Refinishing Certification, does it matter to consumers?

Discussion in 'Engraving & Refinishing' started by DuraCoater, Apr 11, 2013.

Does a certification matter to you?

Poll closed May 11, 2013.
  1. Yes it does.

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  2. Not at all.

    1 vote(s)
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  3. Not as long as their reputation is known or I've seen their work first hand.

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    25.0%
  1. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    I am considering making the trip to the state of WI to Lauer Custom Weaponry to attend one of their classes to become a bonified real deal 100% certified DuraCoat finisher.

    Now we are talking in the realm of of over a grand once is all said and done (class, hotels, flight, food, etc. etc.)

    So this is more of a general question, when you are looking to have your items refinished, no matter the brand or type, is the company you contact being certified by that product a deciding factor in choosing them to perform the service?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    In my experience people don't give a damn about certifications as long as you do good work and the price is right.
    Now on the other hand I feel better having the different certs under my belt but I also tend only to spend the money if their are added benefits. Will the cert save you money on products etc?
     

  3. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    It does get you a spot on their Certified Finishers list on their websites and they claim it will generate referrals if someone emails them asking who is the closest business that can do the work.

    I have no reason to believe LCW is yanking anyones chain. They make no claim how often those referrals would come.
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It may very well be worth it just for that. You know finish jobs are good money. Besides if it is something you enjoy doing it is always worth it.
     
  5. DuraCoater

    DuraCoater New Member

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    Yes, profit margin is good if the business is coming in. Just like any specific skill set job really.

    When you are the only one in 200 square miles that can perform the service and have the creds to back it, you set the market price.