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VERSATEX Welcomes NEW Vice President and CFO Evan Kaffenes

New officer will take charge of the accounting and treasury functions PITTSBURGH — VERSATEX Building Products, LLC, announced today the appointment of Evan M. Kaffenes,...

ECi Acquires Spruce Computer Systems

Combined resources will broaden ability to better serve independent LBMH dealers Fort Worth, TX— ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions,...

Do it Best Corp. Launches New Consumer Website

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA – Do it Best Corp. launched a new consumer website designed to provide an optimized online shopping experience for customers and...

Current Conditions Reflect Lower Growth Rates in Remodeling Industry

NARI reports outlook for business in first three months of 2015 improves Des Plaines, Illinois— The National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s (NARI) released its...

ASK THE EXPERT: Vendors Behaving Badly

This new column by a seasoned industry veteran features thoughtful answers to tough reader questions. BY: SCOTT HARTMANN Dear Mad,  Know that this type of bad behavior from...

BOB HEIDENREICH: Combating Showrooming

Strategies and tactics to help avoid losing sales to online competitors. Technology has become a way of life. Long gone are the days where, if...

BEHIND YOUR BACK: A Buyer’s (Unfiltered) Perspective

New column with tell-it-like-it-is insights from the viewpoint of a major homebuilder’s former buyer. BY: BRADLEY HARTMANNWorking in the Purchasing Department at a national homebuilder is...

SELLING TO REMODELERS: Building Relationships

An award-winning Wisconsin remodeler talks about growing your sales with current customers. BY: PHIL R. SIMONMy family has been in the homebuilding and remodeling business for...

BILL LEE: Time to Evaluate All Sales Prospects

Those who don’t meet the criteria you’ve established need to be pruned. BY: BILL LEE Only salespeople who continuously prospect for new business are in control of...

REAL ISSUES. REAL ANSWERS: Planning Your Company’s Future

Hundreds of readers weigh in on this discussion of company transitions and succession plans. BY: RICK SCHUMACHERConsidering how few companies survive the transition from generation...

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