Category : July 2016

PROFILE: Holmes Building Materials

August 4, 2016

When LBM dealers talk about expansion, often the conversation centers around buying out a nearby competitor or building a brand new store to add to an established chain of lumberyards. … Read More

Remodeler Q&A: Abe Degnan

July 27, 2016

Abe Degnan – President Degnan Design Builders, Inc. DeForest, Wisconsin Last year’s sales: $2.5 million (approx) Years in business: 35 Number of employees: 6 Specialty: Design-build remodeling projects, ranging from … Read More

LBM Dealer’s Guide to Pinterest

July 26, 2016

CURRENT SITUATION: Over the past couple of years you have helped more and more DIY customers who have come in with projects that they found on Pinterest. Recently, a customer … Read More

The Future of LBM Training (and the future is now): PART II

July 25, 2016

Click here to read part 1 of this article series. Several years ago, Mike Rowe was hired as a pitchman by Ford. Rowe was well known for his show, “Dirty … Read More

The Case for Consolidation: Two-Step Distribution

July 22, 2016

Builders have consolidated, dominating many of the major metros. This dynamic is one of the many reasons why LBM dealers have followed suit, consolidating at an extremely rapid pace over … Read More

How to Select a Contractor for Installed Deck Sales

July 21, 2016

If you want to get into installed deck sales by hiring a contractor to do the installs for you, then the best contractor you can get is likely already one … Read More


July 20, 2016

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall from Simpson Strong-Tie The Strong-Wall Wood Shearwall is a redesigned prefabricated … Read More

SPONSORED: 5 Ways To Increase Your Sales

July 18, 2016

Who doesn’t want more sales? At Weyerhaeuser Distribution, we have some solid, easy-to-embrace ways to increase your company’s sales starting today! “We’ve seen dealers substantially increase their company sales by … Read More

Inventory Shrinkage: What to Look for to Minimize Your Store’s Losses

Inventory shrinkage is alive and well among building supply businesses. Inventory shrink can usually be traced to two primary factors: 1.) Too few systems and procedures, or no one is … Read More

IN DEPTH: Siding

July 14, 2016

Homeowners are taking a closer look at their homes’ exteriors and realizing they can create a personalized look that reflects their own style. They are using a wider range of … Read More