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    March 08, 2021
    Florida Design Works Promotes James McKinney
    to Regional Vice President of Sales
    A 17-year veteran with the company, James will lead sales operations for the company’s two South Florida locations in Naples and Fort Myers
    February 17, 2021 - Naples, Florida - Florida Design Works is pleased to announce the promotion of James McKinney to Regional Vice President of Sales. In this newly expanded role, James will oversee the sales operations for our southwest Florida locations including Naples and Fort Myers. The company has showrooms located conveniently in the designer commerce areas in both cities.  The sales teams offer kitchen, bath and various home design projects centered around exclusive and high-end tile, custom designed and built cabinetry, countertop, and flooring products.
    “James has been an integral part of our growth and stability of the Naples location”, said Jeff Bloch, Vice President of Operations for Florida Design Works. “It was a natural progression to give him sales oversight of the Fort Myers location as well, helping that team continue its outstanding performance in tile, cabinetry and flooring sales. The company is focused on increasing collaboration among our locations in hopes of creating additional synergies for our customers – both the end-user consumer as well as with the designer, architect and remodeler contacts.”
    James is joined by Marco Tine in the Fort Myers location, an additional recent change which moved Marco into the showroom leadership role. Also, with the company for three years, Marco’s new focus on showroom performance, team leadership and location optimization are a natural progression for his skill set.
    Bloch added “James will provide outstanding sales leadership to both locations, allowing Marco time to focus on showroom optimization, customer service and developing the local team. In Naples, James recently added staff to his showroom sales and continues to nurture a long-standing team of cabinet designers.”
    Sales for Design Works across its entire footprint including Sarasota, Tampa, Fort Myers, Naples, Jacksonville and Miami were very strong in 2020, despite the global pandemic. As the business was deemed “essential” to continue serving home builders, the showrooms remained open and continued to work in a safe and secure method to address the needs of customers. Revenues for the home improvement industry were up nearly 15% over the previous year, as compared with a usual 5-7% increase in typical years. As the real estate market continues to thrive, so will home design as new homeowners need to remodel kitchens and bathrooms, add outdoor kitchens and lavish pool features, and outfit living spaces with home office, desk, and storage solutions.
    About Florida Design Works
    For over five decades, Design Works has been the leader in kitchen, bath, and home remodeling solutions, providing superior products in tile, natural stone, custom cabinetry, countertops, shutters, shades and more.  Our team works with builders, designers, contractors, and homeowners to personalize spaces that offer sophisticated functionality, contemporary trends and the latest styles.
    Naples Showroom: 2082 Trade Center Way Naples, FL, 34109
    (239) 643-3023
    Ft. Myers Showroom: 2461 N. Airport Rd, Fort Myers, FL 33907
    (239) 936-7676
    Design Works headquarters: 4500 Carmichael Ave, Sarasota, FL 34234
    (941) 355-2703