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Advisors Offer Tips for Avoiding Major Pitfalls When
Selling a Firm
Selling a business or having it change hands among family
members is a common occurrence among kitchen and bath
However, there are a number of major pitfalls in selling...
HomeCrest Offers Limited Warranty
Goshen, IN HomeCrest Corp. will now offer a five-year limited
warranty on the majority of its more than 80 cabinetry lines,
including both hardwood and thermofoil styles, the company
Twenty-eight years ago, when the Brighton, MI-based Kitchen
Suppliers, Inc. was in its infancy, one showroom and warehouse was
the order of the day for kitchen/bath distributors. Almost
unanimously, these distributors sold to wholesale accounts...
Practicing Successful 'Out-of-the-Box' Marketing 0999
by Stephen Vlachos,'
Our business, Atlantic Kitchen Center, is located in the rather
sophisticated little city of Portland, ME. My residence, however,
is about 25 miles from the...
LamTech Opens Production Plant
Ephrata, PA LamTech, Inc., a major manufacturer of countertops
based here, has opened a 90,000-sq.-ft. facility in Chambersburg,
PA to produce its "Marblux" line of cultured marble vanity tops
under the terms of an...
The Work Triangle: Does It Still Work?
Kitchen space planners generally have strong views, both pro and
con, about the efficacy of the kitchen 'work triangle' as
reflected in the comments of several West Coast designers and
How far can you go in your own business?
Ideas to employ to create more gross-margin dollars than the customers would have spent as a result of the investment they originally planned.
Atypical Design Marks Urban Kitchen and
by Barbara Capella Loehr
Using a rich mix of free-flowing forms and materials, architect
Winn Wittman created an atypical yet appealing space geared toward
a "client who appreciates...
My last two columns explored the importance of getting in on the
ground floor of the home office trend, and what elements comprise
an effective display. Now I'll focus on the specific dimensional
aspects of a working home office display.
Cultural diversity has historically provided many opportunities
for expanding our design experience, particularly in the kitchen
and never more so than in recent years.
Immigration accounted for 38% of U.S. population growth in the
1980s, and it...
At one time or another, we as kitchen and bath firm managers
have all had to work with "difficult" employees. Our challenge is
to help make these employees as productive as possible.
A friend of mine once said that, "You can turn around...