Kitchen Solvers’ Gerry Henley spoke at the International Woodworking Convention
Kitchen Solvers President Gerry Henley had good news to share with woodworking businesses last week during a visit to Atlanta for the International Woodworking Fair: The market for home remodeling is looking up, and new woodworking businesses are succeeding within the Kitchen Solvers franchise system.
Henley was invited to speak at the IWF market leaders forum by Woodworking Network, which was intrigued by Kitchen Solvers’ expertise in kitchen cabinet refacing. The convention also gave Henley a chance to scope out new innovations within the industry to keep Kitchen Solvers ahead of competing kitchen remodeling firms.
Henley was interviewed by Woodworking Network’s Bill Esler. Some highlights from their conversation:
Esler: The housing market is having an impact on the woodworking business in general. Does it have an impact on your business?
“It’s starting to have a good impact. You know, it was rough for everybody, as it was. Now what we’re seeing is a lot of different trends. Things have changed so dramatically. People are staying in their houses more and willing to remodel more, there’s people who are redoing their kitchens because they might be trying to sell their house.”
Are there any franchisees that are standouts?
For one example, we have a franchisee that’s in Wisconsin, and she came into the system. She was a stay-at-home mom. She was looking for something else to do. She has never been in the design business or the kitchen business, never been in woodworking, and she came in and learned our system, learned how we do this, and she’s close to being in our top five producers at this point.
The Kitchen Solvers franchise, based in La Crosse, WI, has 68 locations throughout the United States and specializes in solid-wood kitchen cabinet refacing, as well as all other aspects of kitchen remodeling. You can read more about our cabinet refacing process here.
Franchise owners can run Kitchen Solvers as a home-based business or with a customer showroom for an initial investment as low as $52,535, and with financing for much of the startup cost.Back