Think Big Box for the Holiday
By Maurice Forde
As we head into the holiday season, it’s time to start thinking about boxes. And when Forde Windows and Remodeling thinks about boxes, bigger is always better. So for this holiday, how about unwrapping a 16 by eight foot box truck, outfitted as a mobile workshop?
This past year, the Forde Windows team unveiled the mobile workshop as a way to increase productivity, organization and ultimately the customer experience. Completely loaded with a built-in vacuum system, miter saw, table saw, full first aid kit and plenty of drawer space, the box truck allows the team to do any cutting or fabrication on-site, all by only plugging in one extension cord. This means no more wasted time running back to the shop to make cuts or get materials, and no annoying generators.
With the box truck on site, the team also benefits from not having to do excessive set up or clean up and can focus on producing high quality work. This saves time, money and a lot of mess in the customer’s house, all crucial to making for a happy customer.
While finding a parking spot for this bad boy might be challenging at times, having it parked in front of a job site certainly makes an impression.
Adorned with the Forde Windows logo, the box truck doubles as a billboard for passersby to enjoy, and has already gotten the team business. Think of it as the ultimate business card.
While finding a parking spot for this bad boy might be challenging at times, having it parked in front of a job site certainly makes an impression. Adorned with the Forde Windows logo, the box truck doubles as a billboard for passersby to enjoy, and has already gotten the team business. Think of it as the ultimate business card.
But with big boxes comes big price tags. To outfit a mobile workshop you need a truck, all the right tools and lots of time.
This mobile workshop came in the form of a new truck and took about two weeks to outfit with equipment. That may sound like a lot, but it’s important to look at it as an investment rather than just another expenditure. It has already paid for itself with the jobs it has brought in.
With the organizational and fabrication capabilities of the box truck, plus the added advertisement element, the truck is truly an innovation working towards customer satisfaction that also provides the team with an invaluable tool. It’s just one more way Forde Windows and Remodeling is working to make your project as painless as possible.
Note: Maurice Forde is President of Forde Windows & Remodeling, a leading contractor in Chicago. To see a portfolio of the company’s work, click here.