Category : Articles

What does “professional” mean in your organization?

March 12, 2018

Is “professionalism” something that is in the eye of the beholder or are there basics that all professionally managed organizations have in common? I believe most owners and managers would … Read More

Brand Talk: Is your lumber business concerned about safety or high operating costs?

March 9, 2018

How Sanford & Hawley Solved Their Business Challenges with Technology and Received Unexpected ROI. Sanford & Hawley, a lumber and building supply company, is the oldest business in Farmington, CT, … Read More

Federal tax code changes raise questions for businesses

March 8, 2018

President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cut and Jobs Act into law on December 22, delivering on a campaign promise and making major changes to the federal tax code for … Read More

Lean and agile wins the race

March 7, 2018

As I write this, the 2018 Winter Olympics are in the record books. Watching the highlights, I was struck with how often the difference between Silver and Gold came down … Read More

Real Issues. Real Answers. Cell phones at work

March 6, 2018

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend has definitely reached the LBM world. With the vast majority of Americans owning cell phones (95%, according to the Pew Research Center), and … Read More

In Depth: Lumber and structural panels

March 5, 2018

Specialty products help dealers and builders solve jobsite, code, and labor challenges. Wood panels and dimension lumber may seem like everyday items in most lumberyards, but thanks to innovations from … Read More

Tough Call: The velocity of change

March 2, 2018

As a third-generation owner/CEO of a LBM business, you may not have been born with a silver spoon in your mouth, but you definitely have an opportunity to continue building … Read More

Hot Products from the 2018 International Builders’ Show

March 1, 2018

There’s no better place to see the latest, greatest building products than at the annual International Builders’ Show. This year’s show, held January 9-11 in Orlando, featured more than 580,000 … Read More

Remodeler Q&A: Christine Balsan

February 27, 2018

Q: What do you wish LBM suppliers understood about your business? A: For a residential, design/build remodeling company, it is so important for us to keep our projects on schedule. … Read More

How to use Facebook to strengthen business and community relationships

A business is only as strong the community in which it operates, and any time a company can use its skills and resources to help elevate other businesses in the … Read More