One stop shopping for builders
February 5, 2008
About two years ago, Parkite Mark Huber came up with an easier way for homebuilders to build and design their homes in Park City.
He built the Park City Concept Center in Prospector Square, where homebuilders and designers can find all their building needs under one roof.
"We’re offering people the opportunity to stay in Park City and meet with people, and not have to go to Salt Lake and run all over the place," said Jennifer Brassey of Prospector Lighting Supply at the Concept Center. "Especially for people from out of town who are building here, who aren’t familiar with Salt Lake. This makes it a lot easier."
The Park City Concept Center contains 10 trades including Bedrock Quartz Surfaces; Jeld-wen Windows and Doors; Mountainland Design; Nationwide Floor and Window Coverings; Park City Closet Company; Peppertree Kitchen and Bath; Prospector Lighting Supply; Standard Builder Supply; Park City Garages; and Aurant.
Bedrock Quartz Surfaces specializes in granite and quarts surfacing fabrication and installation. Jeld-wen supplies custom windows and doors. Mountainland Design supplies appliances and plumbing fixtures. Nationwide Floor and Window Coverings specializes in floor and window coverings. Park City Closet Company offers custom closets. Peppertree Kitchen and Bath specializes in custom cabinetry. Prospector Lighting Supply offers a full-service lighting showroom. Standard Builder Supply supplies lumber, tresses, building materials and custom doors. Park City Garages specializes in garage floor coverings. And Aurant installs high tech home theater and automation systems.
Brassey said all of the companies are available to work with clients on a one-on-one basis, by appointment. She said builders can come in and see what is available and can pick and choose which trades they want to use.
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"You don’t have to use all 10 [companies]," Brassey said. "If someone comes in who is building a house, they can pull cards for the people they want to work with."
Brassey said another convenient aspect of the Concept Center is that the different trades can work on projects together.
"[Clients] can leave their plans and meet with the windows, cabinets, countertops [sales representatives]," Brassey said. "It can just move through here."
Brassey said another draw of the Concept Center is that is offers free use of its conference room for small meetings. Interested parties can contact the center and reserve it. Brassey said non profit organizations or homebuilders meeting with their contractors can use the space anytime.
"Anyone can meet here with their builder or designer," Brassey said. "Job sites can be cold, wet and uncomfortable."
As a local lighting company in town, Brassey said she has noticed a very contemporary trend in the style of homes in Park City lately.
"Everyone is seeing more contemporary, less busy trends," she said. "There are cleaner lines on appliances, cabinets and lights. [Many homes] are very mountain on the outside and contemporary inside."
The Park City Concept Center offers several small showrooms, displaying samples of the services each trade offers.
Brassey said almost everything at the center can be custom designed, and said the sales representatives will work with each client individually to give them the designs they are looking for.
"Almost everything on the list is going to be custom," Brassey said. "[Our] clients always meet with the sales person to get what they want."
In the future, the center plans to host educational seminars, product introductions, open houses, barbecues and classes for builders, designers and homeowners.
The Park City Concept Center is a member of the Park City Area Home Builders Association and the Mountain States National Kitchen and Bath Association.
The building is located at 1796 Prospector Avenue. Store hours are Monday through Friday ,10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and open at other times by appointment.
All companies at the Concept Center are available by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 615-1465. For more information, visit http://www.parkcityconcept.com.