Unplugged Energy Independence

How one WoodMaster dealer helps people get off the grid...for good

Posted by Kelsey Gagner on Tue,Feb 28,2012 @ 02:45 PM


describe the imageMarc Spinale’s first venture with alternative energy began when he constructed his own solar panel at just seven years old.

Now, he’s started Grid be Gone, a company that sells products to help people become less dependent on the power grid—products that now include WoodMaster stoves.

“My vision is that all people can live in an energy-independent way, and my goal is to offer products and services to help people get there,” says Marc.

After launching Grid Be Gone in spring of 2011, Marc began researching a heating option that would fit his company’s niche. He found WoodMaster and has never looked back.

“With WoodMaster stoves, customers can burn a convenient pellet fuel or, if they live in a rural area, utilize the resources in their own backyard to generate their heat for free.”

Marc has been selling the WoodMaster Flex Fuel Series since July 2011 and plans to start carrying pellet furnaces, including the WoodMaster Force/Renovator Natural Energy heating systems, in the coming months.

Marc says he has had a lot of interest in the stoves so far. People are most excited by the fact that they can burn multiple fuels in the same stove and that they are made in the U.S., he says.

Besides being able to offer his customers a green product that helps lower their heating costs, for Marc, one of the greatest rewards of being a dealer is simply working with the folks at WoodMaster.

“They provide top-notch support to their dealers, and you know they’re standing behind their products,” says Marc. “Working with WoodMaster has allowed me to enter the industry with confidence.”

Grid Be Gone currently sells products through an online store and website, but in spring 2012, customers will be able to check out the stoves in person at his new retail store in downtown Peterborough, N.H.

Visit Grid Be Gone’s Facebook page to see pictures of Marc and his crew installing
WoodMaster stoves and stay updated on the latest energy-efficient trends.

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Rookie WoodMaster dealer believes in energy-saving products like Flex Fuel

Posted by Kelsey Gagner on Wed,Nov 02,2011 @ 10:54 AM

Jack Bingham, owner of Seacoast Energy AlternativesHe’s only been selling WoodMaster Flex Fuel boilers for six months, but Jack Bingham already has confidence that they fit right in with Seacoast Energy Alternatives’ energy-saving product offerings.

His Dover, N.H., store has offered energy conservation strategies for home and business since October 2007, and recently added WoodMaster Flex Fuel to its product offerings in March 2011. The store specializes in solar electric and solar hot water, but their goal is to provide any appliances that offer consumers dramatic ways to save energy.

WoodMaster’s Flex Fuel boilers fit Jack’s sales model perfectly.

“Even though the Flex Fuel is a significant investment, it’s not a hard sell,” Jack explains. “Customers know they can expect cutting-edge, energy-saving products here, and WoodMaster meets this expectation.” The WoodMaster Flex Fuel has about a nine-year return on investment, but with an impressive 12 percent return on your money, it’s well worth the wait. Jack ponders, “Where do you get that kind of return in this day and age?”

In the first six months, Jack has sold two Flex Fuel boilers and “heating season hasn’t even started yet.” He hopes to sell three or four more before the end of 2011.

Jack and his customers are impressed by the boiler’s design. “At tradeshows, it just looks better than anyone else’s. I’m assuming it will perform better than anyone else’s, too.”

Even though he’s new to selling WoodMaster Flex Fuels, Jack anticipates customers being very happy with their energy-efficient boilers. “If the price of oil goes up and up, their smiles will get bigger and bigger.”

Is energy savings at the top of your list when shopping for home appliances? Why or why not?

Topics: dealer spotlight, New Hampshire WoodMaster dealer, Seacoast Energy Alternatives, Jack Bingham, woodmaster, energy-saving boiler, WoodMaster FlexFuel, Flex Fuel, WoodMaster boiler, wood master, WoodMaster Dealer

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