About Us


31 Point 1, LLC or 31p1 for short, is an American owned company that was established in 2015 by co-founders Michael Moore, Bryan Miles and Joby Houghtaling. We chose 31p1 as our name because there are 31.1 grams in one Troy ounce of gold. Most people do not have the means to go and purchase an ounce of gold, but anyone can simply save a little each month to purchase that ounce over time.

Back in 2015 we only offered this gold savings concept to businesses as a way for their employees to save in gold through payroll deduction. Although this is not the main focus of 31p1, we do still offer employer sponsored gold savings accounts for employees. However, 31p1 has evolved into what we are today…. The Best Gold Savings Club, Ever!

Members of the exclusive 31p1 Gold Club can setup their very own gold savings account and contribute an amount each month that fits their budget, and immediately earn rewards through our very robust rewards program, which includes a referral program. The more you spend and the more you share with others, the higher your VIP status will become, and the more rewards and perks you will unlock. Our Gold Savings Club is very unique, (one-of-a kind actually) very affordable, very individualized, and it’s all managed by you on our online platform that we have spent the last several years developing for our members.

All three co-founders are very involved in the daily operations and are constantly communicating with our members via email, text, or phone calls. We offer our members a way to save in gold and earn rewards at the same time, but great customer service and 100% customer satisfaction is the foundation upon which our company was built. Michael, Bryan and Joby each bring their own set of skills to the table and together, make a great team.

Now, we would like for you to get to know each one of us a little better.

Michael W. Moore
Co-founder, 31p1

A West Texas A&M University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology in 1993. Michael has been married to CaraBeth, his high school sweetheart, since 1993. They have 2 sons: Lane, a Texas Tech University graduate, and Blake, a Texas A&M University graduate.

Currently, Michael and CaraBeth own and operate multiple franchise concepts which include Pizza Inn, Pie Five Pizza and HOTWORX. They opened their first, of three, Pizza Inn restaurants in 1997, the Pie Five Pizza restaurant in 2019 and they are preparing to open the first of three HOTWORX, 24-hour fitness studios, in early 2022. They were awarded the Pizza Inn Franchisee of the Year in 2007, 2018, and 2020 for their outstanding achievements. Michael is a current member of the Pizza Inn Franchise Leadership Council (FLC), which is an advisory board to the Franchisor.

Michael is highly active and loves to play golf, work out and run. A couple of fun facts: Michael has completed the New York City Marathon twice (on his 30th & 40th birthdays) and appeared on The Family Feud (and yes, his family won the Fast Money).

Bryan Miles
Co-Founder, 31p1

Bryan was born and raised in S.E. New Mexico, and a Graduate of ENMU-R with an associates in Information Technology and Security. He has been in business for 13yrs at Eclipse Solutions a Managed IT services provider for 3 locations in SE New Mexico. In 2020 Bryan started Fat Straw Drinks a designer drink drive thru stand and is looking to expand into neighboring cities in the near future.

In 2015 Bryan teamed up with Joby and Michael and became the technology lead for 31p1 and helped with the design and developement of the software that manages the 31p1 site. Bryan has been married to Marybelle Miles since 2013 and has a blended family with 7 children and 2 grandchildren.

Bryan has been serving in his church for 10yrs in the AV team mixing audio and live streaming services. He loves being outdoors and driving his heavily modified CanAm Maverick all over SE New Mexico, and or flying race drones through technical courses or diving down mountain faces to capture amazing flight footage.

Joby R Houghtaling
Co-founder, 31p1

Joby married his high school sweetheart Pam in 1991 and graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1993. Upon graduation he was promoted from managing a restaurant to managing a company with 20 restaurants. This experience led to Joby acquiring multiple businesses including a daycare, two restaurants, as well as starting a real estate company and a handyman business.

In 2015 Joby teamed up with his long time friend Michael and the two started 31p1. Along with managing 31p1 Joby and Pam operate their other business interests in SE New Mexico. They have three children & two granddaughters & one grandson. Son, Josh & his wife Kayla & daughter Karsyn, son Andrew, his wife Randi & kids Ember & Asher, and their daughter Faith.

Joby is the worship pastor at their church as well as a deacon and the SS Director. He is also an avid sports fan and is the "Voice of the Bulldogs" on a local radio and internet company covering Artesia High School football, boys & girls basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball as the play by play announcer. Joby is an avid hunter and fisherman and is the president & tournament director of the Pecos Valley Bass Masters and the treasurer for the New Mexico Bass Nation. Over the years he has also served on many local boards of directors.