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About Sponsorships

Business sponsorships are a critical part of the overall financial support necessary for a successful season for the approximately 1,000 players and their families of the Fairfax Little League. In addition to helping provide uniforms and equipment, sponsorship support in helps the Fairfax Little League keep fields and facilities maintained.

By sponsoring a team your business will gain visibility with and support from the families and friends of the Fairfax Little League.

  • Company name on team banner displayed at each game during Spring season
  • Company name listed on the Fairfax Little League Website
  • Plaque of appreciation with a team picture for display in your business
  • Team Banner with Company Name displayed during Opening Day Parade (Spring season)
  • Sponsor Name announced during Opening Day Ceremony (Spring season)

  • To sign up, click here to go to our sponsor sign-up form.

    Contact Arham Dowla, Director of Sponsors, ( Fairfax Little League for more information.

    American Legion Post 177
    The American Legion is a Congressionally chartered non-profit organization of war-time veterans. Learn more about the national organization at With over a thousand members, Fairfax Post 177 is one of the largest posts in the Department of Virginia. The Post has an active Auxiliary unit, Sons of the American Legion squadron, and American Legion Riders chapter and we all work for the care of our veterans and active duty military and their families, the improvement of our community, and the development of our youth. We have a large post home with two banquet halls which are available for rent, and a social quarters where members can gather for relaxation and comradeship.
    5 Star Auto Glass
    5 Star Auto Glass specializes in automotive glass replacement and repair. From Acura to Volvo, we have the experience to complete the job right - the first time. 5 Star Auto Glass is Fairfax County's premier choice for windshield repair and replacement services. With exceptional customer service, expert technicians and competitive prices, you can rest assured knowing that your replacement or repair is being handled by the best.
    All Stars Movers
    All Star Movers is an experienced, professional local northern virginia moving company established in 1977, servicing the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan Region, located in Fairfax, VA. We provide full moving services and on-site storage solutions having moved thousands of customers including a supreme court justice, many politicians, local sports personalities, and other high profile citizens.
    Amarisearch, Inc.
    Amarisearch is a certified Woman owned Small Business providing real estate title abstracts for every jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland. It works with local settlement companies/attorneys to large national level agencies/lenders/insurers. When not working you find the owner volunteering in her community. Amarisearch stands behind their commitment to community with their time, money and talent.
    Annandale Sports
    We are located facing route 50 at the corner of Lee Road, one light west of the Rt 50/Rt 28 interchange. Annandale Sports has specialized in team sales since 1958. We offer team, club, and league discounted apparel and equipment, as well as screen printing and embroidery services. Please browse our website for information and links to our suppliers. Contact us by phone at 703-378-1042.
    Assured Consulting Solutions
    Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Assured Consulting Solutions is a well-respected and trusted partner, domain expert, and provider of expert-level support. We have extensive experience partnering with Federal Government agencies to solve complex technology, information, security, and data challenges.
    Baxter Batting
    By creating hitters with more homeruns, higher batting averages, and fewer strikeouts, we will change the culture of how hitting is taught. These statistics are attainable for any player at any age as long as we tackle the problem at hand diligently. The job is simple: match the plane of the pitch with the barrel of the bat for as long as possible with maximum force.
    Burke Sporting Goods
    Top brand products in a variety of categories including clothing, footwear and accessories, sportswear, and sports equipment is available at Burke Sporting Goods. We offer team apparel and letter jackets and your purchases can be personalized with embroidery. Team Moms are always welcome and Team Pricing is always available! We offer custom trophies. Your trophies can be personalized with writing and engraving, Team Moms are always welcome and Team Pricing is always available!
    Campers Trophies and Awards
    Camper's Trophies and Awards has served the Northern Virginia area for over 35 years and sponsoring Fairfax Little League teams for just as long.
    Chick-Fil-A Fairfax Circle
    At Chick-fil-A Fairfax Circle, we believe in providing our guests the best restaurant experience we can. Our team prides itself on providing great tasting food and a comfortable environment in which to enjoy it.
    Coal Fire Pizza
    Coal Fire was created in an attempt to perfect the most popular food in America...PIZZA. Our commitment to our artisan style pizza is exhibited by the freshness of our ingredients and the attention to detail taken during the preparation & cooking process. Our homemade dough is aged, brought to the proper temperature and hand tossed to create the perfect bake. We've created three original sauces to please any palate. These sauces are made and tasted daily to ensure quality and consistency. Our fresh mozzarella is handmade in house daily and sliced, not shredded. Our Pizzaiolo brings everything together with our 900 degree coal fire oven resulting in a melding of flavors on a delicious thin crust which is "Charred to Perfection" for your enjoyment!
    Councilman Sang Yi
    Councilman Sang Yi was first elected to the Fairfax City Council in May 2018. He is a leading voice to keep Fairfax a family-friendly city, and is dedicated to ensuring the best education possible for City students. He successfully created a free STEM and robotics program and fully funded a mental health and suicide prevention program for students at Fairfax City schools. A Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander, Councilman Yi is also a strong advocate for our veterans community.
    Craig's Lawn Care
    CLC is a mowing, leaf removal and basic landscaping maintenance company. Residential mowing is our specialty. We have been providing mowing services since 1985 with over 25 years of experience. We are in good standing with the Better Business Bureau and have good ratings with consumer organizations like Angie's List and Checkbook Magazine. The landscape services we offer throughout the season are mulching and bed preparation, spring cleanup, shrub pruning/trimming, aeration and overseeding and light tree work. March, April and May is a good time to do a spring cleanup and mulching work. We have sponsored and supported FFX Little League in previous seasons and had a son that has played in the league. For a free estimate contact us at 703-385-1641.
    Custom Ink
    At Custom Ink, we're about more than shirts. We're about you and everything you love. The passion you share with your group, club, or team; the excitement you have for your event or cause; and the drive that makes your business stand out from the rest. We believe that custom t-shirts do more than just make you look good - they help you feel good and inspire you to do good as well. We're passionate about custom gear, but what we love even more is helping you bring what you love to life. So let's create something together.
    Davis Utility Consulting
    Davis Utility Consulting LLC is a dry utility consulting firm that specializes in helping developers in Northern VA, MD and DC manage their dry utility needs. We provide design and construction management services for residential, commercial, retail and municipality projects throughout the area. To learn more about us, please visit our website at
    Dentistry for Children of Northern Virginia
    From floor to ceiling, our dentist offices are like no other. Our "Ports around the World" theme in Herndon and our "Adventures around the Nation's Capital" theme in Fairfax makes each visit stress-free and full of fun. As pediatric dental specialists, we know dental health is about more than keeping teeth healthy, it's about keeping children happy. And when dentistry is this fun, you can be sure your child will grow into healthy, smiling adults. Fairfax office: 703.745.5128; Herndon office: 703.662.5265
    Dicks Sporting Goods
    Each year, Dick's Sporting Goods donates 80 coaches' packages, which includes three dozen balls, a scorebook and a bat bag, valued at over $9,000 retail.
    Elevation Burger
    Turnpike Shopping Center 9518 Main Street Fairfax, Virginia 22031
    (703) 426-2017
    Elevation Burger is the best tasting, better-for-you burger. Elevation Burger serves premium 100% organic burgers made from grass-fed beef and fresh-cut fries cooked in heart-healthy olive oil. Our meals taste great and are better for you, with less fat and fewer calories than other burger chains. All of our patties are hand-made and freshly ground in the restaurants by people who care. Elevation Burger is re-thinking an American classic and re-defining fast food. Fast food doesn't have to be junk food. Elevation Burger offers discerning parents who give a hoot about health and the earth a way to provide kids with delicious meals they'll love and can feel good about. You won't have that “fast-food feeling" when you leave Elevation Burger instead of being bogged down by beef that's full of chemicals, hormones and antibiotics, you'll be uplifted by incredibly fresh quality and taste. Eating healthier doesn't mean you have to completely change your lifestyle. Elevation Burger lets you eat better-for-you, organic beef without sacrificing taste or time, and at reasonable prices. Sustainability will only prevail if it tastes great! Elevation Burger makes it easy to do the right thing for yourself and for the environment. Elevation Burger's food isn't the only thing that will leave a good taste in your mouth. We are committed to environmentally friendly practices, including recycling waste oil; some of which becomes bio-diesel fuel; and using sustainable materials and energy-efficient equipment in our restaurants. We don't want to just be a place to eat, we want to be part of each community we serve. We are committed to supporting local schools, teams and charities everywhere we open.
    Ellis & Lindgren Orthodontics
    Doctors Mike Ellis, Meghan Lindgren & Henry Dutson have been providing superior orthodontic care in a family friendly environment for over 30 years. With 3 offices located in Annandale, Burke & Lorton, these orthodontic specialists enjoy providing beauitiful smiles to the local community. Braces and Invisalign, combined with the latest technology in all aspects of orthodontics allows these doctors to provide extraordinary care for all families. Dr. Lindgrens son Wyatt enjoys playing the Single A level of Fairfax Little League & we are happy to get involved and sponsor teams such as his! Never underestimate the power of a smile! Phone: (703) 750-9393
    F.H. Furr
    F.H. Furr Plumbing - Heating - Air Conditioning - Electrical. Proudly serving Virginia, Maryland and D.C. For over 35 years, F.H. Furr has been the go-to guy for all of your home's comfort needs. Whether it's heating, air conditioning, plumbing or electrical, F.H. Furr's certified technicians are ready to serve you and your home. Services include: Garbage Disposals, Water Heaters, Gas Furnaces, Air Conditioners, Toilet Repairs, Humidifiers, Electrical Upgrades, Whole Home Stand-by Generators, Sump Pumps, Heat Pumps, Leaky Pipes, Sewer & Drains, Duct Cleaning, Energy Audits, Service Plans. So give us a call today for "Absolutely The Best" service at "Absolutely The Best" price!
    FA Design Build/Flooring America
    At Flooring America/FA Design Build, we take pride in our experience and staying power. Despite an ever-changing market, we have been serving Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland since 1979. Our FA Design Build team specializes in Interior Residential Remodeling—kitchens, baths, master suites, home offices, and more. We are a licensed Class A contractor, and we manage all of the design and construction logistics—providing you a seamless remodeling experience from inspiration to installation. Come to the Fairfax showroom Design Center to see granite and quartz countertops by Cambria, Caesarstone, and Silestone; cabinets by Merillat; decorative tile, finishes, and flooring. Our enthusiasm for unique design and quality craftsmanship is second to none. Our showroom also feature a full range of flooring choices—from hardwood, luxury vinyl tile and plank, laminate, and tile to carpet, area rugs, and runners. We are an Armstrong Elite Dealer and Karastan Premier Partner. As part of America's leading flooring retail group, CCA Global, our 500-store nationwide buying power guarantees you low prices on thousands of flooring options backed by the most solid warranties in the industry. 9979 Main Street / Fairfax 22031 / 703-934-8447 /
    Fairfax Baseball Officials Association
    To support the League's umpire training and development needs, the Board of Directors established in 1997 a volunteer organization of adults and qualified youth named the Fairfax Baseball Officials Association (FBOA). This group of highly qualified umpires conducts training for all volunteer umpires, managers, coaches, and parents and works with new and experienced umpires throughout the season in an effort to give our players and our umpires the best game playing environment possible. New volunteer adults qualify for membership in this association by expressing their interest, attending training classes, and agreeing to actively umpire Fairfax Little League games.
    Fairfax Host Lions Club
    We are one of 70 Lions clubs in Northern Virginia, all part of the largest service organization in the world. Being a member of the Fairfax Lions Club is a fun and rewarding experience. This club is a great club. We have dedicated, interesting members from all walks of life, who share the pleasure of giving back to the community along with membership. We average more than 60 members.
    Fairfax Modern Dentistry
    We’re right off Route 50 and Route 29 intersection, between MODpartner with the Richfield Chamber, Cit Pizza and Earth Fare. We are thrilled to partner and support our local schools, brightpath, and local shelter throughout the year. Please let us know how we can better serve you!
    Fairfax Radiological Consultants, P.C.
    Fairfax Radiological Consultants, P.C. (FRC) was established in 1963 and is currently the largest private radiology practice in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area. FRC provides professional services to Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and The Fairfax MRI Center. FRC owns and operates another 14 outpatient imaging facilities conveniently located throughout the Northern Virginia area, which provide an extensive range of radiology services for all ages and all families. Over 70 sub-specialized radiologists comprise the medical staff of FRC.
    Flippin' Pizza
    Our pizza is better for a reason! Your mom was right, it's what's on the inside that counts. Our 4 ingredient dough has: No oil, no sugar, no fructose, no high-fructose corn syrup. We use filtered NY-style water and FRESH ingredients. And the water makes NY pizza taste much better! (Really!) That’s why we use a special filter to make sure we get the right PH balance with minerals, like calcium and magnesium, just like NY water. But we won’t bore you with the "sciency" stuff because the proof is in the pudding. Well, the dough, actually. You know what we mean. We're at 9548 Main Street Suite C Fairfax, VA 22031. Come by and see us!
    Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
    Enjoying great food without a long wait doesn’t mean your meal has to be cooked before you order it. From sandwiches to sundaes, Freddy’s makes food fresh after you ask for it because that’s the kind of quality you deserve. Take a moment to catch up with friends and family, it’s almost time to eat.
    Giant Food
    Since February 1936 when the first Giant Food store opened in Washington D.C., our dedication has been to Quality, Value and Service. That focus continues to this day, both within our stores and through our commitment to community growth and development.
    HomeLight empowers people to make smarter decisions during one of life’s most important moments: buying or selling their home.
    Maahs & VanLahr, PC
    Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs, thorough research, and sound analysis. Maahs and VanLahr, P.C. is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism.
    Matthews, Carter and Boyce CPAs & Advisors (MCB)
    Matthews, Carter and Boyce CPAs & Advisors (MCB) is a Top 25 Washington DC area accounting firm providing tax and accounting services, including audit and business consulting to Washington area businesses and their owners since our founding in 1947. For more information on our firm and services, please visit us at
    McCauley's Equipment
    We’re a family-owned and operated hauling business providing premium high quality mulch, stone, gravel, topsoil, compost, and landscaping dirt delivery at affordable prices to Fairfax, Virginia and the surrounding areas. We also offer hauling of yard debris and other materials. During the fall, we provide leaf removal and during the winter, we provide residential and commercial snow removal. We offer only the best in quality workmanship and professional courtesy. We are committed to top-notch quality and outstanding results with our services customized to meet each customer's needs. We specialize in small loads starting from 1 cubic yard (approximately 2 tons). Most companies have a minimum amount of 6 cubic yards (which is 8 tons). Our delivery truck is highly maneuverable, which enables us to dump the materials virtually anywhere. We look forward to working with you. Don't hesitate to give us a call today to learn about all the ways we can help to achieve your project goals.
    McKay Chevrolet
    Our sales department has one purpose: to exceed your expectations from test drive to delivery. Our friendly, knowledgeable sales professionals will provide you with the information you need to make an educated buying decision. Our goal is for you to feel that the vehicle you drive away in is the perfect one for you.
    Merrifield Orthodontics
    Our office is located in the heart of Northern Virginia in Fairfax County, just outside of the beltway, near the Inova Fairfax Hospital. Completed in December of 2012, our brand new office features completely digital x-rays, records, and charting, which reduces radiation for our patients and increases efficiency of each visit. Merrifield Orthodontics is the resulting culmination of efforts by Dr. Dan Lee and his staff to realize his passion for patient care, his drive for excellence, and his dedication to the science of orthodontics, spanning over nine years of experience. We love what we do and we’re delighted at the chance to share our services with you.
    Metro Installation
    Metro Installation Services Inc. was founded in October of 1998 by Fred Elliot, a long time Fairfax Little League Manager and Board member. Metro provides contract furniture installation services with experienced installation teams for all major brands of office furniture from Teknion, KI, Herman Miller, Steelcase to Trendway, and Allsteel. Every project is important to us from the delivery of one desk, to project management installation of five hundred plus systems workstations. Metro also povides project management consulting services from seasoned in-house Project Managers with an average of twenty years experience to insure that your installation project runs flawlessly. Metro's project mangers maintain communication in both directions and are intimate with the details of the installation so that any potential problems are identified early before they can impact the project.
    Metro Sealant & Waterproofing Supply Inc.
    Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Investments, Inc.
    We provide superior customer service and commercial real estate advisory expertise beyond traditional brokerage services. Our workplace and financial solutions exceed client expectations. Mid-Atlantic Commercial Realty, LLC was founded by CEO Dana K. Weinberg in 2008 to provide superior tenant advisory services representing the interests of businesses and organizations looking to renew an existing lease, open a new office, relocate, expand or sublease space in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
    Monument Title Company
    Old Dominion National Bank
    Old Dominion National Bank is an independent, locally-owned and managed bank serving the Washington, D.C. metro area with executive headquarters in the heart of Northern Virginia at Tysons Corner. ODNB offers services that come with long-lasting, personal relationships with established banking professionals, serving small to medium-sized businesses, nonprofits, and consumer customers. We offer a full range of financial products and services, including everything from commercial and consumer loans, treasury and cash management, merchant card services, debit and credit card services for personal and business accounts; to checking, saving, money market deposit accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, online banking, and mobile banking. ODNB prides itself on offering products and services comparable to those of larger banks, making decisions in the local markets we serve.
    Olson Photography
    Thank you for choosing Olson Photography for your sports photography needs. We have been Northern Virginia's premier sports photography company since 1987. Please browse our web site and contact us if we can be of service to your organization.
    Ourisman Fairfax Toyota
    Ourisman Fairfax Toyota is Proud to Serve Toyota Drivers in Fairfax, Washington DC, Vienna VA, Arlington VA and Springfield VA Here at Ourisman Fairfax Toyota, we aim to be the number one automotive solution for Toyota drivers throughout Fairfax, Washington DC, Vienna VA, Arlington VA and Springfield VA. We accomplish that goal by offering a vast array of vehicles, no-stress auto financing and exceptional car service and repairs. That way, you can take care of your many automotive needs all under one roof!
    Patient First
    Patient First puts the patient first with convenient locations, convenient hours and non-appointment care for all services. We are open 8am - 10pm, 365 days a year. Walk-in, no appointment is necessary. We provide urgent care for routine injuries and illnesses. We are staffed by physicians. Other features include: > On-Site X-rays, Lab Tests and Prescription Drugs > Primary Care Physicians for most Health Plans > Occupational Health Services. Most Insurance Accepted
    Peter K. Cocolis, Jr., DMD Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
    We are a dental practice geared for today's changing family. Our professional, dedicated staff look forward to providing you with the highest quality of dental care in a caring and relaxed setting. Choosing the right dentist can be the most important step to good dental health. We offer private consultations and take the time to discuss your dental health concerns and treatment options. The greatest service we can provide is to help you avoid the need for extensive treatment. We're commited to helping you achieve your best smile, prevent tooth decay and provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of dental problems. Our goal is to help you maintain a healthy and attractive smile for a lifetime.
    RedLine Athletics, Inc.
    Rey Chavez' Lee Highway Auto Repair 703-573-8505
    Rita's of Fairfax
    Family owned and operated, Rita's of Fairfax offers a great selection of frozen treats that are sure to satisfy guests of all ages. From our famous Italian Ice made in-store daily to our Classic Old Fashioned Custard, we know you'll find a terrific treat made just for you.We are dedicated to providing each guest with a fresh, delicious, customized treat while delivering superior service (with a dose of happiness.) Located at 10726 Fairfax Blvd, across from Paul VI High School and next to Super H.
    Rye Smiles For Life
    Patients throughout Fairfax County, as well as the Arlington, Virginia area visit cosmetic dentist Dr. D. Gordon Rye for his skill and the exceptional care they receive from him and his team. Through the careful integration of art, science, and leading edge advancements in dental technology, Dr. Rye has gained recognition for personalized care and uncompromising quality. In addition to cosmetic enhancement, Dr. Rye is a skilled general dentist who cares about his patients above all else. The finest dental services in the world are available here in Fairfax at Rye Smiles for Life, and our cosmetic dentistry team is committed to helping each patient discover their best smile.
    Superior Paving Company
    Northern Virginia's Paving and Asphalt company. The Superior Name in Paving. is an E-Learning Company founded in 2010 that provides support for general education, gifted testing and state standard tests for children in Pre-K through 8th Grade. We combine printable materials as well as interactive tools and partner websites to help children with concepts as basic as shapes and colors and as difficult as advanced math and concepts found on abilities tests. We believe in partnering with involved parents which leads to successful kids!
    The Computer Workshop
    TCW provides IT Services, Computer Support, and Network Consulting in Northern Virginia and surrounding areas. Our IT consultants each have a minimum of 15 years experience in supporting the IT needs of small business. We are primarily a Windows based support company offering Microsoft solutions. Technical support can also be provided for Apple users in your business environment.
    The Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department
    The mission of the Fairfax Volunteer Fire Department is to provide high quality emergency medical and fire suppression and rescue services through the skill, commitment, and cooperative team effort of our volunteers working hand-in-hand with the career staff. We are justifiably proud of the fact that our dual EMS and firefighter certified members perform in fully integrated "minimum manning" duty and leadership positions, from basic EMT/firefighter to Chief. The volunteer department was formed in 1928. In 1940 the first paid staff members started working along with the volunteers. In 1978 the City of Fairfax started its career department and to this day the volunteers work side by side with the career staff. There are two stations in the city, Station #3, downtown on University Drive (385-7878), and #33, on Lee Highway (385-7943). Currently there are approximately 80 volunteer members and 50 career personnel within the department.
    The Home Depot Fairfax Circle
    Town and Country Animal Hospital
    Town and Country and Columbia Pike Animal Hospitals are fully equipped and modern veterinary facilities serving the needs of pets and their people in the Northern Virginia and the Washington metropolitan area. Operating under the same ownership for over 30 years, our standards of care have never wavered. It is these uncompromising ideals that ensure your pet's optimum health and longevity, as well as your own peace of mind...providing a better quality of life for you both. Ultimately, it is people who make the difference. Our experienced team of caring doctors are the reason we can offer some of the most comprehensive, high quality veterinary care in the area. Our goal is to provide nothing short of superior full-service care as efficiently and conveniently as possible.
    Twins Ace Hardware
    Twins Ace Hardware was founded in March 2011 by twin brothers Craig & Jeff Smith. The Smith brothers have an extensive background in the retail hardware industry with 18 years of experience between them. They come to Twins from the highly successful Strosniders Hardware chain in Montgomery County, MD. Each Ace Hardware store is independently owned and operated by local entrepreneurs who often live in the communities they serve. Ace employs approximately 4,500 corporate team members worldwide and has four regional offices, located in Raleigh, N.C; Atlanta, Ga.; Denver, Colo.; and Woodridge, Ill.
    VMD Systems Integrators
    VMD Systems Integrators (VMD) is a technology services company focused on simplifying complex problems for both government agencies and private organizations. VMD excels at providing services in business engineering, information technology, and program management. Systems Design, Development & Integration Management Consulting Enterprise Security IT Infrastructure Support Business Operations Support Services Using an integrated approach based on customized solutions, expert management, and deep industry knowledge, we ensure the success of your implementation through tailored planning and efficient design. VMD's employees represent years of industry knowledge and experience in the areas of wireless data communication, speech recognition, database development and a host of other specialties. Additionally, VMD retains specialized expertise in the fields of mobile application development, interface design and usability, and voice driven applications. VMD's client portfolio represents a combination of highly visible government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and private organizations who rely on superior business, management and technical services. VMD is a small, woman-owned firm that has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) program. VMD holds a CMMI Level 2 certification from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), and is also ISO 9001:2008 certified.
    Wiygul Automotive Clinic
    Our slogan, "Try Us, You Will Absolutely Love Us," actually came from a customer. She had traded with us for about 15 years and was waxing on one day about how much trouble she had when she first arrived in our community finding a reliable, honest automotive repair facility. She then said since "discovering us" she had told everyone she knew, "Try Wiyguls, You Will Absolutely Love Them". That was the beginning of the slogan but not the beginning of our commitment to complete customer satisfaction.