Industry News



Spring Cleaning for Your HR Closet

“Spring” invokes thoughts of cleaning and refreshing. Given the changes over the last two years, this should apply not only to your windows and closets, but to your HR practices as well.

Olsen on Sales: Sales Mistakes

I listen to thousands of sales calls every year, and here are some of the subtle and not-so-subtle sales mistakes.

Nation’s Best Acquires Florida Chain

Nation’s Best, Dallas, Tx., has added Sparr Building & Farm Supply in central Florida to its family of businesses. 

Tips for Selling Exterior Trim

Trim is the finishing touch on the home exterior—while seemingly subtle, it can often make or break the façade’s overall aesthetic. But with so many options available, how can dealers help their customers, pros and consumers alike, find the ideal fit for their project? Here are a few strategies to consider.

Waters Acquires 7-Unit Nuts & Bolts

As part of an aggressive growth strategy, Waters Hardware recently closed on the purchase of the seven-store Nuts & Bolts hardware store chain serving Missouri and Kansas.

Designing Decks from the Inside Out

Today’s homeowners desire outdoor living spaces that are not only beautiful and low-maintenance but function as an extension of their homes.

Bliffert Lumber Powers Up with Solar

Bliffert Lumber & Hardware recently partnered with Arch Solar to install a solar array at its Chambers Street branch in Milwaukee, Wi.

Hardwoods Shows Off New Look

Hardwoods Specialty Products has unveiled a new logo/brand identity as well as an innovative new website.

Red-Hot Remodeling Growth to Ease in 2023

Expenditures for improvements and repairs to the owner-occupied housing stock are expected to grow throughout 2022 and into early next year, but at a decelerating pace, according to the most recent Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.