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Life & Work with Bill Daubmann

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bill Daubmann.

Hi Bill, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
MY Shower Door is a family-owned and operated business involving the Daubmann family… Bill and Donna (husband/wife), Keith and Douglas (sons). After operating in Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut for 13 years, the family sold their business and homes in Mass and moved to SW Florida. We opened our first frameless shower door showroom in Naples on Sept 3, 2003, with three of the original family members and the fourth joined the rest three months later. Since that time, the business has grown to a staff of 120 and has nine frameless shower door showrooms throughout Florida AND a manufacturing and distribution facility that serves all areas of Florida and beyond. There were many pitfalls and challenges along the way but, as a family, they were navigated and dealt with. MY Shower Door grew vertically in 2013 by starting their own manufacturing plant, D3 Glass, named after the three Daubmann boys. D3 Glass has become one of the top glass producers in Florida and MY Shower Door is ranked one of the top glass companies in the United States.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
We have dealt with many struggles. Here are a few of the most challenging ones… Going through a forced “name change” in 2010 and dealing with State compliance and licensing issues Finding the right staff to grow with…attitude, loyalty and talented. We are finding the right locations for showrooms in cities that we were unfamiliar with Managing people from a distance. Creating a culture throughout the company that we all are proud of. Arranging to finance for our expansion…. SBA and our local lender.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
We display, sell, manufacture and install our own “brand” of frameless shower doors throughout Florida AND sell our business model throughout the country and distribute products to these additional affiliate stores. We are most proud of being recognized and awarded locally, regionally and nationally by the top names in the Country…. Glass Magazine, US Glass and INC magazine. We are ranked in the prestigious “INC 5,000 Fastest-Growing Businesses in the United States” 5 separate times 2015,16,17,19 and 20. We have been awarded by Gov Rick Scott, The Governor’s Business Ambassador Medal and have been named by Glass Magazine as The Best Shower Door in the United States. What sets us apart is that we created our own hardware and “brand,” we make our own glass and we service above and beyond customer expectations.

Alright, so before we go, can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
As a family business, people collaborate daily with us…we are very reachable as we all work every day in the business. For our remote stores we use Facetime and/or Zoom.

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