Truck of the Month: All Test Service Solutions, Keller, Texas
Like many plumbing contractors, Kasey Turner, a man from a small town in Oklahoma, dreamed of owning his own business since he was a young boy. His uncle, W.L. Turner, worked in the backflow business. As the years passed, the elder Turner taught the younger Turner what he needed to know about running a successful backflow testing company. At the age of 26, Kasey Turner struck out on his own.
He worked out of his home and hired various family members to help him with the fledgling company. Along the way he grew his business from residential projects to large commercial accounts. As the business grew, so did the customer demand for additional services. Turner knew he had the foundation of what could be a full-service maintenance company. It was then that he began extending his services to include plumbing, irrigation and fire protection.
In working side-by-side with various city workers, Turner met Ramon Ortiz, a man with grand ideas and a zest for the service business. Working together as co-owners of All Test Service Solutions, Turner and Ortiz intend to be the largest service provider in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with future plans to expand throughout the entire United States.
“From day one Kasey had ambitions of being the biggest backflow testing company in the area,” says wife Cristy Turner, All Test Service Solutions’ office manager. “The next goal is to be the largest plumbing company. We currently have contracts for service with Tarrant County Community College, Cook Children’s Hospital, Quik Trips, Aldi and Wal-Mart, to name a few.”
Now, at the age of 41, Turner and Ortiz have 12 employees and six fleet vehicles. The company offers installation, repair and inspection of plumbing, irrigation, backflow and fire protection systems for commercial buildings as well as residential homes in the metro Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“Our slogan says it for us: ‘One call, we do it all,’” Cristy Turner notes. “We love our vans because they represent our business and our larger-than-life energy. In addition to the wrap and presentation, our vans provide us with the opportunity to work efficiently. It’s our goal to change the way people see plumbers, and provide hassle-free services along with a friendly approach. We are taking service to the next level.”
Equipped with custom shelving, the vans carry a large amount of inventory of commonly used parts. “It’s more expensive to do that, but it gives customers peace of mind knowing that our technicians have a mobile parts truck,” Cristy Turner adds. “Most of our testing and repair work can be done in one visit, which keeps customers’ businesses up and running, and saves them money.”
The GMC Savana vans are wrapped with the same “high-energy” design by Jeff Swartz of JS Creative, based in Trophy Club, Texas.
“It’s the style in Texas — go big or go home,” Cristy Turner says. “We used Kasey’s out-of-the-box creativity to create a logo that would catch the eye of anyone nearby. Kasey’s tag phrase is ‘high energy’ and we wanted our vans to depict that same thought.”