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Great Day Improvements, LLC Announces May Sales Growth Year-to-date Sales up +25% in Comparable Markets


Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 17, 2013

Great Day Improvements, LLC (GDIC) announced today that the company has experienced same-store revenue growth of +25% in the first 5 months of 2013, for its home improvement brands as compared to the same period in 2012 in comparable markets.

Bill Goddard, Vice President of Sales stated, We are extremely pleased with our sales results year-to-date and are projecting continued sales increases for the back half of the year. The increased demand for our Patio Enclosures, Stanek Windows and SoftWall Finishing Systems brands is a testament to the quality of our products and increased customer awareness.”

Great Day now operates in 24 markets and uses a consultative, in-home sales process to help consumers identify and satisfy their home remodeling needs. The addition of new markets is part of a strategic re-alignment of company owned-and-operated locations and franchise operations in specific markets. The company is eliminating specific dealer relationships in an effort to gain greater operational control to further benefit the consumer. Several select dealers who have demonstrated superior customer service and quality installation practices will continue to be outlets for Great Day Improvements brands.

Additionally, the company has vertically-integrated the manufacture of their products to ensure total quality control from customer order through manufacturing to installation. Great Days sister company, Central Aluminum (Columbus, Ohio), extrudes and powder-coats the aluminum used to manufacture the Patio Enclosures sunroom line. Our goal is to manufacture as much as we can internally to make sure the customer is getting the hand-crafted product they have come to expect from us, said Goddard.

Goddard added, “It is encouraging to see increased demand for our brand portfolio. This revenue growth will ensure that Great Day Improvements surpasses the 2013 forecast as well as meet or exceed sales projection set for 2014. We are also pleased to announce that we are ahead of schedule in regards to the assimilation of the Stanek Windows brand into our sales and marketing operation. We are already seeing market share growth where the Stanek brand is being introduced.

Some year-to-date highlights:

Great Day completed the acquisition of the assets of Stanek Windows in January 2013, moving manufacturing operations concurrent with Patio Enclosures manufacturing operations to Macedonia, Ohio.
Introduced the Stanek Windows product line in each of its 24 markets
Great Day has added 7 locations in 6 markets including the acquisition of operations in major markets of Baltimore, MD and Washington DC.
Increased sales year-to-date by +25% in comparable markets.
Added 60 positions in Northeast Ohio and an additional 152 positions year-to-date, company-wide through growth and acquisitions. The company now employs nearly 400 people nationwide.

About Great Day Improvements, LLC:

Great Day Improvements, LLC (Great Day), is a manufacturer and residential/commercial remodeler that offers a portfolio of home improvement solutions including: Patio Enclosures screen rooms, sunrooms, solariums, room additions, design and build construction and EasyRoom DIY sunroom kits; Stanek Windows residential and commercial custom replacement windows and doors; SoftWall Finishing Systems interior wall finishing panels for basements, home theaters, offices, media rooms and bedrooms. The company also specializes in; Backyard products including awnings, patio covers, decks, railing, and fencing; Hardscapes including decorative concrete, stamped concrete, patio pavers, concrete overlay, driveway and sidewalk installation and Green Home energy saving solutions including insulation, radiant barriers, solar shades, window film, siding and roofing. Great Day operates across 20 US states and Ontario, Canada and holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit our websites: http://www.greatdayimprovements.com, http://www.patioenclosures.com, http://www.stanekwindows.com







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For those who are looking at Asheville eco friendly houses there is a lot to look at. For many years it seemed that buying new eco friendly houses was the realm of those who were wealthy as the techniques to make a home highly efficient tended to come at a higher price than the lower-quality and less efficient alternatives. Anyone who did the math would quickly come to realize that those higher priced homes would save a great deal of money and resources in the long run but the upfront price does factor in to a person’s purchasing power. Fortunately, as technology and building techniques improve the price point also improves. For many people who are looking to find eco friendly homes in the area there is also an interest in communities wherein environmentally conscious living is a focus. Such communities come in all different shapes and sizes so it is important that you go in to the search process with an idea of what you want.

Eco friendly houses are obviously frequently interspersed into regular housing neighborhoods. The advantages of seeking out a community tend to run a little bit deeper. Not only are you doing somewhat to ensure like-minded neighbors but you may also be ensuring the presence of other ammentites, such as community gardens or shared green space with others in the community. Most all communities create their regulations based on their idea of what level of sustainability / green building they believe to be achievable, both in the space that they have as well as for their target market. Some communities operate on the assumption that those with the right budget will find them while others look to create price ranges that can appeal to specific markets.

Here are few examples of what your list might include in looking for communities in which to buy or build an eco house. You might be looking for a specific type of eco-building or certification required for building in the area. You might be looking for a lot within a larger community that has the ability to provide energy and produce food. You might be looking for a more intentional community with interaction or you might be looking for a place where you have like goals but all function independently of one another. Regardless of what your list looks like, if you set out with the intention to bring it to life, you’ll be doing right by yourself and your ideals. The better you can define what you want the more likely you are to actually find it.

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Eco friendly houses are being build more frequently than ever. In Asheville eco friendly houses can be found in mixed neighborhoods as well as within eco communities such as the Villages at Crest Mountain. In examining eco friendly homes and communities you will want to have your list of desired attributes at the ready to compare with what is being offered.

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Eco friendly houses are being build more frequently than ever. In Asheville eco friendly houses can be found in mixed neighborhoods as well as within eco communities such as the Villages at Crest Mountain. In examining eco friendly homes and communities you will want to have your list of desired attributes at the ready to compare with what is being offered.












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Great Day Improvements, LLC Announces Acquisition of the Operating Assets of Stanek Vinyl Window Company


Macedonia, Ohio (PRWEB) January 10, 2013

Great Day Improvements, LLC, announces their acquisition of Stanek Vinyl Window Companys operating assets for an undisclosed price.

Great Day Improvements, a nationally recognized residential and commercial remodeler headquartered in Macedonia, Ohio, intends to manufacture and offer Stanek brand windows as part of its comprehensive line of high quality home improvement products.

Steve White, Managing Partner of the company, said, This is one of several initiatives weve executed to transform and expand Great Day Improvements into a one-stop home improvement company for our customers. The Stanek brand has been in existence for 60 years and in terms of quality, it is an excellent complement to our legendary Patio Enclosures brand. Mr. White added, We are excited about the continued growth of our organization and the additional product offering we will be able to extend to our customers.

Last year Great Day Improvements acquired SoftWall Finishing Systems, manufacturer of an acoustically-efficient panelized interior wall finishing system for basements, home theaters, offices, media rooms and bedrooms.

About Great Day Improvements, LLC

Great Day Improvements, LLC is a residential and commercial remodeler that offers a portfolio of home improvement solutions including: Patio Enclosures brand screen rooms, sunrooms, solariums, room additions, design and build construction and EasyRoom DIY sunroom kits; SoftWall Finishing Systems acoustically-efficient interior panelized wall finishing system for basements, home theaters, offices, media rooms and bedrooms; Backyard solutions including awnings, patio covers, decks, railing and fencing; Hardscape solutions including decorative concrete, stamped concrete, patio pavers, concrete overlays, driveway and sidewalk installation and Stanek energy savings solutions including replacement windows, doors, insulation, radiant barriers, solar shades, window film, siding and roofing. Great Day Improvements operates across 28 states, is accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has serviced over 250,000 customers nationwide. For additional information, visit http://www.greatdayimprovements.com.







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Go Solar in the Great Outdoors with Nokero’s Newly Released Shavano Pro


Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) January 10, 2013

The dizzying pace of innovation has put cameras in our phones, computers in our cars, and wind farms on the grid to power our cities. Until recently, however, outdoor enthusiasts have relied on fuel burning lamps to light their campsite. Remarkably, a replacement for these polluting lamps came from creating a lighting solution for the unpaved streets and small huts of the developing world.

Nokero, a Colorado company, embarked on a mission to rid the world of the dangerous, polluting kerosene lamps used in the developing world, as their name “No Kero” implies. They created a revolutionary all-in-one solar light bulb and have sold over 500,000 of the small, inexpensive lights in more than 120 countries around the world. “I remember sitting on a small farm outside Lahore, Pakistan, watching as a boy played with a light bulb for the first time,” said inventor and co-founder Steve Katsaros. “That inspiring scene has replayed over and over around the world thanks to our solar light bulb.”

An avid outdoorsman and former competitive skier, Steve couldn’t help but notice back home in Colorado that lighting options for campers and hikers were similarly outdated. As a result, Nokero decided to create a rugged outdoor version of their brightest solar light, the Shavano.

The Nokero Shavano Pro is a svelte product and looks like something Apple and Coleman might team up to design. The distinctive shape looks like an oversized lightbulb, with an integrated solar panel that charges two AA batteries by direct sunlight. Thanks to an auto on/off switch, when the sun goes down a bright white light illuminates the area. Likewise, when the sun comes back up, the Shavano Pro shuts off to save batteries. The light can also be shut completely off for transportation and storage.

“There has been a real buzz around our products among outdoor enthusiasts and survivalists,” said co-founder Evan Husney. “Batteries are not only expensive but also inconvenient when space is at a premium. Our built in solar panels enable the Shavano Pro to turn on night after night, with standard rechargeable batteries that only need replacing every couple years.”

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