Comgate is a custom mill house specializing in creating architectural woodwork in the form of wall paneling, custom cabinets, and other products for the local residential market. After initial losses and several thin profit years of competitive bidding construction projects, Comgate is creating this business plan in order to bring its mission statement into clearer focus. Prior years were characterized by hectic efforts to bid as many jobs as possible. Margins were thin as pricing policy was "flexible" for fear that there would be insufficient work for production staff.
However, with the growth of sufficient sales, Comgate has the opportunity to create greater margins, increase efficiency, and improve overall profitability through long-overdue restructuring and focusing on our target market. These changes will assure more accuracy in pricing, billing, and tracking of costs for comparison purposes. Profits are expected to increase.
Comgate's mission is to compete profitably in the high-end residential market for custom woodwork within the state of Connecticut. It will emphasize custom work of the highest quality, and specialize in the most demanding needs of new and remodeled designer homes in the $3 to $15 million price range.
Comgate is engaged in custom architectural woodwork in the form of wall paneling, custom cabinets, molding, pilasters, radius units, circular staircases in special woods, elaborate dressing rooms, specialty kitchen work, etc. The recent addition of state-of-the-art CAD capability will help substantially to increase sales of higher-end products by targeting design professionals who are in a position to influence choices of subcontractors building "trophy" homes costing over $3 million. "Custom" is the key word at Comgate. The average home would not use our products. Custom woodworking of the type carried out by Comgate is made to order only. No finished goods are made up for