DesignOneSource is a Specification Division of HDI

Introducing DesignOneSource, a specification division of Hardwoods Distribution Inc. (HDI). The division is organized to provide architects and designers specification support for decorative surface materials across North America by aligning global suppliers and interior decor products that adhere to environmental standards. Supported by an internal information network, providing access to design inspiration, trend insight, vendor coordination, training and technical product support; DesignOneSource can provide the results needed to help succeed through this challenging time.

Centrally led by Todd Graham, DesignOneSource North American specification manager, “We are committed to developing a world class specification team. HDI started at the ground level with the aim of aligning its resources, supply chain and geographic footprint to address the needs of the A&D community. By removing the perception of what previously has been done in the industry, HDI invested in developing a specification program out of the real needs communicated by the A&D community and how they prefer to receive this information. Involving the specification team throughout the development of the program HDI has created a unique division 100 percent focused on servicing the A&D community.”

The DesignOneSource specification team includes 15 experienced industry professionals, combined with a product offering supplied by 66 distribution centers that represent materials from Rugby Architectural Building Products, Hardwoods Specialty Products and Paxton Lumber. Create a project with over 500,000 SKUs that are integrated with real time material tracking, order processing, and inventory status. The selection of architectural interior decor materials includes TFL, prefinished wood panels, high gloss and matte panels, decorative veneers, solid surfaces, quartz and HPL provides design flexibility for residential and commercial environments. Interfaced with a team of regionally located A&D specification representatives and a website, you can get exactly what you need to complete your project.

The website offers project imagery, documents, tools and support services. To increase productivity it features a series of accelerators to reduce navigation to a single click to access content such as ordering samples; or arranging a personalized product presentation from an a la carte menu that allows selection from a menu to tailor the presentation to fit specific requirements and have it as dine in – we will come to you, or carry out – virtual delivery. Satisfy a need for knowledge with online CEU training with on-demand product education, or experience 3D environments with customization options using the virtual reality design tools. Product specifications for all suppliers are in one place thereby eliminating time consuming navigation across the site. View design materials come to life in the galleries or in the featured residential and commercial project galleries.

HDI is built around renewable and recyclable resources. It is active in its efforts to minimize its environmental impact in addition to providing products recognized for contributions to sustainability. Proudly, 57 of the HDI distribution centers are Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified for Chain of Custody (by SCS Global Services, FSCC010784). The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a global, not-for-profit organization, dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.

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