HDI launches DesignOne Source specification division
May 29, 2020 | 3:35 pm CDT
Calgary’s New Central Library designed by Executive Millwork Architect: International firm Snøhetta and Calgary’s Dialog, using hemlock lumber.

LANGLEY, B.C. – DesignOneSource is the new specification division of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI). The new division is organized to provide the design and millwork community specification support for decorative surface materials across North America by aligning leading global suppliers and interior decor products that meet current environmental standards.

DesignOneSource is supported by an internal information network with access to design inspiration, trend insight, vendor coordination, training and technical product support.

“The primary objective of the new service is to stimulate demand across North America for our decorative panels and lumber products, then channel those opportunities towards our customers base.” said Todd Graham, DesignOneSource North American specification manager. “Two years ago we determined that the industry was evolving and needed a different type of support than was currently being provided. So we went back to the drawing board and created a new program totally focused on servicing the needs of the A&D client base based on today’s conditions.” 

The DesignOneSource specification team includes 15 experienced industry professionals, combined with a product offering supplied by 66 distribution centers that represent materials from Rugby Architectural Building Products, Hardwoods Specialty Products and Paxton Lumber.

The selection of architectural interior decor materials includes TFL, prefinished wood panels, high gloss and matte panels, decorative veneers, solid surfaces, quartz and HPL.

The website offers project imagery, documents, tools and numerous support services. To increase productivity it features a series of accelerators to reduce navigation to a single click to access content such as ordering samples; or arranging a personalized product presentation from a menu.

Product specifications for all suppliers are in one place. Viewers can see design materials come to life in the inspirational galleries or in the featured residential and commercial project galleries.  See https://designonesource.com/

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