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James Anderson

Vassar Building Center: Hiring Helps

August 3, 2017

How Vassar Building Center Hired Its Way to Success When Mike MacKay hired three outside salespeople instead of just one as he was supposed to, it helped that the owner … Read More

The Hatch & Bailey Company: Built to Last

July 5, 2017

Connecticut’s Oldest Lumberyard is Still Going Strong A number of dealers in the industry will tell you that the recipe for success as a lumberyard is a good mix of … Read More

Hess Lumber Grows by Finding Ways to Serve

June 2, 2017

Above: Doug, along with his parents, Ronda and Jared Crowther (on right), says the store’s employees help create a family atmosphere for customers. Opportunity in Idaho In Malad City, Idaho … Read More

Digital Case Studies: Kuiken Brothers Company, Inc.

May 24, 2017

As LBM dealers continue to search out best practices for utilizing social media to their business’s advantage, many are looking to early adaptors who are experienced and willing to share … Read More

Big Creek Lumber’s Big Tech Focus

May 8, 2017

In an area that has survived both a dot-com bubble burst and the Great Recession, builders are still fielding plenty of calls for highend building construction, a trend that bodes … Read More

Transparency and Training Propel Lezzer Lumber

April 3, 2017

Investment In Employees Elevates Lezzer Lumber Mike Lezzer, CEO of Lezzer Lumber in Curwensville, Penn. has a unique way of motivating his staff to provide the best service they can … Read More

Fire Destroys Fifth-Generation Indiana Lumberyard

March 9, 2017

An Indiana lumberyard on its fifth generation of ownership was destroyed by fire Wednesday. WANE-TV reports that Yarnelle Lumber Company of Wabash, Ind. was completely lost to the blaze. Jill … Read More

84 Lumber’s Super Bowl Ad Stirs Immigration Debate

March 7, 2017

When word spread in January that 84 Lumber, a Pennsylvania-based chain of lumberyards and home improvement stores, had bought ad time during the Super Bowl, the buzz within the industry … Read More

84 Lumber Suits Up for Super Bowl With Controversial Ad Buy

February 3, 2017

Keep an eye on your TV just before halftime of Sunday’s Super Bowl matchup between the Falcons and Patriots. That’s when 84 Lumber will air the following ad: This isn’t … Read More

Best Service, Best Value is R.P. Lumber’s Commitment

January 31, 2017

Forty years ago, Robert L. Plummer and his wife Donna were high school teachers in St. Louis, Mo. Always the entrepreneurial type, when Robert decided to leave teaching and open … Read More