Teamwork after Tree Troubles

Case study contributed by Warmup.

John Weinstein is a long-time member of the kitchen and bath industry, currently serving as the director for Franz Viegener, the high-end faucet and fixture brand.

A Sudden Storm

On April 9, 2020 the weather near John’s family home in Philadelphia abruptly shifted from sunny and calm to a violent wind storm with 70-mph gusts that uprooted a large pine tree that fell directly onto his house. Sunny skies quickly returned, but the sudden storm left behind irreparable damage to the master bedroom and bathroom, with branches coming through the ceiling of both areas after breaking eight trusses. John and his family were home at the time, but miraculously, no one was injured. With a mess to clean and insurance only covering the structural damage and value of the original 20-plus-year-old fixtures, John and his family were forced into an unplanned bathroom remodel.

Unexpected Outcome

As a beloved member of the plumbing/kitchen and bath industry, John began getting numerous offers to assist with his bathroom remodel as he began planning. So many in fact that the project quickly became a collaborative showcase. John felt fortunate that no one was hurt when the tree fell and taken back when so many in the kitchen and bath industry wanted to donate to his remodel.

The Weinsteins new master bathroom is a true labor of love featuring underfloor heating, high-end fixtures, and mirrored cabinets produced in Switzerland. The collaboration from 11 brands in this bathroom rehabilitation shows the best side of the industry – a helping hand to one another when times are tough.

Learn more about all of the brands that worked together on the Weinstein renovation here.


About Warmup

Warmup is a UK based manufacturing Plc, creating innovative smart controls and underfloor heating solutions. Warmup has sold more than 2 million systems in over 70 countries worldwide. Warmup, founded more than 25 years ago is knowledge and research driven business, making proprietary, world-leading products.

Warmup Inc. is the North American arm of Warmup Plc. and based in Danbury, CT. With a field sales presence across North America, we actively support our partners in promoting and installing our heating products for comfort, primary heating and snow melting purposes.