Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind Acquires Bold Sales Solutions
Call center aims to employ 60-70 visually impaired professionals
Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind (DLB), a leading non-profit employing and providing resources for individuals who are blind, today announced the acquisition of Bold Sales Solutions, a Farmers Branch, Texas-based call center and marketing company – a move aimed at creating 60-70 new skilled jobs for people who are visually impaired.
According to DLB President and CEO Hugh McElroy, the acquisition is intended to add synergy and scale to DLB’s existing business services organization. The DLB headquarters, fulfillment center and manufacturing facilities currently employ 225 people and produce fine apparel, office supplies, and sport, pet and safety textiles for businesses and consumers across the U.S. DLB is the largest employer of people in North Texas who are blind and visually impaired, manufacturing and assembling more than 300 products in its portfolio.
“Today marks another significant step in the strategic growth of the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind,” says McElroy. “Our mission is to grow jobs for people who are blind or vision impaired and to help them live independently. By joining DLB and Bold Sales Solutions, we’ll broaden our combined client base, increase market penetration of DLB’s products and create new skilled jobs for vision impaired people at the Lighthouse and at other North Texas employers.”
Hugh McElroy | President & CEO - Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind
In addition to Bold Sales Solutions’ 32 employees, 8 full-time positions will be added from DLB’s current graduating class of vision impaired students trained in call center functions, bringing the total number of DLB employees to 265.
“Bold Sales Solutions provides call center and marketing capabilities for major U.S. businesses,” adds Founders Herb Pratt and Jeremiah McClure, who will remain with the business. “The Dallas Lighthouse mission, culture, leadership and product portfolio is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us. We are inspired to contribute to the DLB mission of training and employing visually impaired people – especially since call centers have been a proven success in this area. The result will be commercial sales growth for DLB and for us by leveraging skilled talent and shared resources.”