Showing posts with label James Schaefer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label James Schaefer. Show all posts

Friday, May 16, 2014

Phone App changes how Businesses Share their Story

DeliveryMaxx announces additional enhancement to their smartphone app. Already the leader in digital content management; their clients will have an even stronger competitive advantage in the digital playground on the internet.

May 16, 2014 - DALLAS -- Every organization and company has to understand the importance the internet plays in the way they conduct their business.  No longer are the days a website is self-sufficient in sharing their story.  As a matter of fact Social Media Marketing and Online Reputation Managerment are two of the most important pieces when it comes to companies trying to sell, advertise, or promote products and services on the web.  There is a true science to these efforts and if not strategically planned correctly organizations will be left behind.
Almost five years ago, Josh Deaton and James Schaefer formed DeliveryMaxx where they envisioned would change the way businesses would brand, sell and communicate with potential customers on the web.  Their core business focused on helpig the automotive industry.  It started out as a simple idea where the automotive dealerships' customer were enabled to share their great experience via social media and online review sites for the world to see.  DeliveryMaxx would create a digital network for the automotive dealership and then utilzing the DeliveryMaxx Smartphone App and Review portal be able to encourage the customer to share this experience with all of their friends and family.  As long as the automotive dealership provided a great product and customer service; their praises were shared ten times as much as if the dealership just relied on old business practices.  "Our dealership has increased sales by 70% because we use DeliveryMaxx's services and our CSI scores have never been better" states, Jim Proctor, General Manager of Chrsyler Jeep Dodge City of McKinney.

Because DeliveryMaxx stayed true to simple business practices and common sense utilizing today's technology; they have expanded into helping clients such as hotels, employment agencies, youth organizations, churches, non-profits and CPA's.  "There is no limit to the businesses or organizations we can help.  If a company or organization has a story to tell; DeliveryMaxx can customize a program that will help them help their customer share their great experience with the world" expresses Schaefer, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of DeliveryMaxx.

The process is very simple.  A customer of a business has their picture taken with the DeliveryMaxx phone app (which is available for both iOS and Android with Windows coming soon).  The customer is then provided an opportunity to share their testimony on the DeliveryMaxx review portal.  With DeliveryMaxx's Patent Pending Program; both the testimony and the picture are combined and shared throughout the company's digital network driving business back to the client's website or through the doors of their location.

Today, DeliveryMaxx has announced an update to the smartphone app.  Organizations will be able to include a video testimony or their customer as well as a video walk around that will also be shared throughout the clients' digital network.  The walk around video for automotive clients is very important because they will be able to share their new and used inventory to all of their sites instantaneously.  However, this same function will be important to DeliveryMaxx's non-auto clients too.  They will be able to communicate to potential customers with any message they desire very efficiently.  Deaton, Chief Executive Officer states, "Our program produced phenomenal results already for our clients, but now with the video enhancement they will dominate the web even faster.  Content is key to any businesses digital success.  The search engines loves words, pictures, and videos.  DeliveryMaxx is able to provide all three creating unlimited content for our clients enabling them to become the most relevant search on the web."

DeliveryMaxx is a Cinderella story.  Financed by both Deaton and Schaefer; DeliveryMaxx has fast become the talk of the digital world.  "We have created patent-pending technology that actually provides opportunities for customers to share their experiences with future potential customers.  We do this utilizing social media and online reputation working together to produce these measurable results" states Schaefer.  Other companies have tried to mimic DeliveryMaxx, but fall short of the mark because they do not have real people doing real work for their clients.  "Those companies are all automated, and fail to uses simple business practices that make sense for their clients" he adds.

In addition to the phone app; DeliveryMaxx also includes an Online Review program that helps customers give reviews to all of the major social media sites.  "Not only do we build great original content for dealerships, help them obtain online reviews; but we also monitor the review sites and help respond to each review.  This has worked very well for our automotive dealerships, but we are finding that almost any company who depends on online reviews and content is able to utilize our services" comments Deaton.  DeliveryMaxx also writes blogs and press releases for their clients as well which adds even more content to their clients digital network.

The app can be downloaded by anyone, but will only be able to be utilized by DeliveryMaxx customers.

"DeliveryMaxx was created methodically filling the gaps that dealerships were unable, or did not know how to fill to complete the circle of attracting a new customer, providing great service or products, and having them share their experience immediately with friends and family" explains Schaefer, thus providing automotive dealerships and other organizations with a unique ability to increase CSI Scores, Sales, Customer Loyalty, Service Revenue, Online Reputation, Search Engine Optimization, and Branding.

DeliveryMaxx is a privately held company providing social media marketing, web-based solutions, customer retention, and other advertising services and is based in Rockwall, Texas.  DeliveryMaxx is the preferred provider for companies needing to improve their web presence, online reputation, customer satisfaction, sales, and innovative strategies that enables them to confidently deploy their mission-critical products and services in today's competitive environment for market share.

Clients of DeliveryMaxx include automotive dealerships, hotels, surgeons, insurance agencies, marketing agencies, chruches, educational institutes, non-profits, sports teams, attorneys, employment agencies, and politicians.

For additional information about the company or its products and services, visit http://www.deliverymaxx.com.

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Guru and Spin Doctor Host The ANE Show with Actress/Model Jennifer Reed

Saturday morning will be a few cast members light without The Doc (Jim Proctor), Bubba (Jeff Thompson) and Paul Salfen rubbing elbows with the rich and famous as well as touring the world; however, Josh “The Guru” Deaton, “The Spin Doctor” James Schaefer, and beautiful actress/model Jennifer Reed will share the airwaves and carry the popular morning radio talk show this Saturday.

During the early days of DeliveryMaxx’s rise to the top as leaders in Social Media and Online Reputation Management; Josh Deaton and James Schaefer would talk about exposing companies who committed fraud posting fake online reviews and scams involving social media.  Instead, they created a patent-pending program that has revolutionized the way businesses sell their services or products on the internet.
“Social Media’s Guru” Deaton, and James “Spin Doctor” Schaefer, Co-Founders of DeliveryMaxx, will work the show alongside Jennifer Reed.

Jennifer is known and respected in the modeling scene, specifically for her classic vintage look. She has graced the runway in NY Fashion Week 2013 and will be returning again in February 2014. She has been featured in publications including Austin Monthly, Austin Lifestyle, ICOSA Magazine as well as Vogue Italia just to name a few.  Jennifer is also pictured in a mural in Chef Stephan Pyles new restaurant "Stampede 66" in Dallas. She continues to work hard to inspire others to push for their dreams.

The Doc, Bubba, and Paul will be missed, but these three will man the show.  However, you should listen because without Doc to keep control; there is no telling what will be discussed.

The ANE Show will be a jammed packed hour of fun, entertainment, and information sure to keep you coming back for more.  Saturday mornings at 9 AM on 1190 AM just got more interesting for you.  For more information about The ANE Show visit http://theaneshow.com or follow on Twitter @TheANEShow.   For the latest in celebrity guest or show topics visit The ANE Show’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheANEShow.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

DeliveryMaxx Founders make a Splash on The ANE Show

What do you get when you put a DOC, Gorilla, Guru, Bubba, a Spin Doctor, & the Coolest Guy in Dallas all together in one room?  You get an exciting show about Automotive, News, Celebrity Updates, and Social Media Interaction with listeners.

During the early days of DeliveryMaxx’s rise to the top as leaders in Social Media and Online Reputation Management; Josh Deaton and James Schaefer would talk about exposing companies who committed fraud posting fake online reviews and scams involving social media.  Today, they have created a patent-pending program that has revolutionized the way businesses sell their services or products on the internet.
Now, KFXR 1190 AM, has added what is touted to be a fun exciting show which will share much needed advice on purchasing and servicing automotive, today’s news, social media topics, and celebrity interviews.  The ANE Show which stands for Automotive News & Entertainment is hosted by longtime General Manager, Jim Proctor of Dodge City of McKinney.  Deaton and Schaefer will join the fun of the hour long show with innovative ways to utilize social media to benefit businesses and consumers as well as funny and crazy experiences in the digital world.  They are joined by a cast of experts to share information and opinions during the show.

The ANE Show can be listened to across the nation with iHeartRadio.

Jeff “Bubba” Thompson, the ANE Show’s Co-Host, also serves as Jim’s right hand man in the dealership.  He will share “war stories” and other helpful information for the consumer’s automotive needs.  All you need to know about Thompson is that he has a donkey as a pet, and he goes by the name Bubba.  Josh “Social Media’s Guru” Deaton, and James “Spin Doctor” Schaefer , Co-Founders of DeliveryMaxx, will cover today’s technology and will provide insight to everything pertaining to social media, internet marketing, online reputation, and digital solutions.  Paul Salfen, the coolest guy in Dallas, will add celebrity insight with interviews of the hottest stars in sports, music, and entertainment. 

The ANE Show will air at 9 AM Saturday mornings and consist of all four segments including two segments of Automotive, News, and Entertainment.  Proctor and Thompson will Host the show starting out with automotive news and giving helpful information such as buying vehicles, financing, selling vehicles, and automotive comparisons just to name a few.  .  Salfen will follow with interviews of today’s most popular stars.  He will find out what is going on in their lives both professional and personal as well as uncover what everyone wants to really know.  The “Guru” and “Spin Doctor” will tie everything together communicating with the shows “Fans” via Social Media.
The ANE Show will be a jammed packed hour of fun, entertainment, and information sure to keep you coming back for more.  Saturday mornings at 9 AM on 1190 AM just got more interesting for you.  For more information about The ANE Show visit http://theaneshow.com or follow on Twitter @TheANEShow.   For the latest in celebrity guest or show topics visit The ANE Show’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheANEShow.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Kids enjoying Texas vs. the Nation All-Star game thanks to Dodge City of McKinney & DeliveryMaxx

Dodge City of McKinney, the title sponsor of Texas vs. the Nation College Football All-Star Game, provided tickets, suites, and sideline passes for fans to see the game up-close.

DeliveryMaxx COO, James Schaefer enjoyed the opportunity to take his son and three of his friends to the game after working hard for Dodge City to promote the game via Social Media Marketing.

The boys, all from Rockwall and players on Mr. Schaefer's sons basketball & baseball team (Texans) were able to experience a close-up view from the sideline, locker room, and press box.  They had the same access to the players as the NFL scouts.

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Jim Proctor, Dodge City of McKinney's General Manager made sure that the four boys had a great time.  Here are Joseph Schaefer, Jacob Lacher, Cody Rollins, and Lewis Nies with Jim & Hall of Fame former Dallas Cowboy, Randy White.

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During halftime, the boys were put to work serving energy drinks to the players.  They were able to joke around, and listen to real live locker room talk.  Most of the things can be repeated.

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Joseph & Cody helped cheer on team Texas as they entered the field.  It was a crazy site for the 4 footers to stand up to these giants!

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Before the game, the boys met up with legendary Dallas Cowboy and current Head Coach of Team Texas, Bill Bates.  He was exactly like you would expect around these kids.  Very nice and encouraging.  Coach Bates even took a picture with Chief Operating Officer of DeliveryMaxx James Schaefer.

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"Bill Bates has always been a role model for me.  I am glad my son knows who he is.  Bates is good for football, and the North Texas community" states Schaefer.

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The boys had the best seat in the house.  They were right next to the action the whole game.

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They even got a chance to hang out in the suite with scouts from the NFL and CFL.

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The weather was great, the game was fun, and the boys left with memories of a life-time.  Thanks to Dodge City of McKinney for providing DeliveryMaxx the opportunity to share this experience with these boys.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

DELIVERYMAXX ANNOUNCES PATENT-PENDING TOTAL AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIP SOLUTION

Rapidly Expanding Provider Customer Loyalty and Retention Services, DeliveryMaxx utilizes modern innovations, and new marketing techniques to deliver strongest client acquisition and retaining program in the automotive industry.

DeliveryMaxx, a leading provider of automotive customer loyalty and retention programs utilizing social media marketing and online reputation management techniques, announced patent pending processes for  certain new and useful improvements in “System and Method for Customer Relationship Management and Marketing,” set forth in a Patent application for Letters Patent of the United States.

DeliveryMaxx, headquartered in Rockwall, TX, offers its Images of Success and DigitalMaxx Solutions which combines Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Online Reputation Management (ORM), Social Media Marketing (SMM), and Local Search Engine Optimization (LSEO) into a total customer care program that encourages and allows the consumer to share their great experience promoting the automotive dealership through the World Wide Web.  As a testament to its design, development, support and implementation process, DeliveryMaxx’s programs and services have been retained by many leading automotive dealership groups as well as other industries such as hotel, employment, and insurance around the United States.

“Many companies have tried to do what DeliveryMaxx has been able to create and develop, but they fail because they have taken shortcuts.  Ultimately these companies hurt the dealership, and do not provide the service the automotive industry needs” states Josh Deaton, CEO and co-founder.  Instead of an automotive dealership having to go to five different vendors to provide social media marketing, online reputation management, search engine optimization, local search engine optimization, and a customer loyalty program; DeliveryMaxx combines all of these programs into a complete program that will help dealerships “Win Customers for Life”.

“DeliveryMaxx was created methodically filling in all of the gaps that dealerships were unable, or did not know how to fill to complete the circle of attracting a new customer, providing great service or products, and having them share their experience immediately with friends and family” explains James Schaefer, COO and co-founder thus providing automotive dealerships and other organizations with a unique ability to increase CSI Scores, Sales, Customer Loyalty, Service Revenue, Online Reputation, Search Engine Optimization, and Branding.

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DeliveryMaxx is a privately held company providing social media marketing, web-based solutions, customer retention, and other advertising services and is based in Rockwall, Texas.  DeliveryMaxx is the preferred provider for companies needing to improve web presence, online reputation, customer satisfaction, sales, and innovative strategies that enables them to confidently deploy their mission-critical products and services in today’s competitive environment for market share.  For additional information about the company or its products and services, please visit www.deliverymaxx.com .

Thursday, January 3, 2013

DeliveryMaxx performs behind the scenes helping make a wish come true

It is not all of the time that a company will step up, and give time and financial assistance to help others.  As a matter of fact, most large companies make the news because of corporate greed or embezzlement.

However, on January 2nd, 2013 DeliveryMaxx helped one of its clients, Dodge City of McKinney support the Make-A-Wish foundation of North Texas raise more than $25,000 to help grant a wish to two children.

The 2013 Wish-A-Thon sponsored by Dodge City of McKinney was a new all-day charitable event hosted by Dallas Cowboys great, "The Original 88", Drew Pearson. The public was invited to join Dodge City of McKinney and guest as they break a YouTube record by broadcasting the longest YouTube Live event ever while filming for FOX Sports Southwest.
 

The sole purpose of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of North Texas is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, in order to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  The foundation wants to provide children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present. "Our goal was simple," stated Jim Proctor of Dodge City of McKinney. "We wanted to raise enough money to grant not just one, but several wishes for 2013".

The event had many stars that helped celebrate the event.  DeliveryMaxx helped publicize the event and then enjoyed rubbing elbows with the celebrities who participated.

Drew Pearson, of The Drew Pearson Show “More Than Just Sports” hosted the Wish-A-Thon for Dodge City of McKinney.  He spent the day interviewing guest and filming the show for Fox Sports Southwest.

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Pearson fist bumps DeliveryMaxx Chief Operating Officer, James Schaefer

1987 Heisman Trophy Winner Tim Brown was also a guest at the celebration.  Brown talked about his playing days at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, the year he became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman trophy, and his NFL playing days with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders.  He established himself as one of the NFL’s most prolific wide receivers and is now the general manager of the professional indoor football league team, Texas Revolution, which plays at Allen City Convention Center.

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CEO of DeliveryMaxx Josh Deaton with Tim Brown while Schaefer and Dodge City of McKinney’s Jim Proctor join the picture

Current Texas Wesleyan University Head Baseball Coach and former pitcher of the Texas Rangers made an appearance talking about the success of his baseball club.

Jeffcoat is well known as one of the most influential coaches in the country recruiting top talent in college baseball, and preparing the athletes for what it takes to make it to the professional level.

Under Jeffcoat's guidance, Texas Wesleyan has become one of the premier baseball programs in the NAIA. His teams have appeared in the Red River Athletic Conference Championship game in five of the last eight seasons, winning the title in 2007 and 2010.  In four of the last seven seasons, his teams have finished no worse than third in the Region and reached the finals of the NAIA National Championship Opening Round twice.  Jeffcoat has produced 58 All-Conference selections and four All-Americans.

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Coach Mike Jeffcoat (middle) breaks the bad news to Deaton & Schaefer that their playing days are over

Beauty, Mayra Leal is a Latina artist of Mexican and San Salvadorian descent, born in Houston, Texas was included in the all-star lineup.  The University of Houston graduate has discovered a passion for film and is garnering the attention of veteran movie producers, directors, and an emerging loyal fan-base.

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Actress Mayra Leal chose Deaton over Schaefer to be in the picture with her

Mandy Williams, better known as “Black” of the sister duo “Red” (Tina Pennington) and “Black”.  Black is all business.   By the time she was 21 she had an Economic degree from Wilkes College (now Wilkes University) in Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. in International Finance from New York University and the London Graduate School of Business. After a short time in New Orleans, she moved to Houston during the oil boom of the 70's. She survived – no, she flourished – during the ups and downs of the oil and gas industry, and managed to retire from corporate life before she was 40. No longer with a day job when she married her second husband, her life didn't provide enough excitement and challenge. She began racing cars, first Porsches and then Ferraris, and became the first woman to race the road course at Indianapolis. She has been involved with The Make-A-Wish Foundation for over 20 years and has raised over $1 million. Black, the ultimate pragmatic, still lives in Houston where she approaches everything with high-speed intensity and determination.

Williams has co-authored two books What I Learned About Life When My Husband got Fired, and The Book Club Approach To Personal Finance and Life 101.

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Schaefer, Tina Pennington, Mandy Williams, and Deaton discuss why there are not more pictures in the book

Kevin Craig Brooks a former professional American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft.

After graduating from Detroit's Mackenzie High School in 1981, Brooks starred as a 6'6", 273 lbs. defensive end at the University of Michigan. Brooks played in six NFL seasons from 1985-1990 for the Cowboys and the Detroit Lions.  Kevin is still a Texas resident. He currently does public speaking, and is also an Athletic Liaison for his own company Brooks Athletics.

Damien Robinson is a former safety of the NFL. He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets, and Seattle Seahawks. He attended college at the University of Iowa.

During the 2000 NFL season, Robinson was one of the league's leading Free Safeties with 6 interceptions and 11 passes.

Both men joined the Wish-A-Thon celebration at Dodge City of McKinney.

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NFL Stars Damien Robinson & Kevin Brooks show Schaefer & Deaton they still have a strong grip

“This event was so much fun to be a part of, and really puts priorities in perspective” says James Schaefer Chief Operating Officer of DeliveryMaxx.  CEO, Josh Deaton added, “To see the community come together for a great cause and make a little boys dream come true is a reward in itself.”

Great companies and great people join together for an important event.  Changing people’s lives for the better makes everyone smile.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

DeliveryMaxx Executives Share Family Successes

Co-Founders Josh Deaton and James Schaefer have built DeliveryMaxx into a multimillion dollar organization from an idea scribbled onto a yellow notepad to a state-of-the-art patented program that provides automotive dealerships and other organizations with a unique ability to increase CSI Scores, Sales, Customer Loyalty, Service Revenue, Online Reputation, Search Engine Optimization, and Branding.

With DeliveryMaxx, automotive dealerships truly have a total customer care program that allows the consumer to share their great experience through published online reviews as well as their new vehicle through social media marketing.  “Many companies have tried to do what DeliveryMaxx has been able to create, but they fail because they have taken shortcuts.  Ultimately these companies hurt the dealership, and do not provide the service the automotive industry needs” states Josh Deaton, Chief Executive Officer of DeliveryMaxx.  Instead of an automotive dealership having to go to five different vendors to provide social media marketing, online reputation management, search engine optimization, local search engine optimization, and a customer loyalty program; DeliveryMaxx combines all of these programs into a complete program that will help dealerships “Win Customers for Life”.

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In addition to leading automotive dealerships into additional profits utilizing modern technology, both men are very involved in their children’s activities.  Mr. Schaefer coaches both his son and daughter’s teams.  Recently, Schaefer’s top nationally ranked Rockwall Jackets 10U football team where he is the head line coach just won their 3rd straight National Championship at Dallas Cowboys Stadium during Thanksgiving week.  His son Joseph plays linebacker and fullback.  Mr. Deaton, who also has a son who plays golf for his middle school team, was excited to see his daughter Alexa earn the right to be called Cheerleading National Champion for Heath Hawk’s Cheerleading where the competition was televised nationally (also at Dallas Cowboy Stadium).  “Both kids work very hard in school and in their extra-curricular activities.  I am a firm believer that sports can prepare kids for business.  There are winners, losers, and a right way you have to compete.  You have to work with others in order to be successful.  I will be excited to see both Alexa and Joseph work for our company when the time comes” says James Schaefer, Chief Operating Officer of DeliveryMaxx.
 
Of course both Joseph and Alexa are 10 years old and each in the 5th grade, so they will have some time to continue to enjoy their activities before the challenges of running a business become a reality of life.  However, if their success in sports is a prelude to how they will do in business when that time comes, DeliveryMaxx has a very solid line of succession.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Social Media Executive of Fastest Growing Marketing Company by Day and Coach by Night

Before the 4 AM wakeup alarm blares, James Schaefer is awake reading the newest blogs and daily news of the day.  He breezes through topics of sports, politics, religion, finance, technology, marketing, and business.  By 5 AM, Mr. Schaefer is getting ready for a day of helping companies; particularly Automotive Dealerships spread their message to the world about their great services.  “DeliveryMaxx has allowed me to learn other people’s business, and share how great they are doing.  Today, consumers have more choices than ever as to where to spend their hard earned money.  My company emphasizes the great qualities of our clients in a way that nobody has figured out how to do utilizing modern innovations of social media marketing, online reputation management, search engine optimization, and our proprietary DigitalMaxx Solution.  The results combined together to create one of the strongest customer loyalty and retention programs on the market which creates more sales, repeat business, referral business, branding, positive reviews, and most importantly greater customer satisfaction” said Schaefer.

By 6 AM, Schaefer is sitting in his home office pouring over the same topics now mixed with his clients’ reviews, blogs, and press releases.  “I want to make sure we are always providing the best service for our clients.  Great ideas are all around us if we just look for them.  We don’t always have to reinvent the wheel.  We just have to brand it a little different.  I look to see successes, and make sure my clients are among those successes” says Schaefer.

By 7 AM, Schaefer is meeting with his business partner Josh Deaton at the local Starbucks.  “I bet James and I spend 12-15 hours a week drinking coffee and coming up with some of the best ideas before most people arrive at work” states Josh Deaton, DeliveryMaxx’s Founder and CEO.

Both Mr. Schaefer and Mr. Deaton met in Rockwall at a local youth sporting event in 2009.  Both of their sons played football although they were on different teams.  Mr. Deaton was very successful in the automotive industry and invested his earnings quite well.  Mr. Schaefer was a senior executive at an international marketing company, and entrepreneur.  At the time both men met, Schaefer owned two franchises and had started and sold two other small businesses before graduating from college.

During their encounter, Schaefer was surprised to find out that Mr. Deaton was one of the investors in the company that he was an executive at.

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Both James and Josh continued to speak regularly, and one day Josh presented the idea of DeliveryMaxx to James.  “With James’ ethics, and knowledge of running companies, and my knowledge of the needs the automotive industry as well as lack of vendors being able to provide our services the way we are able to provide them, it made perfect sense to me to partner with him for DeliveryMaxx” says Deaton.  They strategically put together a team of highly skilled minds and set out to share the DeliveryMaxx Images of Success & DigitalMaxx program.  Both refused to take investors’ money, so they would have total control of the direction of the company.  “I have seen too often when someone puts money into something they expect results immediately and just because they financed a project they didn’t understand the true vision of the idea.  Before we incorporated the company, I told Josh that it was his vision and my job to make that vision happen” says Schaefer.  Therefore, Mr. Deaton assumed the title of Chief Executive Officer controlling 60% of the company’s stock and Mr. Schaefer took the title of Chief Operating Officer owning 40%.  “There should always be one person who has the final say during any disagreements.  It was Josh’s vision, his idea, and he is very clear headed and allows people to utilize their expertise."

Within three years, DeliveryMaxx has earnings surpassing $ 1,000,000 annually.  They employ an accountant, vice president of technology and social media, vice-president of information technology, director of marketing, human resource director, new business development officer, photographers, editors, graphic artist, customer service representatives, and sales people.  “None of us have our titles on our business cards because we all focus on the company as a whole, and not just our individual department.  I don’t want one person to think that because they work in one department, they don’t have a stake in what happens in another” says Schaefer.  “Actually, everyone’s earnings are based on the success of the company.  If the company wins, so does everyone who contributes to the vision and mission!” Deaton adds, “I thought this was the one of the greatest implementations James has provided to our company by sharing the rewards with everyone.  It also allowed our company to become cash flow positive, and debt free in a very short amount of time."

So as you can imagine, Mr. Schaefer does not stop working at 5 PM.  However, he does put on his coaching attire and heads out to a football field, basketball court, or softball field to share his knowledge with Rockwall and surrounding area’s youth.  In the evening, Coach Schaefer currently can be seen working as the Offensive Line Coach for the Nations number one ranked 10 and under youth select football team by National League Certification Management (NLCM), the Rockwall Youth Sports Association Jackets.  His son, Joseph, has been in the organization since he was five and Coach Schaefer has been a part of the coaching staff for four of those years winning the championship each year.  “The RYSA organization actually showed me that kids are never too young to learn and will absorb just about anything they see and hear” states Schaefer.  When his son who plays select football and select baseball year around, wanted to play basketball, Coach Schaefer’s wife signed him up to coach the team.  “Nobody was able to coach the team.  Since that was the sport that James played in high school and college, I thought he would be the best one to coach our son” says Victoria, James’ wife of 16 years in November.  James modestly adds, “Actually, I didn’t ever suit up in college as my attitude got in the way of my ability.  I should have played, but I learned out the hard way that your attitude is just as important as your ability.  Hopefully, I can pass that lesson to the kids I am entrusted to coach.”  “I will always remember my son looking up to me when we were signing him up to play (basket)ball and saying that he didn’t know if he would be a good basketball player for me.  I told him that I didn’t know if I would be a good coach either, but would do my best if he would too, and no matter what always love him.”

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James Schaefer (3rd coach from left) & son Joseph (#40) with National Champions RYSA Jackets

Both Coach Schaefer and his son have done their best winning the local league as well as a more competitive league in the same season.  However, it was only a matter of time that Elizabeth, Coach Schaefer’s 8 year old daughter started playing sports a couple of years ago.  As it turns out, she is the athlete in the family.  She is already taller than her two year older brother and quicker too.  “He won’t admit that!” says both of his parents.  His daughter plays softball, basketball, and just recently picked up volleyball.  Coach Schaefer has been a coach for her softball and basketball teams, but he leaves the volleyball instruction to his younger sister Jennifer Minor who was an Academic All-American 4-year volleyball player at Houston Baptist University.

Every day is eventful in the Schaefer household.  They have three businesses, two kids, four sporting events at all times, school (both of their kids are straight A students), PTA (Victoria formally served as the president and currently serves as the treasurer), and still make time to spend with nieces, nephews, cousins, and grandparents who live in the metroplex.
Most practices end around 8 PM on school nights.  After Schaefer takes the whistle off, he sits back down in his home office and gets back to work.  He finishes up most nights working with DeliveryMaxx clients about 11 PM, and then starts the routine all over again tomorrow.

Balancing the kid’s activities, and work can be a bit stressful at times, Schaefer explains in a few words, but “I love it, and I think athletics is a lot like business.  There are winners and losers on the scoreboard, but how you carry yourself during victories and defeats is the true definition of your character.”

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Which Presidential Candidate is Right for Automotive Dealerships

The social media sites were hot last night during the presidential debate between Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and current President Barrack Obama.  Since the election of former President Bill Clinton, our nation has been evenly divided over which man is the best person for the job of leading our nation amongst the world.

As a small business owner who helps companies, specifically automotive dealerships, build their business and "Win Customers for Life"; I have some very strong opinions about who I feel should become the next elected President of the United States of America.  However, I will let the reader research and decide who I am for, and who I am against.  (James Schaefer) This blog is meant to encourage voter participation and look at one philosophical point of view of each candidate and who is the best person for business.

I will try to take a simple common sense approach and put forth the facts as if I were hiring for an executive position within my own company.  This essentially is what Americans will be doing in November when they go to the polls.  However, just like in the real world; some people would not make good business owners or managers, and some people need to reevaluate whether they are making the right decisions when they vote.  Now remember, I am writing this blog about one of the many issues that is very important to me and my company.  I am not writing this issue concerning healthcare, defense, or government sponsored programs.  Therefore, a truly informed voter should look at all of the issues individually and way them to how their interest would be affected by the outcome of this year's election.

The following point and position is described referencing Small Business and each candidate's position.  Hopefully, by laying this out in this format the reader will be able to ask questions of their own and vote for the best candidate that will help them and their interest.  This is why the United States is so great.  We all have a voice in who will govern us for the next four years.

Small Business:

The fundamental question is what is a small business? 

My definition is a business that was started from an individual or a group of individuals that developed their company because there was a need for their services or products.  It is a business that is not financed by government or publically traded on the stock market.  A small business is a private company, and how much money the company makes is NOT a factor.  The reason that I feel the amount of revenue a company makes should not be a factor whether the business is considered a Small Business or not is because the risk completely falls on the individual or group of individuals who have created the company.  They could fail if the business fails, but if it succeed they should benefit as well.  In addition, I believe that the higher the revenue the company receives, the more opportunities they are able to provide for future employees and other companies that provides goods or services to that company.

Now the government has a different definition of Small Business.  The Small Business Association (SBA) defines a small business as one that is independently owned and operated.  It is organized for profit, and is not dominant in its field.  Depending on the industry size standard eligibility is based on the average number of employees for the preceding twelve months or on sales volume averaged over a three-year period.

Most Automotive Dealerships should fall under this definition of a Small Business.  However, until recently most dealerships were not classified as a small business.  The Recovery Act of 2009 reclassified 89% of automotive dealerships under the SBA; however, the gross revenue receipts were put at $8.5 million.  My contention is that this is not fair to the Automotive Industry.  There should not be a cap placed on any private business in terms of revenue received nor should a cap be placed on these automotive dealerships for profits gained.

The simple reasoning is that if an automotive dealership is successful; they employ sales people, service technicians, administrative personnel, accountants, parts specialist, and vendors (like my company: To read more about DeliveryMaxx select here).  Their staff brings in more income which they will spend stimulating the economy.  The vendors they employ are able to hire more employees and the cycle of economic growth will continue in a positive direction.

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The candidates' positions:

President Obama believes that a Small Business is classified by how much revenue a company brings in.  He believes that a company making $250,000 or more should be taxed at a higher rate according to CNNMoney.com.  Under this premise, the government would be able to collect more taxes and thus be able to provide more programs for Americans.

Governor Romney believes that taxes are necessary, but tax breaks for Small Businesses would create more jobs.  He has stated that the 3% of the highest grossing revenue companies are responsible for 80% of the jobs that Small Businesses provide.  In short his method for creating more jobs is to give a break to these businesses and hope those companies will hire more people to help the business continue to experience growth.

I understand each candidates philosophical position on the issue and respect their and others opinion.  The president believes that a company which makes more money should pay more taxes to help the country and its government backed programs.  The governor believes that leaders of successful business will practice good ethics, and thus provide a piece of the pie for more individuals.

A new study by Ernst and Young projects that a tax rate hike will kill 710,000 small business jobs. Depending on who is elected will determine if this result comes to fruition.

I can tell you this.  The larger my company becomes, the more people we will be able to hire.  The more profit my company earns, the more benefits we will be able to provide individuals.  The more benefits we are able to provide to employees, the better our retention of employees become.  If we are taxed at a higher rate, our company will not be able to provide as many jobs otherwise.  It is true, I will put more dollars into my account if my company continues to be successful.  Contrary to the president's speach about small business "you didn't build that business" in July, I used my own money to start this company.  My family and our employees depend on the success or failures of this company.  I am sure many automotive dealerships will face the same concerns.

Hope to see you at the polls in November.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Successful Companies Help Our Community

 “A successful company creates jobs, jumpstarts the economy, and allows all of us to pursue the American Dream” states James Schaefer, Chief Operating Officer of DeliveryMaxx.

Schaefer explains, “The facts are simple.  A small business that was developed, and financed with our own resources has led to jobs for 15 employees and the opportunity to spend their income on goods and services that employ others as well.  As our company grows, so do opportunities for others.”  “It is the ‘multiplicity effect’.  It is not about the haves and have-nots!  It is about opportunities created for all.  Small business owners take personal risk after identifying advantages, perceived or otherwise, and if successful provide jobs, family vacations, medical care, and educational opportunities for future generations.  If a father or mother is able to bring home income they are able to provide these things for their children.” Schaefer points out during one of his Small Business Summits.

The Declaration of Independence, one of our nation’s foundational documents, states in simple eloquence a philosophy of government which is profound, viable, and Biblically correct.  In the words of the Declaration written by President Thomas Jefferson,

We hold these truths to be self–evident,
That all men are created equal,
That they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,

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The constitution states that we all have the right to pursue “Life, Liberty, and Happiness”.  It does not guarantee us “Life, Liberty, and happiness.”  So why are businesses, no matter the size, made to look like evil empires by some media outlets?  Why do some politicians stir up emotions of some that they are entitled to these rights?  The word “Pursue” is left out of this argument all too often, and that has created a “fundamental war” between the “haves” and “have-nots”.

Mr. Schaefer gleams about the business partner he found in Co-Founder, Josh Deaton.  Mr. Deaton has taken on the role of Chief Executive Officer for DeliveryMaxx.  Mr. Deaton’s story is a story like many other great American business owners.

Josh grew up very poor in the small town of Anna, Texas.  He lived in a trailer home most of his life with his mother and various step-fathers.  His mother was married five separate times, and his birth father spent many years in federal prison.  Deaton was determined to pursue a different life, and break the chains of poverty.

While in high school, Josh would wake up early in the morning and sit in the middle of the field taking site of Doves that would fly into the sites of his shotgun.  If successful, he would provide dinner for him and his family.  Once he saw the bus kicking up the dust from the gravel road about two miles out, he would place the gun back in the house grabbing his school supplies for a nine hour day of learning and athletics.  He was a star athlete in basketball and football, but Anna High School was too small for any major college to take notice of him.

When it was too dark to see, Josh resorted to fishing in the dark at a nearby pond or lake to continue providing food for his family.  All odds were against Josh.  His mother was on disability.  His Father was in prison.  His step-fathers were drunks, abusive, or both.  Mr. Deaton’s, step-grandfather and uncle was a positive role model for him.  They both were accustoming to working hard and instilled those values into Josh.  At the end of high school, Mr. Deaton joined the United States Marine Corp which he considered an honor to serve his country.

Mr. Deaton’s leadership qualities were quickly noticed by the Corp where he became a Guide and ran his Platoon during training. Deaton was honored as the top in his class with the highest rifle and pistol scores in the division. He quickly rose to the rank of Corporal where he led his platoon as Platoon Guide. Mr. Deaton then was asked to try out for the C.Q.B. (Close Quarters Battalion) where he was honored to train with the FBI to protect National Security.

 

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Josh Deaton (with gun ready), Squad Leader taking a break with his men before next engagement

However, adversity struck Josh’s family again when he learned that his mother had suffered a severe debilitating back injury in an automotive injury, and was unable to provide for the family.  Mr. Deaton was given an Honorable Discharge from the military and came back home to provide for his family.

Without much formal education, despite having an IQ of 144, Mr. Deaton learned masonry and other manual skills resulting in laying tile in many upscale homes.  Josh was able to see some of the finer things in life, and knew that he wanted to provide those things for his family.
After purchasing a vehicle from a dealership in the Dallas, Texas area, he inquired about working as a sales person.  He knew that with a lot of hours, hard work, and the mindset for treating customers’ right, he would be successful in the automotive industry.

Deaton’s outstanding automotive knowledge and managerial achievements have been honored by industry and business leaders, including one of the largest publicly traded automotive companies in the world, Sonic Automotive. Deaton was named “Best of the Best” in 2005 as their highest valued and most respected Manager in the organization. 
 
Deaton worked at Lute Riley Honda, one of Sonic Automotive’s premiere dealerships. He held just about every position including consecutive “Salesman of the Month”, Top grossing Business Manager, Top Grossing Sales Manager and voted “Best of the Best” as the New Car Director. While in-charge, Deaton implemented a unique process that increased revenue, CSI scores and Sales, putting Lute Riley Honda at the top of the charts. In doing so, Lute Riley Honda won 2 consecutive Presidential Awards which are only awarded to the top dealerships for Honda. This is the equivalent to winning the Super Bowl and to do it two years in a row is a top feat in itself.

During his time at Lute Riley Honda, Mr. Deaton hired, trained and motivated a staff of 76 people. Within 2 months Lute Riley Honda rose from the number 6 to the number 1 volume dealership in the state of Texas. Within 6 months of Mr. Deaton’s leadership, Lute Riley Honda ranked within the Top 10 highest volume dealerships in the United States. Lute Riley Honda profits were the highest in the company’s history along with a system to put Lute Riley Honda in the top 5% of the 1000 Honda dealerships in the Nation for customer satisfaction. Because of this exceptional achievement, Lute Riley Honda was awarded the President’s Award 2 years in a row. This award is given to the elite dealerships that rank in the top 10% nationally for their high customer service scores compared to all of the Honda dealerships nationally.

Mr. Deaton was named “The Best of The Best” by Sonic Automotive. Sonic Automotive (SAH) is recognized worldwide as the leader in the automotive industry. Their organization owns more than 120 new- and used-vehicle dealerships and 25 collision repair centers in 15 states. Lute Riley Honda was Sonic Automotive top performing store under Mr. Deaton’s leadership.

Deaton loves a challenge and wanted to see if he could do the same thing at other dealerships. He was offered the position of New Car Director at David McDavid Honda of Frisco. His first month at the helm,  the dealership went from ranking number 15-25 in volume to number one in the State of Texas, beating Lute Riley Honda and at the same time winning the prestigious Presidents Award again.  Soon the dealership was ranking in the top 5 highest volume dealerships in the United States.

Deaton has always been the leader in the industry. As a General Sales Manager Acura in Phoenix Arizona, he implemented many new strategies and processes that many dealerships

follow to this day.

During his time in the automotive dealership world, Josh was able to invest most of his earnings into startup companies giving yielding him capital to pursue the dream of owning his own company.

Josh now brings the same leadership and vision, which made him successful at the dealership level, to DeliveryMaxx, providing outstanding services to the entire automotive world. DeliveryMaxx provides dealers with cutting edge technology that ensures that the dealership is getting maximum exposure and creating a long lasting bond with their customers. This will keep them as customers of the dealership for life!

Before DeliveryMaxx was born, Mr. Deaton was an investor in an International Marketing Company that James Schaefer was a Senior Level Executive.  James’s story took a little different path than Josh’s, but was based on many of the same life learning lessons.He was the son of a German Immigrant, who had come to the United States just after World War II.  Mr. Schaefer’s father’s family had lost everything in the war including a private college in Cologne, Germany.   Mr. Schaefer’s father had grown up in a very similar situation that Josh had grown up.  “I think that is why Josh and I get along so well.  I can relate to Josh, because that is how my father grew up” Mr. Schaefer often tells business associates.  His father did not have anything given to him in life having to work road construction in Houston, Texas throughout high school.  “His best clothes were a pair of jeans without holes in them and a white t-shirt that was not dirty.”  James’ father earned a football scholarship to Stephen F. Austin State University after playing high school football for one of the famous Coach Bear Bryant’s Junction Boys, Coach Bobby Marks.  His father turned to a life of education, coaching, and ministry to help young people plan and pursue their dreams.  However, a life of service to others did not provide the riches Mr. Schaefer desired in his youth. 

One day while helping his father dig a drainage ditch he answered to his father’s demand of learning manual trades that, “I plan to make enough money that I don’t have to do this for a living!”  Mr. Schaefer always knew he would become an entrepreneur.  In the ninth grade, he secured many lawns with a reality company and employed several of his high school classmates to help him maintain this business.  His knack for understanding simple economics led him to open up one of several businesses that revolved around customer service and advertising.

After becoming a 1996 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a major in Political Science and Minor in Business Mr. Schaefer has been employed with Universal Technical Institute (UTI), Alta Colleges, and Combustion Media.  He has started four companies in addition to being a Co-Founder of DeliveryMaxx.

Universal Technical Institute is the leading provider of Technical Training in the fields of Automotive, Diesel, and Collision Repair.  UTI has entered into partnerships with NASCAR, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Porsche, Ford, Toyota, Lexus, International Trucks, Volvo, Nissan, and Volkswagen.  They have a sales force of 270 representatives responsible for the growth (enrollments) of UTI.
 
During his tenure with UTI Mr. Schaefer has served as a Field Sales Representative, Change Leader, and Regional Sales Director and as a result has acquired experience in sales, management, training, public relations, marketing, human resources, and an understanding of the vocational need in America.  He received many awards year after year as one of the top representative, and when in management his team of representatives became one of the top teams in the organization.  His last position with UTI was as a Regional Admissions Director.

 

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(Left to Right)In 1999 pictured is James Schaefer, UTI Director; Richard Younker, Park Place Porsche; Patrick Stanberry, BMW of Dallas; Tim Minor, Sewell Lexus are all former students of Mr. Schaefer.  They are living the American Dream.

After leaving UTI, Mr. Schaefer accepted a position with Alta Colleges as a Regional Director of Admissions quickly becoming a leader within the organization.  Alta Colleges even designed their assessment test for managers after Mr. Schaefer because of his leadership qualities in motivating and turning around underperforming sales teams.  In his short tenure, Mr. Schaefer earned multiple awards and being appointed to the Leadership Counsel.

Alta Colleges is a for profit educational institute specializing in CAD, Graphic Design, and Computer Science.

Alta Colleges offered Mr. Schaefer a Vice President of Sales position, but he declined to embark on a new challenge outside the education industry.  Mr. Schaefer accepted a position as the Vice President of Sales with Combustion Media.  He quickly moved up within the company into the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing as well as the Secretary of the Board of Directors.  During his tenure with Combustion Media, he led the organization through an unprecedented growth and into the Social Media arena and Professional Sports Marketing.  Through his business negotiations he was involved with some of the world’s business and political leaders such as Steve Forbes, Senator Mitchell, Alexander Muse, Jack Furst, and then Governor Mitt Romney.

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Senator George Mitchel and James Schaefer speak at Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.

Schaefer started his first company at the age of 19 while a sophomore in College selling advertisement to local businesses and giving him a taste of successful entrepreneurship.  Before the internet, Byron Consultants utilized the power of cross marketing to consumers driving business sales.  At 21 he sold Byron Consultants and started Sweet Remembrance with Victoria Bates who later became his wife.  Sweet Remembrance was a catering company which allowed parents to have cakes, birthday, holiday, and exam packages delivered directly to their students who were studying in college.  His key role was to negotiate strategic partnerships which were accomplished by securing Wal-Mart and Stephen F. Austin State University as partners.  Again, the concept was new and innovative during this time.  He capitalized on a need and provided a great service.  In 2007, Mr. Schaefer started CarSch Enterprises and Byron Thomas Holdings which specializes in providing hair products and grooming services for Men.

It was only a matter of time that Mr. Schaefer expanded his portfolio.  Never one to rest on his laurels and his drive for making a difference in the world he co-founded DeliveryMaxx.  With the introduction to Mr. Joshua Deaton’s vision of a customer retention program; he seized the opportunity to help develop what is now called DeliveryMaxx!

When Mr. Deaton and Mr. Schaefer sat down at one of their many late night meetings to discuss the development and future of DeliveryMaxx, they were determined to make the company one of the “Greatest Places to Work”.  They based their decisions off of their life’s experiences, and were determined to overcome adversity and obstacles that they continue to face today.

Starting a new company is difficult.  Starting a company in a billion dollar market and competing against companies with over a hundred million dollars in revenue can seem monumental.  However, both gentlemen rely on their faith, family, and work ethic to climb the mountain of success.

The first decision that the founders of DeliveryMaxx had to make was how they were going to finance the company’s start-up requirements.  They had developed a great concept, but they needed to market this concept into the Automotive Industry.  The choices were to obtain a Small Business Loan, add Investors, or Finance the Business through their Personal Wealth.  The requirements for a small business loan didn’t make sense to the founders.  They would have to secure the loan with their own money.  Mr. Schaefer said, “Why should I pay a bank interest on money that I borrow with the loan being backed up with my money?”  Mr. Deaton stated that the investor option did not make much sense either.  “Why would I want to trade in one boss for another when they do not fully grasp the concept of what we are trying to do?  Investors typically only look at the bottom line and a good business has real people involved.  You cannot create a great place to work looking at only the bottom line.  We would have more control if we financed the business ourselves.”

Therefore DeliveryMaxx was financed 100% by Mr. Deaton and Mr. Schaefer.  This was not done without much sacrificing from both men and their families.  To minimize personal expenses, Mr. Deaton sold his beautiful upscale home taking a hundred thousand dollar loss due to the depressed housing market and moved into a much more modest neighborhood.  They explained to their kids that eating out was a luxury and found ways to make potatoes and rice into a gourmet meal.  Josh talks passionately about the meals he came up with.  “If DeliveryMaxx didn’t work out, I would have a great career as a chef for the middle class and less fortunate.  I should start a cookbook and watch it jump to a best seller!” he states with a chuckle.   James’s kids have learned that luxury’s like ESPN and top cable TV shows would only be able to be viewed from the internet once the recordings were released.  “My kids thought the biggest sacrifice we made was cutting our cable where we only watched a couple of channels together that was part of the $9 a month package” James says with a smile.  Both men who claim that their family is God’s biggest blessing to them turn to more outdoor, church, and school activities to spend quality family time.  “Even when we reach the top of the mountain that we are climbing, we will continue to maintain a balanced and family oriented life.  Of course that mountain will never stop growing because we always loved to be challenged” they both state.

From the beginning, Mr. Deaton and Mr. Schaefer established a mission statement that is still governing the company today.  DeliveryMaxx is committed to quality work and superior customer service in all aspects of our business.


We value our employees and encourage them to make productive suggestions.  We want them to succeed at their job.  One of our visions is to create a Great Place to Work.  This can only be accomplished by placing a high value on every employee and their responsibilities inside and outside the workplace.  DeliveryMaxx’s Core Values are People, Purpose, and Profit.

People make the difference in our company whether they are clients or team members.  Our purpose is to provide perfect service 100% of the time.  By taking care of our people, and providing perfect service, we will earn great profits!

Our mission is to be EVERY Dealerships choice and any other entity to provide innovative tools to help retain customers for life.

That meant allowing employees to have flexible work schedules, and encouragement to put family and public service first.  Furthermore, DeliveryMaxx created a fair wage schedule that allows every employee to be financially rewarded as the company grows.  Each account that is added and all revenue that is earned are shared amongst all active employees.  As the company earns more, so does every employee within the DeliveryMaxx organization.  This concept has empowered every employee at DeliveryMaxx to help make decision that will better serve their clients.

DeliveryMaxx has developed a comprehensive program from a dealerships perspective.  They have done this because over 95% of their employees have spent some part of their careers in the automotive industry, and mostly at the dealership level.  “That’s right, our employees have sold cars, worked the desk, penciled deals, closed the gates, ported cars, bought and sold at the auction, and gone bell to bell weeks at a time.  Our employees have been General Managers, Internet Directors, Sales Managers, Managing Partners, Marketing Directors, Business Development Managers, Human Resource Directors, Service Advisors & Managers, Trainers, and Sales People participating in the automotive industry” Josh says with pride.

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DeliveryMaxx was founded by “Car Guys", creating a more efficient method for successfully completing the sale at the point of delivery.  They have developed a system that effectively increases the positive experience of buying a new vehicle, accurately tracks the process, and generates increased customer retention.  They do this utilizing modern innovations and traditional techniques.  The net result to our dealership family is Increased Sales both repeat, referrals, & new business, Higher CSI Scores, Complete and Total Web Domination of Branding, Real Published Positive Reviews, Additional Revenue for Fixed Operations, and a follow-up data base that assures “Keeping the Customer for Life.”

DeliveryMaxx was formed to help businesses, particularly the automotive industry, an opportunity to show appreciation to their consumers for making these purchases.  DeliveryMaxx creates a Social Media Marketing program (SMM) to publically thank their customers on a daily basis.  Included in this marketing program, DeliveryMaxx is able to increase Search Engine Optimization (SEO) value, Online Reputation Management (ORM), and help businesses acquire positive reviews and branding.  The end result utilizing DeliveryMaxx's Images of Success program is an increase in customer loyalty and satisfaction.  This program is truly a complete comprehensive automotive dealership consumer care program.

For more information about DeliveryMaxx visit www.deliverymaxx.com

 

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DeliveryMaxx captures dealership customers' image at the point of delivery and markets that exciting time to the world helping dealerships create customers for life.

Because DeliveryMaxx has become one of the fastest growing Automotive Service Vendors they have been able to provide jobs for many individuals.  They have created real opportunities for parents to be able to help their kids go to college, buy school supplies, and ability to partake in some form of entertainment.  Thus, the “multiplicity effect” is in full swings.  When these parents pay for school supplies those who make those school supplies and sell them are able to provide for their families.  When DeliveryMaxx employees entertain their families, others are able to continue to provide earning income and increasing their spending.

Small businesses are the foundation of United States Capitalism and are what has made America the leader in the world.  Free-Enterprise allows anyone the right to pursue “life, liberty, and happiness.”

Both Josh and James spend many hours talking with today’s political leaders about obstacles for small business today.

 

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Former President George W. Bush talks with DeliveryMaxx Employees about success

Mr. Deaton, and Mr. Schaefer remain steadfast in helping the economy.  They strongly believe that small businesses have a direct effect on employment rate and consumer confidence. Consumer confidence is an economic indicator which measures the degree of optimism that consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation. How confident people feel about stability of their incomes determines their spending activity and therefore serves as one of the key indicators for the overall shape of the economy. In essence, if the economy expands causing consumer confidence to be higher, consumers will be making more purchases. On the other hand, if the economy contracts or is in bad shape, confidence is lower, and consumers tend to save more and spend less. A month-to-month diminishing trend in consumer confidence suggests that in the current state of the economy most consumers have a negative outlook on their ability to find and retain good jobs.

 

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James Schaefer speaks with former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert about importance of small business and the economy during his Senate bid for Texas

Investors, manufacturers, retailers, banks and government agencies use various assessments of consumer confidence in planning their actions. The ability to predict major changes in consumer confidence allows businesses to gauge the willingness of consumers to make new purchases. As a result, businesses can adjust their operations and the government can prepare for changing tax revenue. If confidence is dropping and consumers are expected to reduce their spending, most producers will tend to reduce their production volumes accordingly. For example, if manufacturers anticipate consumers will reduce retail purchases, especially for expensive and durable goods, they will cut down their inventories in advance and may delay investing in new projects and facilities. Similarly, if banks expect consumers to decrease their spending, they will prepare for the reduction in lending activities, such as mortgage applications and credit card use. Builders will plan for the decline in home construction volumes. The government will get ready for the reduction in future tax revenues. On the other hand, if consumer confidence is improving, people are expected to increase their purchases of goods and services. In anticipation of that change, manufacturers can boost production and inventories. Employers can increase hiring rates. Builders can prepare for higher housing construction rates. Banks can plan for a rise in demand for credit products. Government can expect improved tax revenues based on the increase in consumer spending.

How important are small businesses to the U.S. economy?

Small firms:


•Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
•Employ about half of all private sector employees.
•Pay more than 45 percent of total U.S. private payroll.
•Have generated 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs annually over the last decade.
•Create more than half of nonfarm private gross domestic product (GDP).
•Supplied 22.8 percent of the total value of federal prime contracts in FY 2006.
•Hire 40 percent of high tech workers (such as scientists, engineers, and computer workers).
•Are 52 percent home-based and 2 percent franchises.
•Made up 97 percent of all identified exporters and pro­duced 28.6 percent of the known export value in FY 2004.
•Small innovative firms produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms, and their patents are twice as likely as large firm patents to be among the one percent most cited.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; Advocacy-funded research by Kathryn Kobe, Economic Consulting Services, LLC, 2007, Federal Procurement Data System ; Advocacy-funded research by CHI Research, 2003, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey; U.S. Dept. of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

 

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Josh Deaton with Congressman Ralph Hall during Small Business Summit

How many new jobs do small firms create?

Over the past decade, small businesses created 60 to 80 percent of the net new jobs. In the most recent year with data (2004), small firms accounted for all of the net new jobs.

Firms with fewer than 500 employees had a net gain of 1.86 million new jobs. Large firms with 500 or more employees lost more jobs than they created, for a net loss of 181,122 jobs.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census information on employment dynamics by firm size from 1989 to 2004.

DeliveryMaxx pledges to conduct business ethically, provide opportunities for motivated individuals who desire to make a difference in the world, and create a great place to work. DeliveryMaxx will continue to provide a great service to companies that wish to grow their business and increase customer satisfaction.  DeliveryMaxx desires to help improve the economy administering these sound principles.

In addition to helping small businesses thrive in today’s economy, Mr. Deaton and Mr. Schaefer also believe in employee satisfaction.  Employee satisfaction can be measured many ways, and one of the ways it is measured is by an employee’s quality of life.  The founders believe in giving back to their community and not just with financial support.

Josh spends a lot of his free time with the Masons.  He recently earned his 32nd Degree Mason Scottish Rite.  He takes great pleasure in raising money and volunteering for children with terminal illness.  “Nothing is worse than the thought of losing your child and feeling helpless against a terminal illness.  If I can do at least something small to offer comfort or relief to families going through this adversity then I feel like I have accomplished something of great value for the day.”

 

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Josh & Amy Deaton during 32nd Degree Mason Award

James spends most of his free time coaching youth sports.  He coaches basketball, football, and girls softball.  His kids have one many championships, and in 2011 his football team won the National Championship earning a number one ranking going into the 2012 season.  “I started out coaching because I wanted to spend more time with my kids, but I am rewarded every day by teaching these youngsters strong life values that they may not have receive like I was taught by my parents.”

 

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James Schaefer celebrates with Rockwall Jackets Youth Football Team

Small Businesses affect our economy and level of spending.  However, Small Businesses can truly allow people to make a difference in today’s world.  DeliveryMaxx takes pride in being a small part of allowing all individuals to pursue “life, liberty, and happiness”.

 

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DeliveryMaxx Helps U.S. Companies & the Economy

DeliveryMaxx prides itself on being a small business giving new opportunities to individuals who would like to make a difference in the way consumers feel about their percieved value of their purchases.

We live in a society that places value on the size of our homes, type of vehicle we use for transportation, time pieces we wear on our wrist, and the brands of suits that makes up our attire.  Americans spend more time working for these worldly possessions on average than we do with our families at home.


Thus, DeliveryMaxx was formed to help businesses, particularly the automotive industry, an opportunity to show appreciation to their consumers for making these purchases.  DeliveryMaxx creates a Social Media Marketing program (SMM) to publically thank their customers on a daily basis.  Included in this marketing program, DeliveryMaxx is able to increase Search Engine Optimization(SEO) value, Online Reputation Management (ORM), and help businesses acquire positive reviews and branding.  The end result utilizing DeliveryMaxx's Images of Success program is an increase in customer loyalty and satisfaction.  This program is truly a complete comprehensive automotive dealership consumer care program.

Founded by Josh Deaton, and James Schaefer, DeliveryMaxx has quickly become a tremendous value to the Automotive Industry utilizing a proprietary system called Images of Success that is able to advertise to the world on how dealerships treat and value their customers.  The results speak for themselves.

Dealerships reported an increase in sales, positive online reviews, higher CSI scores, additional fixed operation revenue, stronger store branding, and a dramatic increase in referrals and repeat business.

Both Mr. Deaton and Mr. Schaefer have served successfully in corporate management in years passed, but each saw a deficiency in the way consumers were acknowledged, or lack thereof, for their business.  In addition to these organizations not providing the level of customer service one should expect, employees did not feel valued throughout the organization.  Before DeliveryMaxx's first client was acquired, the founders decided on creating a best place to work.  That meant allowing employees to have flexible work schedules, and encouragement to put family and public service first.  Furthermore, DeliveryMaxx created a fair wage schedule that allows every employee to be financially rewarded as the company grows.  Each account that is added and all revenue that is earned is shared amongst all active employees.  As the company earns more, so does every employee within the DeliveryMaxx organization.  This concept has empowered every employee at DeliveryMaxx to help make decision that will better serve their clients.

For more information on DeliveryMaxx, visit: www.deliverymaxx.com

Both Mr. Deaton, and Mr. Schaefer remain steadfast in helping the economy.  They strongly believe that small businesses have a direct effect on employment rate and consumer confidence. Consumer confidence is an economic indicator which measures the degree of optimism that consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation. How confident people feel about stability of their incomes determines their spending activity and therefore serves as one of the key indicators for the overall shape of the economy. In essence, if the economy expands causing consumer confidence to be higher, consumers will be making more purchases. On the other hand, if the economy contracts or is in bad shape, confidence is lower, and consumers tend to save more and spend less. A month-to-month diminishing trend in consumer confidence suggests that in the current state of the economy most consumers have a negative outlook on their ability to find and retain good jobs.

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James Schaefer & Josh Deaton have dinner with Congressman Ralph Hall to discuss the local economy and small business advantages.

Investors, manufacturers, retailers, banks and government agencies use various assessments of consumer confidence in planning their actions. The ability to predict major changes in consumer confidence allows businesses to gauge the willingness of consumers to make new purchases. As a result, businesses can adjust their operations and the government can prepare for changing tax revenue. If confidence is dropping and consumers are expected to reduce their spending, most producers will tend to reduce their production volumes accordingly. For example, if manufacturers anticipate consumers will reduce retail purchases, especially for expensive and durable goods, they will cut down their inventories in advance and may delay investing in new projects and facilities. Similarly, if banks expect consumers to decrease their spending, they will prepare for the reduction in lending activities, such as mortgage applications and credit card use. Builders will plan for the decline in home construction volumes. The government will get ready for the reduction in future tax revenues. On the other hand, if consumer confidence is improving, people are expected to increase their purchases of goods and services. In anticipation of that change, manufacturers can boost production and inventories. Employers can increase hiring rates. Builders can prepare for higher housing construction rates. Banks can plan for a rise in demand for credit products.

Government can expect improved tax revenues based on the increase in consumer spending.

How important are small businesses to the U.S. economy?

Small firms:

  • Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
  • Employ about half of all private sector employees.
  • Pay more than 45 percent of total U.S. private payroll.
  • Have generated 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs annually over the last decade.
  • Create more than half of nonfarm private gross domestic product (GDP).
  • Supplied 22.8 percent of the total value of federal prime contracts in FY 2006.
  • Hire 40 percent of high tech workers (such as scientists, engineers, and computer workers).
  • Are 52 percent home-based and 2 percent franchises.
  • Made up 97 percent of all identified exporters and pro­duced 28.6 percent of the known export value in FY 2004.
  • Small innovative firms produce 13 times more patents per employee than large patenting firms, and their patents are twice as likely as large firm patents to be among the one percent most cited.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census; Advocacy-funded research by Kathryn Kobe, Economic Consulting Services, LLC, 2007, Federal

Procurement Data System ; Advocacy-funded research by CHI Research, 2003, U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population

Survey; U.S. Dept. of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

How many new jobs do small firms create?

Over the past decade, small businesses created 60 to 80 percent of the net new jobs. In the most recent year with data (2004), small firms accounted or all of the net new jobs. Firms with fewer than 500 employees had a net gain of 1.86 million new jobs. Large firms with 500 or more employees lost more jobs than they created, for a net loss of 181,122 jobs.

Source: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census information on employment dynamics by firm size from 1989 to 2004 .

DeliveryMaxx pledges to conduct business ethically, provide opportunities for motivated individuals who desire to make a difference in the world, and create a great place to work.  DeliveryMaxx will continue to provide a great service to companies that wish to grow their business and increase customer satisfaction.  DeliveryMaxx desires to help improve the economy administering these sound principles.