The Solution to Hiring and Retaining Good People

As the housing market continues to improve the economy, there is one common obstacle that we hear about from LBM dealers: Getting quality employees and keeping them. At LBM LBM-Strategies-InterstitialJournal‘s upcoming LBM Strategies Conference we’ve assembled several savvy dealers with proven solutions to this recurring problem.

The solution begins in the form of two information-packed sessions on how LBM dealers who have each earned spots on Best Place to Work lists in their respective states. First, Joel Fleishmann of Drexel Building Supply will share strategies that have put his company on Best Places to Work lists in Wisconsin, as well as Inc. Magazine‘s Fastest Growing Companies list for multiple years. Next, Jessica Scerri of Golden State Lumber will share strategies that have led to a company culture that attracts good people—then brings out their best, earning her company a “Best Place to Work” in the competitive San Francisco Bay area.

Along with specific strategies from two successful dealers, the LBM Strategies Conference also features a panel discussion offering real world strategies that will enable you to attract, hire and retain the next generation of employees. There’s a myth making the rounds in our industry that says the LBM business just isn’t “sexy” enough to attract Millennials. The members of this panel—Wendy Whiteash, SVP of Culture at US LBM and Caitlin Stoll, Happy People Department Leader at Drexel Building Supply—will put that myth to rest and share how their companies get the next generation of industry pros onboard and plugged-in.

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Register now for LBM Strategies Conference and save $100 by entering the promo code SOLUTION. If you have questions about the conference, feel free to contact LBM Journal Publisher and Editor Rick Schumacher at 952.892.7793 or