Horizon Cabinet Door Co. of America, sellers of high quality, American made custom cabinet doors says direct sales to contractors is picking up after several years of domination by the do-it-yourself consumer market.
Online PR News – 20-July-2012 – Newtown, Connecticut – Horizon Cabinet Door Co. of America, suppliers of high-quality, American-made cabinet doors, drawer fronts, custom moldings, paints, stains and other products, reports business from kitchen and bath remodeling contractors is slowly shifting back to pre-2008 levels, which means a return to repeat business opportunities and fewer do-it-yourself (DIY) customers.
According to reports from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, among others, homeowners are quietly shifting DIY projects back on to professional remodeling contractors, reflecting improved consumer confidence in the housing market and the economy as a whole.
“Without a doubt, we have seen more business coming back from kitchen and bath remodeling contractors in the last several months,” said Haylon. “While not yet at pre-2008 levels, this is obviously a great trend because we rely on repeat business from contractors to help keep our prices the lowest on the market.”
The news is music to the ears of key leaders in the cabinetry industry such as Rick Haylon, cabinet doors product specialist at Horizon. Haylon said his company has seen more contractor-led project business coming his way in the last several months as opposed to the predominantly DIY-led market that has prevailed since 2008, the height of the housing market slump and economic downturn for the building industry.
"Without a doubt, we have seen more business coming back from kitchen and bath remodeling contractors in the last several months," said Haylon. "While not yet at pre-2008 levels, this is obviously a great trend because we rely on repeat business from contractors to help keep our prices the lowest on the market. We value our homeowner customers immensely, but frankly we are happy to see a return to contractor accounts because it indicates an overall improvement in the remodeling industry."
The shift comes on the heels of the launch of Horizon’s new e-commerce site, which offers contractors (and consumers) access to thousands of choices for custom, high-quality cabinet doors, drawer boxes, accessories, paints, stains and other products, backed by superior online point-and-click navigation, along with easy-to-use selection and purchasing tools.
"We certainly see the launch of our new e-commerce site has having been completed right on time for this release of pent up demand for contractor business," said Haylon. "We look forward to serving our contractors and consumers both with outstanding cabinetry products and service, backed by the best online e-commerce presence we can provide."
About Horizon Cabinet Door Co. of American
Horizon Cabinet Door Co. of America sells high-quality, finished and unfinished American-made Kitchen Cabinet Doors, drawer fronts, dovetailed drawer boxes, moldings, Replacement Cabinet Doors and other Cabinet Door Styles and accessories to both contractors and homeowners at affordable prices.