ABOUT DOMINATE THE HARDWOOD ENTERPRISES - DBA COURTSPORTS
The COURTSPORTS brand was founded by Erik Sigurdson in 1997. Today COURTSPORTS is an innovative leader in the maple sport flooring industry. 24 NBA teams, hundreds of NCAA colleges & universities, and thousands of athletic facilities and schools use our products (or services) every day! The COURTSPORTS brand is built on a passion for sports and competition. We are committed to continuously strengthening our brands, products, and services to improve our competitive position so you can dominate the hardwood!
OUR PASSION IS BASKETBALL
In general COURTSPORTS specializes in hardwood basketball surfaces. We build, sand, refinish, paint, and recoat basketball floors across the Pacific Northwest. Basketball may be our passion, but we also perform work on racquetball, handball, squash, group exercise, and other hardwood surfaces. Hardwood is the most common indoor playing surface. New facilities are being built all over the country. And every new and existing court floor requires daily, weekly, and annual maintenance. Our business model is fueled by sanding and refinishing existing court floors. Then establishing long-term annual recoating relationships with each customer so your business can grow rapidly.
COURTSPORTS offers a full product line of floor maintenance products so you’ll be sure to achieve excellent results on each project. As an authorized dealer you would be required to use our products on all your flooring projects.
THE BENEFITS OF TEAMING UP WITH COURTSPORTS
Most people dream about owning their own business. But starting a business from scratch is difficult and very risky. As a COURTSPORTS authorized dealer we provide you with all the tools and training needed to succeed. You can work from your office, set your own schedule, and grow your business based upon your personal sales goals. With nearly 20 years of service and thousands of successful flooring projects we know what works best. As an authorized dealer you become part of our team and we’ll provide continued support to you even after your business is off and running successfully.
As an authorized dealer you do not need any construction or design experience. You will be trained by our experts. Training is extensive and it will include both on-site and in the classroom. We will travel to your jobsites and work along side your staff. If more training is needed it will be tailored to meet your needs.
Becoming an authorized dealer of COURTSPORTS is an excellent opportunity for existing contractors. It’s a great opportunity to establish a new revenue stream and build a stronger business portfolio. You’ll be will be way ahead of your competition!
As an authorized dealer you’ll begin your business with established brand. We’re innovative, creative, and focused. Our brand is bold, yet elegant. The black represents power, strength, and authority (Dominance). And the white represents a blank canvas that’s clean, pure, and ready to be created onto (the Hardwood). As an authorized dealer you’ll be able to use our established branding to market your business.
MARKETING AND SALES
You’re sales team will benefit from our marketing material. Imagine meeting a customer and showing them images of an NBA or NCAA flooring project that we’ve completed. You’ll be able to close sales much more effectively by using our references and images of our completed projects. We can quickly create brilliant marketing prints, displays, and digital files that can be used by your sales team. Our website generates numerous leads all over the United States. And you can benefit from our email database of 40,000 athletic directors, basketball coaches, volleyball coaches, facility directors, and more. Any lead in your region that is generated by our website or email marketing will be turned over to you.
DESIGN, STENCILS, DECALS
It takes a very creative person and years of experience to design beautiful basketball courts. When you become an authorized dealer our expert designers become part of your team! Our designers will work directly with you to create digital renderings to show your clients. After the design process has been approved we can send you the logo stencils and decals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What if I am not creative and need help with basketball court design and marketing literature? COURTSPORTS has full color brochures and print material you can purchase at any time. You can use this marketing literature to promote your business. You simply add your contact information. We also have designers who can assist you with your basketball court designs, stencils, and decals.
How much does it cost to become a new dealer? As with any new business it will require a lot of research and paperwork to get started. You will need to get setup as a corporation, LLC, or sole proprietorship. You will need to get insurance and workers compensation insurance if you decide to have employees. Some states even require you to have a contractor’s license. And you will need a computer, phone line, and Internet connection. Your startup costs will vary depending on what you already own, or tools you may already have.
Below are some estimates (prices may vary depending on your region):
$500.00 - $1000.00 Business license registration fees per year
$500.00 - $5000.00 Insurance/workers comp per year
$10,000.00 - $50,000.00 Truck or van
$3000.00 - $6000.00 Trailer
$1000.00 Office computer
$2800.00 Two floor machines with water tank attachments
$650.00 Industrial wet vacuum
$100.00 - $300.00 Shop Vac/back pack vac
$30,000.00 Riding sander, convertor, cords
$1800.00 Edger sander
$1500.00 - $3000.00 Misc installation tools
Do I need to purchase any inventory? COURTSPORTS does not require authorized dealers to purchase any inventory to begin. Inventory is only purchased upon a purchase order or signed contract from a customer. We only want you to purchase the materials needed for each project. However it is a smart idea to keep some inventory in stock.
Do I need to have construction experience? No experience is necessary to become an authorized dealer. However any experience you may have definitely aids to expedite the training. This is a very unique business and we do not expect you to have any experience.
Do I need to hire employees? Yes you will need employees to help you with this business.
What kind of profit can be estimated? It’s very difficult to estimate the profits in this business. It depends on many variables including your motivation, goals, and location. It is certainly going to take time and determination to be successful. Most often it takes a minimum of 3-6 months to get setup, fully trained, and have a marketing campaign in full effect. It’s more about the long-term success, than “get rich quick.” We train you how to get new customers, but more importantly how to keep them coming back each year for your services.
Will I be the only dealer in my area? Yes you will be the only dealer in your area. Our goal is to place one dealer in an area that covers a population of 10 million people. For example a dealer in Montana may have to travel into other states to fill that quota. It is not good business for COURTSPORTS to saturate any given market area.
For more information on become an authorized dealer contact Erik Sigurdson at [email protected]