Becoming a Coastal Source Certified Dealer could be a great decision for your business. Unlike most manufacturers, we sell only through our trained Dealer network—this ensures that our best-in-class products are installed to outperform and outlast others, and that our dealers can earn sustainable profits by committing to excellence. Only Certified Dealers qualify for their projects to be covered by Coastal Source Lifetime Warranty for residential landscape lighting systems.
BECOME A DEALER
Our products and systems are the best in the market but we need top-quality Dealer partners to design, install and maintain those systems to ensure outstanding results for clients. Coastal Source is not for everyone, and our intense commitment to training and investment in our dealers means that we pass on far more applicants than we approve. Does your company service high-end clients who can afford, and appreciate, quality? Do you gravitate toward selling elite-level products and solutions, as opposed to selling price-point solutions with average performance? Do you have an internal Champion who can commit to making Coastal Source a consistent part of your business offerings? Do you believe that, with strong support, you could sell at least $25,000 in Coastal Source products per year? If so, please fill-out the following online application form.
Once your application is approved and you complete your Dealer Agreement, we will immediately provide the support necessary for you to start selling and installing Coastal Source systems. However, you will only qualify for our Lifetime Warranty once you complete the below steps required to become a Certified Dealer. These actions do not need to be completed in any specific order, but completion of all will grant your business the Coastal Source Lifetime Dealer Installed Warranty that applies to full landscape lighting systems installed and maintained by Certified Dealers. As long as a Dealer becomes certified within 6 months of the installation date, the landscape lighting systems will be retroactively covered under the Lifetime Warranty policy.
Buy a Demo Kit – Our demo kits are an essential part of selling Coastal Source to your clients. It is required that you purchase $1,000 minimum per product category that you plan on selling for certification. We have many demo kit packages available to suit your specific needs.
Attend a Dealer Certification Training – On top of being a requirement for becoming a Dealer, our trainings are packed with educational information and inspiration. Click here for our upcoming training dates and information.
Complete the training modules and certification exam - This is a 2-part process and must be completed in full.
Pre-training modules - This is a curriculum of online training modules that are intended to build a foundation of Coastal Source knowledge to prepare you for a Certified Training. Pre-training modules are sent prior to attending a Certified Dealer Training and must be completed before attending.
Certification Exam - The training events conclude with a 50 question exam to put your knowledge to the test.
Please get in touch with your local rep or contact our Director of Sales, Jon Bowman, if you have any questions about becoming a dealer.