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Why Locally Owned and Operated?

NexGen Baths is proud to be a locally owned and operated (Des Moines area, Central Iowa) bathroom remodeler -- not just another franchise. Our goal is to provide our customers with quality work and exceptional small town service. 

Clients often share that they prefer working with locally owned and operated companies that are part of the community. We are very thankful for this mentality, the opportunity to serve central Iowa and help clients create beautiful bathrooms. A Forbes article, 7 Reasons to Shop Local and Support Small Businesses, highlights what your choice to support local businesses does for Central Iowa. 


7 Reasons to Shop Local and Support Small Businesses:


1. Stimulate Local Economies

By supporting small businesses, you cycle money back into your community. Most Americans are looking for the best deals and can find those at big box stores and franchises. However, there are many reasons why buying local is better for your community and for your wallet.


  • The tax revenue made through sale taxes from local businesses support the local government.

  • This is then used to reinvest in the community. Big box retailers often receive tax breaks from local governments that don’t give local businesses such a luxury. 


2. Reduce the Carbon Footprint

A local small business tends to make more local purchases, which requires less transportation -- less pollution and congestion. 


3. Create More Jobs

According to the Small Business Administration: “The 2023 Small Business Profiles show that small businesses added 4.9 million net new jobs in the United States during the latest year studied. The United States has 33.3 million small businesses, and they employ 46.4% percent of the private workforce.” Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. They help push economic growth and the local economy by opening up employment opportunities locally.


4. Give Back to the Local Community

Small businesses are known to play a significant role in supporting local community charities and causes. It’s clear that local businesses benefit from a strong community, therefore the owners tend to be more engaged members of the community themselves. Small businesses donate 250% more than large businesses to local nonprofits and community causes, creating a positive cycle of giving back locally. This includes local charities, youth organizations, local first responders, local service groups and more.


5. Better Customer Service

When it comes to a small-business owner, all purchases, deals and positive reviews matter. Local store owners value each of their customers, and their very livelihood hangs on your own happiness. Local businesses hire people with proficient knowledge of the business they are running. Employees take the time to really get to know their clients and customers, making for an overall pleasant experience. Also, if you do have a quandary, rest assured you won’t be hashing it out with a robot.


6. Nurture Innovation and Growth

In order for small businesses to stay afloat, they need to stand out from their big box competition. It’s this type of survival-of-the-fittest mentality that allows small-business owners to become innovative entrepreneurs—developing new ideas for solutions to problems, creating new unique products and taking new customers’ specific situations into account when assisting with their personal needs.


7. Support the American Dream

The American dream is the theory in which equality of opportunity should be made available to any American, allowing them to achieve their highest individual aspirations and goals. Small-business owners not only believe in this dream but have actively pursued it. By supporting small businesses and shopping small, you’re supporting real, genuine people who have put their passion ahead of convenience and whole-heartedly believe in the business they are running.


We cannot thank you enough for supporting our locally owned and operated bathroom remodeling business. It's because of you that we are living our American dream.

NexGen Baths Thank you for supporting our local business


Are you ready to take your bathroom to the NexLevel?

Contact NexGen Baths at 515-344-4144 or Request a Quote to begin your bathroom transformation. Financing is available. Give us a call today!


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