Category : July/August 2014

PRODUCT PICKS: July/August 2014

August 21, 2014

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch for July/August 2014.

BOB HEIDENREICH: Deck Math II

August 5, 2014

Three easy math tricks to make deck estimating easier.

BILL LEE: Not All Employee Turnover Is Bad

When is it the right time to initiate personnel changes?

THE LUMBER MARKET: Rental Housing Facts

August 4, 2014

A thoughtful analysis of the trends driving multi-family construction.

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: Hamilton Building Supply

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

NLBMDA: Focus On Expired Tax Incentives

Focus On Expired Tax Incentives.

JOHN D. WAGNER: What Are Green Remodelers Buying?

Efficient windows top the list, followed by HVAC systems, and Energy Star appliances.

BEHIND THE NUMBERS: Now I Understand…

The wisdom of making a plan – then knowing when to change it.

DEALER PROFILE: Leave the Light On

August 1, 2014

After 37 years, Friedman’s Home Improvement returns to Petaluma – stronger than ever.

TOUGH CALL: Experience Vs. Future

July 1, 2014

You’d like to promote a rising star, but that would displace a capable long-time family friend. What would you do?