GTA Construction Report special feature
Classic Displays provides decorations and site furniture for parks, city streets and outside buildings and has discovered how databid.com helps in sourcing profitable southern Ontario opportunities.
Sales manager Chris Tucker says his father started the business 1977 to provide Christmas decorations, but the enterprise grew as clients requested other items. Classic Displays still provides holiday decorations for Business Improvement Areas (BIAs). However, the company’s year-round outdoor furniture business – benches, bike racks, waste receptacles, winter safety products and the like – now generates most of its annual revenues.
“We work with property management firms, municipalities and construction companies,”he said. “Some of our products are specified so we work on the initial construction end and then later to upgrade and maintain existing sites.”
Classic Displays designs products that respond to client and industry needs, including the Ergo, the company’s first ergonomically correct bench, designed with built-in lumbar support, 20 inch raised seating and raised arm rests.
A second bench, the Heritage, has a slight height difference (19 inch raised seating), with the option to add branding and personalization on the benches’ sides.
“As the focus on ergonomics continues to gain momentum you’ll see these benches pop up on commercial properties and city streets across the country,” says Tucker.
He said Classic Displays recently won a tender to supply a variety of benches to the City of Toronto for locations including City Hall and Old City Hall. The city also ordered some of the new Heritage benches.
Tucker says Classic Displays enlisted DataBid.com‘s help to locate potential southern Ontario opportunities. “With DataBid we no longer have to go to multiple websites each day to get our products out to the market,” he said. “DataBid not only tells us about upcoming opportunities, it also provides key information on companies important to us. This helps us make better decisions about where we want to go and who we want to work with.”
For more information, visit classicdisplays.com.