NATSO, the national association representing America’s truckstops and travel plazas, is excited to announce that retail design and consulting firm Paragon Solutions has joined NATSO as a Chairman’s Circle member—the highest membership level for industry suppliers.
Paragon Solutions, Fort Worth, Texas, is more than an award-winning retail design firm. In addition to developing and designing travel plazas from the ground up, they also re-design specific profit centers, provide energy efficiency solutions and help operators re-brand facilities.
“Paragon Solutions has so much knowledge to share with our members on design, consulting and strategies to improve their operations,” said NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings. “We’re pleased to welcome them as a Chairman’s Circle member.”
“I have always enjoyed the educational and consulting part of this industry,” said Michael Lawshe, president of Paragon Solutions. “Partnering with NATSO will give me the opportunity to share on an even higher level.”
As a Chairman’s Circle member, Paragon Solutions will share its expertise with truckstop and travel plaza operators via multiple platforms, including NATSO’s blog, Stop Watch magazine and The NATSO Show.
Tom Heinz, NATSO’s chairman of the board and the president of Coffee Cup Fuel Stops & Convenience Stores Inc., has worked with Paragon Solutions on several projects in recent years. “Paragon Solutions consistently takes projects to a higher level than originally anticipated with correlating results thereafter,” Heinz said. “I’m thrilled to have Paragon Solutions as a Chairman’s Circle member.”
Lawshe will be a featured Human Library expert at The NATSO Show 2014 where operators can sit down with him one on one to find customized solutions for their locations. The NATSO Show 2014 will take place in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 26-29, 2014 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.