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My name is Mike Pietila and I’ve started several companies including Christian Business Connect. Although I am also involved in the mortgage industry, my primary focus is on a startup called Promad. The concept is similar to airbnb but for professional meeting space. I hope to meet you all soon!

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Meet the Member: Terry Russell

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Home Inspectors are Important

When you purchase a property, there’s a lot of stress involved.  More often than not, you might not have the skill set to figure out everything that is or could be wrong with it.  You probably don’t have the equipment to dig deeper into the plumbing, electrical, or the scary roofs.  Plus, will you be able to guarantee specific qualities over 90 days ore more once you’re done moving?  Do you know who can?  An experienced home inspector such as Terry Russell of Blessed Assurance Home Inspection.

I met Terry for the very first time today.  I’ve known a lot of home inspectors in the past but he seems to have a great mindset for his work.  He’s grown his business well and continues to provide a client-friendly service.  After having a company for eight years, his family contributes to the team and there’s another inspector on staff besides Terry.

Key Takeaway Notes

Terry is very active with his church in Sterling Heights and credits God’s grace for the success in his business.  His office is in Madison Heights but he covers a large geographic territory.  Terry will go to the Ohio-Michigan border, all the way out to Lansing, and even up to Flint-Port Huron.

Terry mentioned the use of technology in his general business.  His team has the ability to utilize drones to help inspect a roof during dangerous settings.  In tight crawl spaces, they have a robot.  Cameras are used in other areas to help with plumbing too.  There are a variety of ways Terry and his team put together a very detailed report to help make sure you’re getting the most out of your new home.  They can help if your selling too with a pre-listing inspection.  Keep in mind, some of his services may be considered an add-on but I would highly recommend having a conversation with Terry to see if he’s the right home inspector for you or your clients!

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Meet the Member: Joshua Monson

Joshua Monson of Monson Design is our Meet the Member for October 16, 2019.

If you are in need of graphic design for your business, he might be a good fit.  Joshua’s style is influenced by comics to a certain extent.  He has a strong focus on church work.  I’m highly considering Monson Design for several of my upcoming graphic design projects.  He may be a good fit for you.

Joshua Monson went to college for graphic design at Concordia Wisconsin.  He’s been working independently for about two and a half years.

Our conversation acknowledged the challenges of self-employment and several of Joshua’s hobbies.

Why Hire a Graphic Design Expert?

You may be wondering why can’t I just do this myself?  I’ll tell you about some of my experiences!  I have a Business Administration degree with concentrations and marketing.  I’ve been self-employed for six years.  Of course, as a small business owner, I want save funds and not hire a third party.  I’d rather do it myself since I have the marketing knowledge.  However, is that the best use of my time?  I may know what I want but it could take me a while to get there.  An expert such as Joshua Monson could complete a project much more efficiently while providing expertise in that realm.  You may not be able to afford his work yet but have a conversation.  I definitely recommend talking to Joshua to see if he could be a fit for your needs in the future too.  Business is always about timing.

Click here to learn more about Joshua Monson of Monson Design as well as access some of his work:

In the meantime, always check out our directory first if you need an expert with Christian values.  We have a lot of great people I can always recommend!

Thanks & God bless,

Mike Pietila