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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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Words From Our New Prez
October 15, 2021

Words From Our New Prez

I recently bought my wife a shirt that said, “Marty, whatever happens, don’t ever go to 2020!” If you just read that line in Doc Brown’s voice, you’re forgiven. The last couple years have taught us all one valuable lesson. No matter how in control you feel, you’re not. Is that a bad thing though? As Dr. Randy Ross pointed out at our 2021 DPHA Conference, perspective is everything. Here’s the quote, “Perspective is the only thing in the world that can radically transform the results you get without altering a single element of your environment.” I love that! What has been your perspective of 2020 and 2021? Maybe it’s been scary, or stressful, or overwhelming, or sad, or any other number of crazy adjectives.

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    New Member Spotlight: Meet Hardware Renaissance.
    October 15, 2021

    New Member Spotlight: Meet Hardware Renaissance.

    Hardware Renaissance was founded in 2002 with the mission to be a different kind of hardware company- to offer the very best, hand crafted hardware with artistic soul. Each piece is designed so it’s distinctive, and it feels comfortable to the hand. They choose the best materials. They engineer it to work flawlessly for years. They craft it sustainably, and they finish it with artistry. 

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    California Faucets' D Street Bath Collection Reimagines Modern Flexibility with a Textural Twist.
    October 15, 2021

    California Faucets' D Street Bath Collection Reimagines Modern Flexibility with a Textural Twist.

    California Faucets presents their most customizable bath series to date. The new D Street modular bath collection pays homage to the casual-yet-modern D Street community in Encinitas. Like its namesake surf town, the collection mixes fun and funky elements, such as smooth, knurled, or carbon fiber inserts with modern style spouts and handles. The result is an eclectic combination that adds personality to today’s transitional and contemporary bathrooms.

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    QM DRAIN Brings New Level of Technological Innovation with Supreme Tile-In+. 
    October 15, 2021

    QM DRAIN Brings New Level of Technological Innovation with Supreme Tile-In+. 

    Supreme Tile-in+ is a hybrid configuration, merging the original Supreme base with an innovative dual design, while keeping the original flexibility and functionality intact. 

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    Amba® Products Adds Two New Finishes to Their Most Popular Collections.
    October 15, 2021

    Amba® Products Adds Two New Finishes to Their Most Popular Collections.

    To accommodate the growing demand for modern finishes within interior design, Amba Products has introduced two new color options to its Solo and Radiant product line ups. 

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    Catch the Newest Episode of The DPHA Drip:  The Success Story of an Accessory Startup with Kartners
    October 8, 2021

    Catch the Newest Episode of The DPHA Drip: The Success Story of an Accessory Startup with Kartners

    Join us to learn how an accessory manufacturer went from starting in a garage to supplying high quality accessories all over North America. Kartners has a great culture with loyal employees who are invested in the vision of the company.

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      SH Announces New Online Display Fixture Store: shdisplayfixtures.com.
      October 8, 2021

      SH Announces New Online Display Fixture Store: shdisplayfixtures.com.

      As part of SH Design-Build’s efforts to help showrooms across North America succeed, they have launched a new online display fixture store that offers showroom owners and managers the chance to refresh their showrooms without going through a full renovation. 

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      Mountain Plumbing Offers the Convenience of Air Switch Activation in a Variety of Styles and Finishes.
      October 8, 2021

      Mountain Plumbing Offers the Convenience of Air Switch Activation in a Variety of Styles and Finishes.

      Mountain Plumbing’s line of “Deluxe” Air Switches provide safe and convenient waste disposer activation right from the countertop.

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      Allison by Amerock: Two new collections that redefine craftsman, Renown and Stature.
      October 8, 2021

      Allison by Amerock: Two new collections that redefine craftsman, Renown and Stature.

      A refreshed take on craftsman.  Today’s discerning homeowner understands the value of products that bring beauty into the home and stand the test of time. This appreciation for good design is resulting in a new, polished take on craftsman style, nodding to an era of skilled workmanship when simplicity and quality reigned.

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      Tips For Changing Someone's Mind
      October 8, 2021

      Tips For Changing Someone's Mind

      Changing someone’s mind is one of the most difficult tasks for showroom owners, sales professionals and designers.  Everyone wants to convince others to see it their way.  Showroom sales professionals and designers want to convince prospects that their showroom and skill set is the perfect combination for their new dream kitchen or bath. Manufacturers often want to convince showroom owners to change their lines and select their product and services.  Small children want to change their parents’ minds so they can eat more sweets or watch more television.  In politics, one side always wants to convince the other side that their position is the right one.

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