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Connections Blog

The below articles are full versions of the articles found in Connections, our weekly newsletter for all DPHA members. These articles contain member news, industry thoughts, sales tips, new member spotlights and lots of other great content.

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The Balkanization of the DPH industry.  Thoughts from Tony Carter, Carter Hardware. 
July 30, 2021

The Balkanization of the DPH industry.  Thoughts from Tony Carter, Carter Hardware. 

While I was participating in a round table recently, a discussion came up about competition within markets with multiple showrooms and how they are dealing with it. My thoughts went to a concept I developed some time ago when thinking about major markets and how a concentration of showrooms compete in those markets. Many dealers believe that the fewer showrooms there are in a given area, the better for our margins and partnerships with our vendors. In the past 25 years, that belief has been stood on its head. 

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It's Time to Get Your Mind to Austin.  Thoughts from DPHA Fellow Jeffrey Valles, Colonial Bronze.
July 30, 2021

It's Time to Get Your Mind to Austin. Thoughts from DPHA Fellow Jeffrey Valles, Colonial Bronze.

The pandemic has become a part of our everyday lives in 2021. Stores, arenas, and restaurants are open and have adapted to serve as many as they can. People are traveling, and luxury homes are being built and remodeled at record rates. This is a special time to be alive and we can profit from this in the decorative plumbing and hardware industry! 

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MrSteam Linear SteamHead: Whisper Quiet. Sleek. Patented.
July 30, 2021

MrSteam Linear SteamHead: Whisper Quiet. Sleek. Patented.

Discover complete bliss with the Linear SteamHead’s latest innovations. Now available in seven beautiful designer finishes including Brushed Bronze, Matte Black and Polished Chrome, this leading-edge, whisper-quiet steamhead elevates the steam shower experience for your clients while staying true to its modest but luxurious design.

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AXOR Enhances Customer Experience Through Exclusive Program.
July 30, 2021

AXOR Enhances Customer Experience Through Exclusive Program.

AXOR now offers an enhanced brand experience at select showrooms across the country through the AXOR Destination program. The German brand partnered with twelve of its top customers to feature an exclusive display highlighting its designer collections of faucets and showerheads. These AXOR “destinations” are the brand experts in their markets.

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Clean Beauty in a Modern Guide: LAUFEN Expands The New Classic.
July 30, 2021

Clean Beauty in a Modern Guide: LAUFEN Expands The New Classic.

Combining the opulence of past eras with modern day practicality and contemporary style, The New Classic by Marcel Wanders Studio for LAUFEN has been complemented with new items for 2021 including a new washbasin, a new washbasin bowl and by an additional furniture colour, white matt to complement the matt finish of the ceramics in this series. 

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House of Rohl Unveils Key Interior Design Trends For 2021 and Beyond.
July 30, 2021

House of Rohl Unveils Key Interior Design Trends For 2021 and Beyond.

The House of Rohl® announced new insights highlighting the 2021 trends that are here to stay and what's next in the world of home renovation and kitchen and bath design. The new research comes at a time when many Americans are returning to normal routines and re-opening their homes up to family and friends.

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New Member Spotlight: Meet Flitz International.
July 30, 2021

New Member Spotlight: Meet Flitz International.

No matter what piece of the decorative plumbing spectrum your customers purchase from you, sooner or later they’re going to need to clean it. And when they do, they’ll rely on you for expert advice and the products to clean, polish and protect their investment. That’s when you’ll want to introduce them to Flitz International.

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Two Months Until Conference - What are you Waiting For?!
July 23, 2021

Two Months Until Conference - What are you Waiting For?!

With our 20th Annual DPHA Conference & Product Showcase just two months away, what are you waiting for?!

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Curri Launches New Website with Exciting New Features.
July 23, 2021

Curri Launches New Website with Exciting New Features.

Curri, one of DPHA's newest members, is thrilled to announce their new website has arrived! The new website offers user-friendly navigation, amazing responsive design, and a plethora of other new features, including their brand new Resource Center!

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Frank Allart Launches Garment Rod Collection.
July 23, 2021

Frank Allart Launches Garment Rod Collection.

Frank Allart has developed and released a full collection of Garment Rods (Valet Rods) using any of their 1.75” diameter Select or Precision Rosettes or 1.25” wide Rectangular Backplates along with the clients choice of 1.25” or 1.5” diameter Select or Precision Cabinet Knobs.

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