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July 2019

Heidenreich

Product release schedules cause problems for dealers

While dealers are on the front lines selling products, the manufacturers and distributors are not in the same season as we are.

Affordable housing and GSE reform: Can Congress get anything done?

Over the past several years, Congress has tried to enact legislation to reform the federal housing finance system but has not been successful. In...
Real Issues. Real Answers. Expand or not

Real Issues. Real Answers. Expand or not?

In business, every time we make a decision, we take a risk. One of the biggest decisions a business owner can make is whether or not to add locations.
Bill Lee sales & operations - Everything is negotiable

Everything is negotiable

Our company had recently developed the first building supply industry-specific point of sale computer system. That's when I learned that everything is negotiable.

Subcontractor agreements: 20 things you should know

When acting as a GC, subs will no doubt be hired and a comprehensive subcontractor agreement should be signed. In some cases a “master” agreement can be signed with subs that are hired on a regular basis, eliminating the need for signing a new agreement on every job.
Jim Miller, Screw Products, Inc.

Five Questions With: Jim Miller, Screw Products, Inc.

Jim Miller is president and CEO, and self- proclaimed “Screwru” of Screw Products, Inc..
Atlantica Beach House Shake

Product Picks: July 2019

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here's our pick of the ones to watch.

Beware of the ladder shakers

As leaders, we have to be on the lookout for the perpetual ladder shakers because they are toxic to your company’s culture.

The problem with negotiation

“Why do people negotiate constantly with us, but would never expect to negotiate on the price of milk or a stick of butter at a grocery store?” The answer is easy: You tell them to!
Higginbotham Brothers

Higginbotham Brothers serves Texas for 138 years

There was a time when putting your money in Higginbotham Brothers Lumber was better than putting it in a bank.A ledger was saved from...

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