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Mr. Murphy

Dave Murphy

Training Director, N-Hance Revolutionary Wood-Renewal

Dave Murphy has been with N-Hance Revolutionary Wood-Renewal, the national partner of The Home Depot for the refinishing of hardwood floors and kitchen cabinets, for more than 15 years. He has been the Training Director for N-Hance Wood-Renewal for the past eight years. As the Training Director his responsibilities include conducting a 10-day course with new franchise owners. Over the course of two weeks, he educates new franchisees on wood floors and cabinets, covering everything from different wood species, the history of wood and different techniques of wood refinishing. Training courses conclude with the successful completion of four in-home projects that include two wood flooring and two cabinet jobs. As of 2014, Mr. Murphy has now joined the Franchise Operation Team for the company. His role for Franchise Operations is to coach franchisees on best practices to running a successful business and teaching them turn it into a profitable business. Prior to working with N-Hance, Mr. Murphy was the trainer for the national franchise Chem-Dry, the world's largest carpet cleaning company, for four years. Once Mr. Murphy saw the success of the prototypes of N-Hance Wood Renewal in Utah and Seattle, Washington and the brand started to franchise in 2001, he opened up his very own N-Hance in Sandy, Utah. When he and his family chose to move back to the northern part of Utah, he sold his N-Hance Wood Renewal franchise to join the company's corporate office. Even with 15 years in the industry, Mr. Murphy regularly attends sand and refinish schools and coating classes where he continues to pick up unique techniques to share and teach in his thorough training sessions. Mr. Murphy is instrumental in developing the courses and training sessions that will a part of the N-Hance Wood Renewal's annual national convention. The courses can range from business development to implementing new products and techniques. Overall, Mr. Murphy is a business man who not only makes sure he is knowledgeable on the latest trends in the industry but he enjoys teaching and sharing his expertise with others that have the same passion.

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Mr. Murphy can be contacted at 435-890-1000 or dave.murphy@nhance.com

Coming up in January 2020...

Mobile Technology: Meeting Tech Expectations

What once seemed futuristic is now the norm, owing to the escalating developments in mobile technology, and hotels must continue to innovate in order to meet guest expectations. In a recent study from Mower, 65 percent of guests said they would gladly pay more for a hotel that provides the mobile technology they deem essential. The same study shows that 44 percent of travelers are more likely to book a smart hotel, and nearly 7 in 10 want to use smart devices provided by the hotel. And how do guests wish to use all this technology? A majority expressed a desire for mobile check-in and check-out, and mobile payment options. They also want to be able to stream content from their phone to the TV; to make service requests of the hotel staff; to control in-room lighting, temperature and sound; to order food and beverages; and to request a wake-up call - all from their mobile device. Guests also expressed preferences for robust wi-fi and convenient device charging ports throughout the hotel. They also appreciate the use of hotel branded apps which allow a guest to book a room, access loyalty programs, receive discounts and rewards, and even use the app to choose the room, floor and view they prefer. Some hotel apps also allow a customer to track their charges throughout their stay, rather than waiting to receive a bill at the end. Finally, mobile tech lounges are popping up more frequently in some hotels. These lounges offer guests the opportunity to perform tasks like airline check-ins or access to local info guides, but they also provide a place where guests can comfortably get some work done outside their room. The January Hotel Business Review will report on what some hotels are doing to meet their customers' expectations in the mobile technology space.