2020 Dealer Awards

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Congratulations to our Winners!

2020 was full of challenges that the entire world had to overcome together. Businesses were impacted in ways they would never suspect. Supply chain issues, shortages of products and employees, and so on.

 Despite what LivingSpace dealt with, we had a fantastic year with dealers who went above and beyond to make sales and get homeowners into their new, amazing 4-season sunroom. So, without further ado, let’s meet our 2020 LivingSpace award winners!

Dealer of the Year: Peter Burley

Since 2015 Peter Burley of NJ Sunroom Additions has dominated sales, wearing the crown for seven years now for Dealer of the Year. He says his long-running success selling LivingSpace sunrooms comes from teamwork and excellent communication. Watch the video below to hear more from Peter and his advice to other dealers.

Dealer of the Year, Midwest Region: Jude Tindal

Jude Tindal of SE Wisconsin Sunrooms has taken home the Dealer of the Year, Midwest Region Award. We talked with Jude about his win and what it means to him.

"It's a great honor. There are many good dealers and builders in the LivingSpace network, so winning an award amongst those organizations is always a great honor. I'm very lucky to have a great group of guys that work for us that take a lot of pride in their work."

Jude also gave some great advice to pass on to other LivingSpace dealers. He speaks on having confidence in yourself and the LivingSpace product.

"You got to take the leap of faith. This is the best sunroom product hands-down. There's nothing even close right now on the market.”

Presidents Continued Excellence Award: Tom Casey & Tom Thiel

We have two winners in this category, Tom Casey from Home Town Restyling and Tom Thiel from Chesterfield Fence and Deck. Both of them had a great year selling LivingSpace sunrooms.

 We had the chance to speak with Tom Casey and his partner, Brad Winn, on this win, their advice for dealers, and how they tackle lead time issues.

“It's always nice to be nationally recognized, especially by an organization like LivingSpace that's got a high standard for excellence.”

"LivingSpace requires a really nice product. Everybody has a budget, and those people like a higher-end quality room. LivingSpace fits those needs well for them, and it's great to be appreciated."

Dealer Advice:

So, what kind of advice do Tom and Brad have for other dealers? Brad says make homeowners feel involved during the entire process. And Tom says don’t fear objections and tackle potential problems early and head-on.

"People appreciate the communication, even if they say something about no news is bad news. Well, if people know the bad news up front, they'll at least be willing to work with you because you've got their best interest in mind. But if you try to hide them from it, by the time they get to you, it's ugly for all."

"The most important thing is when working with the homeowner, understanding their needs, and going over the final layouts with the room. We do a double-check system here. Once we receive drawings, we go back and meet with them again to ensure we have the homeowner involved in the design. And by the time we're ready to start the work, the homeowners are excited and their whole experience from start to finish."

Tips on dealing with supply chain issues:

Last year and even now, most industries across the world are being impacted by the supply chain issues. Tom and Brad have some wise words to share for those who are struggling to handle it.

“I trained our staff to create a relationship during the sales process with the homeowner. The nice thing is, it's pretty much every industry that's struggling with the supply chain. So you can just let people know upfront that you're struggling with it, too."

"I let them know, hey, I know the salesmen told you this long, but with issues going on, it may be just a few more weeks later. If we're open and upfront with them, I don't think it's been much of an issue at all. I think everybody's been pretty understanding.”

Top Performer Award: Jack Rediger & Allen Solomon

Dealers Jack Rediger from Remodel Nebraska and Allen Solomon from Palmetto Porches success this year led them to receive the Top Performer Award. Jack was super excited to talk about this win and what it means to work for LivingSpace. Take a look! 

“I feel very honored to win, and I’ve got to give a lot of credit to my staff and my installers for helping us to build a good name.”

Jack also talked about the benefits of working with LivingSpace. “I have worked with multiple other sunroom manufacturers in the past, but LivingSpace has been super supportive and very responsive to our needs.”

“Not all your competitors play fair, and so we try to play fair. We try to be very upfront and honest with the customers on everything. And having a team like LivingSpace behind you, the promises they can make come true, and that’s worth a lot.”

And Jack has some great advice for dealers, and that’s owning the LivingSpace product. “I’ve been in the business for 20 years, so I’ve seen all the other products. And without a doubt, with 100 percent confidence, I can say we have the best product out there.”

He adds that understanding the product and confidence goes a long way with homeowners, so try it out!

Thank you Dealers!

We all here at LivingSpace Sunrooms would like to give one final congratulation on all your hard work last year. To our award winners, thank you for pushing forward and doing your best. 

To other dealers, we hope you learn from this article and remember we are here to help you sell. Please reach out to us anytime with any questions. Thank you!

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2020 Dealer Awards

Congratulations to our Winners! 2020 was full of challenges that the entire world had to overcome together. Businesses were impacted in ways they would never