Sunday, November 16, 2008

Very EXCITING to be with SnapSports!

Hello Everyone!

I would like to make a special announcement. I am very exciting to be with SnapSports after working with Rhino Sports for 3 years. I met Dan Wollman (Vice President of SnapSports) for an interview at UNO's 2 months ago. After the interview, I felt very comfortable with him and decided right away that I wanted to be with SnapSports! Rhino was very disappointed to see me leave. Rhino products are excellent and of great quality yet pricey for most consumers. Rhino Western Massachusetts territory is not giving me much of an opportunity to expand my business. SnapSports is the company that seems to always win the best bids against Rhino as they offer several selections of products and various pricings. Working for SnapSports is going to be a better opportunity for me and my family in a long run. I will be doing sales/court installation for Northern Connecticut/Western Massachusetts Territories.

To all of my potential customers who are thinking about getting a backyard court, are more than welcome to contact me for an appointment to see SnapSports products. You really need to see SnapSports products. Their products are amazing. I wish I saw their products first before I worked for Rhino! Feel free to contact me anytime!

Please check my blog at least 1 time a month for news and updates! Feel free to post any comments here! :-)

Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Craig Bryden
SnapSports of Northern Connecticut

Me and Dan

Saturday, August 23, 2008

30 x 46 Court in New York!!

Hello Rhino friends,

Finally we installed another beautiful Rhino Court in New York about 35 miles northeast of Albany. Norman loves his new court and he was very impressive the way court was installed. He is a roofing contractor. He will be spreading the words about Rhino Court.

Norman have 2 boys. His oldest son plays for AAU basketball. His other son is only 1 year old.

Enjoy your new Rhino Court, Norman!!!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Awesome 28 x 36 Court!

New Rhino Owner, Ron has a beautiful Rhino Court in his backyard in Easthampton, Ma. Ron is a basketball official for high school and college games. He loves to play basketball. He decided to get a Rhino Court so he could play hoop with his 2 daughters. His daughters had a big smile on their face when they first saw their new Rhino Court!!

Ron and I exchanged e mails since February. He was debating whether or not to get a basketball court in his backyard. After he saw my Rhino Court in my backyard and my presentation with power point explaining to him how having Rhino Court would benefit for his family to use, he was inspired after seeing my court pictures and presentation! He was very impressed with my customer service especially how quick I reply with his e mails. Then he decided to purchase Rhino Court over other sports flooring companies.

Ron is looking forward playing R-H-I-N-O against me on his home court after he went 1-1 against me on my home court. I have to admit that I let him win his first R-H-I-N-O so he could feel good about himself ;-)

Ron mentioned that he is going to tell people to contact me if they are thinking about getting a backyard basketball court. Thanks Ron!

Have fun using your Rhino Court with your family!!!!! :-)

Friday, June 20, 2008

New Court! (East Longmeadow, MA)

Beautiful 30 x 35 Multi - Purpose Rhino Court was installed last weekend. Charles, Laureen and their daughters love their new Rhino Court. Their daughters have been playing non stop since last weekend. They play volleyball, badminton, basketball and tennis.

Charles and Laureen first found out about Rhino Court when my family passed out the flyers in their neighborhood. They called me the next day for a court estimate appointment. They felt in love with the courts pictures that I installed the last 2 years. They decided to buy Rhino Court right away.

I really enjoyed installing their court. Very nice family! They are only 15 minutes away from me. It s nice that I finally installed a Rhino Court close to my hometown. One day, I will stop by to play R-H-I-N-O instead of H-O-R-S-E with my 6 year old son, Daron. So be ready for us Charles and Laureen! ;-)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

New Court by the Lake!!!

Rhino Crew (David, Travis, Ian and myself) survived while installing 30 by 42 Court in 100 degree weather last Sunday. Janet and her husband, Bill provided us with plenty of water all day which we were very thankful!

Janet and Bill shopped around looking for the best court for their sons to play on for few months. At first, they were not sure getting a Rhino Court because it was a little more expensive than the other sports flooring companies. I explained every details why Rhino Court would be the best court for their sons to play on. They were thinking of getting other court and even saw the court on the site which they mentioned they felt in love with the court that was a little cheaper than Rhino. I convinced them to check my Rhino Court before they made their decision. They came to see my court and loved what they saw as well! One week later, they decided to purchase Rhino Court because they love our qualities and my customer service.

Janet, Bill and their sons are Celtics fans. Janet also coach basketball. They have two young sons and their oldest son has one of the best shooting form I ever witnessed when he play some hoops on my Rhino Court with my oldest son, Daron. Daron is looking forward seeing him again when we have a Rhino Court party in few weeks at her court!!

Enjoy your Court!!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Beautiful Court in Galway, NY!!!

We just finished installing 28 by 36 Court for Mark, his wife and 2 two beautiful daughters. We installed the court last Saturday but we had to wait to paint because we had a big thunderstorm coming late evening. We completed the painting this morning which came out beautiful! The court was installed by our experience rhino crew, David "Big Guy" Biskupiak, Travis "TSparky" Brougham and myself. Okay Ill let you all know my nickname which is "VisorMan" Dont ask me why.. Long story :-) I would like to mention many thanks to my concrete contractor, Steve from Middleburgh, NY for his hard work!

One of Mark's daughters plays AAU basketball. We are all confident that she will improve every day by using her new rhino court. Maybe we will see her play at UConn instead of University of Tennessee! ;-)

Enjoy your new Rhino Court with many years of enjoyment!

Our Rhino Crew are going to be busy the next few weeks. We will be installing at Easthampton, Ma, East Longmeadow, Ma, Dudley, Ma, Carlisle, Ma and Posentkill, NY. We will post court pictures here once it is installed!

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Your Rhino Dealer is getting BUSY!!

Hello Rhino Friends,

I hope this blog finds you well! I am very exciting about our 2008 season. I sold 2 courts the last 10 days. I sold a court in Galway, NY and East Hampton, Mass. I have 5 more court appts the next 10 days. It is going to be a busy spring and summer for my rhino crew!

I am giving my customers 1 percent off court package if they order the court by the end of April. Do not miss the special offer!!!! Rhino has been hot selling our new tile that came out this year MicroTrac 34 Tiles.. Every one has been e mailing or calling me to see the new tiles and wanted to feel it. They love the way it feels and looks.

Call or e mail me to schedule an estimate appointment and get your dream court ready for the summer!!! :-)

# 46 Best Madden Player in the World!

Hello Rhino Friends,

Just wanted to show you a surprise news! I am number 46 best Madden Baller in the world! It is a honor to make the top 50 even I dont play the game too much because I am too busy seeing my customers or building rhino courts!!! I play Madden on Xbox 360 once or two times a week if i get lucky! I guess I am natural playing the game. There is a rumor that ESPN may pick me to play on Madden Nation TV Show on ESPN in August! That would be a great experience for me to be on TV and make all of my Rhino friends PROUD!!! Check the link

I know its hard to believe 35 year old guy like me playing Madden video games.. I play Madden few times a week to help me relieve stress at night. Most of the times I relieve my stress playing on my Rhino Court in my backyard!!!

Even my Rhino Mentor tells me he would beat me easy playing Madden. Let s wait and see in the summer because he will be coming to visit me and check the rhino courts I build this year!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

2008 March Madness Specials!!!!!!!!

Hello Rhino friends!

We have March Madness Specials! If you order an indoor court, you will get FREE Shipping!! If you order an outdoor court, you will get 50% off shipping! It is ONLY good for March. Also please do not forget about $200 referral special!

Your Western Mass Rhino Dealer won 2007 Mr. Spirit Award!!!

I flew to Arizona for Rhino Training Camp recently.  It was great to see my mentor, rhino staff and friends!  Almost all the dealers in the USA attended the training camp.  We are very exciting about this year because Rhino announced few new products!!!  I am so motivate and exciting to build more new courts for my customers this year!  
During the training camp, we had award night.  I won the 2007 Mr Spirit Award!  I was very delighted to received the award from Rhino CEO, Mr John Shaffer.  They were impressed with my motivation, and confidence.  They spoke how they really admire me what I did,  I saw UMass Basketball Head Coach, Travis Ford playing with his kids on his front yard on the way home after visiting one of my customers appointment.  I pulled over, and went up to introduce myself to Mr Ford.  He was very impressed what I am doing for living.  It went great!  I was told that he is seriously thinking about getting Rhino Court soon for his kids to play on!!!

ASD Boys Basketball team finished 3-14 for the season..

2007-2008 ASD Boys Varsity Basketball Team

ASD All Star Players

Our Boys basketball team ended last weekend.  We had a ESDAA Basketball tournament last weekend and lost a heart breaking game at the buzzer.  Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf hit a miracle 3 point shot to beat my boys.  Final score: 47-44.  We led the whole game and was up by 12 points with 4 minutes left.  My boys panic as they tried to control the clock and missed 4 wide open lay ups the last 2 minutes.  It was the toughest loss for me during my 7 years coaching experience.  Good News, ESDAA (Eastern School for the Deaf Athletic Association) teams voted my boys as number 4 seed out of 8 teams for next year ESDAA tournament.  We should have a good year next year because we will have 7 seniors and they are used to my system now.
Enjoy the pictures!!!

Great Northeast Home Show (Albany, NY)

We had a great home show.  Over 100 people stopped by.  They enjoyed hearing how wonderful rhino courts would benefit their kids, family activities and home investment!  We are expecting people calling us once the snow melts!!!  We are doing next Golf/Sports Expo on March 7-9 in Holyoke, MA.  Then we are doing another home show on March 27-30 (Western Massachusetts Home Show)  BUSY March! :-)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

FREE $200 CASH!!!!!

I am giving out FREE $200 CASH for New Year Special!!! It is good until May 1st, 2008. If you referral me to any of your friends, families, co workers, or anyone and they decide to buy the rhino court from me, you will get $200 CASH!

The reason I am doing this for my rhino friends, clients and customers because I have a lot of PRIDE for my rhino court business. This is what I really love doing and it gives me chills every time I see families especially kids smiling BIG when they use their rhino court for the first time! Its the best feeling in the world when I see their smiles!

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Craig Bryden

My ASD Boys Varsity Basketball Updates....

I am back coaching again after being away from coaching for 3 years. It was unexpected plan for me to be coaching this year. American School for the Deaf where I work asked me if I could coach the Boys team this season because they knew I had 6 years of coaching experiences (3 years at Governor Baxter School for the Deaf, Falmouth, ME and 3 years at Newington High School Girls JV Basketball Team) I decided to go back coaching for few more years because I would like my kids to see their Daddy hollering on the sidelines ;-)

We are a very young team with no seniors. They had 2 star seniors last year that avg total 40 points together. We have a lot of sophmores and juniors. Our record is 1-3. This Thursday our team are flying to Kentucky for Kentucky Classic Deaf Basketball Tournament. We will be staying for 4 days so the team are really excited about it.

I will post pictures when I get back from Kentucky and post it here for my monthly newsletter!

We also have a game in Framingham, MA and Providence, RI this month so please contact me if you would like to see my team play! It would be great to see you!

Rhino Sports of Western Mass Home Shows

I will be displaying my rhino sports business at 2 home shows this winter/early spring. I will be at Albany, NY (Great Northeast Home Show on February 8-10) and Springfield, Ma (The "Original" Western Massachusetts Home Show on March 27-30) This is my second year doing the home shows. I am looking forward seeing my customers again if possible and meeting new customers as well! My oldest son, Daron will be displaying his basketball dribble skills during my home show! :-)

Hope to see you there!

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I decided to set up Rhino Sports Monthly Newsletter to all of my Rhino friends, Clients and customers to let you know what is going on with my rhino business, family and life. I hope you all would enjoy reading my RhinoMA Monthly Newsletter (blog) I will be including news, pictures, and articles..