As a local franchisee for Johnny Rockets, we were one of the first few nationally known restaurant brands to become part of the Arizona Trade Exchange. We had never used trade before, but is has been such a successful partnership since we joined ATE in 2009. We intend to stay around for years to come.

Being part of the Trade Exchange has helped our business in several different ways. Not only has it brought new customers into our restaurants, but it has also helped us with one of a restaurant’s ongoing battles: To keep our repair and maintenance costs under control. The extensive choice of trades people available through ATE make it possible to get almost all of our maintenance completed with trade dollars.

The staff at ATE makes it easy to take advantage of the opportunities available with your trade dollars. It is like having your own personal business concierge. They are very helpful in coming up with ideas that work for your business. We have used trade dollars as incentives to our employees, to pay for hotels while traveling for business and even to dine at other restaurants once in a while.

We have found ATE more valuable and easy to use than we expected. We would certainly recommend this organization to other valley businesses.

Kevin ThompsonJohnny Rockets

"As a member of the Arizona Trade Exchange (ATE) since we joined in 2002, I have had the privilege of getting to know the owners and staff very well. My participation came as the result of a referral by another business member who had contracted my services. He liked my work and felt I would enjoy being a part of other businesses with similar work standards. That is why I became a member and why I have referred dozens of other businesses to the Arizona Trade Exchange.

It has been my experience that the members who are invited to join are thoroughly checked out and as a result, I have developed wonderful working relationships with many companies that have provided services to my family, employees, and guests as well as my business providing services to them. Many are considered good friends. This only happens when good, honest business people have standards that are very high. On a rare occasion, when someone did not adhere to the ATE standards, they were given the opportunity to rectify the situation or they were no longer welcome as members. Having been a member of several barter-type groups at one time, I can attest to the fact that they are not all the same and I continue to recommend ATE.

On a personal note, when my son got married, the wedding reception was done almost entirely through ATE businesses, even the hotel in Hawaii, and the staff at ATE went way beyond expectations to see that I had access to the services I needed. They do this anytime I have a need. I am proud to be a member and look forward to many more years with the Arizona Trade Exchange. "

George A. Bock, Jr.President – Geo-Seal

I have been a part of the Arizona Trade Exchange for several years now. It has been a very positive experience so far. I have found each employee in the company to be professional, courteous and prompt in responding to any questions or needs that I might have. I do not hesitate to call or come by the office because I know I will be treated with respect. I also feel like they care more about me and not just about making a profit.

I occasionally will receive a phone call or e-mail alerting me to a service or event that is available that I might be interested in. They know my family circumstances and want to offer services or events that will be suitable for our family. I appreciate their attention to detail and care for my family.

I would recommend Arizona Trade Exchange as an ethical company striving to do business in an appropriate manner.

Wayne GreenwoodGreenwood Family Dental

My name is Cody Smith and I am a proud member of the Arizona Trade Exchange. I have been a member since 2008 and I can honestly say when it comes to ethics, ATE stands at the top of the list. They set the bar high with their company and don’t make exceptions for anyone. There have been multiple occasions where clients of theirs may have tried to take advantage of another client and without fail, every time I’ve seen it happen, ATE has not only stepped in and made it right, but gone the extra mile even if it meant losing a client over the deal. They have always stood for honest business with a high standard of integrity. Not only am I a trade member with ATE, but I’m also a member of another trade association in the area and ATE is hands down a far superior company than its competitors.

Cody Smith, OwnerDynamic Pest Control

Since we joined ATE in 2008 we have enjoyed a very favorable working relationship with Arizona Trade Exchange. We have been with a few other trade associations in the past and have always supported the concept of trade, but, it wasn’t until we became members of Arizona Trade Exchange that our trade expectations were turned into an overwhelming support, exceeding our expectations.

Their trade associates provide fast, quality service with a wide assortment of products and services. The customer service at the offices of Arizona Trade Exchange is one we try to model ourselves here at Fosters Carpet Care. They are quick to resolve issues and there has never been a time when they did not stop what they were doing to lend us a helping hand in making purchases, auditing our account, making reservations and giving us suggestions on those, all important, days we often forget: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversaries and birthdays, etc.

We recommend them to all of our business associates who have a marketable product or service to sell. They are good people and they do what is right. We hope to work with them for many years to come.

Mike Foster and Walt Foster, OwnersFosters Carpet Care & Repair

Being a part of the Arizona Trade Exchange has been a great experience and has offered our office a number of fantastic opportunities both personally and professionally. By being able to utilize our trade dollars we have received great services from various types of businesses and in turn, have been able to offer our services to other Arizona Trade Exchange members. One of the greatest benefits of this exchange is the networking and referrals that doing business this way brings. We have had a number of members that we have met either personally or professionally in their work place that have become patients, who may otherwise not have ever come to a chiropractic office if it were not for their trade dollars from Arizona Trade Exchange. In doing so, they have seen the benefits of chiropractic first hand and have ultimately referred back to us in multiple ways.

Arizona Trade Exchange is a great organization to be a part of! The benefits would well outweigh the cons, if there were any. It is so quick, easy and convenient to call in trades and track our barters. We are so glad to have found the Arizona Trade Exchange and to have become members! We look forward to continuing our membership and growing our business and relationships within this superior organization.

Dr. Scott Hatzenbeler, D.C.Advanced Physical Medicine

I want to recommend the Arizona Trade Exchange to any person who is considering joining such an organization. The Arizona Trade Exchange has been able to utilize some of my excess capacity on clients I would have not otherwise received but for the Arizona Trade Exchange. I have been able to off-set some of my business overhead costs through the use of vendors in the trade exchange.

In addition to off-setting my business overhead, I have been able to off-set my personal living expenses through the Arizona Trade Exchange. The Arizona Trade Exchange is a very good organization and at least one personal service provider that I regularly use has joined The Trade Exchange after observing my family’s success and experience with it. Now my wife is able to pay this vendor, her hair stylist, in trade. This has made the stylist, my wife and I quite happy.

Although I never expected to get past referrals from the trade exchange, I recently was retained by a cash paying client who was referred to me from a member in the trade exchange.

My dealings with the staff at the Arizona Trade Exchange have been pleasant. The professional staff members have a lot of integrity. This is certainly one of the many things that make them stand out above other trade organizations

Ted AgnickTed Agnick - The Lawyer

Arizona Trade Exchange has been a great partner with our company, Doris & Company, CPAs. Doris & Company, CPAs has been with Rob and his staff since 2000. During this time, the ATE team has done a fantastic job in growing the trading partners within the exchange.

The staff has been very helpful in making the exchange available to trading partners. Any time we have a need, the staff has had great suggestions. They have provided the key benefits of each trading partner, provided direct contacts when needed, and made the trading experience pleasant.

The trade opportunities have grown every year. One of many helpful trade experiences was the orthodontics for my children. With two children needing braces at the same time and all of the service available on trade, the provider within the trade exchange was a life saver.

We look forward to working with the Arizona Trade Exchange for many more years.

Gerald Doris, CPADoris & Company, CPAs

The Arizona Trade Exchange has allowed me to tap into new business and also provided access on trade to quality goods and services for business or personal needs that I might otherwise have missed or paid for out of pocket.

Mark TuckerMark Tucker - Attorney-at-Law