As consumers – it’s only natural that we default to the obvious. Large Corporations have the financial resources necessary to dominate advertising in all forms of media, which means our subconscious minds are trained to associate these brands to products we’re shopping for.
Choosing to shop with a big box store is no guarantee that you’ll receive the type of service or attention to detail that you’ll get from local, family-owned business such as ours.
One might assume that big chains offer the best products and the lowest price. Whilst there are many loss leading items that independent retailers simply cannot compete against, we have access to a vast array of items through our dealer networks and more importantly, have the flexibility to tailor each transaction to the specific needs of the customer. In short – special orders – are our specialty.
In the context of Home Improvement – it’s no wonder Home Depot is a popular choice for many, but does that mean it’s the right choice for you, your project, your wallet – and the local economy?
Our latest feature is all about getting you to Think Outside The Box – and highlighting the many advantages of choosing a local independently owned specialist retailer over a big chain.
WHY BUY LOCAL?
Buying Local is good for your community. When compared to big chains, local businesses circulate more of your money into the local economy, they have a smaller impact on our environment and create more employment opportunities. They also contribute to the unique character of our neighbourhoods.
Local Businesses are owned by your neighbours. They make the big decisions, keep the money you spend in your community, and strive to source local products and services.
HOW TO BUY LOCAL?
Buying local is a simple choice that we can all make everyday to have a huge affect on our economy and community. If we shift just 10% of our household spending to local businesses, we can create $4.5 billion in local economic activity.
WHY CHOOSE POCO?
At POCO Building Supplies we’ve been specializing in providing honest pricing and helpful advice to Contractors and Home Owners for over 94 years. Our Expert Staff are fully trained and knowledgeable about the products we supply so that they can provide the kind of advice and support you need to get the job done right, with fantastic results every time.
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When it comes to Composite or PVC Decking – our Staff understand the features and benefits of each different product from a variety of industry leading manufacturers. Brands like Trex, TimberTech Decking are available in an increasingly wide variety of colours, textures and styles as they cater to developing market trends and evolve their products performance over time.
Knowing which product is right for your deck can be hard work and requires time-consuming research along with extensive product knowledge. We consider it our job to take out the hard work – and refine the list based upon your style and individual requirements or expectations. Unlike certain retailers, who operate a limited SKU program, we also have access to a full range of products, usually at short notice – and we absolutely specialize in special orders where we bespoke a material list based upon your unique and individual requirements.
Composite or PVC – Which one is right for me?
Hopefully, we’ve given you an insight into the benefits of buying local – as well as why it pays to go with the experts when it comes to planning and executing your next Home Improvement Project.
Do you have a question regarding Trex, TimberTech Products?
Email us with your enquiry. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have – or help you plan your project from start to finish. get in touch today – and find out how you can Build on Our Experience!