minneapolis, MN

St. Louis, MO
Kansas City North, MO
Kansas City South, MO

New York
Buffalo, NY
Syracuse, NY

Akron, OH
Ashtabula, OH
Canton, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Cleveland East, OH
Cleveland West, OH
Columbus, OH
Dayton, OH
Toledo, OH
Youngstown, OH

Erie, PA
Philadelphia West, PA
Pittsburgh North, PA
Pittsburgh South, PA
Central PA

Chattanooga, TN
Knoxville, TN
Johnson City, TN
Nashville North, TN
Nashville South, TN

Richmond, VA
Northern VA

West Virginia
Charleston – Huntington, WV

Check Out the A-1 Columbus Commercial!

Click the post title above to visit their website!

Monday, January 25, 2010

A-1 Concrete National Franchise Meeting

The A-1 Concrete Leveling & Foundation Repair National Franchise Meeting was held in Ohio last week. There were a variety of presentations including Akron Bearing, Bosch Tools. A-1 Franchise, Keystone Foundation Repair, located in Carlisle, PA, demonstrated their carbon fiber wall straps which is an option they offer for bowed basement wall stabilization (seen in picture below).

For the awards dinner, A-1 Corporate rented out the Football Hall of Fame, which we had to ourselves for the evening. What a treat!

Our thanks to A-1 Corporate for providing a beneficial meeting! It was great to get together with our fellow A-1 franchise owners for business and fun. There is no better way to grow and improve than to share ideas and information in a group setting.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A-1 Concrete National Meeting

A busy week of meetings with A-1 corporate and other franchise owners from around the country. What a great way to learn what is working for others and share things that we are doing!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Project Comparison Analysis

Project Comparison Analysis
Originally uploaded by A-1 Concrete Leveling

This facility's strict OSHA guidelines all but eliminated the option of replacement.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Better for Replacement?

Better for Replacement
Originally uploaded by A-1 Concrete Leveling

Yes, if cracked like a shattered windowpane or resembles a spiderweb.

Better for Replacement?

Better for Replacement
Originally uploaded by A-1 Concrete Leveling

Yes, if many slabs need to be addressed versus replacing one or if surface too deteriorated.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

YouTube Upload Totals

Visit our YouTube channel! We are 1 upload visit away from 7,000. Click this post's title and then sit back, relax, watch a video or two!!!

Anatomy of a Lift

Anatomy of a Lift
Originally uploaded by A-1 Concrete Leveling

This is what our material looks like under the slab after it has set for a week. We removed the original blocks because they were deteriorated and it allowed us to get this great show and tell picture! After the blocks were replaced with new ones, we were able to fully pressurize and complete this project.

Anatomy of a Lift

Anatomy of a Lift
Originally uploaded by A-1 Concrete Leveling

This shows how our material looks being pumped under a slab.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Home Improvement Council Awards for 2009

We received this Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Customer Service in 2009 from the Home Improvement Council of Western New York which is a contractors advocacy and networking group of which I am a board member. Click the title above to view the HIC's website for links to quality contractors.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A-1 Concrete Leveling at Applebee's

This video was recorded when completing a concrete leveling project at an Applebee's Restaurant in November 2009. We eliminated an entry-slab hazard and we did so before the restaurant opened which saved them not just budget dollars, but more costly down-time and customer inconvenience.

Click on blog title to view Applebee's website.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Seasonal Shutdown? No Way!

Even though the snow continues to fall, we can still complete certain projects! Of course, outside projects aren't much of an option right now...but interior projects can still be completed.

During the week between Christmas and New Year, we completed an interior warehouse project at the Goodyear-Dunlop Tire manufacturing facility in Tonawanda, NY. The timing was ideal for the facility manager as that time-frame is a recurring annual shut-down week and minimal scheduling changes needed to be made to facilitate completion of the project. Also, he was able to take advantage of 2009 budget dollars that would have gone unused.

So, to all our industrial, commercial and municipal customers, please keep in mind that the snow on the ground now does not keep us from completing your interior project now.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Customer Letter!

Thanks to Paul & Carol Welker for the complimentary letter below.
We enjoyed working with you and appreciate that you took the time to communicate your satifaction not just to us but to your family and friends.

At the BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association) Show...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Wishing everyone health & prosperity in 2010...

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put the words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and the first chapter is New Year's Day." - Edith Lovejoy Pierce