Wayne Homes hosts trade partner exhibition to create a deeper knowledge of trade partners and product offerings.
Uniontown, OH – Wayne Homes, an Ohio-based custom home builder that specializes in on-your-lot homes, hosted their biannual Trade Partner Expo on August 20 and 21, where employees and trade partners gathered at The Galaxy in Wadsworth, Ohio.
The exhibition was designed to give Wayne Homes’ sales and construction teams, as well as the home office employees, a deeper knowledge of individual building products and why those specific products are chosen. This was also a chance for Wayne Homes employees to learn about new products that are just coming to market.
Tom Benedict, Vice President of Purchasing, created the event in 2013 to expand employee knowledge when it came to the products customers were using to build their dream homes.
“The expo is an exciting way to expose the Wayne Homes team to the innovative products that our suppliers already offer,” Benedict said. “We are unique in the sense that most builders don’t do anything like this. We believe that being the most educated home building company is essential to being able to serve our customers’ changing needs and desires.”
Having actual products put together and on display was a great visual aid for Wayne Home’s employees. This allowed the trade partners to showcase their products as well as demonstrate new products that are available.
“Each year I have found the expo to be more valuable than the one before.” Megan Moncrief, Design Center Coordinator, said. “It gave us the chance to talk with the experts in one place. The one on one conversation with each of the trades has given me more knowledge of all of the products we offer.”
The newest addition to this year’s expo was PermaR, who will be supplying Halo and Chrome GPS insulation sheeting. Other partners in attendance included: Alside; Aristokraft Cabinetry by Famous Supply; Barrington Carpet and Flooring; Boral; Carrier by Hohler Heating and Cooling, Inc.; CertainTeed; Classic Rock; Gerber and Blanco; Glen-Gery Brick; GMX and Eco-Seal; Hearth and Home Technologies;; Home Savings; Kohler; Kwikset; L.J. Smith Stair Systems; Flowguard Gold Pipe and Fittings by Lubrizol; Michigan Kitchen Distributors; MMI Door; Mooney & Moses and IBP; Panasonic; Parksite and Railing Dynamics, Inc.; Pella; ProVia; Perma “R” Products; Pfister; Rheem; Safe-N-Sound Home Management Solutions; Sherwin Williams; Simpson Strong-Tie; Stark Truss Company, Inc.; US Marble; Velux; Wayne Dalton; Westoff Services.
About Wayne Homes
Wayne Homes is a custom home builder in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia (see all Model Home Centers). We offer over 50 fully customizable floor plans and a team dedicated to providing the best experience in the home building industry. For more information, Ask Julie, our online sales team, by live chat or call us at (866) 253-6807.