Industry News



Olsen on Sales: Connecting with Customers

IN MOST CASES, all else being equal, and even when they aren’t equal, customers will buy from the salesperson they get along with best.

Kodiak Closes on Gypsum Supplier

Kodiak Building Partners, Highlands Ranch, Co., has completed its acquisition of Denver, Co.-based Western Interior Supply.

Washington Lumberyard Stays in the Family

Westside Building Supply, Lynden, Wa., has transferred ownership of the company to the next generation of their family.

Weston Acquires Georgia’s ILS

Weston Forest, Ontario, Canada-based distributor and remanufacturer, has acquired Industrial Lumber Sales (ILS), Moultrie, Ga.

SBSI Buys Alabama Dealer Buettner

Building Industry Partners platform Southeast Building Supply Interests has acquired Buettner Brothers Lumber Co., Cullman, Al.

Panda Now Offering Imported Steel Windows/Doors

Panda Windows & Doors, North Las Vegas, Nv., a leading US window and door manufacturer known for creating some of the largest aluminum systems in the industry, is partnering with Tuval Minimal of Israel to bring its custom steel windows and doors to the North American market.


Kempsville Building Materials opened a larger facility with 120,000-sq. ft. warehouse on 18 acres in Henrico, Va., replacing two smaller Richmond area locations.

SRS Buys Bay Area Roofing Distributor

SRS Distribution has acquired De Bel Roofing Supply, a leading distributor of residential and commercial roofing and other related products with two locations north of the San Francisco Bay area. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Strategies for Selling Housewrap & Flashing

THE RESIDENTIAL building envelope is a system of parts, with each element impacting the performance of the other.