Bill Ruddy

Bill Ruddy

President at Inspired Installations, Inc

Location
Daytona Beach, Florida Area
Industry
Building Materials

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Bill Ruddy's Overview

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  • President at Inspired Installations, Inc
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Bill Ruddy's Summary

After graduation I honorably served 4 years in the United States Navy where I learned management skills, discipline when under stress and had an opportunity to travel the world via the Pacific Ocean. Upon returning home I apprenticed for a large commercial flooring installation firm prior to becoming a self employed flooring installer. After several years I did installation work for Holiday Inn Miami Springs and was offered a position renovating rooms. Within a year I was advanced to the Chief Engineer Position and through hard work and training I was advanced to Rooms Manager overseeing every aspect of Hotel Maintenance and Housekeeping. This lead to an offer to become a Project Manager for a hotel firm in Daytona Beach conducting renovations. After relocating my family and finding out this was not for me I returned to my roots and starting installing floorcovering for David Stark and his Carpet One stores. After a strong professional relationship David Stark and Jeff Kidd offered me the opportunity to open and manage their ProSource Wholesale Floorcovering store. After ten years managing the business I felt it was time for a change. Along came a great opportunity within a growing industry. I was hired as the Sales Manager for Solar-Fit, a locally owned, family run business. Developing the sales staff and helping streamline training as well as building our presence through networking was my goal. In January 2014, I decided to embark on a new path and opened Inspired Installations, Inc in order to offer a top quality resource for the re-emerging construction and remodeling sector. My goal is to pick up where the traditional installation companies may leave off and join some of the elite installers to service in every capacity of floorcovering. I can't wait to see where it takes me.

Bill Ruddy's Experience

President

Inspired Installations, Inc

January 2014Present (9 months)

Inspired Installations, Inc is a floorcovering installation firm built to support the the need of quality installations for the contractor and consumers in the Volusia County Area. The goal is to provide a level of service and quality of finished product that should be expected when dealing with the finished product that makes the home and or business.

Sales and Marketing Manager

Solar-Fit, Renewable Energy Solutions

July 2012January 2014 (1 year 7 months) 1523 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill, FL 32117

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Wholesale industry

March 2002July 2012 (10 years 5 months)

Bill Ruddy's Skills & Expertise

  1. Management
  2. Training
  3. Retail
  4. Business Development
  5. Sales Management
  6. Renovation
  7. New Business Development
  8. Sales
  9. Account Management
  10. Marketing Strategy
  11. Customer Service
  12. Negotiation
  13. Team Building
  14. Budgets
  15. Contract Negotiation
  16. Purchasing
  17. Marketing
  18. Pricing
  19. Building Materials
  20. Sales Process
  21. Project Planning
  22. B2B
  23. Residential Homes
  24. Trade Shows
  25. Forecasting
  26. Sales Operations
  27. Inventory Management
  28. Contract Management
  29. Selling
  30. Wholesale
  31. Cold Calling
  32. Construction
  33. Product Development
  34. Strategic Planning
  35. Home Builders
  36. Customer Satisfaction
  37. Networking
  38. Flooring
  39. Carpet
  40. Key Account Management
  41. Presentations
  42. Community Initiatives
  43. Operations Management
  44. Outside Sales
  45. Merchandising
  46. Direct Sales

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Bill Ruddy's Additional Information

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Interests:

Any activity that I can do with my family. My daughter, son and extended family are my life and actively spending time with them is how I like to spend my time.

Groups and Associations:

VBIA, VMA, DBAAR, BAM, FHBA

Honors and Awards:

Elected Board Member for the Volusia Building Industry Association, Associate of the Year for the Volusia Building Industry Association, Member of ProSource's National Product Steering Committee, Member of ProSource's National Marketing Committee

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