Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Joining the 40 Gallon Club

Think about it: how long would it take you to give 40 gallons of blood a pint at a time?

Try 25 years.

Our own Brad Gurney did just that. For the past 25 or so years, every 6 weeks, Brad has given the maximum amount of blood he can to the local Dallas blood bank. In fact, he’s been giving for so long, the name of the organization has changed several times during that span.

“It’s now called Carter Blood Care,” Brad told us recently. “When I started giving I gave because I have a rare blood type, O Negative.”

“I never realized that I would be giving so much or for so long,” Brad said.

It is quite an accomplishment and an important one. Since the average car accident victim can require as much as 100 pints of blood, it is important to have the blood supply at the ready.

“Every two seconds in America, someone in the US needs blood,” Brad added. “And of the 300 million US citizens, less than 10 million of us give blood in a year. This compares to the 5 million patients who need blood each year. We could fall short.”

We’re proud of Brad’s accomplishment and his work as a first responder. If you would like to learn more about giving blood, please visit the Carter Blood website or give us a call hear at American Receivable (972-404-4726).

The American Receivable Team

Friday, June 3, 2011

Room with a View

We all know even the smallest details make the difference, especially when it comes to our surroundings. Our client, Mark, knows all too well that meticulous taste and an intuitive sense of style help too.

For over 10 years, Mark has provided artwork and decorative items to some of Dallas’ premier interior design retailers. His knowledge of scale, design and texture has made him an innovator in room d├ęcor and has helped establish he and his company across the country as the “go-to guy" for over-the-top designs.

Recently Mark developed an idea of structuring whole room concepts for some of the country's largest relocation specialists and national retailers.

The idea clicked.

But in order for his idea to get off the ground, Mark had to have financing as well as moral support. That's where we came into the picture.

"While Mark had a great idea, he had few options when it came to financial backing," Anne Capps said. Anne is Executive Vice President of American Receivable, a North Texas factoring company and a partner of Mark's.

"We were able to leverage some of his outstanding receivables to give Mark the cash he needed for his inventory," Anne continued. "Within 30 days he had a neww line for his company."

Mark's portfolio consists of hundreds of framed pieces of art, rugs, and nick knacks that are virtually interchangeable and that create the perfect home away from home for employees that are in temporary corporate housing.

And he’s not stopping there: Mark is putting his signature on his own framing designs and textiles that he hopes to market this fall.

The American Receivable Team