Articles by Pat Lenius

As Seen At KBIS 2006: Part 1

Linda M. Koenig, MIS director, and Robert D. Hoff, president, of Omni Corporate Services Ltd., were among the attendees at the 2006 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Chicago this spring.Robert Lando,
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THE HOME DEPOT SUPPLY: Leveraging Size To Grow Larger

Executive Vice President Joe DeAngelo discusses Home Depot Supply's market position and goals with SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES.
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Marshall-Rodeno Associated Pulling Together

This Rocky Mountain rep firm attributes its success to the teamwork, knowledge and passion of its people.
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2006 Premier 150: On A Roll

It has been a very good year, and PHCP wholesalers surveyed by SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES are projecting more of the same for fiscal 2006. Last year we reported that a record percentage of responding wholesalers enjoyed higher sales in 2004 and about 95% projected sales would rise again in 2005. The number of responding PHCP wholesalers who achieved those sales increases in fiscal 2005 was even higher: 95.8%.
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2. Preferred Pump: Decentralized Operations

Branch managers at Preferred Pump receive a monthly profit and loss statement that provides all of the information they need to run the branch like their own business.
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5. Preferred Pump: Partnering With Preferred

Preferred Pump values its partnership with its vendors and manages its inventory to assist them, according to Tom Bowers, director of marketing/group manager.
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3. Preferred Pump's Work Ethic

Most of Preferred Pump's branch managers do a little of everything, according to Tom Bowers, director of marketing/group manager. “Their obligation is to their customer first,” he says.
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PREFERRED PUMP: Yesterday And Today

Preferred Pump & Equipment, LP, based in Fort Worth, TX, has enjoyed phenomenal growth over the past 14 years. It was founded in 1982 as a small distribution company in Texas and has evolved into a leading wholesale distributor of domestic water system products in the United States, with 30 branches.
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4. Preferred Pump: Reinvesting In The Business

Preferred Pump offers a Dealer Awards program that provides customers with merchandise or trips based on their purchases. The 2005 program was effective for purchases shipped and invoiced between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2005. Preferred customers were invited to enroll by completing a form and having an officer, owner or manager sign it. Customers earned one award point per $1,000 in program period purchases.
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Cayce Mill Supply's new 8,600-sq.-ft. showroom is designed to impress both homeowners and trade professionals.

A 16-foot high ceiling in the entrance area. Clusters of sparkling chandeliers. A working kitchen large enough to accommodate 20 to 30 people or more. Alcove after alcove with tastefully decorated product groupings or vignettes.
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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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Free Webinar: Low Temperature Heat Emitter Options in Hydronic Systems

With proper design, you can create systems that require supply water temperatures no higher than 120° F under design load conditions.

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2014 January

SHT's packed January issue incdues the cover story: M&L Supply is rich in heritage and customer service; features:  Industry optimism continues to rise heading into the 2015 AHR Expo, and Distributors discuss top industry issues: Part 2; and so much more!


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