Jennifer Mertz

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Your Guide to Affordable Stainless Steel Kitchens

Posted by Jennifer Mertz on January 23, 2017

It’s timeless. It’s durable. It’s affordable. It’s stainless steel.

It is no secret that renovated apartments rent faster and can command higher rents. Upgrades to flooring, cabinetry, countertops or windows require construction, which can be difficult, expensive and timely. Upgrading appliances, however, is a quick but solid investment in your property.

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Topics: Stainless Steel Kitchens

The Cost (and payoff) of Adding In-Unit Laundry

Posted by Jennifer Mertz on January 23, 2017


Would you believe it if we told you that the average American household completes 8 loads of laundry each week? That’s upwards of 30 loads each month, and over 400 loads of laundry every year. Multiply that by the number of families in your multi-family housing complexes, and the numbers grow quickly. Between water, electricity and time… laundry can be expensive.

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Topics: In-Unit Laundry

Ventless Dryer Guide

Posted by Jennifer Mertz on April 06, 2016

In-unit laundry allows you to increase rents by $50-100 per month per unit. Plus, it decreases turnover. Ventless dryers make in-unit laundry possible for almost any building – without expensive retrofits.

People often come to us with questions about ventless dryers.

  • Can you use a ventless dryer with a gas connection?
  • Will an all-in-one washer dryer combo work in a closet with the door closed?
  • How does a ventless dryer work, anyway?

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Topics: Ventless Dryer

The FJS Blog

For owners, managers and developers of multi-family housing, the FJS Distributors blog is your go-to source for advice on how to add value to your bottom line through appliances. This blog covers topics like:

  • Appliance selection
  • Appliance installation
  • Retrofitting older buildings to add appliance amenities, such as in-unit laundry 
  • Benefits and tradeoffs of different types of appliances
Why listen to us? Well, our family-owned company has been a reliable source for wholesale appliances for over 15 years. And we will always give you honest advice. Because our goal isn’t to make a sale – our goal is to be your trusted appliance advisor for life.

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