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Douglas Edwards

Automotion Pocket Doors Inc.
Commercial Construction

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PO Box 07083
Fort Myers, FL 33912
United States
T: (239) 822-7561

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I'm seeking partnerships in developing start-up, Market ready, Pat. Pending unique building product.

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Company Profile: URL: TBA / Industry: Electronics / Instrumentation Employees: 3 Founded: March 15 2009 Contact: Douglas Edwards w: (239)-271-0720 w; (855) EZDOORS Financial Information: Funding Stage: Market Ready Previous Capital: $50,000 Monthly Burn Rate: $8,000 Pre-Money Valuation: $500,000 Capital Seeking: $250,000 Additional Information: for targeted markets with high yeild ADA tax credits and retro-fits for exisiting applications not present with enclosed Financial Forcast. Management: Douglas Edwards, Specialty Building Contractor, Founder / CEO Rob Richardson, Attorney / MBA, Presidet / Strategist Mike Taylor, MS, GM Advisors: Lawyer: Donald Wedding Sr. / Toledo, Ohio, Patent Attorney / Professor Accountant: Investors: Jack Rostetter / CPA Vic Nau / Corporate consultant Carol Edwards / Family Referred By: Dan Regelski / MBA, CBA / Regional SBDC Director FGCU Automotion Pocket Doors Inc. (APDInc.) Ft. Myers, FL 33912 Automotion Pocket Doors Inc. (APDInc.) "The Door of Choice" APDInc., Fabricates, markets and distributes a solidly crafted device that makes pocket door automation a realistic value. $1,500 Business Summary: The introduction of the automated pocket door represents a monumental achievement in an industry that has stagnated with complacency. We have created a modern innovation for market segments that will revolutionize how the consumer uses an essential component in the way EVERYONE lives and works. APDInc. will turn the overlooked into a centerpiece in the home, become a necessity in medical offices, and provide ease of access to the disabled. Management: A Cohesive Team; The founder is a 20-year professional interior commercial contractor / business owner on a national scale, working with the icons in his industry. Mandatory critical attention to detail enabled prior successes and assures the future positive growth of ADPInc.The President is an accomplished attorney with an MBA from Duke University. The VP of Marketing has over 30 years of dedicated entrepreneurship in the construction industry. Customer Problem: Challenged mobility for aged and handicapped. Germ transfer in a medical setting. Existing broken hardware. Traditional door swing consumption of costly $/sq ft. APDinc. maximizes utilization of limited space. Product/Services: Hands free passage for the disabled, aged, or wheel chair bound. Medical, dental staff's hands free mobility minimizes germ transfer in steralized environments. Hands free entry for housewife carrying groceries, restaurant waitress carrying food tray. Retrofit for defective wheel system with proven commercial innovative in-line drive system for existing homes. Creation of additional 9 sq/ft floor, 6 lin/ft wall space for each opening saves $. Target Market: Thousands of medical and dental offices and clinics, APD's provide ease of mobility and minimize the opportunity for the spread of germs. The 50 million physically handicapped and the growing aging market. National construction; a $426 billion dollar/year marketplace, the doorways for virtually all new, and the majority of existing doors. All commercial and residential enviroments present an opportunity. Retrofit inferior hardware, Trade Shows Customers: Physicians and professional offices qualify for ADA 15k annual tax credits. Handicapped and aging access. Existing bad or broken hardware, Architects, designers, builders, wholesale / retail building suppliers Sales/Marketing Strategy: Identification and prioritization of each specific target market has enabled personal, direct phone contact scheduling meetings to research the market potential with the decision makers in each target market. Sell and install the initial packages. Six demo's will be (gratas) installed in high profile locations; physician office, regional designer forum, architect's office, furniture showroom, general contractor's office. Business Model: Assemble, market, supply, and train. Sell through architects, and medical / dental organizations. Leverage existing suppliers. Market to builders. Outsourced installs to national electricial service company. Competitors: The ease of retrofit ability of this product in existing space makes this design unique and desirable. 99.9% of competitors are presently singularly concerned with commercial entry applications. The closest competitive product is $6,000k higher than APDInc.'s superior economical offering. Virtually no other similarly engineered product exists. Our biggest competitor sells a commercially fitted product, and is a large public company. Competitive Advantage: Simplicity of the mechanism superiority is specific. Cost prohibitive for others to achieve, by other means. Our highly regarded patent attorney's acumen and USPTO drawings are submitted. Trademark & Branding. Company Profile: URL: TBA / Industry: Electronics / Instrumentation Employees: 3 Founded: March 15 2009 Contact: Douglas Edwards

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