Beautiful installation!

 

Rick  and Joel – I meant to pass these photos along and the comments from the designer.  This is a beautiful installation and we are looking at possibly doing a Solution Spotlight on it to showcase the facility, you, and the design team.  Will keep you updated.  Also, wanted to pass the kudos onto Jane.  Sounds like she did  a terrific job and the designer appreciated working with her!

Brett Oliver – Distributor Specialist – Armstrong Commercial Flooring 

 

Job at Johnston is GREATNESS

Just a quick note, the tile job at Johnston is GREATNESS.  We went by to look at the restrooms closest to the Cafeteria, and they looked fantastic!  Meredith – Had you been part of BP17 and part of a contract with a really poor tile sub, you would understand how happy we are at this moment!  Gale – I'll text you a pic, but if you get a chance to drop in, it's the restrooms as you enter from the side entrance and turn left at the corridor.  It's the large format blue/white tile. MN at NR2 Architects

Dynamic Duo hits the right notes

 

By Deb Silverthorn

Joel Alhadef (left) and Ricky DeVincent are RickyJoel, featured songwriters and recording artists who have released “How’s Your Life Today,” their first album on the Magic Music record label. | Photo by Holly Kuper Photography

“Did you think for a minute you could walk away, And that time wouldn’t slip away? Did you take time out to help the homeless, reach out your hand, to a fellow man?” Questions posed, rather sung in beautiful harmony by Dallas’ Joel Alhadef and Ricky DeVincent who, together are RickyJoel, and who have released their first album, “How’s Your Life Today.” The album features country and rock music.

“When we write lyrics, they come from another place.  Through our hearts, spirits or experiences, through happiness and pain,” said Alhadef.   “Like a line from a new song that we are just finishing, ‘Sometimes it takes a little sadness, before you find your happiness.’”

“We’re proud to have RickyJoel on our label, enhancing the enjoyment and love for music that we have.  That’s really the big picture,” said Alan Wainstein, who with his wife Sara Levy, released the album on their Magic Music record label.

“We first met Ricky through one of our MagicMusic.com musicians and right away we felt the quality of their music and their passion was something we wanted to be a part of,” said Wainstein, whose Magic Music record label includes Sara Levy’s “Hashiveinu” and “Butta,” and “I Do It For My Daughter,” by Richard Prince, a first season contestant on American Idol.  “We got together and launched!  In our first month, sales exceeded our dreams and we couldn’t be more excited.”

Joel and Ricky, have spent years making Thursday nights a night to create.  “We’ve grown together musically, some of these songs we started working on over 10 years ago,” said DeVincent, recalling their evolution from garage bands to collaborative songwriting.  “We get together and realized we often asked each other, not ‘how are you,’ but ‘how’s your life today,’” said DeVincent, whose studio is the site of their Thursday night sessions.

“As Joel’s religious life took a more observant road, he had an idea for a rock version of ‘Ain Kelokeinu.’  We took a age old chant and turned it into our own with a beautiful melody, soaring harmonies and some screaming guitars,” said DeVincent.  “Joel has a deep love for The Beatles along with solid songwriting and harmony brilliance. I was brought up by my parents, but I was raised by The Rolling Stones and you can hear these influences in our music.”

“Tell It Like It Is,” the second cut on the album, “was another shared belief between Ricky and I,” said Alhadef.  “We always try to do just that, in life and in our music there is brutal honesty.”

“I Want You Around” was written for DeVincent’s wife Julie. Lyrics “You sure are pretty when you smile,” are words that come from him, to her, over and again.

RickyJoel, now working on their second album that will include the single “How’s Your Life Today”  looks forward to sharing their music, and is excited about its recent video release through YouTube.com at YouTube.com/RickyDJoelA and rickyjoel.com.

A packaging and printing broker for Stephen Gould Corporation, DeVincent is a Boston native, the son of Jean and George.  In Dallas 18 years, he and Julie are members of Temple Emanu-El and are the parents of Alex, Harley, and Sammy.

Alhadef, a Dallas native and the son of Anita, is the owner and president of Fabulous Floors. Joel and Lori are the parents of Shawn, Bradley and Reagan and members of Chabad of Dallas, Congregation Shearith Israel, Congregation Shaare Tefilla; he serves on the boards of directors of Dallas Kosher and Yavneh Academy.

“And how’s your life today, Did you give more than you took? Do you want to come back for a second look, And how’s your life today? Did you make a sacrifice to change a life today?”  Your life will be better today for having heard RickyJoel’s recordings.

For more information, visit rickyjoel.com and MagicMusic.com.  The CD is available for purchase on Amazon, Nokia, MySpace and other sites, as well as on iTunes athttp://itunes.apple.com/us/album/hows-your-life-today/id388058270.

Precision Estimating

The Estimator is the genesis to every job we have.  They have to be able to fully comprehend the plans and specs.  We call this Precision Estimating and Fabulous Floors currently has the three most qualified estimators in the metroplex; our estimating team has 60 years combined experience.  This means they have tremendous depth into the estimating process.  As a result, our bids are comprehensive and inclusive of the total scope of the project.  And accuracy is our number one priority in this process. 

 

How’s Your Life Today

As you know we have the best flooring experts in the world, not to mention the fact that our family and team members are all people who give back to the world in various ways.  We hope to inspire some positive outreach to those less fortunate with this song, 'How's Your Life Today', so please forward to others in your network, and be sure to 'like' us on youtube….and help us help the world….one person at a time…..Joel

http://www.youtube.com/rickydjoela#p/a/u/0/yRb9zGrf-Lw