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Success Stories

P.I. Roofing

 P. I. Roofing has been in business since 2001, focusing on residential customers in Central Arkansas. Joel’s roofing business stands out in the industry because educating the customer is paramount to him.

 Knowing that a knowledgeable customer is a good customer, Joel and his wife, Veronica, wrote “The Roof Leak Detective –Never Pay for Another Roof!” The book’s goal is to educate their customers about their roofs and how contractors think and operate. Joel noted that “[w]hile there are many good, reputable roofing companies, far too many fly-by-night companies have given our industry a bad name.” Joel works with customers to fix roofs that can be repaired and to help them save for the time when a full replacement is necessary.

The roofing business is a tough industry, but P.I. Roofing has met the challenges and survived. In 2008 Joel expanded into Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Texas. Revenues increased dramatically but so did expenses. Unfortunately, some of the... Read More

Wallace Resoucre Systems



Earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters leave cleanup challenges that can overwhelm local capabilities.  Dave Wallace, owner of Wallace Resource Systems of Leachville, provides the emergency staffing that effectively and efficiently returns communities to normal life.

Dave started his business in 2009, building upon 20 years of experience in the staffing industry and 21 years of active duty in the army, where he was honored seven times for heroism.  This combination has given him an unsurpassed understanding of the staffing industry and disaster recovery.

“I saw a niche,” he said, “which was not being adequately serviced by existing staffing companies.   Our product is simple. It is people, their skills, and their availability in mass numbers.”    Dave’s success is based on three critical components:  1) long-term relationships within the staffing community that allow labor to be recruited... Read More



Dr. Mary Ann Campbell, CFP, owner of Money Magic, Inc., is a committed money educator, consumer advocate, and community leader.  An experienced on-air television and radio personality, she has won two national awards for her Money Magic ETV series on Arkansas public television.  She uniquely combines magic skills with keen business knowledge to create a dynamic and powerful learning experience.


Growing up in Mabelvale, Arkansas, Mary Ann was active in Girl Scouts, 4-H, and Future Homemakers of America. “My participation in these activities taught me skills in organization and leadership,” she noted.


Mary Ann started her business when she was asked to teach a consumer problems class at the local university that turned out to be a course in personal finance, a course she had never taken.  “The college needed someone immediately,” she said, “and I wanted to learn.”  Teaching the class was a learning experience for Mary Ann... Read More

Capital Business Machines, Inc. is the 2014 Arkansas Family-Owned Business of the Year.  Michael Fasulo, Vice President of Arkansas Capital Corporation, submitted the nomination.

Capital Business Machines, Inc. began its existence in 1939 as Capital Typewriter Company on Main Street in downtown Little Rock.  Over the years the company made many changes from the early typewriter days by adding new products and services. 

In the fall of 2000, the Rogers family acquired Capital Business Machines with the mission of continuing to provide Arkansas with the quality products and excellent customer service for which the company had been well known.  William Rogers, a veteran, along with his sons, Brett, Byron, and Bryce, manage the business and work with their staff of 16 employees on a daily basis to provide excellent customer service.   Under their leadership Capital Business Machines continues to offer the latest business technology to customers throughout the state of... Read More