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.
“Do yourself a favor and consider this company for your sunroom. We did and they gave us a fair price and amazing service. They were on time and completed on time. Wonderful company!”
Jill and Tammy Holley
“Love our patio cover, it's so beautifully done and really adds to our property value. Hunter the lead guy was so exceptional and communicative, I wish all contractors had people like him leading a project. The price was really fair. Unfortunately I couldn't give them 5 stars because the project started later than we hoped. I would have them do any project because of the excellence of the work.”
“Well worth the wait! Extremely professional sales rep (Ryan) and construction crew (Marty/Jeremy). Totally satisfied!”
“★★★★★ We received a number of compliments from our neighbors on our new sunroom. My wife and I are totally happy with the quality of the design, material and labor that went into our final product. Your product and employees are top notch and deserve the 5 star rating we gave them.”
“Craftsmanship was second to none. We are really enjoying our sunroom and patio cover. Very good quality on both areas. Would recommend your company to others in a minute. Thanks.”
“From a drab concrete slab to what we like to call our tropical paradise! We are so happy with our sunroom! Everything was completed so fast & professional! We can’t thank you enough for making us so happy!”
“Excellent experience all around. The sales person was very knowledgeable and responded quickly to inquiries. The installation team was thorough, skilled and polite. Highly recommend for both quality and value.”
“We are very pleased with the service, professionalism, and quality of work from start to finish. Our new screen room and patio overhang is absolutely beautiful and adds to our quality of R&R! We LOVE it.”
★★★★★ Great group of guys and did an awesome job..very nice
“I had an excellent experience with them. I am very, very pleased. They were very reasonably priced. Their design technique for the sunroom was far superior than any of the others that I saw. Their workmanship was exceptional.”
Ms. D. Chaffin
“Took two workers three days to complete the project and they did a great job. Product design and on-site service was outstanding.”
Mr. D. James
"Everything was absolutely seamless. The office guys were very cordial and every time I talked with them they knew who I was and did their best to accommodate my schedule!!! Price of contract was price paid. AAAA++++ company! Fantastic company that was recommended to me and I will recommend to others who are getting windows/doors and their bread and butter Sunrooms completed.”
“Sales rep. promptly responded, came to the house, took lots of time to do an estimate, explain in detail what needed to be done, recommended materials, siding, windows, screening. Work was scheduled, told us the timeframe for work to begin and it was timely. The 2 installers were prompt, let us know when they were breaking for lunch, leaving for day, etc. They were personable, courteous, professional and it was indeed a pleasant experience. We were totally pleased with the entire experience from the first phone call to the last day of installation. They also took care of obtaining all the permits necessary, and contacting the city for inspection, and we received the CO immediately. Great job!”
Ms. P. Lee
“Service was great. From sales to installation we could not have been more pleased. The owner, was also very accessible and always willing to answer any questions that we had. It was a great experience!!!”
Mr. P. Brown
“Our builders were 5 star professionals who had first class work ethics and did not settle for anything less than absolute perfection in all aspects of the project. My wife and I are completely satisfied with our new screen room. We highly recommend Compass Sunrooms to anyone considering having a screen room added to their home.”
Ms. N. Scherrer