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Old 01-19-2013, 09:41 AM
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Techo Showcase & Showcase Project

The techo showcase project was very nice. I liked the design. But man, the color of the materials really got to me. Did anyone else find the material color to be on the dull and drab side?

It is such a huge project with a huge amount of square footage of pavers on the ground, that the color make it appear gloomy. Anyone else see that?

Thats always been my biggest complaint about Techo - the colors in my opinion are not vibrant.

Pete is getting better. No mention of his "7 countries" this year. I guess Matthew Rusk-A-Roni got the point across! LOL

Pete did mention that if you Google his name, you will find comments with people negatively saying "Pete said this and Pete said that". And then he said he doesnt care what people say and doesn't want their business (RUSK)! LOL I think he wanted me to know he has read Lawnsite! He doesnt care, but he felt the necessity to bring it up! Sometimes in the business world it's best to not say a word, regardless of your personality at home with family and friends.

What happened to Big Joe? Anyone know?

Still alotta time spent on selling us the door hangers and mailer cards. I think around 1.5 hrs of the showcase was on door hangers. For the 5th year in a row. I should help Pete out and I do the door hanger speal. He can relax and eat breakfast and I can do his speal word from word

I caught two times where he contradicted himself (each time 2 different subjects).

HE does a great job with the Showcase. If he ever quit Techo - Techo's showcases would be history.




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Old 01-19-2013, 02:02 PM
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There's a perfect Carly Simon song for this post

I'm a fan of subdued colors in the hardscape. Makes it way easier to sell accent pieces, etc.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:20 PM
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He definately is a great salesman and can control an audience for the most part. The questions from the audience never cease to amaze


Same giveaways as always?
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:24 AM
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I like to install techo walls with permacon brick when possible, for that exact reason. Techo's dull colors.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:42 AM
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Are you filling your funnel?
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:47 PM
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Sometimes people say $%#% that I have no clue what they are talkin about.... like right now ^^^
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:29 AM
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Sometimes people say $%#% that I have no clue what they are talkin about.... like right now ^^^

haha, I think that is a sign you did not go to the Techo day.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:01 PM
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:53 AM
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I went to school with Rusk he always had a big mouth lol
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:43 AM
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I attended the Techo showcase yesterday for the 5th year in a row (I think). I was a little disappointed with this years show. I'm burnt out on the door hanger/filling your funnel topic and I think that was what turned me off a little bit. I can't really put my finger on it but Pete didn't seem to captivate the audience like he has in the past.

I ususally grab a couple of pointers on installation or business techniques from the shows that stick with me and this year was no different.

I guess I was just hoping for a little more.

With all that being said, I will still make it a point to attend next year.
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