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DOES THIS LOOK FAMILIAR TO YOU?

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  • Do you spread yourself too thin between sales and installs?
  • Do you worry about not getting referrals due to poor installations?
  • Does the thought of training a new installer wear you out?
  • Don't have enough hours in the day?
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Untrained installers cost more in the long run because your company ends up having to pay someone else to fix their mistakes.

EVERY DEALER & WORKROOM NEEDS AN INSTALLER

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  • You should not be worrying about installations.
  • To grow, you must work ON the business and not IN the business.
  • Enjoy more time with your family and friends.
  • Let the installers do the heavy lifting for you. 
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A great installer troubleshoots a problem and gets the project installed without the customer ever knowing there was an issue. He or she represents your company in front of the client.

WE HELP INSTALLERS THRIVE

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"Installing window treatments can be frustrating. At Trading Up Consulting we offer extensive installation training that provides confidence to help installers thrive!"
- Roger Magalhaes, Founder & Chief Owl Installer

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Hi, I’m Roger Magalhaes, founder of Trading Up Consulting and a window treatment dealer and installer myself.


I know exactly what you've been through in trying to grow your company.

Fifteen years ago, I started Shades IN Place Inc. At that time, I juggled between selling and installing too. When I hired a helper, I did not have the time to train him properly. Clients started calling the office to share their dissatisfaction.


I was devastated for not providing the best experience to my clients.

I made some changes and decided to focus on quality vs quantity. Client satisfaction went through the roof and my company became very successful, with thousands of installations completed and a very satisfied client base.

The Trading Up Team has over 150 years of combined experience, so your installers will learn from some of the best pros in the industry.

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"I had the unique privilege of working for over a year as Roger's assistant. It was the first step in my career as a professional window treatment installer. I could not have been more fortunate than to have learned from such a pro. It didn't take long for me to recognize the many character qualities that explained his current success and his upward trajectory in the industry."

Doug LeBlanc
Doug's Window Treatment Installation

 

GROW YOUR BUSINESS WITH AN AWESOME TEAM

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As your business grows, it’s hard to find the time to properly train your installers. This leaves you feeling overwhelmed because you simply can’t get everything done.


We believe you shouldn’t have to spend months of your precious time training your team members in order for them to be great installers.


As an installer for over 15 years, I’ve installed thousands of window coverings. I’ve learned how to interact with homeowners to keep them happy, and how to train other installers to do the same. I’d love to share my secrets with your team.

Stop feeling bogged down training employees and free up more time to grow your business!!


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"Roger is a gifted advisor, generous with his knowledge and contacts. I highly recommend his consulting services. He's saved me both time and money with his advice."

Kathleen Anderson
Principal Designer

THE COST OF DOING NOTHING

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  • Not having a trusted installer, makes you work harder than necessary.
  • Not having a trusted installer, prevents you from expanding your business.
  • Not having a trusted installer, takes your time away from family and friends.
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The installer is the final link in the creation of a concept. Working with a top-notch installer, you always know that the finished product represents the dream that the dealer, designer, and client have created together. Referrals happen naturally.

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Free Resources


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Trading Secrets

Subscribe to my free, twice-monthly Trading Secrets newsletter. You'll learn installation tips, do's and don'ts while at clients' homes, how to run a successful installation business, the tools you must have in your toolbox and much more. It is designed to make you more profitable!

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Podcast

Trading Secrets Podcast: Education, Small Business & Zesty Brazilian Sauce! A podcast about tools, techniques, and education on window treatment installations as well as the everyday struggles of running a small business. Short episodes that won't take much of your time.

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VIP Card

Wouldn't it be nice if you had access to a seasoned installer to bounce ideas, troubleshoot a project or simply ask questions to help you grow your business? VIP Card: an innovative, smart and economical approach to offer top-notch consulting services to window treatment professionals!  

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Blog

The latest articles featuring tips, tools, techniques and everything you need to know to run a successful business. Finding great installers it is not easy but the information provided here will help you build confidence for those tough situations we encounter on a regular basis.

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Facebook Group

Join our Window Treatment Installers group on Facebook. It is open to everyone: from novice to seasoned professionals. Not working in the industry yet? This is a great way to get your feet wet by watching the discussions and learning the dynamics of the industry. 

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Installer's Network

Wondering how to find a good window treatment installer? Please find a list of installers organized by state. The installers have submitted their information to be included in this database. If you'd like to be included in the database, submit your information using the button below.

INSTALLER'S NETWORK

Online Training

Eight recorded webinars tailored to suit your needs in a natural progression. Pass the test and you will be a Window Fashion Certified Professional Installation Specialist. An easy, affordable and speedy way to market yourself as the go-to Certified Installation Specialist in your area.

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Meet Roger

I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and reborn in America in 2017 as an American citizen. There, I studied robotics in tech school before moving to the US in 2000. Here I worked in a car wash and drove trucks before opening Shades In Place Inc. in 2006 as a home base business.

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