Dickman Supply is once again one of the Dayton-area’s fastest growing companies, according to a recent release from the Dayton Business Journal. The edition highlighted the top 50 companies based upon sustained growth rates over the past 3 years. Dickman made the list with a 40% rate of growth over that period of time.
Dickman Supply prides itself upon being where the customer needs them, when the customer needs them. The rapid growth that has taken place in the area northwest of Columbus kept Dickman trucks headed in that direction frequently, eventually prompting the opening of a fourth Dickman branch in Marysville in late 2013. In less than a year, the Marysville store outgrew its leased space, land was acquired, and plans are underway to construct a much larger facility, to be opened early in 2016.
Marysville wasn’t the only force behind Dickman’s growth, though. Over the past several years, with the help of utility rebate programs and government legislation demanding reductions in energy use, LED lighting has become an affordable, mainstream option for everyone. Dickman’s Green Energy Solutions Team has been busy assisting customers in phasing out of inefficient lighting technologies and replacing them with modern systems having ultra-high returns on investment. Being on the leading edge of this major shift in energy efficiency proved to be another big factor in Dickman Supply’s growth.
Along with these, Dickman recently opened a new online store to allow customers access to their account information and a much faster, more efficient method of placing orders. “We want to make it easy for the customer to take advantage of efficiencies in technology to quickly find and order those items that they need. However, that still doesn’t replace experience. We remain fully staffed to talk live to them about their projects and applications in order to help them find the best solutions,” says Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Doug Borchers. “That may not be the same thing you hear from the e-commerce experts who believe the online store is the end all / be all. Our veteran staff, with the knowledge and experience they bring to the customers, are our best asset — and the biggest reason Dickman Supply continues to grow at an above-market rate.”
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