Our company was not just built on reputation we continue to build on it. When our grandfather started Lippert Tile Co. in 1949, his goal was to develop a strong business based on his reputation for excellence in the Milwaukee market and to provide employment opportunities for his family.
During my career in floor covering, I've spent about 80% of my time selling to residential remodel buyers. I guess you could say it's what I do best and what I enjoy the most. Even though the average job might only be between $2,000 to $5,000, I still enjoy working with homeowners the most.
Millennials are the group that follows Gen Xers and there appears to be no exact dates as far as I can tell as to exactly when this generation starts and ends, but depending on who you ask people in this group were born somewhere around the early 1980s to somewhere around 1995.
Say the word commercial and most people immediately think of those two-minute breaks between their favorite TV shows to run to the restroom or grab a bite to eat, and more recently, the 15 to 30 second spots prior to watching that video of a cat doing something cute.
Pavilion Floors came to life a little over 10 years ago in 2003 with a very small startup staff. I brought 25 years of flooring knowledge to the table and a four-generation family history in the flooring industry dating back to the Mohawk/Bigelow carpet mills of upstate New York, but I knew that would not be enough.
There is no hiding the fact the two main areas I train on are customer relation selling skills and product knowledge. Learning and understanding these two aspects alone can make you a top sales advisor in our industry.
If you haven’t had the chance to go to Domotex asia/ChinaFloor (DACF) you need to add it to your bucket list. I just had the opportunity to attend this show for the fifth time and I never cease to be amazed by the energy, the evolution and the innovation this event demonstrates each year.
It took an act as drastic as the Great Recession to happen for many Americans to realize one of the country’s greatest strengths—manufacturing, which leads to innovation and progress—had eroded away over the previous 30 or so years as companies went to far off places to produce their goods for lower costs and, in many cases, lower quality.