Hunter Douglas has announced that the company’s Custom Integrator Program membership has grown to over 300 home technology integration professionals nationwide.
As homeowner appetite for smart home technology continues to increase, custom integrators have seen significant opportunity to expand their services and solutions. The Hunter Douglas CIP was launched in late 2019 to provide the specialized support integrators need to properly specify automated window treatment solutions and confidently add Hunter Douglas to their product line up. With continued growth of smart shade adoption, as well as the launch of the new PowerView+ hardwired automated shading solution and the Rechargeable Battery Wand in 2020, the Hunter Douglas CIP has grown to over 300 members as of today.
Hunter Douglas is growing the team focused on custom integrator channel initiatives with the addition of Bruce Weyhe as senior director of strategic partnership sales and Maren Gehling as national sales manager, custom integrators.
Bruce Weyhe joins Hunter Douglas following a 13-year tenure with Kohler Co., where he led the company’s Global Sales and Customer Service teams for their luxury kitchen and bath brands. In this newly created role, Bruce and his team will be focused on strategic sales channels for Hunter Douglas, including custom integrators.
Maren Gehling also joins the team supporting the CIP as national sales manager, custom integrators. Gehling has a deep history with Hunter Douglas — for the last nine years she has worked in product management across the Hunter Douglas portfolio, including the initial development of the PowerView Automation system.
When integrators join the CIP, they’re provided with technical training and sales support to help drive new business in this product category. Members of the program also gain access to the portfolio of design options and over 20 shade styles compatible with PowerView Automation and the new PowerView+, including the popular Designer Roller Shades, Silhou-ette Window Shadings, flagship Duette Honeycomb Shades, and more.
In addition to training and access to the full Hunter Douglas product line, integrators enrolled in the program also receive access to sample books and presentation tools to demonstrate the quality and capabilities of the smart shades to clients. Hunter Douglas also recently launched a mobile selling tool for dealers to access these tools and support right at their fingertips. For help installing window treatments, the Hunter Douglas Installation Service (HDIS) is also available as an end-to-end solution that guarantees accurate measuring and proper shade installation, delivered by a nationwide network of independent partners. Using HDIS guarantees that the order is placed correctly and includes a one-year guarantee on the installation itself, as well as a five-year warranty on PowerView and a lifetime warranty on the shades.
The Hunter Douglas Custom Integrator Program is available to authorized smart home integrators nationwide. Professionals can learn more about the Hunter Douglas Custom Integrator Program at https://www.hunterdouglas.com/custom-integrator-program.
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