Tyson’s Take

Stressed Supply Chains

Jun 24th, 2021

Having been in the window industry for almost 30 years, there was one department I always found to be quiet, unassuming and reliable: the supply chain and purchasing department. They just went about their duties, did their jobs and “stuff” always showed up on time. Sure, there was an occasional blip, but 99% of the […]

With David Rascoe a Pioneer of the Window Industry is Lost

Apr 14th, 2021

The window industry recently lost a pioneer and entrepreneur. It also lost a terrific person.  David Rascoe, the former president of Thermal Industries, recently passed away after a long and valiant fight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). When David was diagnosed with ALS, he did as he had for his entire life—he thought of others. […]

Time to Reset!

Jan 13th, 2021

It happens every year on January 1—the sales gauge is reset to zero! Everyone makes their New Year’s resolutions and sets their sights on the year ahead. After a record-setting year, it’s easy to become overwhelmed at the prospect of beating last year’s sales performance. But we have all been here. Whether we are owners, […]

Surviving Lockdown 2.0 as a Salesperson

Nov 19th, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 continue to surge, it would appear that we are heading for another lockdown in many states. At the very least, new restrictions are on the way. Whether they include mask mandates, limiting indoor meetings or avoiding small crowds—things are going to change or evolve for everyone. The real question for salespeople […]

Superpowers

Aug 25th, 2020

Growing up as a kid, I loved reading superhero comic books. As I settle into my fifties, I still love watching superhero movies. I’m hoping to stay a kid at heart for as long as I can. All of this got me thinking about what realistic superpowers we have and what my own superpower might […]

Staying Organized and Staying Positive

Jul 7th, 2020

I have received lots of calls and emails over the past few weeks asking how things are going for me and my role here at Zen Windows. I must admit, when I came to Zen Windows in March, the coronavirus became front page news and it made me question things. But after a few weeks, […]

Stay Connected and Stay Positive

Apr 7th, 2020

I really did not want to blog about the coronavirus again. However, it is still big news and I have to say, in thirty years I have never seen anything quite like this. The closest thing to it that I can remember would have been the financial meltdown back in 2008. I would also say […]

Stay Focused

Mar 13th, 2020

It seems that all we are hearing about these days is the coronavirus. The news media is talking about it nonstop; the stock market is bouncing up and down; and we are hearing about the virus spreading at a dramatic rate. My intent is not to minimize these reports, but more so to look ‘around […]

Time to Evolve

Feb 12th, 2020

This will be a different kind of blog today. I want to let you know that I have decided to change career paths. I’m going to work with a very good friend of mine, Brian Zimmerman of Zen Windows of Charlotte. This is a great opportunity and I am excited to work with Brian again. […]

A Review of the 2020 International Builders Show

Jan 30th, 2020

[DWM] did a great job covering the International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas last week. I also made a trip out to the show and wanted to share some of the things I noticed while there. First, there was no snow. If anyone remembers last year, it actually snowed in Las Vegas and it […]

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