Recent Blog Posts

Design Your Dream Kitchen and Bathroom For Less With The Help Of Lori Garrard- Steighner

Lori Garrard-Steighner, a kitchen and bathroom designer at Von Tobel Lumber and Hardware of Valparaiso, has been with the company for several years now. She started off as a cashier, but was promoted to a kitchen and bathroom designer. “I did not go to college for designing, but Von Tobel put me through a ton of kitchen and bathroom designer training. I have visited a lot of places for seminars and training events,” stated Garrard-Steighner. The kitchen and bathroom designers at Von Tobel use a designing program called 2020 Design. “The 2020 Design program lets us layout all the kitchen and bathroom designs for the customer.

How to Write a Small-Job Proposal

Some things to keep in mind when preparing a small job “proposal. ” Keep It Simple While Being CompleteI agree that you don’t want to overwhelm the client with too much detail. However, you want to protect yourself and your company from being regarded by the client as not giving them enough detail. Address the EssentialsA good proposal and estimate addresses these questions: What is the problem to be fixed?

Why

Every business owner will tell you that it’s important to meet, and do your best to exceed, client expectations. Yet, what does that really mean or entail? There is a major difference between good and great when it comes to meeting those expectations, and it often comes with a hard case of expectations meeting reality. “Good” isn’t good enough. Great is when you offer up results that show the homeowner you got their project on a level they didn’t think you’d comprehend.

Home Energy Savings Checklist

Energy prices seem to be rising every year. Furthermore, the impact of energy consumption has lasting effects on the environment. Though there’s not much we can do in regards to reducing the prices of the energy we consume, there are ways to reduce how much we consume. In turn, these energy-saving methods can reduce the impact on the environment.

Von Tobel Lumber & Hardware is launching a new and refreshed brand identity to reflect its belief that their quality customer service, and knowledgeable employees working side by side with customers are what sets them apart from other stores. Created in partnership with mixdesign, inc. of Schererville, the new look is a commitment to visually telling the brand story of helping customers envision and successfully complete their home building or home improvement projects with the help of Von Tobel’s staff of experts. The inspirational tagline "building better together” cements this commitment.

Insulation Education

Since we all spend most of our time in our homes, it makes sense to want to be as comfortable as possible. Insulation does that, plus it makes this comfort affordable by increasing our home’s energy efficiency. No matter what your choice of material for insulation, they all basically work in the same manner.