Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2017

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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14 August 2017 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com Partnership adds product line to platform HOVER announced a partnership with LP Building Products, namely its LP SmartSide Trim & Siding, to make the product line available within the platform. Contractors who work with LP SmartSide products can use HOVER's design fea- tures to show clients what the materials and colors would look like on their home. "We'll provide contractors with all exte- rior measurements needed to quote an LP SmartSide installation and order the right amount of material, which we've seen resulting in greater efficiency and cost savings for our customers," says HOVER founder and CEO A.J. Altman. LP Building Products sees the part- nership as a business opportunity for re-side contractors. "By showing home- owners what their home could look like with different LP SmartSide materials and in popular colors available from our preferred prefinishers, they can allow the led the company as president since he acquired the business in 2004, will continue in his current role. "By joining the Jacuzzi family, BathWraps will be positioned to continue our rapid growth by providing world-class products and support through our out- standing network of remodeling dealers," Conner says. "Additionally, we will be able to take advantage of many new opportu- nities by combining forces with Jacuzzi, along with our continued commitment to the success of our dealers. We also extend a special thank you to our employ- ees, as we maintain our focus on indus- try-leading performance." "This transaction provides excellent opportunities to leverage growth from the combined strengths of Jacuzzi and BathWraps," Rowan adds. "Further, none of this would be possible without the continued support of our employees, customers and suppliers, who continue to believe in the strength of our brands and our tremendous growth potential." Jacuzzi completes acquisition of BathWraps (formerly Liners Direct) Jacuzzi Brands LLC completed its acqui- sition of BathWraps, which changed its name from Liners Direct in January and is a leading supplier of bathware sold through remodeling dealers in the U.S. Terms were not disclosed. "We are extremely excited about the addition of BathWraps to our bath business," says Bob Rowan, CEO of Jacuzzi Brands LLC. "The company is complementary to our core business and is led by an exceptional manage- ment team, which will remain in place as the business will continue to operate independently." BathWraps, manufacturer of acrylic wet-space walls, tubs and showers, was established in 1997 in Itasca, Illinois, specializing in custom bath and showers designed for the remod- eling market. Jeff Conner, who has IN BRIEF

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