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Rick Schumacher is the editor and publisher of LBM Journal, and has more than 25 years experience covering the industry. Rick@LBMJournal.com

Tough Call: Risk vs. Reward

A builder wants you to expand his credit so he can aggressively grow his business during this crisis. What would you do? 
Rick Schumacher

Stronger together

If you’re reading this, you’re a member of an industry that’s a cornerstone of every city and town in the U.S. It’s not just an industry...it’s a community.
Rick Schumacher

To members of the LBM community

Working together, we will survive this, and we’ll be here tomorrow to help the people in our markets move forward with their lives.
Rick Schumacher

Playing the bounce

In sports, in life, and in business, there’s no shortage of opportunities that come our way.
Tough Call Showrooming

Tough Call: The Showroom Challenge

More customers are getting a feel for products in your showroom, then looking up the price on their phones and leaving. What would you do?
Tough Call

Tough Call: ‘Hey, I’m the customer’

Vendor consolidation has taken you from valued client to just another number. What would you do?
Rick Schumacher

Off and running

In my view, today’s realities represent very real opportunities for everyone in the LBM industry. The question is, are you and your team prepared to meet the challenges that these opportunities represent?
Rick Schumacher

The Roaring Twenties, v.2

Here’s to working together throughout the Roaring Twenties, v.2, to build your sales, your business and your brand.
Copyright

Tough Call: The copyright conundrum

A photo that inadvertently made it onto your website has turned into a choice between a $3,000 payoff or a copyright lawsuit. What would you do?

Tough Call: The poaching problem

A big builder customer has poached two of your top people to work for him. What would you do?

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