What Does Factory Direct Mean?

Factory direct means that the company you are working with has a factory of their own where their products are manufactured. The products are offered directly to the public, with no middlemen, suppliers or dealers in the process. This effectively cuts out an entire layer of price increases to the customer, a practice commonly referred to as “cutting out the middleman.”

Why Factory Direct is Better

It is at the Compass Sunroom Factory in Florida where the innovative Colorbeam high-wind framing and Colorspan insulated wall and roof panels are made.  Free of costly supply chain partners, Compass can build your project using these superior materials at prices that are competitive with traditional “Light Frame” components.  Our unique direct to consumer business model allows Compass to stay on top of best practices in our industry.

What is a Middleman?

A middleman in the building industry can be a supplier or “wholesaler” that buys from a manufacturer. The wholesaler warehouses the product until it is needed by another middleman, the builder or contractor who directly or indirectly (thru subcontractors) installs the product. The important takeaway is that the middleman comes between you and the factory, adding unnecessary layers of costs and decreased accountability because the product was not made by them.

Yes, as straightforward as your job may seem, we need to review the build area in order to give you the most accurate quote. Our factory reps are not just material experts, they are also highly trained and experienced in evaluating your build site. We want you to get a quote that maximizes structural integrity, conforms to local building codes all while satisfying your design tastes in the most optimal way.

Depending on your project type and complexity, a site visit will take on average between 30 minutes to an hour.

Absolutely, your factory representative will be able to show you the “nuts and bolts” of what makes A Compass Sunroom the highest quality, best built sunroom on the market today.

Yes, we can provide you with a state of the art rendering so you can get an accurate depiction of your design.

By eliminating the middleman Compass can offer much higher quality at price points that are competitive with the commodity grade materials being used by companies who buy from a middleman wholesaler or supply house. Why pay for the wholesalers markup on lower quality materials that only make them more expensive?

Absolutely, your factory rep can discuss with you all the payment options we have available.

No. Compass Sunrooms is a family owned and operated manufacturer and installer of sunrooms currently servicing all cities in Pinellas County, Florida.

We typically ask all homeowners to be present so we can explain how the changes impact the house, the options available, answer any questions, and give you an accurate estimate based on your selections. As a custom builder, we have many options available, and specific selections in product and style can impact pricing.

Currently Compass Sunrooms services Pinellas county in Florida… We will be expanding into more counties in 2020.

The Compass factory and headquarters is located at: 22003 US 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33765

As a custom builder we have many options to choose from. Our sunrooms come in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and each specific selection in product/style affects pricing. In order to give a proper price estimate, we ask that you meet with a Compass factory representative who will provide you a free, no obligation quote based on your dimensions and selections.

The items listed below outline the normal process, however this can change if there are unexpected issues such as changes in the order, or any home repairs that need to be addressed prior to installation.

  1. Contract Review. After you’ve signed your contract, it is reviewed by our team to make sure everything is in order.
  2. Engineering Review. A structural engineering review is done to maximize wind resistance and building code compliance.
  3. Building Permits. With your help, Compass will coordinate and submit permit applications on your behalf.
  4. Custom Material Production. Compass’ factory produces your custom materials. The fabrication is done based on the exact specifications of your project.
  5. Installation. Compass Certified Craftsmen construct your project in accordance with our structural guidelines and quality standards.
  6. WalkThru. Your crew leader will perform a final walkthru with you to address my punch list items you may have at job completion.
  7. Service & Warranty. If there’s ever a problem, Compass and our 40 year warranty stand ready to help.
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