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Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by eskerlite, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. eskerlite

    eskerlite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    What do you contractors look for in a Distributor?Price location service knowledge inventory? What makes you stay with your distributor? What would you change about your distributor?
    Sean C.:cool2:
  2. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Service, inventory, quality products. location and pricing are what keep me going back to my main supplier. If I need something, they get it for me at a reasonable price. The employees are always helpful and courteous, they have most of the product in stock when I need it and carry the products I wish to install.

  3. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    What Kirk said pretty much sums it up. I think a distributor that really cares about your business and keeps up with the latest in the industry is important too.

    Price is always a factor but to me its not the most important altho if its not competitive I would take my business elsewhere. Service and location are pretty important to me too.

    I dont think this just pertains to lighting. It goes with pretty much anything I would buy
  4. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Billy makes an excellent point about keeping up with industry developments and training. Also having a representative that may be able to come out to a job or may even know more than the installer is a big plus.


    KPPORTSNH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    eskerlite who do you buy from now? Cast is nice and decent priced. Aurora is extremely nice and expensive. Rsl is cheap and not very good quality. There is a distibutor in mass that sells cast and aurora!
  6. eskerlite

    eskerlite LawnSite Member
    Messages: 222

    I buy Nightscaping out of Larchmont Engineering and Irrigation out of Lexington ,Ma. I also use Terradek Lighting out of Minn.

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