IN THIS ISSUE:  Keys for Keeping Up | Wiener Wagon Lunch & Training | Garage Sale | Career Opportunities
Your biggest key to keeping up
With Rob Blair, Harbor Springs Store Manager

Extra planning is your most powerful tool for efficiency, profits — and sanity.
Too often it feels like time you can’t afford to sacrifice, but the more planning you can do, the more you can make significant improvements in streamlining your build cycles, improving your profitability and reducing your stress levels. This is especially true in today’s labor shortage. Vendors are also keeping tighter inventories and many items that used to be available “next truck” now require longer lead times.

“We’ve seen dramatic results when contractors pump up their planning,” says Blair. “One of our builders recently completed a high-end 4,500 sq ft custom home — including finished basement — in just 8 months, eliminating a full build cycle. Roof trusses were constructed and delivered to the site even as demolition on the old home was being completed, and construction of the new structure proceeded like clockwork.”

Preston Feather has four distinct “Decision Centers” available for you and your customer to look at options, ask questions and make selections. Helping your customers understand timelines and make decisions quicker can help your suppliers plan ahead.

There is a saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Ask good questions, anticipate challenges and continually adapt your schedule to keep your project rolling smoothly.

Take full advantage of our services for professional builders. Include us early in your projects and we can help with material accessibility, accurate deliveries, faster billing and shorter build cycles. Eliminate surprises and streamline your jobs. S croll down for more tips.
Contact Rob Blair 231-348-1310 |
Early planning ensures the right materials when you need them

When you plug into our pro services early in your job planning process, we can make sure that all of your materials are in stock and ready to deliver to your site when you need them. This is especially crucial when you need larger quantities of what are normally in-stock items. We’ll watch the details and bring you a smoother build without time-delaying surprises.
Contact our Material Sales | 800-968-2501
Our Design Decision Centers can shorten your build cycles
Learn » See » Touch » Budget » DECIDE

Preston Feather has four design showrooms with
more than 75,000 sq ft of space — the most in
Northern Michigan. We help homeowners make
decisions early, reducing build cycles and change
orders — improving your customers’ satisfaction and
build experience. We also invite you to use our
conference rooms with monitors and whiteboards
for project meetings.
Contact our Showroom Consultants | 800-968-2501
Utilize the full power of your Contractor Club Rewards

The new Contractor Club Rewards Program is our way to thank you and reward growth in our business relationship. Purchases earn rewards points, and these credits can be used to purchase products and services, pay account balances, or redeem them for our luxury vacations. Cards are transferable and can be used like a gift card or credit card at any Preston Feather location.
Not signed up yet? Contact Brent Vizina
Wiener Wagon lunch and training July 26th in Harbor Springs

Featuring Lumbermen’s
presenting Fairway Vinyl Railing
“Boards and Bargains”
Garage Sale at our Harbor Springs store
July 25th and 26th
Get some great bargains on doors, windows and building materials. This event comes just once a year and lasts only as long as supplies do!
Contact Jayne Welsheimer, Inside Sales Support
231-348-1307 |
Two positions open in our Traverse City store
Kitchen & Bath Designer
Outside Contractor Sales
At Preston Feather, we follow a simple concept: hire good people, treat them well, pay them well, and build a work environment where they will want to stay employed. We have an extraordinary staff who have built the company and its loyal customer base.
If you know of good candidates, please encourage them to contact our Human Resources team:
Staff spotlight:
Jennifer Bard
Jennifer Bard (pictured on the left with HBA President Marcy Hurst) received the HBA Emerging Leader Award and is the 2019 Parade of Homes Committee Chairperson. She is part of our Contractor Sales staff in Traverse City and also serves on the HBA Membership and Golf Committees. Jennifer had three builders with four homes featured in this year’s parade, including award winners for Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, Best Interior Design, Best Craftsmanship and Best Exterior Design. Congrats Jennifer! 
Contact Jennifer Bard, Contractor Sales
231-943-2865 |
good things we build end up building us.”
Jim Rohn
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