Category : Business Insights

Service as a Differentiator

11 months ago

Lumberyards account for the largest share of overall LBM distribution industry revenue with $45 billion, or roughly 30% of the total in 2014. As home building accelerated in 2014, 46% … Read More

Beat the Box Stores at Decking

1 year ago

Over the years, decking and railing has been a steady performer in the repair and remodel segment. Homeowner desire for outdoor living topped the list of exterior home improvement projects … Read More


1 year ago

Win the Contractor, Win the Market Contractors exert a powerful influence on product choice across nearly all building products segments, and are successful at convincing their homeowner customers to switch … Read More

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Siding and the Remodeling Market

1 year ago

Residential siding is arguably a fashion-driven industry, led by large product manufacturers selling curb appeal and home distinction to the homeowner. Pull-through marketing initiatives focused on the look of wood … Read More

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Roofing Demand On An Upward Slope

1 year ago

Residential roofing was a challenging market for the entire supply chain last year as market demand and dealer sell through was lower than expected. Industry shipments were further impacted by … Read More

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: The Power of Brand in Residential Windows

1 year ago

Lumberyards and specialty dealers control the largest portion of the residential windows and patio doors market. Together, they sold 28.5 million units

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: The Decking Opportunity

2 years ago

Insights and suggestions on building your share of this growing market.

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Sell Systems, Not Products

2 years ago

When a wall is worth more than the sum of its parts…

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Brand Loyalty in Siding and Trim Selection

2 years ago

But don’t forget the customer experience.

BUSINESS INSIGHTS: Codes Create Insulation Opportunities

2 years ago

More progressive suppliers and distributors/dealers are working to stay at the leading edge of building market trends, which can lead to not only how product is installed but also how … Read More