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Derek Baxter: Hat Trick

Taking technology to the next level to present projects to clients makes for better communication and more sales

July 13, 2015
Derek Baxter, Designer and sales for Select Kitchen & Bath, in Springfield, Va., 2015 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Designer and sales

Select Kitchen & Bath, Springfield, Va.

Age 37

After a short internship learning the ropes at Select Kitchen & Bath, Derek was hired as a designer and salesperson. He quickly transitioned from working on small bathroom projects to full-scale custom remodeling. His specialty is creating hidden storage without compromising good design.

To help clients better envision their remodeling project and make decisions, Derek introduced more robust design software and 3-D rendering. In just three years, his innovations in technology, processes, and systems have helped to triple gross sales in the company’s custom business to nearly $2 million.

In his off-hours, Derek brings his ambition and creativity to the volleyball court, where he coaches a high school and a club-level team. His “under 12” team won a gold medal in the most recent regional finals.

Read more about the 2015 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardees.

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