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Studio Shed Introduces Deward Knapp of Traverse City, MI as VP Logistics
September 24, 2010, Boulder, Colo. Studio Shed has appointed Michigan native, Deward Knapp, as their Vice President of Logistics to manage their National Installation Program.
"In our search for a logistics coordinator, certainly criteria such as a rich background in logistics was important and the understanding of entire workflow processes, but what we found in Deward superseded all of this; He is the perfect ambassador for the Studio Shed product. The sale of a Studio Shed is only a small part of the buyer’s experience with Studio Shed. Our clients see the value in a professional, timely, and thorough installation, and Deward is the nexus of communication for all of this." says Mike Koenig, President, Studio Shed.
A graduate of The University of Michigan’s College of Architecture + Urban Planning and 10+yrs of experience in Architecture, Deward also holds an MBA in eCommerce/eBusiness with over 17 years of self-employment and entrepreneurship. The Knapp family has been in the shipping logistics business since 1970 covering the Continental US and Canada. This familiarity combined with Deward’s online business (www.contractorsyoucantrust.com) that sources the most qualified contractors across the U.S. ensures a positive experience for the Studio Shed customer.
“To alleviate the stress and risk that comes with traditional remodels and additions, I will walk each customer through the steps and milestones of the project and introduce them to their very own “Certified Studio Shed Installer” from their local area.” Deward Knapp
Knapp is responsible for the entire operation post sale. This includes shipping, receiving, installation, and the client relationship during the 3-4 week process. As Studio Shed expands into new markets, Deward is positioned to search, contact, and screen professional contractors. Contractor requirements are based on the local environment; Studio Shed applies the installation location’s local state, region, county, city, or municipality building codes when searching for a contractor.
More on Deward Knapp:
Family ties to the Grand Traverse Area since 1989, University of Michigan Alum - Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, BS in ARCH 1998, 3 years of Architectural Apprenticeship with Clark Walter Sirrine Architects (Old Town - Traverse City firm), Northwestern Michigan College 1999-2001, Aviation Program - Private Pilot's License, A-SEL w/Instrument Rating, married at Central United Methodist Church (Traverse City) in October 2001, moved to Colorado in 2002 to pursue Masters degree in Architecture. After 6 years of business, education, and experience in Colorado, started a family and moved back to Traverse City in 2008. Deward is the owner and president of Traverse City-based Contractorsyoucantrust.com.
Studio Shed guarantees a 3-4 week delivery and installation. Studio Shed’s prefabricated panels use a variety of green building materials: FSC-certified dimensional lumber, recyclable aluminum-frame windows and FSC certified Collins Siding, and Low-VOC paint. The complete structure is engineered with absolute minimum waste.
For more information, please call 888.900.3933 or go to www.studio-shed.com