Professional remodelers buy their materials and services from suppliers that offer benefits to them and the homeowner.
Some customers express curiosity about the places different suppliers occupy in the home building and remodeling supply chain. With that in mind, we thought it worth explaining why we buy our materials and products where we do.
The basic choice is between the “big box” home centers like Home Depot and Lowes and regional or local distributors or supply houses. The latter include lumberyards as well as specialty suppliers of plumbing, electrical, lighting, cabinets, and other products.
The big boxes need no introduction, as everyone shops there. These highly profitable global corporations stock an impressive selection of products for customers to look at and choose from —but they’re mostly geared towards consumers, to whom they offer a wide selection of products at attractive prices.
So every now and then, a homeowner asks why we don’t take advantage of those prices. That’s a fair question. The net answer is service. When we select local suppliers to work with, they fully understand our service requirements and warranty support. Essentially, a sense of urgency in getting materials and or replacing them as needed. Here is a shortlist of our key local suppliers….
- Fergusons & Capital Distributing
- Arizona Tile & Daltile
- Escobar Marble & Granite
- Texas Door and Trim
- Complete Comfort
- Load Bearing Walls
- Cano Painting
- Roy the Plumber
- Nina Hayes Cleaning
In fact, professional remodelers treat suppliers as integral team members. A remodeler who finds a good supplier will usually stick with that supplier and give them a lot of business. For example, we have done business with all of the above for over 10 years. Roy the Plumber – 15 years.
Our suppliers understand that we, as their customer, have schedules and budgets that they need to keep in order to serve our customer – you!. And the very best ones work very hard to serve them.