Vinyl Siding STYLE Explosion - Suits Everyone!

Stephen Tybor is Vice President and Business Unit Manager for Heartland Siding by ProVia

By: Stephen A. Tybor, III In the last five years, the siding industry has really been expanding its color palette. Fifteen years ago, there were only about six or seven colors used in the marketplace. Whereas today you’ll drive into some subdivisions and notice that the beauty of vinyl siding has made some huge leaps. Homeowners Love Choices When you combine some of the rich dark colors that we’re offering with the custom look of our Cedarbrook shakes and scallops, or Manufactured Stone, you can make the front of your home look so much richer and more personalized than you could a few years ago. It used to be that people wanted a simple cladding that was maintenance free and could be washed down once or twice a year. Now homeowners want a landscape of many different colors and textures to be able to artistically design their home’s exterior. Making Choices Easy for Distributors And for our distributors, we focus on making it easy to offer all these choices. Heartland Siding offers a unique concept where distributors are able to buy any quantities they want – it’s that simple. You don’t have to buy full boxes of everything and get stuck with a bunch of extra products that you’re going to sit on for the next 20 years. If I were a distributor, I’d be concerned about potential hidden costs of doing business, and would be excited about the model I just explained. Distributors can bring in 12 corner posts instead of 20, order 44 J-channels instead of 80. This represents a unique concept in the industry – buy what you need, not what a manufacturer wants you to take because it’s easy for us. It’s that service aspect that really sets Heartland Siding apart from the pack.


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Why We Do It The Professional Way

Brian Miller is President of ProVia

By Brian Miller As we start an effort to communicate more effectively via this blog and other means, we wanted to begin by talking a bit about our culture at ProVia. By now you may have seen it. On our website, brochures, packaging, displays…it’s everywhere! But what does it mean – The Professional Way? Serving by Caring The Professional Way is the soul and inspiration of ProVia’s business. More than anything, it stands for Serving. While this may sound simple, serving is rich and rewarding. And it runs deep. We have a mission statement that says “To serve, by caring for details in ways others won’t.” What makes this different? The Professional Way is characterized by caring about the people we serve. This means we go the extra mile, beyond what might be expected in doing things “the ordinary way.” While we work hard to deliver best-in-class products, the concept of The Professional Way goes well beyond this. Serving by caring drives us to go above and beyond in every contact with customers, with employees, and in our community. I’ll share an example. On at least one occasion Tim Henderson, our door & window Account Manager for western Ohio, has learned that products wouldn’t be delivered within the timeframe that our customer needed them. This may have been due to production delays or tight construction timelines. Without being asked, Tim has driven to Sugarcreek, picked up the product and delivered it to the customer. Now that’s a ProVia employee serving by caring! Each one of us in the ProVia family feels The Professional Way to their very core.  We share it with our partners too. It’s more than just a way of doing business, it’s how we live.



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