Robert, Mark and Patricia are heading to Las Vegas next week for the second annual Design and Construction Week (DCW). This year DCW will include the International Builders Show, the Kitchen and Bath Show, the Window Coverings Expo, and the Surface Event. A trade show of this magnitude brings together remodelers, designers, builders, and manufacturers from all over the world to learn, connect, energize and do business. It’s an exciting place to be and we’re each looking forward to attending. Hope to see you there!
As a member of several NAHB Remodelers committees (Membership & Communication, Legislative & Regulatory, and Green Remodeling) Robert is very much involved in the National NAHBR meetings. Together with some of the most successful remodelers in the country, he participates in discussions on the challenges they face and on what they are doing to stay ahead of the curve in their businesses. He also learns about upcoming legislation that will impact the business of remodeling in the coming years. Keeping abreast of the industry this way, Robert can provide expert guidance to our clients and for our RT Marketing team in terms of developing exceptional marketing plans. Hanging out in the Remodelers Central, Robert also enjoys meeting remodelers from all over the country, hearing their aspirations for their businesses, and finding out what’s working–and what isn’t–for their companies.
Our sales manager, Mark Stephenson, is no stranger to IBS and to KBIS! For years he attended the seminars and spent hours on the exhibit floor, researching the best business methods and building techniques for his own remodeling company. In his new role with RT Marketing, he will connect on a peer-to-peer level with remodelers and builders who are engaged in the process of building profitable companies. Just as he turned to RT Marketing years ago to market his company at a professional level, he’ll look for ways where our professional marketing services can also contribute to the success of these companies.
Patricia, our trends writer, will be heading to the design seminars and the exhibits to learn everything she can about what is currently trending in home design and remodeling. She appreciates the opportunity to get the latest scoop from highly respected designers who have specialized for years in particular sectors of the market. Manufacturers will divulge the results of their lengthy consumer studies and how they are meeting the demand with their newest product offerings, from cabinetry to flooring. Patricia loves to see and experience firsthand the new appliances with advanced technology. Attendees often have the chance to vote on their favorite prototypes, which helps manufacturers determine which products to actually put into production! The internet can be a resource for this kind of information, but if you aren’t careful you can also be misled. Patricia has noticed that a great number of online articles on trends are simply regurgitating ideas from years past. So, for writing articles, Patricia prefers to gather information at the yearly trade shows.