ProfitSense with Bill McDermott, Episode 9: Erik Christensen, Bulldog Movers and Colin Blalock, Jones and Kolb
On this edition of “ProtitSense with Bill McDermott,” Erik Christensen of Bulldog Movers and Colin Blaylock of Jones and Kolb join host Bill McDermott to talk about their respective businesses. “ProfitSense with Bill McDermott” is broadcast by the North Fulton Studio of Business RadioX® in Alpharetta.
Erik Christensen, CEO, Bulldog Movers
Erik Christensen is the CEO of Bulldog Movers. Bulldog Movers is a full service moving, storage and logistics company. With its three wholly owned subsidiaries, Buckhead Movers, Classic Design Services and CV Fine Arts Services they provide the broadest range of local, long-distance and international services in the Southeast.
In addition to traditional high quality moving and storage that includes both residential and office and industrial moving and storage they also provide; last mile delivery and installation for decorators, designers and furniture dealers, fine arts storage, delivery and installation (they are the only approved fine arts storage location approved by both AXA and the Chubb Group), they are an approved TSA screening facility allowing us to deliver high value shipments directly the airport grounds without additional uncrating and screening, they provide high quality and fine arts custom crating suitable for international customs clearance, they have a full wood shop, furniture restoration shop and paint booth to restore and refinish fine furniture and they provide art framing and restoration.
Bulldog Movers knows of no moving and storage company in the United States that provides all of these services under one roof.
Colin Blalock, Jones and Kolb
A shareholder with Jones and Kolb since 1986, Colin Blalock‘s practice concentration is in tax controversy, nonprofit organizations, entrepreneurial businesses and individuals. His prior experience includes working with the Examination Division of the IRS in Atlanta.
Colin is a member of the AICPA, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), the Georgia Society of Association Executives, the Financial Planning Association and the Atlanta Alumni of Revenue Agents.
Colin received the 2018 Meritorious Service Award (the highest award presented by the GSCPA) for his service to the profession. He is a Past Chair/President of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the Past Chair of the Gulf Coast Tax Exempt/Governmental Entities IRS Advisory Council. He currently serves as a Trustee (Past President) of the Georgia Federal Tax Conference. Colin is a prolific speaker on tax topics and facilitates several roundtable discussion groups. He is very active in his community serving on the Board of Directors of the Fowler YMCA.
Colin has a passion and particular expertise in body language. Two books he recommends on the subjects include The Secret Language of Success by David Lewis, and The Definitive Book of Body Language, by Allan and Barbara Pease.
Colin lives in Peachtree Corners with his wife, Jessica. He has two children and 4 grandchildren.
About Your Host, Bill McDermott
Bill McDermott is Founder and CEO of McDermott Financial Solutions. After over three decades working for both national and community banks, Bill uses his expert knowledge to assist closely held companies with improving profitability, growing their business and finding financing. Bill is passionate about educating business owners about pertinent topics in the banking and finance arena.
He currently serves as Treasurer for the Atlanta Executive Forum and has held previous positions as 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.