Category : Articles

Editor’s Note: Fresh perspectives

November 21, 2017

“You need to get out of the rat race. You need to get some big picture thinking going on.” That was Rufus Duncan, when asked why he attends the annual … Read More

Product Picks: 2017 Deck Expo and Remodeling Show Edition

November 20, 2017

Here are 25 of our editors’ top choices from the 2017 Deck Expo and Remodeling Show, held on October 26-27 in Nashville. MoistureShield® Vision™ Deck Line MoistureShield Vision decking is … Read More

Real Issues. Real Answers. Managing business peaks and valleys

November 15, 2017

The old saw, “You got to dance with them what brung you,” is a nice sentiment, but how valid is it in our business? More to the point, if your … Read More

Epicor announces LBM Customer Excellence Awards winners

Lumber and building materials dealers were recognized for technology innovation and fast implementation and deployment of an Epicor Software solution at Epicor’s Lumber & Building Materials User Conference 2017. The Customer … Read More

In Depth: Tech tools

November 14, 2017

With increasing adoption – and anytime access – software, apps, and other tech tools are boosting efficiencies for dealers across the country

Tough Call: The temptation of Paul

Your top sales rep has an aggressive job offer from a competitor. Do you attempt to match it and keep him on board, or let him go? You’ll never forget … Read More

How Zeeland Lumber uses data to accelerate growth

November 13, 2017

Zeeland Lumber: Measuring up

Award-winning projects from the 2017 NADRA Deck Awards

November 9, 2017

Each year, one of the most anticipated events among deck builders, dealers and manufacturers is the North American Deck and Railing Association’s (NADRA) recognition of outstanding deck, porch and outdoor … Read More

Brand Talk: Tips to keep your business safe from slip, trip and fall exposures

November 2, 2017

Despite what cartoons would have us believe, we all know it’s not just banana peels that lead to slips, trips and falls. In fact, slips, trips and falls are a … Read More

Brand Talk: Succeeding with windows

October 31, 2017

Art Steinhafel is president of Ply Gem Windows, a unit of Ply Gem Building Products (NYSE: PGEM). Prior to this role, he served as senior vice president of sales at … Read More