Remodelers Bob and Sue Fleming of Classic Remodeling & Construction, Charleston, S.C., give a company "branded" box containing three bottles of wine (from Sue's cousin's winery) to clients whose jobs they just completed.
The Flemings send their logo, in digital format, to the box maker Celebrations, of Savannah, Ga. After a $250 setup charge, they pay $16 for each box. The wine comes from the Tabor Family Winery in Baldwin, Iowa. It costs between $12 and $17 a bottle. So, for about $65, it's a great souvenir of the project.
It's especially appropriate for kitchen remodels, Bob Fleming says. "We're always trying to look for a nice gift to give folks when we finish a job," he says. "We used to do gift certificates, but this is a nicer leave-behind, because it has our logo 'burnt' on the box. And the family connection to the winery is nice." He gives the gift on any job over $40,000. So far, the clients have been pleased.