references

We treat your business as if it were our own.

“As a structural engineering firm for more than 35 years, we never spent much time on marketing. Times have changed and John Surge and A|E|C helped us recognize that and put together a plan during the economic downturn. Now we’re stronger than ever. We have an ongoing relationship with A|E|C that keeps marketing top of mind for our firm. John helped us launch a new green building division, orchestrated a complete rebranding, redeveloped our websites and acts as our Chief Marketing Officer, meeting with our team to advance our objectives. The best way I can describe it is that John has helped us become more purposeful with our marketing. Our relationship with A|E|C has provided a great return on investment.”
Tom VanDorpe, President, VCA Structural

“It’s refreshing to work with a marketing professional like John Surge who understands my industry and what can be complex subject matter. VisionWise Capital provides commercial real estate private placements for Registered Investment Advisors and high net worth clients. John has helped us advance our marketing objectives and has been a great aid in developing creative ideas and making things happen for us while we tend to an incredibly busy schedule.”
Sanford Coggins, CEO-Founder, VisonWise Capital

“John Surge and his firm conducted an extensive client survey that gave us great insight into how our brand is perceived and insight into our go forward approach to our marketing while providing a competitive edge as we bid new projects.”
Eric Hankinson, President, RailPros

“When I needed marketing for a new venture, I turned to John Surge. Now that Peter Montoya Inc. is no longer offering creative services for financial advisors, I only recommend John Surge and A|E|C. Any advisor who hires John to develop marketing is in for a rewarding experience and results-driven final product.”
Peter Montoya, President, MarketingPro, Inc.

“We have a dynamic new business model and needed marketing and sales tools to dramatically communicate our approach. We need for people to take notice. Working with John Surge and A|E|C was more than just creating marketing, it was a very rewarding creative experience that helped us fully explore our brand and really heed the advice that ‘everything communicates.’ I’ve known John for many years now and I can always count on him to be able to take my vision for marketing beyond what I imagined.”
Don Hobbs, Vice President of Business Development, Nextage Realty Gulf Coast Region

“Running the single largest real estate office in Toronto with more than 400 associates keeps me busy. We enagaged John Surge and A|E|C to help us develop a new website and oversee the development of an ASP.net database application. With our schedules, the project was stalled. John was able to come in and identify a developer and translate my vision into execution. He also provides expert marketing consultation and creative serives, always sharp, always on point. It’s a great relationship that is helping us achieve our growth objectives.”
Chris Slightham, President, Royal LePage Signature Realty, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

““We are growing and decided we wanted to capitalize on our momentum, but it’s hard to execute marketing while we have to service our clients and keep pace in a very complex industry. John Surge has helped us get focused and develop a plan of attack. He’s helping us stay accountable to the plan and stay on track. He spearheaded a rebranding project and has developed outstanding marketing communications. But more important, he’s served as a marketing strategist and coach; he’s not just a marketer. He understands professional services and his management experience have been extremely helpful in our ongoing work together.”
David Lebental, President, PNL Benefits, Torrance, California

“As the Director of Marketing, it’s important to team with great professionals who can augment our team. Our relationship started simply with the creation of a business development brochure. The result was outstanding and is without a doubt the most dynamic tool we’ve ever created. Working with John Surge and A|E|C added a new dimension beyond graphic design. John understands wealth management and financial services and helped us really hone and shape our message. We look forward to a continued relatioship as EagleStone continues to grow.”
Megan Molloy, Director of Marketing and Communications, EagleStone Tax and Wealth Advisors, Rockville, Maryland