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January 2018

Remodeler Q&A: Leo W. Lantz

Leo W. Lantz, CR, CKBR, UDCP, CGR, CAPS Leo Lantz Construction, Inc.Leo Lantz Construction is a national award-winning contractor company based in Glen Allen, Va....
Midwest Lumber

Brand Talk: Spruce keeps company strong and profitable as it grows

Midwest Lumber & Supply shares their success story: By SpruceWhen it comes to supporting growth-oriented lumber yards and hardware stores, nobody does it better...

Signs your job ad stinks—and how to make it better

Job ads have been a staple for as long as companies have existed. It started with hanging a sign in the window (“Inquire Within”),...

Winter is a good time for vendor reviews

It seems that the only time you notice major issues with a vendor is when you’re just too busy to deal with it. That’s...

Canada begins appealing duties in softwood lumber dispute

Tensions continue to escalate in the softwood lumber dispute between the United States and Canada following actions taken by the two countries in November...

The (irksome) due diligence process

The excitement of receiving a letter of intent (LOI) for your business is something everyone selling their business looks forward to. The LOI maps...

How to create a better culture by cutting ties

Culture. It’s a buzzword that we hear all the time, and yet it means something different to everyone. The talking heads in business spend...

Breathing too much of your own exhaust?

Regardless of how successful you believe your company may be, your place of business is most likely not the most innovative building supply business...
Erin Plummer

Culture makes the difference: Attracting, recruiting and retaining employees at a best place to...

Last fall I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Hancock Lumber and share some of our “secrets” at the LBM Strategies...
Ralph Bruno

Five Questions With: Ralph Bruno, Derby Building Products

Ralph Bruno was recently named CEO of Derby Building Products (formerly Novik, Inc.), which manufactures Tando and Novik brands. Bruno is responsible for providing...

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