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NLBMDA: Continued Focus on Grassroots Advocacy

Active, involved dealer members make a real difference. BY: BEN GANN Any lobbyist will tell you there are three basic components to a successful advocacy program:...

PRODUCT PICKS: November/December 2014

Our picks from the 2014 Deck Expo and Remodeling Show. Composite Decking from Deckorators Deckorators premium composite decking aims to provide a durable, ultra low-maintenance deck...

PROFILE: Fostering Family Bonds

After 100 years, Woodson Lumber Company stands by its homegrown principles. BY: ALYSSA SAMSON In 1913, two brothers from Missouri started Woodson Lumber Company in Caldwell,...

REAL ISSUES REAL ANSWERS: Pro Discounts and Margin Pressures

Readers weigh in on maintaining acceptable margins while offering discounts to loyal pro clients. BY: RICK SCHUMACHERCrafting ways to accomplish contradictory goals is part of...

SELLING TO REMODELERS: Your Website as a Sales Tool

Online product pricing and availability could set you apart from your competition. BY: PATRICK BENTIVEGNA, CR, CRPMDuring the day, I—like most NARI members—am out in the...

SHOWROOM STRATEGIES: IllumiNation Window & Door Co.

An Interview with Anthony Cullotta, owner of IllumiNation Window & Door Co. Q: When did you add your Scottsdale, Ariz. showroom? A: Our 2,000-square foot showroom...

THE LUMBER MARKET: Rate Hikes and the Recovery

Will the Fed kill off the recovery when it takes its foot off the gas pedal? BY: LYNN O. MICHAELIS Probably no other issue has received more...

AWARD WINNERS: 2014 Award-Winning Decks

Top outdoor living projects nationwide, from NADRA’s 2014 National Deck Awards. Each year at its big event during DeckExpo, the North American Deck & Railing...

BILL LEE: Talent + Experience + Chemistry

Making TEC an integral part of your hiring process will drive your company forward. BY: BILL LEE There are three letters all owners and managers should...

K-­I Lumber & Building Materials Joins the US LBM Family

US LBM expands its presence in the Southern U.S. with a leading building products distributor in Kentucky and Southern Indiana Louisville, Kentucky – US LBM...

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