Insulation Plus of Iowa is every contractor’s dream. Finally, there will be a weathization and insulation resale store located near the downtown area offering convenience and competitive pricing. Our location will make supplying materials for contracting jobs easier and less expensive.
Insulation Plus of Iowa will offer for sale a wide range of insulation and weatherization supplies at a convenience location near downtown Des Moines. Thus our location itself will save our customer time, which can be better spent completing their projects. In addition the business will offer in depth knowledge of the customer needs. Not only do I have experience in this line of work but I enjoy it as well! This will give contractors an alternative to the Big Box stores.
Due to the growth of Des Moines and surrounding areas, new home and business construction is growing. There is currently no other resale store in the downtown area that offers these products and service. Our location and lower overhead would allow us to have competitive pricing and delivery for a small fee.
With the closing of Des Moines and Jewett Lumber and the Restore moving further out customers working on projects in the downtown
area would find our location more convenient then our competitors such as Menards and Home Depot. We are located close to the Freeway and traffic count for this location is 15,001 vehicles both ways. Thus our market area is not limited to downtown but could also include Altoona, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines, Pleasant Hill, Clive, Waukee, and Johnson.
I am applying for this grant because I believe there is a need for this type of business in the Des Moines metro area. As a small business owner I find it is hard to gain access to traditional funding and am happy to have this chance to apply for this grant. The funds would be used to purchase supplies and inventory so that I can open the store and begin serving my customers.