DEALER PROFILE: Mawson Lumber of Colorado

“At the site, we’ll never just dump the whole order. We deliver it in a progression, depending on what they need that day—floors, windows. We have 11 vehicles (and don’t charge for delivery), and we can spot loads where no one else can”

Versatex Enlists Instagram Influencer

Brendan O’Sullivan of Keystone Home Remodeling, Norristown, Pa., has become the first online representative of the new Versatex Brand Ambassador Program.

Distributor Purchases Endeck

The purchase includes all tooling, embossing equipment, proprietary formulations, testing, certifications, trademarks, literature, and inventory.

The Good Times Are Here Again – Although Big Challenges Remain

A Special Series from North American Wholesale Lumber Association

Patrick Acquires Nickell Moulding

The deal included the acquisition of accounts receivable, inventory, machinery and equipment, and was funded under the company’s existing credit facility.

Happy New Year

We wish you a New Year filled with health, happiness, and success

Nebraska’s SA Foster Lumber Finds New Owners for Yards 

With the owners ready to retire, S.A. Foster Lumber, Lincoln, Ne., decided early last year to sell off its six Foster Do it Centers in Nebraska and liquidate any it couldn’t find a buyer for.

Kodiak Acquires ABS 

Kodiak Building Partners, Denver, Co., has purchased 10-unit American Builders Supply, Sanford, Fl., from New York-based private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC.

Big Growth Coming for Busy Beaver 

Busy Beaver, Pittsburgh, Pa., will open five new home improvement centers throughout the tri-state region in 2018.

Happy Holidays

Wishing you a joyous holiday season with peace & cheer!

Iowa Lumber Dealer Goes Big

Founded in 1920, the business is operated by Bob Leavitt, representing the fourth generation of the family’s ownership.

Weyerhaeuser Boosts Homasote Distribution

Weyerhaeuser Distribution has expanded its offering of Homasote 440 SoundBarrier panels to its distribution centers in Denver, Co.;  Dallas and Houston, Tx.; and Tacoma, Wa.

5 Must-Follow Stocking and Merchandising Tips

Displaying pallets of bulky products, like concrete mix, in front of your store can help make sure they’re not overlooked. 

BPI Expands to Wisconsin

Building Products Inc. will open a new distribution branch in Watertown, Wi., during the first quarter of 2018

DEALER PROFILE: Kruse Lumber of Minnesota

“Kruse Kru,” headed by owner Brian Hodge (fifth from left), has always been service-driven.

Buikema’s Ace Loses Leader

C. Jay Buikema, 78, longtime CEO of seven-unit Buikema’s Ace Hardware, Naperville, Il., died Dec. 6.