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DirectBuy Awards Customer $50,000 Home Makeover

The DirectBuy in Cool Springs TN presented customer Rogelio Menchaca-Garcia with a check for $50,000.  Here is the story as reported by 24-7 Press Release:

“BRENTWOOD, TN February 14, 2009  — DirectBuy of Cool Springs, the home improvement and furnishings club with direct insider prices, is set to award $50,000 to one of its members at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 14, 2009, as part of the company’s national Home Makeover Program. The celebration will be highlighted by the presentation of an oversized check to Rogelio Menchaca-Garcia by the club’s owners, Steve Blume and John Langley.

Rogelio Menchaca-Garcia joined DirectBuy of Cool Springs in November of 2008, and was in the midst of remodeling his home when he was informed he had won DirectBuy’s grand prize. “This is the first time I have won anything, and I was shocked,” he said excitedly. “I really can’t believe it. I am still speechless.”

When asked about his plans for his newfound fortune, Menchaca-Garcia said he will continue to make smart, budget-conscious improvements to his home with the help of DirectBuy to maximize his return on investment when he decides to sell. To go along with new flooring and fixtures for his bathroom, he has added a new roof and is planning a full kitchen remodel, complete with new windows and appliances.

Rogelio is currently active in the military and was formerly deployed in Bosnia. He now works as part of a special program called Wounded Warriors – a not-for-profit organization that provides tangible support for soldiers to help them on the road to healing.

“We work with soldiers who may have been wounded overseas while serving our country,” he explained. “Our objective is to help them rehabilitate with the goal of returning either to active duty and/or the community.”

Steve Blume and John Langley, who own and operate DirectBuy of Cool Springs, were excited to be able to help one of their members realize their dreams, and felt it was especially meaningful that it was a community member who had served our country overseas.

“We always have imagined how awesome it would if someone won the Home Makeover Program from our showroom, but for it to actually happen in our club is incredible,” co-owner Steve Blume explained. “I have come to know and respect Rogelio Menchaca-Garcia. He’s a wonderful person – exactly the caliber of person you want and hope will win. Everyone at our showroom is so excited and happy for him.”

Over the past few years, DirectBuy has distributed more than $450,000 in prize money to both members and non-members as part of their Home Makeover Program, designed to help consumers create the home of their dreams.

DirectBuy of Cool Springs recently relocated to a brand new, 25,000 sq. foot showroom, conveniently located at 1005 Flagpole Court in Brentwood in the new Mallory Park development. The franchise was among the top ten United States franchises in annual merchandise volume purchased by members in 2008. Additionally, the club boasts an A+ rating from their local Better Business Bureau, attracting members who drive as much as four hours to shop there.

To assist members with their home renovation projects, DirectBuy of Cool Springs employs interior designers and product specialists who are specially trained in one of five areas of merchandise: Home Furnishings, Home Improvement, Flooring, Entertainment/Outdoor, and Accessories. Additionally, members benefit from the use of a children’s play area, cafe and a member’s lounge to relax while shopping.

DirectBuy of Cool Springs members also have exclusive access to renowned designer Christopher Lowell. Lowell has designed 12 room settings – created exclusively with products available through DirectBuy – using his Seven Layers of Design. An innovative approach to home decor, The Seven Layers of Design keeps homeowners on budget and from feeling overwhelmed by their project.”