Supporting our Team Members

PatrickWe usually share some personal event that goes on within Bluff each month.  We love celebrating happy times, accomplishments and overall fun.  This month is a little different – more somber.  In July, the Bluff family was touched and deeply saddened by the events here in Dallas. One of our team members lost their brother-in-law, Patrick Zamarripa, during the police shootings on July 7th.

From all accounts, Patrick was an amazing man, father and partner.  He served three tours in Iraq and had a deep love of supporting and protecting others.  In addition to his tours in Iraq he served others with 5 years of service with the Dallas Police Department.  He and his fellow officers who lost their lives will be deeply missed.

During this time,  Bluff rallied around our team member’s family by gathering funds with a large majority of our company contributing.  We also attending the memorials highlighting Patrick’s tremendous life.   Please join Bluff in supporting your local police associations.  Many of you are already serving in your local communities – we want to share your news and actions.  Send us a e-mail so we can highlight what you are doing.

Easier to Move Aluminum Dock Boards

We heard from many of you that you wanted this option.

We developed a series of aluminum dock boards with casters .  These are available as an option for our aluminum dock boards up to 60 inches in width and 48 inches in length.

Check out the video to see the new dock board in action.

Another way to stay cool – Think Snow!


We may be in the thick of a heat wave, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the winter months and how to deal with the snow. We developed and introduced the Durasweeper®, designed to take snow and debris off the top of a vehicle roof before it gets on the road. Our unique, patent-pending, brush mechanism protects the driver from harm when removing the snow, and it clears the snow without damaging the body of your vehicle. Watch the video below to see our Durasweeper in action.

Snow causes transportation issues including accumulation of snow on the top of fleet vehicles  This causes a multitude of safety and cost issues with large fleets.  Snow can become:

  • Unsafe to clear – most existing snow removal equipment involves workers in the snow
  • Costly – overtime and workman compensation accidents add up quickly
  • Tragic – snow becomes flying debris when snow-covered fleets enter roadways causing accidents and in many states, creating law enforcement issues.

Looking for a better way to help your customers with these issues?  Give us a call to help “Remove Snow Before They Go” .  If you have any questions or would like to speak to a representative, please contact Jae Bills at 800-433-2212 or send an email.

Ways to Keep Cool this Summer

Ice Cream






Summer is officially here!  Lucky for us, July was National Ice Cream Month! At Bluff, we celebrate by trying to stay cool in the Texas heat and ice cream is a perfect way.  In 1984 July was recognized as National Ice Cream Month – now you have a reason to celebrate and indulge your sweet tooth. Another way we stay cool is by spending time with the flurry of calls about snow!

The Voice of Bluff Makes A Deal

Deviled Eggs

If you have ever called Bluff’s office you have probably been greeted by our Front

Office Manager (and much more!), Kellie Villanueva (on the left).

Answering almost every call that comes into Bluff is just one of her many duties.  Kellie has been with the company for 11 years.  Her commitment to our customers and all of Bluff is incredible.

Last month, while taking some hard earned time off, she traveled to California with her sister.  For years, they have been planning this trip to see Let’s Make a Deal. They were in the audience for taping and had a great time. She didn’t get on stage, but she and her sister are the best looking Deviled Eggs we have seen 🙂