ASHLAND, VA (PRWEB) November 2, 2005
Agee Woodworks Inc. (http://www.ageewoodworks.com) reports a rise in sales of their wood fireplace mantels and surrounds. The spring and summer months, typically a time when business is steady, saw a jump in orders by consumers both over the phone and through the Agee Woodworks website. This increase in sales has been attributed to a surge in home improvements and renovations.
Homeowners who spoke to or emailed with Agee Woodworks routinely cited home improvement as their reason for purchasing a mantel. “Some homeowners were updating their current home’s interior and some had just moved into a new home and were making changes to match their décor,” says Carol Agee, Vice President of Agee Woodworks.
The company also saw an increase in customers looking to renovate before they put their homes on the market; adding a fireplace mantel or surround was seen as a minor expense that could add to the attractiveness of a home’s interior. Carol Agee explains, “A fireplace mantel is an inexpensive way to spruce up a room, especially if you are selling a vacant house. With the rooms empty, the fireplace is going to be more obvious and installing a mantel for the first time or replacing an outdated mantel can make the home more appealing.”
As winter approaches and consumers start planning for the holidays, Agee Woodworks naturally sees a rise in sales. Living rooms and dens are popular gathering places for family and friends; this time of year consumers take a critical eye to these rooms and decide to make improvements. “October and November are typically strong sales months for us,” Agee comments. “When people start thinking of Christmas and Santa Claus coming down the chimney, they want a place for the stockings to be hung. With our fast turnaround we have clients ordering custom fireplace mantels in early December and receiving the mantels in time to install them for the holidays.”
Agee anticipates that sales will continue to be strong throughout this winter. “We’re seeing a growing interest in fireplaces as a source of heat this winter,” states Agee. “We hope this trend translates into additional sales.”
About Agee Woodworks Inc.
Agee Woodworks Inc. has been handcrafting wood fireplace mantels of impeccable style and quality for almost 10 years. From its beginning in Stuart Agee’s basement in 1996, Agee Woodworks has specialized in building custom fireplace mantels to their customers’ specifications – they can even replicate a mantel design from a photograph. Known for their customer service, Agee Woodworks is dedicated to working with customers to understand their specific needs and measurements. Agee Woodworks Inc. can be found on the Internet at http://www.ageewoodworks.com.
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