Category : March 2016

Remodeler Q&A: Moisan Remodeling, Inc.

March 21, 2016

Bob Moisan – Owner/President Moisan Remodeling, Inc.| Dallas, TX Bob is owner and president of a Dallas-based full-service remodeling company focusing on mid-range and upper-end remodeling products. Moisan Remodeling also … Read More

Deck Estimates: Part 1 – Gather The Right Information

March 15, 2016

When a customer comes in for an estimate on decking materials, they don’t realize that what they are asking for involves so much more than a lumber dealer adding up … Read More

NLBMDA Prepares for 2016 Legislative Conference

March 14, 2016

On April 19, National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) members will be on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers and highlight the issues affecting dealers. … Read More

Make a Plan then Make it Happen

“IT’S DIFFICULT TO HIT A TARGET YOU CANNOT SEE.” I first heard this statement from the late great Zig Ziglar, but it is equally applicable today. One would think that … Read More

Strategy Z and Opportunity Lost

March 11, 2016

On a cold, blustery March day in a medium-sized Eastern city, my colleagues and I were running day two of our week-long deep-dive for homebuilders into waste eradication we call … Read More

HOT PRODUCTS: 2016 International Builders’ Show

March 10, 2016

On January 19-21, the LBM Journal editorial team explored the showfloor at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. Our quest: the latest/greatest products and services for the new housing … Read More

IN DEPTH: Lumber and Structural Panels

March 8, 2016

With housing starts growing in both single-family and multifamily categories, lumber suppliers are looking to advance their product lines beyond the commodity mindset to help builders resolve more challenges. They … Read More

REAL ISSUES. REAL ANSWERS: LBM Consolidation: Good Or Bad?

March 7, 2016

This month’s question came from Rod MacKenzie of Green Building Resources, Atlanta, Georgia, who wrote: “Is the ongoing LBM consolidation good or bad for smaller dealers?” Great question for discussion … Read More

Growing Upscale: Associated Building Supply, Inc. builds on California luxury

March 2, 2016

In markets like the California coastline regions of San Francisco and San Diego, where new home builds are priced well into the millions, it pays to be an expert in … Read More

TOUGH CALL: Conflicting Stories

March 1, 2016

Online Poll – Read the scenario below then place your vote at the bottom of the page. As a second-generation owner of your family’s lumberyard, you couldn’t be more proud … Read More