• March 2015 Hot Products
  • Real Issues Real Answers: Margin VS Market Share (February 2015)

    REAL ISSUES REAL ANSWERS: Margin VS Market Share

    The ideal situation is to do both — gain market share while building margins — but that can be easier said than done.
  • In-Depth: Moulding Millwork and Trim (February 2015)

    IN DEPTH: Mouldings, Millwork, and Trimboards

    Growth in these product categories, coupled with new services and applications, encourages dealers and contractors to be more creative.

Hot Products 2015 International Builders’ Show

On January 20-23, the LBM Journal editorial team explored the show floor at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

REAL ISSUES. REAL ANSWERS: Margins VS. Market Share

The ideal situation is to do both — gain market share while building margins—but that can be easier said than done.

IN DEPTH: Mouldings, Millwork and Trimboards

Growth in these product categories, coupled with new services and applications, encourages dealers and contractors to be more creative.

DEALER PROFILE: Playing to Your Strengths

Mill Creek Lumber and Supply’s active approach to technology helps drive its business forward.

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: Robinson Builders-Mart

Insights from LBM dealers who’ve grown their sales with a showroom refresh.

PRODUCT PICKS: February 2015

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch.

ASK THE EXPERT: February 2015

Q: How does one find out the real reasons why a builder won’t do business with you?

Bill Lee: Sales and Margins

Always Put a Number to Your Service Claims.

BEHIND YOUR BACK: Attention Owners: It’s About Your People

Unfiltered insights from a purchasing manager’s perspective.

NLBMDA: Fannie and Freddie Attracting First-Time Homebuyers

On December 8, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced programs allowing for a down payment requirement as low as 3%

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