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In recognition of “outstanding performance in the building-products marketplace,” VERSATEX Building Products, LLC, has announced its VERSATEXcellence Award winners for 2023. 

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“We’ve had the pleasure of honoring the achievements of our valued customers—and top performing sales personnel—in the U.S. and Canada for 17 years,” said VERSATEX sales VP Rick Kapres, who hosted the virtual awards ceremony on Dec. 22. 

Kapres presented the awards via Facebook, and later noted that each year he is not only impressed, but humbled by the talent and determination exhibited by his industry colleagues. Online coverage appears on the VERSATEX Building Products Facebook page. [] This year’s recipients include a total of 13 total companies from the US and Canada.; one wholesale distributor; and three members of the VERSATEX sales team.

National Awards

• Dixie Plywood & Lumber Co., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.: Wholesale Distributor of the Year

• Décor Innovations Ontario, Canada: Fabricator/OEM of the Year

• Fitzgerald & Kriso Exterior Contracting, Spring Lake, N.J.: Premier Builder of the Year

• Riverhead Building Supply, Riverhead, N.Y.: National Stocking Dealer of the Year

Regional Dealers 

• Tamarack Lumber Inc., Burlington, Ontario, Canada: North-Central Region

• Wilson’s Lumber, New Wilmington, Pa.: Mid-East Region

• 84 Lumber, Cape May, N.J.: Eastern Region

• 84 Lumber, White Plains, Md.: Mid-Atlantic Region

• Lansing Building Products, Earth City, Mo.: Mid-Western Region 

• Lumber One, Avon, Mn.: Western Region

• Special Wood Lumber Remanufacturing, Wilmington, N.C.: South-Eastern Region

• Island Home Center & Lumber, Homes Beach, Fl.: Florida Region

• Gulf Coast Building Supply, Robertsdale, A..: Gulf States Region

Wholesale Distributor 

• Scott Bartley, Atlantic Forest Products, Baltimore, Md.

• Other finalists: Richard Byerley, Falls City Lumber, Louisville, Ky. – Grant Hopkins, BlueLinx, Minneapolis, Mn.

Top Sales Performers

• Jeff Dahdah, Florida Region: Territory/Regional Sales Manager of the Year

• Craig Dawson, Ontario, Canada Region: Area Sales Manager of the Year

• Charley McAuley, South Florida Region: Market Development Specialist of the Year