Building Product Retailers Alliance (BPRA), a coalition of LBM trade groups, and Schaffer Associates, an executive recruitment and human resources firm, have formed a partnership to help BPRA members recruit new staff members to replace those lost during the housing bust.
“In talking with our members, their primary concerns are having the financial and staffing resources to handle an increase in business,” said Larry Adams, president of the Southern Building Material Association. “The [BPRA] executive committee has spent hours discussing how our regional and state trade associations can help their members satisfy these needs. One of our decisions was to leverage the aggregated membership of seven associations to the benefit of the individual member. Carrying forward this decision, we have endorsed Schaffer Associates to help our members recruit outstanding employees.”
Located in Charlotte, N.C., Schaffer Associates specializes in building human resource infrastructure through acquisition, retention and development. Chairman Jim Schaffer has more than 40 years of experience in the building supply channel.
The BPRA consists of the Construction Suppliers Association, Florida Building Material Association, Illinois Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, Kentucky Building Material Association, Northwestern Lumber Association, Southern Building Material Association and the Western Building Material Association. Their mission is to help companies doing business in the building supply channel develop services and products that make them more effective, efficient and less prone to liability.