Designer & Store Manager
Danielle joined the tile industry in 2003 while working in these same buildings back when it was S.J. Masters. Seven years later Danielle moved on to Lowe's where she mastered kitchen and bath cabinet design. In 2015, she made her own dreams a reality creating Berkshire Hills Design officially opening the doors on March 1st, 2019.
Berkshire Hills Design has an array of products to fit any project! Looking for a fireplace? We have information on various styles of Regency fireplaces too!
Getting started, accurate measurements are key! Bring your plans/drawings to your appointment. Don't have any? We can schedule a visit for one of our Designers to measure your space.
Your BHD Designer will apply their years of experience and knowledge of the industry to help you make the best choice for your space. Don't like a suggestion? No worries! We understand this is your space & we're here to help make your dreams a reality.
Having a hard time deciding? Berkshire Hills Design allows customers to borrow samples to help visualize their ideas in their own space.
You've officially finalized your vision and it's time to order? A 50% minimum deposit will need to be made before a Designer can move forward with the purchase.
Even though March 2021 feels like a distant memory as we move into the summer months, it’s impossible to ignore the impacts of the Ever Given lodging firmly in the Suez Canal for more than six days. Almost every industry, especially small businesses, feel the effects of the Suez Canal incident, creating delays and bottlenecks worldwide. Over 350 vessels were stalled, creating major delays, and most large companies expect this bottleneck to last at least through the summer, if not the end of the year.
It’s not just the initial incident in the Suez Canal that impacts the global supply chain either. Port congestion in the United States, the COVID-19 pandemic, geo-political tensions and a worldwide microchip shortage all impact the ability to move goods across the world.
Due to these temporary holdups in the global supply chain, port congestion in California is exceptionally high, so ocean shipping rates and air freight have increased dramatically.
According to a survey of roughly 800 companies by Vistage Worldwide Inc., forty-four percent of small businesses reported temporary shortages or other supply-chain problems in March, and they continue to feel these effects. A U.S. Census Bureau survey of small businesses, completed in early April, found supply-chain disruptions in wholesale trade, manufacturing and construction.
Cabinets, steel, countertop material, lumber, and so much more are experiencing unprecedented delays. This year’s real estate boom hasn’t helped either. Huge increases in orders (thankfully with minimal effect on lead time) affects the shipping of materials for all housing-based industries. Combine these two factors, and you’re looking at the perfect storm.
How L.A.'s Container Ship Logjam Highlights Larger Pandemic Supply-Chain Issues
Per CDC guidelines, we ask that all visitors wear a mask while inside both buildings. Although we are currently not in an area of substantial or high transmission, customers and vendors travel from different areas increasing the probability of transmission. With one of our own hard-working employees having an autoimmune disease and cannot get vaccinated, we are extra cautious. Spare masks are stocked at the entrance of both buildings.