We are featuring the Law Firm of Donald Metcalf. We have assisted Attorney Metcalf with call forwarding and different administrative projects as well as providing him with a beautiful corner office with river views of the Saint Johns. Thank you for being such a wonderful client!
Please see his biography below
A Florida native, Donald Metcalf attended Georgia State University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications, graduating Cum Laude, and Florida Coastal School of Law for his Juris Doctorate, graduating in 2002 with high honors. He started practicing law in 2003, directly after being admitted to the Florida Bar Association.
Professionally, he has handled innumerous cases, helping thousands of clients – some of whom have retained his services or passed along his name multiple times. He’s had the honor of trying personal injury cases with great success as well as winning appeals. His success as an attorney directly reflects his understanding of the law, his personality (serious when called for, humorous and light hearted otherwise), and his commitment to clients.
Donald’s strengths are negotiation, research and debate. He is the epitome of “the person who knows more” has the upper hand, at least in the world of personal injury law. He’s always a few steps and questions ahead, with a knack for anticipating what the next move will be. And this really comes in handy when dealing with opposing counsels, companies and, of course, his kids.
After working for more than a decade for other firms, he decided to take his knowledge, skills and opportunity to start his own firm. In 2016, he opened the doors of the Jacksonville law office that bears his name – The Law Firm of Donald Metcalf.
John Shields, of Tree Masters, Inc., came to Intelligent Office because as his company was needed call support while in the field. New customer calls are critical for estimate scheduling.
We found that the best solution for John was our Intelligent Assistant services. Through our consultative process we learned that John would benefit from customer services including providing an accurate quote for the service requested, appointment scheduling, and confirmation calls to remind his clients of their upcoming appointments. In addition, we created a daily log report for the company to have their work route for the day laid out.
At Intelligent Office Jacksonville we build great customer relationships by: Helping our customer, with great technology, while being our self, and having fun.
J.B. Glossinger Contributing Writer
Are they really that important?
As I sit in the virtual team meeting I stare at my computer screen.
I gaze at the more than 10,000 names on my screen, all of whom I have signed up over the last seven years. It amazes me with so many names that I am able to remember a lot of them.
Many have gone their own way, no longer customers. Some just visited briefly then moved on.
I feel pain in my heart each time I tell the team, “Go ahead and delete them from the database.” It pains me as I think over the years what I could have done better to help them. I think of what could have been if I understood what I know now: That is, each person is important. They aren’t numbers, but actual people behind those e-mail addresses.
Over the years my business has grown to the point where a few people that leave won’t hurt us, but that is not the point. What I have learned is to achieve growth you need satisfied customers, ambassadors for your brand. This is a critical point today that your entire team needs to buy into. It is about the relationships you have with your customers that will bring you long-term success.
There are some really great ways to do this with the technology we have today. Not just posting a cute picture (meme) or quote, but actually using the tools to connect. Whether it is Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or the next flavor of the week, these tools can help us build relationships, but you have to embrace them.
Part of my sadness of deleting customers from my database is that I didn’t embrace this earlier. I had a pretty arrogant attitude that people needed me, and that my competitors or distractions wouldn’t take them away. I was wrong.
You may be asking why am I cleaning the database? I believe in making sure the people that are in my database want to be reached and want to build a relationship with my company. I don’t want people who don’t want to be there. This may seem counterintuitive to the idea of building relationships, but it is the real core issue. You are looking for ambassadors and if people don’t match your culture or company that can actually be an anti-ambassador.
If you keep contacting people that don’t want you to contact them they will turn on you. You want to make sure the relationships you build are with your customers that are happy with your products and services. If not you may have a customer service nightmare.
How do you build great relationships with your customers? Here are a few helpful tips:
This is what makes business amazing: The lives you impact. If you don’t have the fire to build real relationships with your customers and clients, then maybe you are in the wrong business.
I get that some people want to build a business to sell or to exit. I personally will never exit my business or retire. In fact, that word is not even in my vocabulary.
My main focus is to have a million friends, and with that everything else will be taken care of. I know I treat my customers as friends, how do you treat yours?
J.B. Glossinger is CEO of Alive Foundation and is an internationally known speaker, author, coach and consultant. J.B.’s podcast, MorningCoach, has been ranked among the top podcasts in the world.
Derek Gilliam Reporter Jacksonville Business Journal
“We’ve made the mix richer,” Rummell said -- with about 1,100 units now slated for the property.
In addition to the new residential space, the plan now calls for more pedestrian areas and features other changes.
“We’ve played with the block sizes,” Munz said. “We’ve, I think, improved the view corridors.”
Rummell, a long-time Jacksonville businessman and One Spark founder, said the plan could be in front of the Downtown Development Review Board in four to six weeks and construction will start in the fall.
Construction of the $500 million project had been slated to start in summer, but it is a few months behind schedule.
The changes to the design follow the exit of Jacksonville developer Mike Balanky, who Rummell bought out of the project in May.
Rummell and Munz both repeated that Balanky left the project in May because he has other projects that needed his focus.
“There’s no smoking gun there,” Rummell said.
The masterplan calls for about 1,100 residential units with a mix of townhouses, condos and apartments. Retail wraps around the ground floor of most structures.
There’s a 25,800-square-foot cinema, a four-acre park along the river, several riverfront restaurants. The larger buildings have self-contained parking garages built into the footprint. There's also an office building and a 16-story hotel.
The sizes of the buildings would put the project as one of the most ambitious in recent years as the hotel would be 230 feet tall, an apartment tower would be 200 feet tall and the office tower would also approach 200 feet .
“Jacksonville needs energy,” Rummell said. “Jacksonville needs something to happen, and the hardest part of anything like this is starting.”
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|Intelligent Office opening Downtown|
The recently sold Riverplace Tower is gaining a new tenant.
The Jacksonville franchise owner of Intelligent Office is renovating space on the eighth floor of the 28-story Downtown Southbank riverfront tower and expects an investment of up to $300,000 to complete the project.
Intelligent Office is a Denver-based chain that provides staffing, administrative and reception services, office suites and meeting rooms for mobile executives and small business owners.
Intelligent Office in Jacksonville is owned by Clyde’s Ride Inc., led by President Clyde Yandell and Secretary Juliana Yandell of Ponte Vedra Beach. Clyde Yandell is the former senior vice president and chief sales officer for CIT Bank LLC.
Yandell said Monday he expects the business will open by the end of the year in about 4,700 square feet in the tower, at 1301 Riverplace Blvd., and will start with three people on staff.
Yandell said the eighth floor at Riverplace Tower is a mechanical floor and Intelligent Office will occupy all the available office space there.
He explained that Intelligent Office provides executive suites for rent and virtual services for businesses. The company’s model is Class A office space and he looked at several Downtown buildings.
“The Southbank is poised for growth,” he said. In addition, he said the building management and the private University Club in the tower helped in the decision-making.
Riverplace Tower was sold Oct. 30 by Gate Petroleum Co. to Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners for $29 million. The building is about 75 percent occupied.
A building-permit application shows an almost $160,000 renovation. Yandell said the total will be closer to $300,000 with equipment and furniture included.
Adams Interior Contractors Inc. is the contractor for the project, which the permit application shows as 4,036 square feet.
Theintelligentoffice.comsite says Intelligent Office has 60 franchises in the United States and Canada, including two more in Florida in Miami and Palm Beach Gardens.
Intelligent Office was founded in 1995 and began franchising in 1999. Clients have access to all virtual office services at all location across North America.
Intelligent Office joins a trending industry in Jacksonville, especially Downtown, for companies that provide office services for clients who seek mobile, short-term or supportive executive space.
Also on the Southbank, Regus, an international company based in Luxembourg, leases the 12th floor of the Aetna Building.
On the Northbank Downtown, Regus leases the 25th floor at the Bank of America Tower, while Jacksonville-based Executive Suite Professionals leases the 14th floor at EverBank Center.
Oct 30, 2014, 8:32am EDT
A new executives suite company is entering the Jacksonville market, which has seen a recent surge in virtual office offerings.
Intelligent Office will be opening in the Riverplace Tower, the Southbank property that is under contract to be sold. The 28-story, 420,000-square-foot building has a vacancy rate of 27.7 percent, with 116,390 square feet of available space.
"There are a large number of people in this city searching for services and resources that are targeted specifically to entrepreneurs and professionals. Jacksonville is an ideal location that is seeing increasing growth in small businesses," said Clyde Yandell, owner of the Jacksonville Intelligent Office franchise. "Our ultimate goal is to help local businesses grow and thrive."
The Jacksonville location, slated to open in December, will be the company's third in Florida, behind Miami and Palm Beach Gardens.
Intelligent Office of Jacksonville Downtown is a locally-owned provider of virtual office solutions. We customize packages that offer administrative staffing, telephone answering, and reception services, along with beautifully furnished executive office suites and professional meeting room spaces.
Our friendly and energetic staff is committed to providing the administrative support your business needs at a fraction of the cost of hiring your own employees. Your prospects and your clients will be impressed with the high-level of support our receptionists provide.
Our Jacksonville Office is located in the iconic Riverplace Tower on the South Bank of the beautiful St. Johns River. The Tower is home to the exclusive University Club. The building is conveniently located with easy access to I-95, I-10, Highway 1 and the North Bank via the Main Street Bridge or Water Taxi. Avondale, Riverside, San Marco, and South Pointe are all within minutes of this facility. The office occupies the 8th floor of the Riverplace Tower with spectacular river views of the North Bank, Jacksonville Landing, and EverBank Field.
TThe office is just steps from the River Walk with access to all of downtown's premier dining, breweries and entertainment. Ideal for any business, our location offers premier river views and a prestigious downtown Jacksonville address.