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James Anderson is Senior Editor at LBM Journal. He can be reached at James@LBMJournal.com or 612.888.5265.
TK Building Supply

Dealer of the Year: TK Building Supply

LBM Journal's 2022 Dealer of the Year Awards, sponsored by Epicor, recognize four LBM companies of different sizes that epitomize the entrepreneurial spirit. By...
Rikka Brandon Recruit + Retain podcast

Recruit + Retain podcast: Dave Davis, Spahn & Rose | Ep. 11

In this episode, Rikka chats with Dave Davis, president and CEO at Spahn & Rose, a 2022 LBM Journal Dealer of the Year award recipient.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Culture, strategy, breakfast, and more

A commonly quoted phrase in the business world is attributed to management guru Peter Drucker, who said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”
Capital Lumber

Dealer of the Year: Capital Lumber Company

Butch Heimsoth uses just four words to describe how he and Capital Lumber in Cheyenne, Wyoming came to be named an LBM Journal Dealer of the Year: Take care of customers.
From the Editor James Anderson Great Place to Work

Drawing younger staff to the LBM industry

If you're a regular reader of Russ Kathrein’s columns in this magazine, then no doubt you’ve come across a few “Russ-isms.”
LBM Sales podcast

Ellice Herman & Rick Davis | The LBM Sales Podcast | Sponsored by DMSi...

In this episode, Rick is joined by Ellice Herman, his company's Director of Important Stuff. Listen in as they discuss interoffice communication, company culture, good and bad bosses, lessons in prospecting, and more.
Rikka Brandon Recruit + Retain podcast

Recruit + Retain podcast: How Joe Misiti recruits for American Builders Supply

In this episode, Rikka is chats with Joe Misiti, staffing coordinator at American Builders Supply in Florida. Listen in as they discuss school visits, talent funnels, and more.
RAKS Building Supply

Dealer of the Year: RAKS Building Supply

A company isn’t selected as an LBM Journal Dealer of the Year just because it has its own hot air balloon. Nor does a lumberyard have to serve as the setting for an episode of the hit TV show Breaking Bad to receive recognition.
Rikka Brandon Recruit + Retain podcast

Recruit + Retain podcast: Direct recruiting with Jen Mahaffy, Medallion Industries

Rikka is joined by Jen Mahaffy, talent acquisition specialist at Medallion Industries, a window, door, and millwork distributor in Portland, Oregon. Listen in as they discuss direct recruiting on Indeed and LinkedIn.
LBM Sales podcast

Sara Canaday, Leadership Strategist, Speaker, and Author | The LBM Sales Podcast...

In this episode, Rick is joined by Sara Canaday—leadership strategist, speaker, and author. Listen in as they discuss workplace mental health, what leaders can learn from Showtime's "Billions," and more. Thanks to our sponsor, DMSi.

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