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March 2016

Remodeler Q&A: Moisan Remodeling, Inc.

Bob Moisan - Owner/President Moisan Remodeling, Inc.| Dallas, TX Bob is owner and president of a Dallas-based full-service remodeling company focusing on mid-range and upper-end remodeling...

Deck Estimates: Part 1 – Gather The Right Information

When a customer comes in for an estimate on decking materials, they don’t realize that what they are asking for involves so much more...

Make a Plan then Make it Happen

“IT’S DIFFICULT TO HIT A TARGET YOU CANNOT SEE.”I first heard this statement from the late great Zig Ziglar, but it is equally applicable...

NLBMDA Prepares for 2016 Legislative Conference

On April 19, National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) members will be on Capitol Hill, in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers...

Strategy Z and Opportunity Lost

On a cold, blustery March day in a medium-sized Eastern city, my colleagues and I were running day two of our week-long deep-dive for...

HOT PRODUCTS: 2016 International Builders’ Show

On January 19-21, the LBM Journal editorial team explored the showfloor at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. Our quest: the latest/greatest products...

IN DEPTH: Lumber and Structural Panels

With housing starts growing in both single-family and multifamily categories, lumber suppliers are looking to advance their product lines beyond the commodity mindset to...

REAL ISSUES. REAL ANSWERS: LBM Consolidation: Good Or Bad?

This month’s question came from Rod MacKenzie of Green Building Resources, Atlanta, Georgia, who wrote: “Is the ongoing LBM consolidation good or bad for...

Growing Upscale: Associated Building Supply, Inc. builds on California luxury

In markets like the California coastline regions of San Francisco and San Diego, where new home builds are priced well into the millions, it...

TOUGH CALL: Conflicting Stories

Online Poll - Read the scenario below then place your vote at the bottom of the page. As a second-generation owner of your family’s lumberyard,...

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