Eagle Eye Inspections – Beaverton Oregon Home Inspector

The details about Eagle Eye Inspections:

Main Contact: Vicki Giblin

Phone Numbers:
Office: 503-649-1814
Toll Free: 888-897-9707
Fax: 503-356-9986

Inspector: Ken Giblin

Cell: 503-260-4300

Web Address: www.kenseagleeye.com

Service Area: Western Oregon & SW Washington including Portland Oregon & Vancouver Washington

Ken & Vicki Giblin are Eagle Eye Inspections, and they offer home and construction inspections in the Western Oregon and SW Washington areas. Ken is a certified inspector since 1982, beginning with contrsuction and adding homes in 1999. Ken has performed nearly 6000 inspections and offers on-site computer generated reports, complete with photos! We recently chatter with Vicki about their business.

Q & A with Vicki

Q. What made you want to start Eagle Eye Inspections?
A. Never liked working for others & since we have the skills & knowledge to run our own business, why not?

Q. If you had to pick one thing out of your day, what’s the most exciting / favorite?
A. Educating customers.

Q. Who is your ideal customer?
A. A customer that has already done their research and is ready to get down to business.

Q. What do you consider your biggest weakness?
A. Patients with rude nasty people.

Q. How are you improving on that weakness?
A. Trying to keep a calm tone in my voice.

Q. What is your biggest strength?
A. I am very knowledgeable about the field I work in.

Q. How do you like running Eagle Eye Inspections?
A. We love working for ourselves & have for over 25 yrs.

Q. If you could change one thing about your businesses day-to-day routine, what would it be?
A. Work less hours and have more personal time. When you own your business you seem to work more than if you were an employee.

Q. Any new specials you can tell your customers about?
A. No, we just give professional services.

Q. If you had a chance to say one thing to a brand new customer, before they walk in the door, what would it be?
A. First info I fish for is how educated they are about home inspections & homes in general. Then I decide where we go next with the conversation.

1st Independent Leasing – Beaverton Oregon Leasing Services

Below is information about 1st Independent Leasing in Beaverton Oregon.

Main Contact: Rosanne Wilson, CLP, BPB

Physical Address:
3800 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Suite 165
Beaverton, OR 97005 – MAP

Phone Numbers:
(800) 926-0851
Fax: (503) 626-1631

Web Address: www.1stIndependentLeasing.com

Q & A with Rosanne

Q: What made you want to start your business?

A:I wanted to provide more “personal service” to my clients and make them feel
they are appreciated. In commercial lending, the personal relationship with
the customer is the most important aspect towards building trust and a long
lasting relationship. I did not feel that the large corporation that I
spent 15 years with was doing that. It was always about the bottom line and
quotas and the personal touches just weren’t there. Clients were “just
another number” to the corporate headquarters. Well I think of my clients
as real people and not numbers.

Q: If you had to pick one thing out of your day, what’s the most exciting /

A: My morning follow-up calls with the clients I am currently helping are my
most favorite thing out of my day. I love speaking to them and learning
more about them and their businesses. I love updating them on the progress
I am making and when we might expect to see their financing approved.
Customers appreciate realistic expectations. They should not be kept in the
dark. I enjoy reminding them that their loan is our priority. The more I
communicate with them, the more they appreciate it and I can feel that I
have won their trust.

Q: Who is your ideal customer?

A: My most ideal customer has at least 3 years in business and great credit.
Of course the reality today is that credit underwriting has become tighter
due to the recession, and not everyone out there has stellar credit, so we
offer alternative financing programs to cover a wide range of credit types.
These transactions I can easily get approved through our many different
bank partners at very competitive rates, but I love the ability to help the
other businesses out there who have either challenged credit or financial
statements that reflect negatives. We have many ways of overcoming those
barriers and structuring their financing with one of our excellent
alternative lenders. I like to say “We perform miracles” because we do!

Q: What do you consider your biggest weakness?

A: Not having enough hours each week to get out there and foster more relationships because I am so busy spending each day getting the right paperwork processed and creating a complete and thorough package for my lenders. The right “packaging” and a great “story” is the key to success. When a credit officer reviews everything, he or she will want to approve the loan. It’s all in the presentation!

Q: How are you improving on that weakness?

A: I just added an outside sales representative who is cultivating many types of new clients. His job is to go out there prospecting and find new clients who could really use my help. It is my job to get them financed. It’s a great combination that I believe will work out well.

Q: What is your biggest strength?

A: My partnership with over 100 lenders is my biggest strength. These lenders are like gold to me. My relationships with them span over 20 years. They trust the work I perform on each transaction and rarely ask for anything additional. These rock solid relationships allow me to finance virtually any business type or credit type.

Q: How do you like running 1st Independent Leasing?

A: I love running my own business because I no longer have to answer to some corporate VP somewhere like I used to when I spent 15 years with TransAmerica Financial. I can take care of my customers far better and in a more personal way than a giant company can. In my previous corporate life, I learned very quickly that big corporations really only care about the bottom line. There is no atmosphere of a strong personal relationship with their customers. I knew when I started my own company, my customers will know immediately how important they are to me and will always get the personal attention they deserve. Customers aren’t just an item in a database. They are real people with real hopes and dreams and I feel great knowing I am helping them get there.

Q: If you could change one thing about your businesses day-to-day routine, what would it be?

A: Stop eating my lunch at my desk so I can keep working instead of stepping out of the office for at least a half an hour to escape and enjoy a nice lunch

Q: Any new specials you can tell your customers about?

A: We are waiving all Documentation fees on all new transactions through this 3rd quarter (June 1 to Sept. 30, 2012). Doc Fees run generally $150 to $500 depending on the lender that approves the transaction. We will cover your Doc Fees for you as a way of saying thanks!

Q: If you had a chance to say one thing to a brand new customer, before they walk in the door, what would it be?

A: My favorite saying is also at the bottom of all my company emails I sent out. “Believe you Can and You’re Halfway There!” (this is a quote from Theodore Roosevelt). There is a certain degree of fear and skepticism people have when they are trying to borrow money. The word on the street is that small businesses are having a tough time borrowing money. They also hear that it is almost impossible to get approved. Not true! We prove it every day. I believe in holding the customer’s hand throughout the process and taking the fear factor out of the picture.

We do the heavy lifting for them. We fight the loan officers so they don’t have to. Our customers often tell us how wonderful the experience was and as their own company grows, they come back to us each time they need additional financing.

Beaverton Restaurants

Here are a couple of my favorite restaurants in Beaverton.

Italian Restaurant / Pizza…

Giovanni’s Restaurant, rich in tradition and history, remains a cornerstone in Downtown Beaverton. Giovanni’s has been a family operated restaurant since 1975. We offer traditional Italian pasta dishes along with our famous thick crust pizza. Our friendly staff and inviting atmosphere makes Giovanni’s Italian Family Restaurant the perfect choice for your family. Located in the heart of downtown Beaverton on the corner of Hall and Broadway. Website – Call: 503-644-8767

Burger Place…

Fresh Grill in Beaverton is the one stop for affordable fresh food. Choose from 100% fire-grilled Angus burgers, flame-broiled chicken, beer battered fish, fries & onion rings, salads, espresso, shakes, smoothies, beer and wine. With a menu that includes all your grilled favorites, there is always something for everyone. Website – Call: 503 746-4415

We will be adding more restaurants in the near future. If you run a restaurant in the Beaverton area and would like to advertise on this page, please let us know. Call Justin at 503-828-1763.

Tigard Oregon Auto Repair

Tigard Oregon Auto Repair

Tigard Oregon Auto Repair
Tigard Oregon Auto Repair

If you are looking for an honest and reliable mechanic in Tigard, look no further. Canyon Auto Repair & Collision is the newest addition to a long-time, reputable Beaverton business.

Canyon Auto Repair and Collision
11643 SW Pacific Hwy, Tigard, OR 97223
(503) 597-5000 ‎

The ASE Master & I-CAR Cerfitied Mechanics specialize in…

  • Lube / Tune Ups
  • Brake Jobs
  • Electrical & Computer Diagnostics
  • A/C & Heating
  • DEQ
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • All General Auto Repairs

Confused about the new cellular phone ban?

At the beginning of the year, a new Oregon Law went into effect that is meant to make the roads a safer place for all.

I’ve heard a multitude of variations on the law, but thanks to the City of Beaverton, here are answers to clear up the most common misconceptions:

  • The law applies to all ages of drivers, with a catch. If you are under 18, you’re not allowed to be using your cell phone while driving, hands-free or no hands-free.
  • It’s true! There are some exceptions to the rule for people who absolutely need to use a cell phone for their job while driving. Best to check the actual law (link below) to see if you qualify, as I’m guessing most occupations are not exempt.
  • Need 911? If no one else in the car is able to call for help, you can.
  • This is not a “secondary offense” in Beaverton – it is what is known as a “primary offense” – this means law enforcement can pull you over simply for seeing you chatting on your phone.
  • It’s going to cost you – the fine for a driver violating the law is a minimum of $90.

You can check the full bill online by clicking here.