FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY
Collins has designers to aid distributors and cosmetology school owners in school design, wherein we commonly provide: (1) a school plan that integrates the desired services with the available space; (2) an optimum traffic-work flow throughout the education facility; (3) specific equipment plans, consistent with owner preferences and the general expectations for public facilities; (4) and possibly suggestions to improve services-profitability. The plan may include recommendations relative to plumbing and electrical needs, but our designers are not licensed architects or engineers and the company does not assume any responsibility or liability as regards state, federal, or local building codes. Licensed architects, contractors, plumbers, and electricians should be engaged for these specific needs. This is an expensive service, but Collins is pleased to absorb the cost of this service to school owners who then purchase their new equipment from our company. After initial discussion and consultation, Collins requires a design retainer before actual design work commences. The retainer, paid directly to Collins, is $1.00 per square foot, but in no case less than $500.00. The retainer is then rebated to the school owner by Collins at the rate $5.00 per $100.00 purchase of new chairs, dryers, or bowls ... plus $15.00 per $100.00 purchase of new stations, desks, retail displays, nail tables, and pedicure equipment. The rebate is made upon presentation of the paid distributor or direct invoice.