HOME IMPROVEMENT

LETTER FROM ASAP POWERWASHING TO VALPAK

Submitted May 23, 2018

Scott,

I just wanted to let you know what a value we have added to our business over the last 6 years by teaming up with Val-Pak. The mailer has been running for two months now in 2018 and the calls have been off the chart! We have scheduled 99% of the residential power washings we've quoted and they just keep coming. The other added bonus to us teaming up with Val-Pak is that while performing the residential power washing we made some great contacts and are now power washing there commercial properties as well. Comparing growth numbers over the last few years has shown us a significant change; the business has grown 45% so far and we are still only at the beginning of the season!

Thanks again for all the hard work and we look forward to a long lasting business relationship with Val-Pak.

Respectfully,

Bill Plamondon, General Manager
ASAP Fire & Safety Corporation

Scott Gianitsis, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Ad October 2013 - 6 Year Valpak Client

AJ HOME SERVICES  - Aaron Beaudoin, owner of AJ’s Home Services Inc. started mailing with Valpak back in April 2017. Aaron started advertising his business to build awareness, bring in more jobs and to grow his business. When we asked Aaron how his Valpak programs were working for him he stated “In the last 5 months we have received over 35 Calls / Leads. Just last week we got a Siding Job from our Valpak ad worth over $25,000!” When we asked Aaron how Valpak compared to other forms of advertising he was doing and if he would recommend us to other business owners he went on to say “Valpak outperforms BY FAR Community Values and the Lowell Sun. We Love Valpak and will continue to run every year with them. Last year we book over $80,000 off of one customer / coupon! I would highly recommend Valpak if business owners want results then Valpak is the way to go!”

Aaron Beaudoin, Owner
Scott Gianitsis, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Mailing April 2017
2+ Year Valpak Client

RAISANEN LANDSCAPING - Dave Raisanen, owner of Raisanen Landscaping started mailing with Valpak back April 2015. Dave told us that he use to run in Spectrum Monthly and wanted to give Valpak a try and we ask him how that worked out for his business, he stated “I am so glad that we gave Valpak a shot 5 years ago. Every year we fun from April through October to keep our name out there. We get at least 2-3 GREAT Jobs a month. One job last month alone was over $1,500 sale. We do so much better in Valpak than we ever did in Spectrum Monthly. My Valpak rep takes care of everything for us and we will continue to run in Valpak and recommend every business owner to do the same.”

Dave Raisanen, Owner

Scott Gianitsis, Sr. Marketing Consultant

First Valpak Mailing April 2015, 4+ Year Valpak Client

10,000 homes per month

ASAP POWERWASHING - I just wanted to let you know what a value we have added to our business over the last 3 year3 by teaming up with Val-Pak.  The mailer has been running for two months now in 2018 and the calls have been off the chart!  We have scheduled 99% of the residential power washings we've quoted and they just keep coming.  The other added bonus to us teaming up with Val-Pak is that while performing the residential power washing we made some great contacts and are now power washing there commercial properties as well. Comparing growth numbers over the last few years has shown us a significant change; the business has grown 45% so far and we are still only at the beginning of the season!

 

Thanks again for all the hard work and we look forward to a long lasting business relationship with Val-Pak.

Bill Plamondon, GM
Scott Gianitsis, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Mailing April 2013
5+ Year Valpak Client

DAN PARKS FENCING & LANDSCAPING - Dan Parks, owner of Parks Fencing & Landscaping, has been in business in NH since 1984. Dan’s primary reason for advertising is to generate leads and new business. Dan joined Valpak in 1993 and has been mailing ever since, over 25 Years! Dan has tried other forms of advertising over the years such as Newspaper, Spectrum, Community Values, Internet and other Direct Mail Firms but Strongly Agrees that Valpak Outperforms them all by a wide margin. When asked about his 25 year relationship with Valpak Dan states “Valpak is the most consistent form of Advertising I have ever done. Valpak has performed every season for my Fencing & Landscaping business since 1993 and my Return with Valpak is substantial. All of the folks I deal with at Valpak are extremely easy to work with, always helpful with new ideas and very responsive to my needs. I would highly recommend Valpak to anyone who is serious about growing their business and not just trying to put something out there the cheapest way possible, lost opportunity in doing that cost tens of thousands of dollars!"

Dan Parks, Owner
Gerald McGrath, President of Valpak of NH, Inc.
First Valpak Mailing March 1984
25+ Year Valpak Client

GREENLEAF TREE SERVICE (Tyngsboro, MA) - Rich Gamble, owner of Greenleaf’s Tree Service started advertising with Valpak back in June of 2014 to bring in new customers and build his awareness in the greater Tyngsboro, MA Market. We asked Rich to describe his experience with Valpak and how it has worked for his business, he stated “We have been running with Valpak for several years and come back every year because we know we are going to get a solid return on our investment, and we always do. We get about 15 calls a month and our average sale with Valpak is $1,000 - $2,000.” We then asked Rich how Valpak worked compared to other forms of advertising he has done and if he would recommend Valpak to other business owners, he went on to say “I did Effective Mailers a few years ago and they went out of business. With Valpak I get so many more calls than I ever got with Effective Mailers. I would highly recommend Valpak if you want calls / new & repeat customers, believe me when I tell you that Valpak is the right choice for your business!"

Rich Gamble, Owner
Scott Gianitsis, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Mailing June 2014
4+ Year Valpak Client

ADAM SNOW PLUMBING - Adam Snow first started mailing with Valpak over 4 months ago. When we asked Adam why he started and how his Valpak programs were working for him, he stated “I took a chance on Valpak and now it’s paying off. I’m receiving nice jobs from my Valpak. My Valpak Rep is Awesome and we are receiving a lot of calls. My Rep provides me with a call tracking report every month so I can see how many calls I received and who they were, we get over 13 calls each month!” We then asked Adam how Valpak compares to other forms of advertising and if he would recommend Valpak to other business owners, he went on to say “Valpak definitely beats Spectrum. I just renewed my Valpak agreement and would recommend it to every business owner as I know I getting a solid ROI from my Valpak!”

Adam Snow, Owner
Scott Gianitsis, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Mailing September 2017

EARTH CREATIONS - Dennis Garneau, owner of Earth Creations started with Valpak over 3 years ago because “It’s the best way to advertise your business.” We asked Dennis to describe his experience with Valpak, “I do 50,000 – 60,000 homes each month. The more homes I do the more returns I get. I also take advantage of Valpak’s digital and reporting programs which I love. Scott is great to work with, very easy. I will run with Valpak every year.” When we asked Dennis how Valpak compared to other forms of advertising he has done or is doing and if he would recommend Valpak to other business owners he stated “I’ve received over 300 phone calls and generated over $100,000.00 in revenue from my Valpak advertising. This by far beats Community Values and the Newspaper. I would highly recommend Valpak to other Home Improvement businesses, if you want your phone to ring you need to do more than 3 areas.”

Dennis Garneau, Owner
Scott Gianitsis, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Mailing April 2014
3+ Year Valpak Client

DG LANDSCAPING - David Gugger, owner of DG Landscaping starting working with Valpak at the beginning of the home improvement season to help increase his market awareness and to bring in new jobs. When we asked David how Valpak has been working for DG Landscaping he told us “I see that it works, we receive more calls with Valpak than other marketing programs. I love the tracking & reporting capability Valpak offers has it helps me to see where best to spend my advertising dollars. We have booked 8 jobs from Valpak already with many more coming. Valpak has outperformed Home Advisor, of which we are looking to shut down, as well as the local Auburn Town Cryer. We get a lot of jobs from Valpak.” When we asked David if he would recommend Valpak to other business owners he stated “Yes, Valpak works very well and exceeded my expectations!”

David Gugger, Owner
James Hilker, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Mailing April 2017

DERRY ROOFING - Doran Rudy, the owner of Derry Roofing has been running in the Valpak Program for over Seven (7) Years and continues to run each season to “Make Money & Get Leads”. When we asked Doran to tell us about his past experience and success with his Valpak programs he stated “Valpak keeps me busy and makes me money. I also take advantage of Valpak’s Digital program and I love it. It’s one stop for all my advertising needs. I have received over 100 calls in one season using Valpak. It’s cheaper & provides a better response. I was advertising in Yelp and got zero response. I would highly recommend Valpak to other business owners, just not other roofers!”

Doran Rudy, Owner
Krystin Friling, DOO
First Valpak Mailing October 2010
7+ Year Valpak Client

JLP SEALCOAT - Jason Price, owner of JLP Sealcoat has been mailing with Valpak for over 10 Years! When we asked Jason how his Valpak Programs are performing he stated “We have sold over 300 Jobs from Valpak. Valpak provides us with GREAT Service and I can always count on Results from Valpak and great follow up from my sales rep Jim Hilker.” When we asked Jason to comment on his Valpak Digital Program he went on to say “We can tell where the calls come from and we can track job closings which equals 35%.” We asked Jason if he would recommend his Valpak programs and he concluded by saying “Yes, I would highly recommend Valpak to other business owners as we consistently get great results. Valpak outperforms Spectrum Monthly as well as every other form of advertising I have done in the past, including local radio ads.”

Jason Price, Owner
James Hilker, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Mailing April 2005

10+ Year Valpak Client

MDL BATH & KITCHEN - We were hesitant to commit to Valpak and contemplated calling for information because Print advertising had not worked for us in the past. Being a Valpak consumer for years, we read a business testimonial from a happy Valpak customer included with the stack of coupons and decided to call and get more information. We couldn’t be happier with our decision! Sonia Statires sat with us and went into great detail on how Valpak can help us promote our business and increase awareness of the benefits of refinishing without overwhelming us with pushy sales tactics which was a most pleasant and unexpected experience! We decided to sign a 6 month commitment and are excited to report an increase in calls directly related to Valpak. With an 80% conversion rate, we saw a positive ROI at month 4. Valpak has increased awareness of what we do and has motivated us to increase our coverage in NH & MA. Our 5-month Pak-Trak dashboard report shows that our activity to our landing page has increased with almost half of the hits coming in our most recent month. Call tracking has been very helpful in determining our response rate.  We’ve been very happy!

Marvin Lepine, Owner
Sonia Statires, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Mailing April 2015
2+ Year Valpak Client

AUGER PROPERTY MAINTENANCE - Jennifer Feoli, Office Manager for Auger states they are very happy with Valpak because they notice the phone rings when people get their Valpak Coupons bringing in new accounts with a variety of needs ranging from Landscapes to weekly mowing to building patios to snow plowing.  They said they like it, too, because it has helped maintain their business branding so that the community knows who they are and everything that they do; that's important to them. They use many other forms of advertising but agree that Valpak outperforms them all. When asked why they love Valpak so much Jennifer said “Because It WORKS!"

Jennifer Feoli, Office Manager
Lisa Richards, Sales Manager
First Valpak Mailing March 2015
2+ Year Valpak Client
BIG GUNS POWER WASHING - Sean Ball’s primary objective in advertising is to raise his business profile and awareness and promote special offers.  Sean has used other types of advertising to market his company and strongly agrees that VALPAK outperforms them all.  Sean states “I received 20 Calls and got 15 Jobs within the 1st Week. Far exceeding my expectations on my first mailing”.

Sean also takes advantage of VALPAK’s Award Winning Digital Package that comes with his program and states “VALPAK captured 80+ hits during the same period”.
Sean Ball, Owner
James Hilker, Sr. Marketing Consultant
First Valpak Mailing October 2011
6+ Year Valpak Client