Often it can be tempting for contractors to cut out the middle man when it comes to job supplies, materials, tools, and equipment. However, this may not be the most cost effective method, and contractors are actually likely to save more in the long run by purchasing their supplies from one of the local hardware stores Ottawa has to offer, such as Ottawa Fastener Supply.
Benefit #1: Increased Product Availability
One way hardware stores benefit contractors is due to their product availability. Here at Ottawa Fastener Supply, for example, we have over 10,000 square feet of product display area, filled with a wide range of supplies, materials, tools, and equipment. Since we build relationships with hundreds of wholesalers, we are able to offer a much wider selection of products than would otherwise be available through individual wholesalers. By doing this it allows contractors to purchase their needed supplies from a single location, often in a single trip, which also saves them time. And as most jobs are billed by the hour, saving time on non-billable tasks can be invaluable.
Benefit #2: Reduced Inventory Space Requirements
Wholesalers often have minimum order requirements, and offer their products in bulk; this can cause problems for smaller contractors who do not have large warehouses to store excessive inventory. However, by purchasing supplies as needed from hardware stores Ottawa contractors do not have to worry about where they will store the overstock. Here at Ottawa Fastener Supply, we maintain a 12,000 square foot inventory storage area on top of the 10,000 square foot product area. The large space and inventory ensures we always have what contractors need, when they need it, which prevents delivery related downtime, and allows for quicker project completion.
Benefit #3: Expert Product Knowledge
At Ottawa Fastener Supply, we make sure each of our employees are well trained on the products we carry. Not only that, but staff are well versed on common construction problems, and can offer invaluable advice on resolution techniques or alternative solutions. We take the time to build lasting relationships with our customers, so we are better able to address their needs according to their unique approach to the industry.
To learn more about the benefits of buying construction job supplies through local hardware stores, Ottawa area contractors and homeowners should contact the experts at Ottawa Fastener Supply. We have proudly served Ottawa and the surrounding areas for over 30 years and strive to provide the highest level of customer service, and the widest range of products at competitive prices.