December 11, 2014

NLBMDA lumberyard operators answer questions on the future, service and current challenges.

October 31, 2014

J.D. Saunders of Economy Lumber officially stepped into his new role as chair of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, accompanied by a strong supporting cast of pro dealers that forms the association’s volunteer leadership.

January 16, 2014

The National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association released its national legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2014. 

The 2014 National Policy Agenda brings focus to the common interests of the industry and includes policy goals to revitalize our nation's housing and building industry.

October 24, 2013

Outgoing NLBMDA chairman Chuck Bankston took some time at the open of the ProDealer Industry Summit to formally pass the gavel to Chris Yenrick, who will replace him as chair in 2014.

"I hope I won't have to use this too much," quipped Yenrick as he accepted the gavel from Bankston.

Yenrick, who is president of Smith Phillips Building Supply in Winston-Salem, N.C., stressed the importance of succession planning, grassroots activism and pulling younger generations into the aging industry.

September 10, 2013

You’ve heard of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” But how about Smith Phillips Building Supply goes to Raleigh?

Here’s the story.

Chris Yenrick, president of Smith Phillips in Winston-Salem, N.C., was skimming through an obscure, state-government newsletter one day when he stumbled upon some disturbing news. North Carolina was about to hit pro dealers with some costly regulation.

And Carolina dealers weren’t even warned.

March 15, 2011

Washington, D.C. -- Chris Yenrick of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Smith Phillips Building Supply was honored Tuesday as the "Grassroots Dealer of the Year."

The award from the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) recognized Yenrick for his participation in legislative matters. The presentation was made Tuesday morning here in Washington, D.C., during the NLBMDA Legislative Conference.