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Collection Agencies

Looking back at the past 10 Years….

You may remember some historical events like, Hurricane Katrina, the recession, the 10 year remembrance of 9/11, the election and re-election of the first non-white President, or even the creation of YouTube and Twitter.

You also may remember the deaths of The Crocodile Hunter- Steve Irwin, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Ronald Reagan, Johnny Carson, Dick Clark, Nelson Mandela, and Robin Williams.

While things like Facebook, Angry Birds, One Direction, Harry Potter, AGT, Grand Theft Auto, “selfies” and Duck Dynasty have become all too commonly known; we have been hard at work growing American Profit Recovery.

Let us share some of our accomplishments:

-We celebrate our 10 years in business in a time where only about one third of new […]

2021-01-04T08:49:44-05:00October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Team APR|Tags: , , , |

Thoughts As We Approach 10 Years in Business

Ten years as a reputable collection agency

American Profit Recovery is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month. It’s hard to believe it was September of 2004 when we opened our doors and started helping our first client resolve their delinquent accounts. A lot has happened since then, we have expanded to 3 locations including Michigan, North Carolina and Massachusetts, we employ 53 people, we collect all over the country and we have resolved over 230 million dollars of bad debt for our clients.

There are over 6,000 collection agencies in the U.S. Some agencies come, and a lot of agencies go. I believe there are several reasons American […]

2021-01-31T16:39:22-05:00September 25th, 2014|Categories: Team APR|Tags: , , |

Collection Agencies Save The Average Household 479 Per Year

A recent survey by Ernst & Young and ACA International on the health of national and state economies in the U.S. shows that they continue to rely on the recovery of rightfully owed consumer debt.

This is where third-party debt collectors come into the picture, they are key in the recovery of debts and assisting the economy on the state and national levels.

Some of the key findings about third-party debt collectors from the survey are about job creation, outstanding debt and giving back.

When it came to job creation, the collection agencies directly employed more than 136,000 people, with a payroll of $6.4 billion.

With outstanding debt, third-party debt collectors received approximately 1 billion consumer accounts from creditor […]

APR receives endorsement from New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association

American Profit Recovery is excited to announce that The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) has recently endorsed the collection agency.

The NJLCA Board of Directors has approved American Profit Recovery to be their Preferred Partner for debt collections.

APR works with countless green industry professionals across the country and has a proven track record for improving the profitability of landscape contractors in maintenance, design/build, landscape management and of course lawn care businesses. APR recognizes that many landscape professionals are hesitant to send their clients to debt collection agencies due to the expense and fear of losing the client.

We know the importance of retaining customers and we employ a diplomatic approach to not only recover monies owed, […]

Celebrating the ACA’s 75th Anniversary in Chicago

I was honored to help represent American Profit Recovery at last week’s ACA Convention & Expo. The ACA is an international association comprised of leaders of Credit and Collection professionals. This year was the association’s 75th anniversary celebration and it was held in Chicago. It was terrific to be able to take in the wonderful sights and sounds of Chicago shoulder to shoulder with industry leaders.

The days were spent attending several top notch educational seminars from world class speakers. The diverse group of speakers ranged from Harley Davidson CEO speaking about building his company’s reputation to top political consultant Karl Rove commenting on how the collection industry contributes positively to the overall economy of the […]

2020-09-27T13:18:01-04:00July 29th, 2014|Categories: What APR is up to|Tags: , , , |

Collectors Get a Bad Rap

When a collection agency makes the news, it’s not normally a positive event that caused the news coverage. Couple that with the fact that the only people who come in contact with a collection agency are consumers who allegedly owe a debt… and no one likes to have to deal with a past due debt.

Understandably, the collector is not the most popular person and for those reasons, collectors get a “bad rap”. They are often viewed as uneducated vultures that prey on the less fortunate and they are often told they should get a real job. I would like to say one thing to those who have that opinion of collectors. You just might be […]

What Type Of Training Do Debt Collectors Go Through?

A question that is frequently asked is “What type of training do collectors go through?”

A reputable collection agency will have a training program that covers a wide range of issues, knowledge and skills that are required and will continually reinforce that training. Below are some of the subjects covered in the training of debt collectors.

Personal Skills
Most reputable agencies hire people who can communicate well and then train them even further. The goal of an agency is to get payments secured for a client, so a collector needs to have superior skills in communicating with others. Debt resolutions come from a respectable dialogue and communication with consumers.

Regular Meetings
A collection agency with a good reputation will also […]

The Best Team In The Biz!

The best debt collection team in the industry.

This week American Profit Recovery celebrated our Annual Employee Week. It’s designed to recognize the hard work and dedication the employees put forth during the year and it hopefully shows our employees that the owners appreciate the people that make it a great place to come to every day.

Employee week is important to me personally because we get a chance to get everyone under the same roof even if it’s only for a short period of time. We fly everyone from our North Carolina and Massachusetts office into our Michigan location for a few meetings, some hard work and a lot of fun. I think it’s great for […]

2021-01-31T14:59:07-05:00June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Team APR|Tags: , , , , |

Winter Debt Leading to Spring Collection Calls

Recently, I got the opportunity to be a guest on FOX 25 Boston to discuss how winter debt can lead to spring collection calls.  Read about our conversation here and watch the video below to hear the full discussion from the Fox 25 segment.

As spring rolls in, so do the bills from winter.

This year due to the polar vortex and a long winter some people are finding that they didn’t budget enough for the extra oil or high heating bills and now they need to prioritize their bills.

If you have fallen behind this winter, your bills may have gone into collection. Here are answers to some of the common questions asked about collection agencies and […]

2021-04-03T15:53:00-04:00April 17th, 2014|Categories: Advice for Consumers|Tags: , , , , |

Collection Advice for the New Year

Our customer service department works with clients on receivables and collections on a daily basis. Some advice they give our clients for this time of year is to make sure your bill is a priority for your customers.

During the holidays people tend to overextend themselves, and spend a lot of money, so there are a lot of bills out there. Also, with winter there are a lot of other expenses out there including snow removal and heating oil. It’s important to let your customers know that you expect to be paid before they make other financial commitments.

The longer a bill is out there the harder it is to collect. As time passes people prioritize their […]

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