Category : February 2018

Remodeler Q&A: Christine Balsan

February 27, 2018

Q: What do you wish LBM suppliers understood about your business? A: For a residential, design/build remodeling company, it is so important for us to keep our projects on schedule. … Read More

How to use Facebook to strengthen business and community relationships

A business is only as strong the community in which it operates, and any time a company can use its skills and resources to help elevate other businesses in the … Read More

Should you consider an asset sale or stock sale?

February 22, 2018

One common question that comes up as a deal moves toward a closing is whether the sale should be an asset sale or a stock sale. A couple quick points … Read More

How to use social media to recruit top talent

February 21, 2018

Social media doesn’t just have to be about oversharing vacation pictures or even publicizing an upcoming event at your business. It also offers us new ways to connect and new … Read More

Exclusivity and buybacks are keys to winter buy deals

February 20, 2018

As dealers are working on winter buys, it’s important to keep in mind that the lowest price from a manufacturer doesn’t always equal the highest profit potential for your lumberyard. … Read More

Five best practices to minimize financial risk and maximize customer relationships

February 19, 2018

If you’ve ever chosen not to file a lien or claim against a bond because you were afraid of losing or offending a customer, you’re not alone. These are common … Read More

Brand Talk: What you can do right now to fight cyber attacks

February 16, 2018

Like water forcing its way through small cracks to flood a house, cyber criminals depend on small vulnerabilities to steal data, hold computers hostage and expose sensitive information. This reality—combined … Read More

Guidelines for incentive compensation in 2018

February 14, 2018

There is no topic I receive more calls about than that of incentive compensation. Here are just a few examples of questions that lead to these calls: • How do … 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

Product Picks: February 2018

February 7, 2018

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. Simpson Strong-Tie Fire Wall Hanger The Simpson Strong-Tie DGH fire wall hanger can now … Read More