Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: The LBM Community

“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...

Editor’s Note: Three action items for 2018

As a new year gets up and running, there’s no shortage of predictions and forecasts for what’s in store for the residential construction industry...

Editor’s Note: Fresh perspectives

“You need to get out of the rat race. You need to get some big picture thinking going on.” That was Rufus Duncan, when...

Editor’s Note: The law of attraction

It often takes a situation to reach crisis status before we’re forced to find a solution. At this point, I think it’s safe to...

Editor’s Note: Run your race

Ben Franklin famously said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” For those who make their living...

Editor’s Note: Knowledge as a Service

“I don't make mistakes.” That’s what my 9-year-old son insisted as I drove him to camp yesterday. He was frustrated that his coach didn’t...

Editor’s Note: Desperately Seeking Good People

When I first joined the LBM industry back in 1990, the major threat was the explosion of big box stores—and the prematurely projected demise...

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...

Editor’s Note: Lessons Learned

Our third-grade son begins each month with an ever-larger reading assignment. This month, the goal was 222 pages. For a sports-and-Nerfgun obsessed kid, let’s...

Editor’s Note: True Stories

Yesterday, I stopped by the local trophy shop to see about getting a part for my son’s soccer trophy. The tiny “showroom,” if you...

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