Restaurant Source Members Directory

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The Restaurant Brokers

Reuel “Ruly” Couch

Broker/Founder

Reuel “Ruly” Couch is a Licensed Real Estate Broker and Board Certified Business Appraiser (BCBA). He has been successfully buying and selling restaurants and related entities for clients throughout Arizona for 40 years. His experience and knowledge of the restaurant industry, encompassing more than 1,000 successful transactions, make him a tremendous asset to his clients.  As Broker and founder of The Restaurant Brokers, Reuel ensures the clear communication and smooth escrow process of each transaction from contract to closing. His inherent business sense and years of expertise make him uniquely qualified to find the fair, common ground between seller and buyer to reach their collective goals. Married to his wife Cathy, they have two sons, Reuel enjoys family, friends, golfing, and touring restaurants throughout the valley and state. 

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Shamrock Foods

Matt Balzer

Account Executive

Matt has been a foodservice professional in the Greater Phoenix Area for over 30 years. He began his career as a chef in Phoenix and moved over to food selling in 1997. In the past 20+ years he has won numerous sales and performance awards and continues to provide unmatched service and knowledge to his customers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.

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ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICES

Henry & Horne

Brian Campbell

Partner CPA

Brian Campbell is known for creating valuable working relationships, providing exceptional client service and having a knack for solving complex financial puzzles.

Brian heads up the Restaurant niche for the Firm and his key practice areas include compiled, reviewed and audited financial statements; accounting services; and consultation services on interpreting financial statements, assistance with financing transactions, internal control matters and business acquisitions.

Before joining Henry+Horne in 2002, Brian worked as a Manager in the audit and accounting department of a national firm.

Outside of work you can find Brian spending time with his family. One of his life goals includes helping his children become independent and successful.

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Coffee

Press Coffee Roasters

Steve Kraus

Owner

The Press Coffee story begins in 2008 with Steve Kraus and wife Tram Mai who had a passion for great coffee.  Not finding the quality they were looking for, they decided to start a specialty coffee shop of their own.  Opening just months before the recession of 2008 Steve and his wife were tested from the very start.  Fortunately, their passion and commitment for making great coffee won the loyalty of their customers and kept them afloat. They were able to survive what was a difficult time for many much stronger and Press Coffee was born.

10 years and 8 valley locations later Press Coffee has become an Arizona staple among specialty coffee enthusiasts while earning national recognition for their coffees.  Although Press has evolved over the years, they have stayed true their beginnings: sourcing the best possible product, using only the best equipment, but most importantly finding team members that share the Press passion for amazing coffee.  Remaining quality driven and community focused Press Coffee not only supports Arizona charities but the coffee farmers around the world supplying our passion.

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Bar and Restaurant Insurance.com

David DeLorenzo

CEO

As and industry leader in bar and restaurant insurance, I am passionate about providing protection to my clients while creating value and relevance to our relationships with them. I’ve been a business owner for over twenty years. In addition to owning an insurance brokerage, I am also a restaurateur, which provides me with a unique understanding of my restaurant/bar clients needs. I am active member of the Arizona Restaurant Association and Locals First; serving as a strong advocate for supporting local businesses. test

While my niche is insurance, my business is based on building relationships. My clients peace of mind is paramount to me, which is why my agency puts customer service first and foremost. We seek to identity the very best rates and most appropriate coverage for each person that we serve. Over the years we have retained the vast majority of our clients due to the kinship they feel with us. I consider it my top priority to ensure that every one of my clients can sleep well at night because they know their investment is well cared for protected.

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Nectar Inc.

TJ Rilling

Sr. Beverage Consultant

Nectar is a liquor control and inventory based system that with use of sonar smart caps monitor liquor bottle levels and real-time pour information. With the use of this sonar technology the smart caps are able to understand if bartenders are over-pouring, help eliminate theft with POS integrated reporting, halt premium liquor substitutions, and save the manual time spent counting open liquor bottles. The system also allows for operators to be more efficient with their ordering procedures by programming vendor information and emails can be directly sent with smart suggested par levels. The software app reports all of this data and gives a one stop shop beverage inventory tool that pays for itself with an ROI of 3-10X the cost.

TJ Rilling joined the company in 2018 with over 15 years of experience working within the hospitality & tech industry. He’s previously worked as a marketing consultant that would help boost revenues with guerilla and social media driven campaign marketing, and then moved into the tech/data analytics space to help operators better run their operations. He spent 14 years in Chicagoland area working with customers locally, and nationally, and is now based on out of the Scottsdale area. TJ is passionate about his customers being successful with the use of technology to boost revenues and profits, and overall bring more efficient operations to the forefront.

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High Peaks Water Service

Mark Hospenthal

Technical Sales and Design

After spending 30 plus years in the hospitality and restaurant industry, Mark joined High Peaks Water Services as a sales and design specialist in 2012.  His knowledge of water treatment along with his understanding of how water quality affects the guest experience and product quality give him the unique ability to provide cost effective solutions for restaurants, coffee shops, hotels and breweries.   High Peaks Water Services has been family owned and operated in the valley since 1972.  

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Voice Media Group, V Digital Services, Phoenix New Times

Ronnie Cote

Senior Account Executive

Experienced Senior Account Executive providing marketing and advertising solutions for successful customer journeys. High level accountability for overall sales performance (both personal and team), product marketing strategy, branding, public relations along with demand generation inclusive of specific focus on KPI’s and quantifiable results. Expertise involves digital marketing, social media, tight target advertising, demand generation, public relations, email integration, print, partner marketing, and event management. 

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