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Category : Editors Note

Editor’s Note: Hearing voices

October 10, 2018

Just back in the office after the LBM Strategies Conference 2018, there is so much that I want to share—but I’ve managed to pare it down to just two thoughts … Read More

Editor’s Note: Never stop learning

September 7, 2018

A lot has changed since I joined this industry back in 1990. Back then, it was estimated that there were more than 6,000 separate LBM companies, many of which had … Read More

Editor’s 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