Archive for July, 2010

Heavy Glass “Saloon Style” Doors for Showers

July 30, 2010

This is an interesting innovation that we came up with for our customers who have very little space in their bathrooms. In the past, having a small bathroom meant that you had no choice but to use sliding bypass doors. Today, most customers want heavy glass, frameless, “euro-style” shower enclosures. What you see below is our solution.

I call these “Saloon Style” doors. Instead of having one fixed panel and one swinging door, both doors hinge, like the doors in in old-time western saloon. Each door swings both in and out, doubling the size of the opening, and giving the customer flexibility in how they use them. The doors don’t require any knobs or pulls, and make cleaning a breeze.

Categories: Local Projects

1/2″ Clear Glass Shower Enclosure in Aptos, California.

July 28, 2010
Business has been good lately. We have been installing a lot of shower doors in Santa Cruz County. This is a 1/2″ shower enclosure that we completed in Aptos this week. The customers were very pleased with the way it turned out. This enclosure is made with 1/2″ clear glass and chrome hardware.

It is often a real challenge to get a good photo of a shower enclosure. Bathrooms are typically too small to get the whole thing in one frame. Even though we are really busy, we still have time to do YOUR shower door, so give us a call. Currently our turn-around time is about two weeks.

Why are your prices so low?

I had a really interesting conversation with a customer this morning. He was calling me back about an estimate we provided a few days ago. After answering a few of the standard questions that customers normally ask, he said “I have one more question for you…” He then went on to tell me that my price was a lot lower then my competitors, and he was wondering why. I jokingly said that I would have to raise my prices, and after a little chuckle I told him frankly; Any smart business owner wants to offer the lowest price possible for the product or service that they provide. Now we don’t have the lowest prices in the industry. There are some companies that have slightly lower prices than we do… and there are others who charge much more.

We are able to keep our prices low by being organized, efficient, and not spending a lot on overhead. Showcase Shower Door Company is strictly a mobile service… we don’t have a brick-and-mortar showroom location. We do work by appointment, and go directly to the customer. So far, this has worked really well for us. We use this website as our showroom, and are able to bring product samples to our potential customers personally. Another way that I am able to keep prices competitive is by doing the work myself. This allows me to bring the highest possible level of quality to each project while minimizing problems and mistakes. Now, as time goes on our business is increasing. The day will inevitably will come when I can no longer do every job myself for the same price. It’s basic supply and demand. When that day comes I will have to decide if I will raise prices and continue doing the work myself, or keep prices the same and have employees do the work. Until then, I will continue to do each project personally.

Categories: Local Projects