Neeli Shah, The Law Offices of Neeli Shah; Richard Grove, Wall Control; and Tim Fulton, Small Business Matters (ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 22)
On this edition of ProfitSense, three top-notch business leaders joined host Bill McDermott to share the great work they do. Neeli Shah discussed her decision to start her own firm and how she assists business owners with succession and estate planning. Richard Grove with Wall Control described how his family business developed around their vision of a new product and its subsequent success, and Tim Fulton with Small Business Matters shared his work with peer groups, his new book, and much more. “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” is produced and broadcast by the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Neeli Shah, The Law Offices of Neeli Shah
Richard Grove, COO, Wall Control
Wall Control’s story begins in 1968 in a small tool & die shop just outside Atlanta, Georgia. The first of three generations began their work in building a family-based US manufacturer with little more than hard work and the American Dream. Over the past 50 years, our patriarch has continued to grow and expand with what was once a fledgling tool & die shop into an award-winning US manufacturer of products ranging from automobile components to satellite panels and now, the best wall-mounted tool storage system available today, Wall Control.
The Wall Control brand launched in 2003, and is a family-owned and operated business that not only produces a high-quality American Made product but sees the entire design, production, and distribution process happen under our own roof in Tucker, Georgia. Under that same roof, you’ll still find 3 generations of American Manufacturing hard at work to bring you the best tool storage products available today. We certainly take pride in our history and heritage and that is reflected in the high-quality products we work hard to bring you every day.
Their Commitment: Wall Control is committed to being the industry leader in pegboard style storage & organization. Simply put, no other tool storage system can match the quality, versatility, and value of the award-winning Wall Control System. Their commitment to quality is not only reflected in their product but is also evident in their practices. They strive to do right by their customers every day, starting at product design conception and continuing through with superb product and customer support. Being committed to quality means keeping a close eye on product production to be sure that the Wall Control values are stamped into every panel and accessory that is produced. They achieve this by manufacturing our entire product line here, in the USA.
Their Product: The award-winning Wall Control pegboard storage system solves five main wall-mounted storage challenges better than any other system available today; Durability, Strength, Versatility, Ease of Installation, and Attractive Appearance.
Durability – Their strong metal pegboard prevents the peg holes from fraying and wearing out over time. Traditional pegboard panels start out ugly, wear out quickly, and eventually, the pegboard hooks no longer stay engaged in their peg hole and will fall out when the tool is removed. Their panel face, manufactured in the US from 20 gauge steel, ensures that Wall Control’s system will last a lifetime; many times longer than traditional pegboard products.
Strength – Traditional pegboard is weak by nature due to the material it is made from. The strength of steel, combined with a formed flange around the perimeter, makes their metal pegboard panels over 10 times stronger than conventional pegboard. More strength equals more storage.
Versatility – Their unique “Combo” style panels allow the user the option of utilizing 1/4 in traditional pegboard hooks as well as their own patented, much more secure, “double offset” hook and slot design. Wall Control’s metal panels are also magnetic so you can attach all your magnetic accessories as well. Engineered for both secure engagement and ease of movement, Wall Control’s Hooks, Brackets, Shelves, and Accessories will install easily and stay put. The versatility of these storage panels is also highlighted by the all-steel shelving system that Wall Control panels support. Finally, a pegboard system that has the ability to support substantial weight on a matching, integrated shelving system.
Ease of installation – Wall Control installs in minutes. Ease of installation was a key criterion during the design phase of this pegboard system. Manufactured with a built-in flange on all four sides, the Wall Control storage panel requires no pre-built framework and mounts directly to any flat surface. The flange spaces the panel’s perforated face away from the wall so that the hooks, brackets, and shelves will engage with no wasted area. The convenient 16″x32″ standard size and modular design make it easy to handle and a snap to install. If you have traditional 16″ stud spacing, you can hit studs all the way down your wall with Wall Control’s brilliant mounting hole instructions. If not, have no worries, they include drywall anchors as well, so hitting studs is not required, although obviously preferred, if possible.
Attractive Appearance – Available in eight durable, scratch-resistant, powder-coated colors as well as a very reflective and attractive metallic galvanized finish, Wall Control Storage Systems truly are suitable for use in any location wall-mounted storage is desired in the home, office, or workplace. These high-quality finishes resist rust and stains and even wipe clean with a damp rag. When you combine sleek design with a high-quality finish, you can’t go wrong. Wall Control storage systems are the industry leader when it comes to pegboard tool storage and organization, and for good reason, but don’t take their word for it. They encourage you to check out their online product reviews from reputable places like Amazon and Home Depot to see for yourself that their products truly are in a league of their own when it comes to quality, versatility, value, and ultimately, customer satisfaction.
Tim Fulton, President, Small Business Matters
With over 30 years of experience, Small Business Matters (SBM) brings a results-based approach to each and every client. Whether your business has been established for 50 years or 50 days, we are passionate about helping you achieve your goals and mission.
Small Business Matters was established in 1994 as an independent management consulting and training practice. The primary goal of SBM is to increase the effectiveness and enhance the lives of CEOs. Since its founding, Small Business Matters has worked with companies such as Lucent Technologies, Carlson Companies, CB Richard Ellis Real Estate Services, Inc. (formerly Insignia/ESG, Inc.), and Georgia Power.
Small Business Matters is owned and operated in Atlanta, Georgia by Tim Fulton. Tim is a nationally recognized small business coach, consultant, and advocate. He has been involved in the field of entrepreneurship for over three decades as a successful business owner, small business counselor, and adjunct university professor.
Tim is currently a Vistage Emeritus in Atlanta. Vistage is an international membership organization for company CEOs and Presidents that provides a very unique growth experience for its members. In addition, Tim is a former facilitator for the University of Georgia SBDC’s GrowSmart training program, which is designed for growth-oriented small business owners, operators, and executives.
Tim has recently authored a new book, The Meeting, available on his website and where books are sold.
About “ProfitSense” and Your Host, Bill McDermott
“ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” dives into the stories behind some of Atlanta’s successful businesses and business owners and the professionals that advise them. This show helps local business leaders get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, their community and their profession. The Show is presented by McDermott Financial Solutions. McDermott Financial helps business owners improve cash flow and profitability, find financing, break through barriers to expansion and financially prepare to exit their business. The show archive can be found at profitsenseradio.com.
Bill McDermott is the Founder and CEO of McDermott Financial Solutions. When business owners want to increase their profitability, they don’t have the expertise to know where to start or what to do. Bill leverages his knowledge and relationships from 32 years as a banker to identify the hurdles getting in the way and create a plan to deliver profitability they never thought possible.
Bill currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Executive Forum and has held previous positions as a board member for the Kennesaw State University Entrepreneurship Center and Gwinnett Habitat for Humanity and Treasurer for CEO NetWeavers. Bill is a graduate of Wake Forest University and he and his wife, Martha have called Atlanta home for over 40 years. Outside of work, Bill enjoys golf, traveling, and gardening.