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Category : Editors Note

Fresh perspectives and hat tricks

August 10, 2018

A few weeks ago, my son’s first season of traveling soccer was nearing its end, and he had yet to score a goal. That’s okay unless, like my son, you’re … Read More

Editor’s Note: Leadership

July 9, 2018

By virtually any metric, it’s a very good time to be in the LBM industry. Builder confidence hit a very strong 70 in May (any number over 50 is positive), … Read More

Editor’s Note: To our stakeholders—Thank you

June 8, 2018

The first issue of LBM Journal was published in July 2003. So this issue marks the final issue of our 15th complete year. As an independently-owned company, with no shareholders … Read More

Editor’s Note: The law of attraction

May 9, 2018

In the 28 years that I’ve been immersed in this great industry, we’ve gone through booms, busts, and everything in between. Regardless of where we’re at in the cycle, we … Read More

Editor’s Note: Play your game

April 9, 2018

With a son who’s an avid hockey player and all-around sports kid, our household gravitates toward sports movies. Without a doubt, our favorite sports movie is “Miracle”—the true story of … 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

Editor’s Note: The LBM Community

February 8, 2018

“The LBM business isn’t like other industries…” That’s a common comment I hear when talking with someone with extensive business experience, but who has only recently joined our world. When … Read More

Editor’s Note: Three action items for 2018

January 4, 2018

As a new year gets up and running, there’s no shortage of predictions and forecasts for what’s in store for the residential construction industry in 2018. There will always be … Read More

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

Editor’s Note: The law of attraction

October 13, 2017

It often takes a situation to reach crisis status before we’re forced to find a solution. At this point, I think it’s safe to say that the residential construction industry—LBM … Read More