The Window Depot Partnership BLOG
Lead Times, Cash Flow and the Financial Destiny of your Business We all know that we're living through unprecedented times...and on several fronts: 1. Consumer demand2. Consumer makeup3. Product Cost4. Labor Cost5. Lead Times Yep...just about every damn thing...
SEO, SEM...WTF? (part 1) In the intro article to this series, we stated our goals as follows: My goal in this series of posts is not to explain digital marketing as an authority of an expert, because I am neither. My goal is to twofold: To...
The Great Mysteries of Digital Marketing for Home Improvement Contractors…Explained! (Sort of.) Digital Marketing is a topic that we hear, see and think about almost daily. It seems to dominate the marketing conversations we have these days, and in my...
Thumbs of Steel: The story of a window screener! My grandfather, Elbert, was deaf and mute his entire life. Couldn’t hear a damn thing, and couldn’t speak. He could only make some noises, more grunts really…which changed in pitch, depending on his emotion or...
Industry Consolidation: How does it affect YOUR business? Did you hear about the latest industry merger between Universal Windows Direct and Great Day Improvements?https://www.qualifiedremodeler.com/universal-windows-direct-merges-with-great-day-improvements/...
The Great COVID Pricing SHIFT For most of my time in the window business, I have seen manufacturers increase prices every 12-24 months. Some companies, annually...and for others no more than 24 months in between. These increases are generally for reasons like...
The Art of the Remodel Today, I cried. Shakespeare once said that to weep...is "to make less the depth of grief." But my tears were not of grief. Instead, they were the oft familiar yet mysterious response to... art. In this case, music. I describe it as...
Will this Historic Demand be followed by Historic Decline? What a year it has been… In the most improbable fashion imaginable, 2020 is turning into a record-breaking year for many of you. After the March/April lockdown, while many cities retained significant...
A New Tool for Growing Your Business: Occam's Razor This morning as I walked into the family room (an addition to the back of the home), cup of coffee in my hand, looking through the windows and watching the natural world ‘wake up’...I heard a “crack”...or...
Corona-SHIFT: How Will You Remember This Time In The Life Of Your Business? I can't believe it's already the end of May. Right? We all know how time flies by... so I hope you're not taking these moments for granted. For each day is truly an opportunity, to...
WHAT IS WINDOW DEPOT USA?
Quite simply…we’re a home improvement franchise, without the franchise. You could also say that we’re a Replacement Window Business Opportunity. Our network of independently owned and operated business partners have banded together to leverage our knowledge, buying power and marketing scale.
To you: We are an official licensing program, which means that all of our dealers are licensed to utilize our brand, and to access our vast support services. ENTREPRENEURS: This is your opportunity to start your very own replacement window business, with help from the ground up. REMODELERS: This is your opportunity to add a quality product and world-class support to your organization.
To the world: We are the 24th Largest Home Improvement company in America.
“I wanted to add replacement windows to my successful gutter business, and Window Depot USA gave me the support, training and product line I needed to create my new division.”
“The first time I attended the national conference, I knew this network was destined for greatness. The exchange of ideas has really helped me grow my business.”
The right Products for your Market
Becoming a Window Depot USA dealer means access to high quality products, at nationally negotiated prices. Our motto of "National Strength, Local Service" isn't just a catch phrase. Imagine being able to offer homeowners in your area the very best value available, because of your acquisition price. Learn more about our products.
The right PARTNERSHIP Approach
Window Depot USA is an official Licensing Program. What does that mean? It means that unlike a franchise, we don't charge huge up front fees, and we don't take a portion of your company profits. Instead, we act as a buying co-op...allowing you to put more money into your marketing, sales and bottom line. Learn more about our Approach.
“Being part of the Window Depot network for the last 6 years has been invaluable. Whether it’s the marketing department or the corporate office acting as a liaison with our manufacturers, we can always count on them.”
“Window Depot USA has been a wonderful company to partner with. Their buisness plan is very simple but very effective. Plus their support system has helped me grow my company in ways I could not have done alone!”
The right Plan to GROW your Business
Our market philosophy is simple: Provide more VALUE than any other company in the marketplace. How? By delivering high quality products, at prices that are fair and reasonable. Window Depot USA is NOT a low-price advertiser (often a bait and switch). Window Depot USA is NOT a company that believes in getting "all we can get" on every sale (like some national brands). Instead, we're selling at prices that are fair to the homeowner, but allow our dealers to build a profitable, sustainable and sellable organization.
We're here to Support YOU
When you join Window Depot USA, you'll be supported by a strong corporate team that is vested in your success. We offer training and support in nearly every aspect of your business. From Marketing & Sales to Operations and Finance. We're here to help you succeed, at every level. Learn more about our Support.
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“A wonderful company to work with and still get to be your own boss! We get sales training, ideas, help with advertising & marketing and more…all included in the Partnership! They are in your corner to help with whatever you need.”
“We’re able to present a window that the competition can’t touch. My reps are closing at historic rates, and we’re giving local homeowners more value than any other company.”
Hi, my name is Ed Kalaher, and I want to thank you for taking just a few minutes to learn more about Window Depot USA. We’ve launched this website to answer the most common questions we receive about our program. But I also want to tell you a bit about our philosophy.
Window Depot USA is more than just a network, or a buying group…it’s an organization made up of individual contractors and entrepreneurs that want to band together and build something special. We believe in serving homeowners, providing more value than any company in the marketplace, and creating businesses that are long term assets.
We have a team dedicated to helping you, every day, in the areas of marketing, sales, design, Internet technologies, customer service, finance and more.
My purpose…is to help you build a better business. My purpose is to help you become a better leader. My purpose is to help you build wealth. My purpose, and my passion, is to help you find fulfillment by leveraging your replacement window business to serve others.
I truly believe that we have constructed the very finest replacement window dealership program available, anywhere…and at any time in the history of this industry. Bold Claim? Perhaps… But I’d LOVE to have that conversation with you (and I welcome the debate). 🙂