Logo for company

Let me start off by saying I am not a graphics person. I have been playing with logo ideas for months. Just to show how little knwoledge I have I put the logo together in word. Yup…you heard right. I have since found this sight and have dowloaded trials of Illustrator and Photoshop, but I am having a real hard time duplicating what I have in word. I have attached a copy of the word logo moved into Photoshop. It looks much better in word but I am hoping you can help me with some tips on duplicating it in Illustrator. Also any pointers on the logo would be great. This is very frustrating if you dont know what you are doing.

By the way the grainy parts where tranparent in Word.

ANy help would be appreciated.
[COLOR=white][FONT=Palatino][FONT=Times New Roman]EKT Group Inc.[/FONT][/FONT][/COLOR]