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The Builder Depot BuildingAlpharetta, GA. 5920 Shiloh Road East: Finally it is completed. More space at last!

Back of BuildingI like this side the best. This is showing seven loading docks, this goes on for fifteen. A ramp for loading local pickups and plenty of space for UPS Trucks.

Number 1 asked Question of 2015

How are your products so cheap? (you need volume to hear)

 

We are asked this a lot and even if we are not it is in the back of peoples mind. That aged old classic “if it sounds too good to be true…….”

But it is true need more than a video and want to delve into how it all began, read “about us“.

But in Summary which is not as  short so I apologize 🙂

  1. We buy direct, hundreds of Ocean Containers and then sell direct, this skips three steps in the supply chain a supply chain that is 70 years+ old (it needed revamping).
  2. Volume create economies of scale.  We pass these savings onto our customers. 100%.
  3. No debt also means we are not paying the bank any money, again if you hold debt you pay interest. Interest is a cost. Costs can only be paid one way. Through the product’s price.  Which means the customer pays. All costs can only be paid one way. Through the product or service. If it is through the product it means that cost is coming to the consumer. In short you. if anyone knows of another way please let me know 🙂
  4. We have done everything we can do reduce this business to bare bones. So it focuses on product quality (quality control), shipping quality FAQ#18 (we shipped 99.4% of all orders in 1-2 business days with 99.6% accuracy) and price. Getting the quality as high as possible and price as low as possible. No business would operate like this but we are trying what started out as a “small” experiment to help consumers in a confusing industry that never seemed to show prices and seems to have grown and grown and now 2016 we are opening a five acre facility with fifteen loading docks. It has taken almost a decade doing this without debt, but now, now it is worth it. As we have over 2 million square feet of stock and 600 different products types of white marble alone. Today we receive reviews, great reviews and thank you’s from people saving thousands and thousands of dollars.

BBB-Aplus-rating

We are also A+ on the Better Business Bureau.

New website look coming along…. (but just a draft)

Cleaner Checkout

We are working on creating a new look for our website. Everything is the same just the look will be cleaner, trying to cover the fact that shipping is 100% guranteed safety. The black on our site will disappear. This is all part of the new 5 acre pick and pack complex that is being built for us in Alpharetta, GA. It is designed to work better with UPS Freight and improve efficiency.  The more efficient the more savings we can pass along or at the very least avoid any increases 🙂

 

BD_MeettheTeam_PROOFcThe site will be more transparent so you can see the people who you are talking to and the team of professional advisors with over 100 years of experience in our field that act as a sounding board ensuring that decisions are not made without careful thought and how they impact our customers.  While this was is classic bootstrap USA start up and does not have a penny of debt, it helps to never be the smartest guy in the room. Standing on the shoulders of Giants.

So do not be shocked one day you will see our black site then the next one that looks white.  It will be quite a contrast, but we are all into remodeling one way or another.

Carrara Venato Hexagon Mosaic and Hexagon Collection

Venato 1x1 Hexagon Mosaic

Sometimes you cannot beat a 1″ Hexagon mosaic but if you want more choices then we have over forty choices with everything in Honed and Polished.  Below is just an idea of the options from our Hexagon page.

Hexagon Marble Mosaic

This is the Venato Collection showing the 1″ Hexagon honed used above in the picture $10.95 a Square Foot and Free Shipping.

Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tiles

Hexagon Collection can be found here.

Hexagon Marble Mosaic Tile Nero

Not just Nero Marquina (or black marble) Mosaic or Calacatta Mosaics but entire collections with trim. Calacatta collection and this link takes you to the Nero Marquina Collection

Carrara Venato 3×6″ Subway Tile Honed – Only $7SF

Venato 3x6Current lot of impressive looking 3×6″ Carrara Venato Honed Subway Tile ($7.00SF – 8 tiles)

I Hate my Bath – HGTV Show – Episode Called “Back to the Past”

According to Magnetic Productions the producers and creates of many of the HGTV shows including I Hate my Bath – The Builder Depot (well actually our other site Builders Depot Direct) will be showing Carrara Bianco 6×12″ Honed along with Carrara Bianco 1×2″ Herringbone honed and trims on the second episode which is airing next Tuesday, September 20th at 10:30 pm Eastern/9:30 pm Central time on the DIY Network. The episode title is “Back to the Past.”

According to DIY networks website (on the 15th September):

“With the help of licensed contractor and host of I Hate My Bath Jeff Devlin, Noel and Kassina are renovating the master bath in their 1900s “city cabin.” From the funky layout to gaudy tiling and wallpaper, this bathroom needs a total gut job. With vintage lumber, old street pavers and repurposed plumbing, this bath is transformed into the perfect rustic retreat.”

We are all very excited and will be watching – please let us know what you think.

You can always Shop by Product

 

To help on the top left (just below the logo) is ‘Shop by Brand’ or ‘Shop by Format’ or “Shop by Product’ you can click on any of these to see some simple selections pictured above – this is ‘Shop by Product’.