Friday, June 21, 2013

Knight Industrial Services steps up effort to help Save Employees Brother with Leukemia

“Dallas is good as gold, and it was a no brainer to help.  He is part of Knight’s family and that means his family is too” states Joe Briscoe, Knight Industrial Services General Manager.

Abrasive blasting, below grade services, fireproofing, scaffolding, and bio blasting cleaning doesn’t sound like jobs where your employees would have a lot of compassion.  As a matter of fact, Knight Industrial Services is a 3 decade plus old company with some of the toughest professionals in the industry.  However, when 18 month special Equipment Technician, Dallas Ivey approached longtime General Manager, Joe Briscoe about his brothers plight- these guys put effort into a great cause.
Pictured: Dallas Ivey and his colleagues hanging out on the job site.  Dallas is the one with the backwards hat 3rd person from the left.

You see, Dallas’ brother Matt Ivey was just diagnosed with NDS a form of bone cancer.  Cancer-induced bone disease is a characteristic feature of several types of cancer, including the hematological malignancy multiple myeloma, and other tumors that metastasise to bone such as breast, prostate and lung. In addition to the development of debilitating skeletal complications, the bone marrow provides a unique hospitable microenvironment, and once tumors become established in bone, they are largely unresponsive to treatment.

Matt Ivey
This diagnosis sounds pretty bad, but if you knew the fight that Knight Industrial Services has- you would know that quitting is not an option.  “Matt is 41 years old, and has two teenage children; one who just graduated high school.  He is getting married this Saturday and has no plans to go anywhere but back with his family” says an emphatic Dallas Ivey.  Matt was a volunteer fireman in Madison, Texas and had a job with Nabors Drilling with their corporate services team located in Houston, Texas and can be reached at 281.874.0035.

That’s right.  He had a job with Nabors Drilling, but not anymore.  The doctors are making an aggressive effort to save Matts life by ordering him into Chemotherapy and putting his name on the Bone Marrow Transplant list.  If the news for Matt couldn’t get any worse; it did when the doctors said that Matt would have to stop working while in treatment.  Nabors decided to let Matt go which means he loses his insurance and Cobra is too expensive for Matt to afford.

Therefore, Dallas and his family organized selling chop beef briquette sandwiches, chips, and a drink for $5 each.  They will be serving these sandwiches hoping to raise money for Matt’s mounting medical expenses as well as insurance cost.  The event will take place Saturday, June 22, 2013 and held at the Madisonville Volunteer Fire Department on Main Street located at 1617 E. Main Street, Madisonville, Texas where Matt had served as a volunteer fireman.

“It really means a lot that Knight Industrial Services stepped up in helping with donations for my brother.  It was a lot more than what his own company did for him” adds Dallas.

Wells Fargo has set up an account in Matt Ivey’s name if you would like to help with donations.  You can also email Dallas Ivey for more information at  If you are near Madisonville, stop by and eat a chop beef sandwich for a good cause.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

DeliveryMaxx partners with Carpe Diem Private Preschool to Educate the World

“Not only is Carpe Diem Private Preschool a great story, so is their CEO and Founder, Ashley Murphree.  I am excited to partner with such an exceptional leader in early childhood education”- James Schaefer, COO of DeliveryMaxx 

Every day is an opportunity to nurture the mind, develop the body, and strengthen the spirit. At Carpe Diem, every facet the preschool - from their degreed educators and inspired array of programs, to their secure, state-of-the-art facility - is designed to provide children with an enriching experience and a strong foundation for learning and individual development.  Carpe Diem Private Preschool is truly building the foundation for a lifetime of learning.

When Ashley Murphree, CEO and Founder of Carpe Diem Private Preschool planned to have children of her own, she did extensive research and wasn’t pleased with the available options for childcare.  At that point, she decided to open her own preschool, which would offer the very best staff, facilities, and curriculum based on the most current research on developmentally appropriate learning and practices for young children.  She also wanted to change the widely held view of childcare givers as undervalued employees to that of professional teachers, by valuing their expertise and providing corporate benefits to her staff.

The result is Carpe Diem Private Preschool, an American dream come true. Carpe Diem Richardson opened in 2001, Frisco in 2005, Allen in 2009, and Southlake in 2010.  Mrs. Murphree plans to continue to expand, which will provide more children and families access to Carpe Diem’s exceptional and exemplary approach to early childhood education and care.

Now the story could end right there, but it doesn’t.  Mrs. Murphree shares a wealth of knowledge to her business, employees, communities, and the children she educates and cares for.

Ashley’s amazing journey actually begins in 1979 in Saigon during the Vietnam War when she and her family escaped Vietnam huddled in the bottom of a small, wooden boat.  It was an arduous ordeal, but they survived; and eventually, they found their way to the Dallas area in 1980 and settled in Garland, Texas.  With a strong work ethic and a great deal of determination, Ashley put herself through college at the University of Texas at Arlington, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration.  She worked for several years as a Human Resource professional before completely dedicating her time to building Carpe Diem Private Preschool into a leading early childhood educational program.

In her spare time, Ashley has given many motivational talks to community groups focusing on women in the workforce, leadership skills, and the importance of education at every age level.  Region 10 and the Richardson Junior League named Ashley as one of its “Sheroes,” who are young women who have succeeded despite the odds by improving themselves through education.  These women’s stories serve as an inspiration to others.

Ashley’s amazing personal and business story has also been the subject of many articles in the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Business Journal, which awarded her the 2012 Minority Business Leader, University of Texas at Arlington Magazine, which named her an “Entrepreneur Extraordinaire.”  National media, such as Entrepreneur Magazine listed her on their “Hot List” and The New York Times, have also featured Ashley’s business savvy.

After careful consideration, Carpe Diem Private Preschool has chosen to partner with DeliveryMaxx charging them with providing digital solutions that will help spread Mrs. Murphree’s educational programs and opportunities throughout the world wide web.  DeliveryMaxx will be charged with providing Carpe Diem Private Preschool with a strong social media marketing program and online reputation management services.

“Not only is Carpe Diem Private Preschool a great story, so is their CEO and Founder, Ashley Murphree.  I am excited to partner with such an exceptional leader in early childhood education” states, James Schaefer; DeliveryMaxx’s Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder.  “Ashley is such an amazing person and that resonates throughout Carpe Diem making it one of the most sought out private preschools in North Texas.”
For more information about Carpe Diem Private Preschool’s educational programs visit with locations in Allen, Frisco, Richardson, and Southlake, Texas.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Huffines Chevrolet Plano shares story through Digital Media

After 85 years of success, and thousands of happy customers in the Dallas Fort Worth area; the Huffines story will be shared by DeliveryMaxx’s digital platform.

On May 5, 1924 Huffines Motor Company opened for business in downtown Denton. J.L. Huffines, Sr. founded the company on two principles which are still the benchmark for all decisions made at the dealerships – treat the customer the way they want to be treated and support the community.

Mr. Huffines always believed that when he sold someone a vehicle he had made a friend. Passed from father to son, to grandson, Mr. Huffines' philosophy has formed the solid foundation on which every Huffines dealerships are grounded, small town friendliness and a strong commitment to please each and every customer.

Through all of this, Huffines had been satisfying customers – many who still shop at Huffines today. The fact that grandchildren and great grandchildren of original customers still shopping at Huffines 85 years later certainly proves the success of their commitment to customer satisfaction.

Today, the Huffines Motor Company has grown to nine auto dealerships in Plano, Denton, Lewisville, and McKinney and has over 800 team members to better serve all their customers automotive needs.  The dealer franchises include Chevrolet, Subaru, Dodge, Jeep, RAM, KIA, and Hyundai.  All of the dealerships include the latest most advanced cars, trucks, and suvs as well as a plethora of pre-owned vehicles.

Ray Huffines, is the dealer principal for the Huffines Auto Dealerships and is guiding the dealerships selling more than 13,000 new and used vehicles a year, still embracing an 88-year-old mission—to treat customers’ right and support the communities in which the Huffines’ dealerships operate.

“The Huffines family has always said if we treat someone how they want to be treated and support the community as well as take care of your employees, success will take care of itself” states Mr. Huffines.

The Huffines Auto Dealerships have been honored with the Consumer’s Choice Award for Auto Dealership Group of the Year for 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. The Dallas Morning News recognized with its Top 100 Places to Work for 2011 Award and the Neighbors Choice ‘Go’ section, Best Auto Dealership and Best Auto Repair Facility Award. The dealerships have also been recognized by the DFW Community Newspapers for the Best New Dealerships, Best Pre-owned Dealerships, and Best Repair Facilities Awards. In addition, the Huffines Auto Dealerships have also earned GM’s Mark of Excellence and Standards for Excellence awards, the Chrysler Five Star and Customer Care Standards awards, the Hyundai Board of Excellence Award, KIA’s Dealer Excellence Program Award, and Subaru’s Stellar Performance Award.

“DeliveryMaxx is honored to provide our services for such a great organization like the Huffines Motor Company.  As a kid growing up in Denton, I always knew the Huffines name and I am proud to say that my grandfather, my parents and I have been customers of the dealership” states James Schaefer, Chief Operating Officer of DeliveryMaxx.  “The Huffines name is synonymous with the automotive industry in North Texas.  They have a great story to tell, and we are excited to help them share this wonderful story with the internet community.”

Huffines Chevrolet Plano is located at 1001 Coit Rd in Plano, Texas.  More information can be found by visiting or by calling 972.867.4000.  “We welcome everyone to come see what it is like to be treated how you want to be treated” says, Lee Ingrahm, General Manager of Huffines Chevrolet Plano.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

DeliveryMaxx partners with Capitol KIA to share Customers Great Experiences

Since 2001, Capitol KIA has carried the torch for customer satisfaction with car buying.  Many companies have made the claim, but Capitol KIA located in Austin, Texas has consistently strived to make customers happy by helping them put them in the car, truck, or suv that is right for them.

With an unprecedented 17 consecutive years of market share growth, KIA Motors is the fastest growing automotive brand in America. Thanks to advances in product quality, design and innovative marketing, KIA is also one of the fastest-growing car companies in the world. In a study conducted by Interbrand, the world's leading brand consultancy agency, Kia is on the "Top 100 Best Global Brands" list.

Capitol KIA has been Texas number one KIA dealership in total KIA’s sold for over a decade.  This type of great reputation doesn’t happen by accident.  “We have a job to do, and that is to listen to our customers and help them leave with the vehicle that is right for their needs” states Jason Thompson, General Sales Manager of Capitol KIA.  Capitol KIA doesn’t just talk the talk, but they walk the walk too.

From the moment guest arrive at the dealership, a representative greets them with a smile, opens the car door for their guest, and helpfully guides them where they would like to go.  All of the sales associates build a true relationship with their clients, and management goes the extra mile to assure all of the needs are met.

Not only does the dealership excel in superior customer service, but they also are located conveniently in Austin, Texas serving all of Central Texas including Round rock, Sunset Valley, Georgetown, San Marcos, and Balcones.   The state-of-the-art service center boast highly trained expert certified technicians and parts specialist.  When customers make the decision to purchase or lease a vehicle they are guided through the best options for financing by the most knowledgeable finance staff in all of Texas.

A customer will feel like family after one visit to Capitol KIA, and Capitol KIA looks forward to adding to their ever growing family of customers.  “It gives everyone in the dealership great pleasure when we sell or service our customers’ vehicles because we know our customers have many choices of dealerships to buy from.  We are honored when our customers choose us, and don’t take that lightly” adds Thompson.

Capitol KIA has chosen to partner with DeliveryMaxx, an innovative digital solutions provider, to help share customers experience with the world.  DeliveryMaxx has provided a review application for every customer to be able to express exactly how they were made to feel while working with the dealership’s team.  “With DeliveryMaxx, we will be able to assure that our clients are completely taken care of 100% of the time” says Thompson.

To become a happy customer and experience a great car buying opportunity, visit Capitol KIA located at 13573 U.S. Hwy 183 N. in Austin, Texas.  All of the new and pre-owned vehicles can be viewed by visiting or calling 512.583.1900.