By Heidi J. Ellsworth, RCS Partner.
Each month we ask our RCS industry influencers a question about a specific topic or issue. This month we asked if they purchase anything from big box type hardware stores such as Lowe’s, Home Depot, Menard’s, etc. The answers varied with some telling us that they don’t buy anything for their business from these stores to others telling us they only use them in a pinch when their regular supplier is too far from the job site.
That got us to wondering what other contractors out there are doing. Are you buying supplies from any of the big box stores? Why or why not?
The ‘Answer Me This’ question of the week , a part of the Construction Solutions Campaign, is giving you a place to let us know “What service do you wish big box retailers offered?” It just takes a minute to answer, and after you submit your answer, you can enter your name and contact information and might win a prize. Each week one winner chooses either an RCS Box of Love, a pizza or a box of donuts.
Our partners at RCS, value your opinions and feedback on topics such as this one. The answers you supply help guide the direction that a manufacturer or distributor might take with how they make or sell a product. Your feedback might spark the development of a new service, function or feature. So, don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and ideas with us – they have the power to make a difference.
At RoofersCoffeeShop, we hear you! We look forward to your comments on our articles and your conversations in our forum.