A LITTLE BIT ABOUT QUESTIONABLE PRACTICES BY ONE OF OUR MINOR COMPETITORS:
It has come to our attention that a minor local estate sale company comprised in majority of four of our former , (now disgruntled), employees has been spreading false and malicious information about our company and staff. I guess if you can't compete with us, then just try to smear us!
Of course, it's tough to smear a highly-successful Christian-Owned, Dun & Bradstreet-rated, 43 year-old company with an A+ Better Bureau Rating, that belongs to three different Chambers of Commerce and (11) professional organizations, not to mention one who supports (19) charities within our service area. Particularly when that company has a client base almost triple the size of the next closest competitor, and who outsells the average tri-county provider by almost TEN to ONE. We must be doing something right!
Our President/Owner/Local Philanthropist is a former GS-99 government employee with the highest attainable security clearance offered, and he recently announced that he will be donating his entire 2019 salary to local charities. That's $182,000.00 to assist with worthwhile causes in our service area during the 2019 year.
We are VERY PROUD of our President and ALL of our associates! We employ a very caring, knowledgeable and compassionate professional staff throughout our entire organization. We run complete background checks on ALL of our associates, and we can provide a performance bond of up to $10,000,000.00 per project if needed. (That's Right - up to TEN MILLION DOLLARS). We already provide $4,000,000.00 each in Commercial General Liability and Professional General Liability coverage - more than any local competitor. We are registered Estate Liquidation providers to The State of Florida to appraise and liquidate estates of Florida citizens who pass away "intestate", that is with no will or heirs.
About the SLANDER MONGERS: Some of the leadership within the competitor company that constantly attempts to smear us have their own issues to consider. They include things like multiple prior bankruptcy filings, domestic abuse arrests, poor personal credit history, IRS liens, multiple divorce proceedings, numerous debt collections, copyright infringements, several previous failed business attempts and re-brandings, and much much more that we could tell you about, so we would ask you to consider the source, then consider whether or not you want people like that to handle your estate sale needs?
Some of the offending individuals even claim to have been part "owners" of our company, which IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE. While three of the four former employees were offered Ownership Options, those were never exercised, and as our SunBiz data clearly indicates, none of them ever held ANY percentage of ownership in our business. In fact, all four were completely inexperienced at estate sales when we hired them, and one of them constantly exhibited behaviors that we found disturbing, such as always wanting to "SPLIT" found money, jewelry and precious metals while staging an estate. That's right, he asked numerous times to SPLIT-UP items of value among those who found them while staging a clients home! Not once - MULTIPLE TIMES! In one case the value of found items exceeded $2,000.00 and was promptly returned to the client by our OWNER, which is, and always has been our standard operating procedure. We have returned tens of thousands of dollars in cash, bonds, jewelry and precious metals to clients. We always will. I've often wondered just how much that former employee, now part owner of his own estate sale company, SPLITS UP money that belongs to his clients? Very Sad!
So, after consideration, if you still have questions or concerns, feel free to contact our President, Dr. Michael Bowen, directly at 352-817-5393, or E-Mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org. That's his PERSONAL MOBILE NUMBER, and his PERSONAL DESKTOP E-MAIL ADDRESS that he gives to every single client, so, if you hear gossip and negative remarks about us from a petty wanna-be competitor, we'd love to speak with you directly and set the record straight. We have SO MUCH MORE that we can tell you about the slander mongers. We can't possibly put all of the information here - It would take our whole web-site! (-: If it continues, we will probably sue them out of existence. Not that we could recover much - a few magnetic door signs, a handful of yard signs, and a box or two of business cards. (-:
For the record, we don't like having to post this type of message, and only do so after more than a year of their bad behavior, and to quash the rumors that our loyal clients and patrons keep bringing to us after visiting an estate sale run by the folks perpetrating the slander.
Our clients know our hearts and practices and already know that none of it is true, which is why they tell us that they will NEVER attend another sale held by the guilty parties. We should also probably state that we have NEVER said one negative thing to any client about the individuals or the entity that continues to wrongfully bash us, and we never will. They're doing enough damage to their own reputation without our help.
Thanks for the continued and ever-growing support of our amazing clients. We look forward to serving you for 42 more years and beyond!