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Success is the achievement of something desired, planned or attempted. In this case, herding cows in less time than their competitors during three event rounds is what success looks like in this case. And that is exactly what Rodger Ford and his team accomplished at the 2013 Reno Rodeo
While most fuel-saving gas/electric-powered hybrid cars carry a substantial price premium over their conventionally powered counterparts, a recent analysis determined that a surprising number of them can indeed prove to be cost effective over time.
Many companies exist today whose origins and longevity can be traced to the original release of Michael E. Gerber’s mega-blockbuster, The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It. Perhaps no other book in history has impacted the economy so significantly. “The book and the teachings of Michael E. Gerber became the platform reference for the evolution of AlphaGraphics Print Shops of the Future,” says Rodger Ford, who subsequently created, Anthem Equity Group, PetsHotel (housed within PetsMart) and transformed SynCardia (the world’s only artificial heart) and many others.
When Rodger Ford, founder of AlphaGraphics and Anthem Equity Group, purchased this land in 2006, he envisioned a campus of high-tech “colleges” for research & development, bioscience, laser labs, and medical device manufacturing, as well as cutting-edge office space for the businesses that support these industries. It would be a campus for innovative companies: Innovation Campus.
Two local franchising experts are ready to unleash their pet boarding concept on the country. Ford said the PetsHotel is a blend of the comfort and safety of a first-class hotel and a children’s day-care center, and the cleanliness of a restaurant – a place where owners know their pet will be safe and comfortable when they travel.
Anthem Equity Group’s Tri-Pointe Plaza, with its “smart” energy management and control system, has been recognized with the first Southern Arizona Energy Award. The award recognizes excellence in design, implementation and energy utilization in local projects, as well as those responsible for the project.
Anthem Equity Group, a Tucson based real-estate firm and owner of the Tanque Verde Valley’s three shopping centers, is promoting the valley as “The last, best place in Tucson.” The “last” refers to the valley’s position on the Northeast side, where development must give way to the looming flanks of the Catalinas and Rincons, said Anthem partner J. David Mackstaller.
Garrett Ford’s horses liked the EasyBoot so much, he bought the EasyCare company. Ford, a skilled equestrian endurance racer, had used the polyurethane boot on his horses as competitor. Ford moved the company to the Tucson area because if offers the company lower operating costs and opportunities for expansion. The move also puts Ford closer to his family – his father Rodger Ford, founder of the AlphaGraphics printing business, now president of Anthem Equity Group, a real estate company.
STANDARDIZE. No matter whether you are running a worldwide franchising network or carving a niche in Tucson real estate, you can find success by sticking to a simple principle, says Rodger Ford: Standardize. It’s served Ford well, first as he developed AlphaGraphics Printshops of the Future, and now as he builds Anthem Equity Group with partner David Mackstaller, the co-founder of Schomac Corp. and developer of the National Self Storage network.
With a vision, a $1 million investment, and the right team, the Mexican style Plaza Palomino in Tucson, Arizona could come out of the shadows and realize its potential. “Our goal was to create a place for Adults to hang out” said David Mackstaller, who along with Rodger Ford own Anthem Equity Group.