One of the most common activities in commercial and residential job sites is measuring. Quite often it is a two-man job to take accurate measurements. Construction workers are in need of a simple product that could improve efficiency and accuracy on the job site. To compliment your tape measure, the Tape Measure Anchor provides a stable anchoring point for the end of the tape measure and is a perfect addition to your toolbox!
A simple solution for avoiding costly measuring errors, The Tape Measure Anchor helps alleviate labor and accuracy problems by providing a stable anchoring point for the end of the tape measure. The spring clamps to materials from 1-1.5″ thick and positions the tape hook at the inside face. A single worker can attach the clamp and then make multiple measurements from a desired origin point. Leaving the clamp in place improves accuracy, efficiency, and repeatability of measurements throughout the layout process. Inexpensive and fits easily in your toolbox or on your tool belt. This simple and easy to use product will help save time and costly errors from the experienced carpenter, pre-slab plumber, electrician, concrete worker, metal-stud framer, to the DIYer.
The U.S. and global market for hand tools has been growing driven by positive trends in the construction industry, and by consumer demand for ergonomically designed products.
The global hand tool industry grew an average of 6.3% from 2007 to 2013. In the U.S. hand tools market alone, dollars spent on tape measures is a close second to that of screwdrivers which has a 17% market share.
Almost everyone has used a tape measure at one point in his or her lifetime. Since the first steel tape measure was introduced in 1895, there have been thousands of tape measures sold in the US alone each year with many construction professionals owning more than one. Can you imagine anyone without a tape measure? Both professionals and DIYers rely on the accuracy of the measurements provided. Our Tape Measure Anchor can easily avoid inaccuracies in measuring that can result in costly delays, such as having to tear up a misaligned foundation in the construction process. There is no other product that has been designed so simple that a professional in the construction industry and a DIYer can both use and will anchor to any tape measure in the marketplace.
Jared is a graduate from McGill University with a specialization in Economics and Business. With over a decade of sales and recruiting experience, Jared has helped hundreds of companies find talent by building long term relationships. In addition, he is active in supporting the start-up community and fostering business connections.
Chance Lipsky has 15+ years as a successful sales & business development executive with expertise in eCommerce, retail, and marketing. He is instrumental with providing enterprise-level technology solutions to the upper echelons of the technology marketplace, with a broad vision of strategic retail solutions to some of the world’s largest online retailers, manufacturers, brands, and service providers. Chance is a leader with execution of 300+ notable sales contracts; including Fortune 500/1000 companies and a large segment of the Internet Retailers Top 500 throughout his career. He brings a strong background in helping companies grow from business inception to sustainable profitability. Chance has served as an executive member on multiple SaaS start-ups. He graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Chemistry.
Ray holds an MBA from the DePaul University Kelstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, OH. Ray is a proven sales leader in the consumer products field. With his 20 year career working for companies such as Black & Decker, First Alert, & Master Lock he brings a wealth of industry sales and marketing experience to our team. Ray is skilled at creating, coaching, and managing sales teams to sell and market to “Big Box” retail, specialty accounts, and Hardware Co-ops and Distributors in the US and Canadian markets. He also has extensive experience working on new product introductions to the retail marketplace
Robert S. Donovan has more than twenty years of professional design, marketing, innovation and product development experience that spans a wide range from consumer products, industrial appliances, medical devices, trade show exhibits, custom interiors and graphic design. He has served as a Design and Innovation manager building and leading product design teams in both in-house and consulting environments.
In 2008 Robert returned to Auburn University to complete his undergraduate degree in Industrial Design. For one of his studio projects he identified an opportunity through research with commercial contractors and developed the Tape Measure Anchor product. Robert lives with his wife and three daughters in Trussville, Alabama. When he isn’t managing design projects, he enjoys cycling, photography, woodworking and travel.
Chris Dutra, a Graduate of Plymouth State University with a Degree in Marketing is a 25+ year veteran within the Hardware and Tools Industries. Chris spent almost 25 years with Stanley Works/ Stanley Black & Decker with progressive leadership roles in Global Product Development, Sales Leadership , Acquisition due diligence and integration oversight, and multiple restructuring projects encompassing entire global business units and functions. Most Recently Chris started a consulting firm with a consortium of experts helping new business start ups, sourcing, engineering, front end, distribution, IT integration, EHS, and management consulting with focus on operational efficiencies, working capital, and end to end process’.
Mr. Park is a Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP), with additional (CHP) certifications at the highest level in Portfolio Analytics and Risk Management. He also attended the Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business (Leadership and Management) and has served in executive leadership positions for over 20 years. Mr. Park has closed several acquisitions and multimillion dollar lines of credit from hedge funds; as well as negotiated and / or closed many mergers, strategic partnerships, license and/or sponsored research agreements and joint ventures. As an experienced practitioner of business strategy, he has read, studied and applied numerous books and countless articles relating to business strategy (According to the Wall Street Journal, the most sought after executive skill set is strategic thinking).