Growing Your Business Ridgewood NY

Home improvement companies in Ridgewood seeking big growth have several options to choose from. They can hire additional salespeople, open a branch location, or take on an entirely new product line.

Local Companies

R.A.B. Holdings
(212) 688-4500
444 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
The CHMajor Group
(212) 268-0241
135 West 29th Street
New York, NY
Naviga Business Services
813-642-6622
55 Reade St
New York, NY
Kinney & Kinsella Inc
(212) 620-0356
45 W 21ST St
New York, NY
International News & Tobacco
(212) 807-1540
108 University Pl
New York, NY
Pier 41 Advertising
(718) 254-7437
499 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY
SIS International Research
(212) 505-6805
11 E. 22 Street
New York, NY
Westchester Spaces
614-474-5684
264 Washington AVe
New Rochelle, NY
National Discount Brokers
(201) 209-7000
90 Hudson St Ste 5
Jersey City, NJ
Union Street Partners
(718) 237-8600
335 Union St Ste LL
Brooklyn, NY
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Source: REPLACEMENT CONTRACTOR Magazine
Publication date: November 1, 2004

By Diane Kittower

Home improvement companies seeking big growth have several options to choose from. They can hire additional salespeople, open a branch location, or take on an entirely new product line. An advantage of taking on a new line is that they now have something to sell to past customers. Provided, of course, they maintain a database.

For Brian Elias, the new product is gutter protection. In March, the president of Hanson's Windows and Siding, in Fraser, Mich., started a new division devoted to Gutter Grate, a black nylon product that caps gutters to prevent leaves and debris from clogging them.

“It made money from day one,” he says. With contracts averaging $1,470 apiece, Elias projects $2 million in sales for the first year (“and we are on target,” he says) and $4.5 million for next. That's small compared with the more than $39 million that Hanson's brings in from window and siding sales, but it's a start most home improvement company owners would envy. The division functions separately from the parent company, with 20 salespeople and nine other employees. Only one, a manager, was brought over from the window and siding side.

Repeat Customers

Gutter Grate does, however, get a number of leads from Hanson's siding and window business — chiefly, Elias says, by phoning past customers to introduce the product to them.

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