Category : June 2017

Digital Case Studies: Grand Banks Building Products

June 23, 2017

Q: What is your monthly social media marketing budget? How does it differ between platforms? A: We don’t have a set budget. Depending on the time of year or month … Read More

NLBMDA Congress and White House Tackle Regulatory Reform

June 22, 2017

Bemoaning regulatory overreach during the Obama administration, congressional Republicans and the Trump administration have worked quickly to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens on businesses. President Trump has also issued a series … Read More

Remodeler Q&A: Jon Domers

June 21, 2017

Q: What do you wish LBM suppliers understood about your business? A: One thing that I try to stress to all of my trade partners, vendors and suppliers is that … Read More

How Storytelling Can Help Our Industry

June 20, 2017

I was returning from a trip, visiting LBM customers in Ohio. It was late and the 900-mile road trip had me ready for the weekend. Pulling in to home, the … Read More

How Much Cash Should You Leave in Your Business Upon Sale?

June 19, 2017

In every acquisition that we have put together, there is one common question that the sellers ask as the deal moves toward closing: How much cash will I be required … Read More

The Importance of Establishing Customer Expectations

June 16, 2017

Most anyone sho was trained in this business was taught at one point or another that, “the customer is always right.” Can’t you just hear it now, one of your … Read More

Product Picks: June 2017

June 15, 2017

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch. Coeur d’Alene Wood Xcelerated Interiors Coeur d’Alene Wood has introduced Xcelerated Interiors. It is … Read More

Tough Call: Thrown Under the Bus

June 14, 2017

A builder struggling to complete projects on time is blaming you and your team for the delays—though he knows it’s not true. What would you do? There’s a lot to … Read More

Do What You Do Best and Delegate the Rest

Business owners and managers alike are busier than ever these days. As their businesses grow and become more complex, they find that they don’t have the time to be all … Read More

Editor’s Note: The Time is Now

No question about it: change is scary. It’s also a primary element of reality, so we’d better get used to it. Beyond merely accepting change, I’m convinced that we and … Read More