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Drummond Designs posts record year
Highland, IN, February 15th, 2005 - As it begins its 10th year of operations in the United States, Drummond Designs reports a record 28% hike in sales for the December 31, 2004 year-end, contributing to a annual average growth of 40% since the new management team took over in 2002, making Drummond Designs the fourth largest residential home plan designer in North America.
These results are directly related to Drummond Designs' lasting and productive business relationships with some of the industry's top magazine and web publishers, including Hanley Wood Magazines (Consumer Group), Hanley Wood Emedia, HomeStore Plans and Publications, The Garlinghouse Company and Cool House Plans. These fruitful associations have provided Drummond Designs' craft unprecedented exposure in some of America's most widely read home plans magazines, such as American Dream Homes, Country Living Dream Homes, Home Planners Premier Homes, House Beautiful Houses & Plans, Getaway Homes, Best Small Home Plans, Best-Selling Home Plans, Builder Magazine, New Country Homes and hundreds more.
Another significant accomplishment is the increased number of distribution outlets for Drummond Designs' International Home Plans Magazine, through its association with HomeStore Plans and Publications. Distributed six times a year with a total estimated readership of nearly 400 000, IHP Magazine is available nationwide in over 12,500 outlets.
« Our growth potential in the early years was largely dependent on publishers' willingness to incorporate our residential home plans into their respective magazines, » stated Marie-France Roger, Drummond Designs' Senior Partner. « The same is true in 2005, however we believe the time is ripe to accentuate our presence in the field. Consequently, we will be announcing later this year the opening of branches in markets with high growth potential, and simultaneous to that, we plan to officially launch our industry acclaimed builders program in these areas. »
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