May 4, 2015

The Marvin Companies has scooped up the assets of Denver-based TruStile Doors, LLC, a supplier of made-to-order architectural stile and rail doors.

April 29, 2015

Chesterfield, Missouri-based MiTek Industries takes on a specialist it workflow process management. 

February 4, 2015

As True Value dealers descend on Dallas for the Spring Reunion, the company's "Strategy in Action" is described in the current issue of HBSDealer.

January 5, 2015

The Evergreen Marketing Group, based in Farmers Branch, Texas, announced the addition of one new member and three new preferred suppliers.

Tool & Anchor Supply, based in Denver, joined the group as a new member. Tool & Anchor also has a location in Greeley. 

Evergreen is a cooperative made up of 70 distributors in the construction and industrial supply business.

December 17, 2014

KB Home has opened its latest Design Studio in Centennial, Colorado, giving Denver-area homebuyers the opportunity to shop for home features in a retail-like setting.

December 9, 2014

Snavely Forest Products announced Bryan Craig has been promoted to general manager of the Snavely Forest Denver Operation. 

Craig has been with Snavely since 2002. His responsibilities have included operations manager and assistant general manager. He brings more than 22 years of both retail and wholesale experience in the building products industry. 

Craig is replacing Mark Spargo who has since assumed the responsibilities as a National Accounts Manager. 

November 14, 2014

Phoenix, Arizona-based building products distributor Capital Lumber is expanding its Denver and Salt Lake City facilities to make room for expanded product lines.

The Denver location will get 3,000 additional sq. ft. of covered storage in the form of a new cantileve-rack-supported shed.

Meanwhile, Capital is converting its warehouse in Salt Lake City to narrow isle racking for an added 720 pallet positions and 12,120 lineal feet of cantilever racking.

Capital was founded in 1948 and currently maintains eight regional distribution facilities focused in the West.

November 4, 2014

Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners is merging the assets and operations of Dacono, Colorado-based SteelStar with Barton Supply, located in Aurora, Colorado.

The alliance will enhance the combined company’s ability to serve the growing Colorado market, the companies said. 

October 22, 2014

Commerce City, Colorado – A new Ace Hardware store opened here in this fast-growing Denver suburb, where the closest big box is about 10 miles away.

Inside the new Ace Hardware at Reunion (named for the neighboring housing development), the 9,000 sq.-ft. store displays three key elements to the modern Ace strategy  -- the new Paint Studio, a heavily emphasis on Craftsman, and a centrally locacted, all-purpose information desk known as the “Helpful Hub.”

October 20, 2014

DENVER — Some 4,000 people filed into the Bellco Theatre in Denver to hear the latest on True Value’s much-anticipated unveiling of its strategic plan.

As we settled into our seats, a stringed instrument quartet pounded out the heart-throbbing chords of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir. About two hours later, president and CEO John Hartmann was driving across the stage on a dirt bike. An uninvited fire alarm interfered with his closing remarks, but the point was made: engagement, growth, efficiency — three pillars of a new True Value.

October 16, 2014

As part of a broad strategic plan, True Value unveiled a new approach to merchandising and pricing during the Chicago-based co-op’s General Session in Denver.

One takeaway: expect fewer opening price points in the True Value assortments. “No one makes money on opening-price-point product,” said Ken Goodgame, True Value’s senior VP and chief merchandise officer.

October 13, 2014

Denver -- Though many of the usual suspects were on-hand at the 2014 True Value Fall Reunion, more than one of the show floor's sizzling merchandise developments took place among the grills.

Relatively new to the hardware scene is Traeger Grills, a line of sleek wood pellet grills that now feature a Digital Pro Controller with dual meat probes, a removable grill shelf and EZ-Fold legs for added portability.

The grills can also double as convection ovens, opening the door to all kinds of possibilities that include hickory-smoked chocolate chip cookies.

October 12, 2014

 

Denver – True Value unveiled big plans for its advertising in 2015. In President and CEO John Hartmann's words, "the changes will be transformational, and I mean like we haven't advertised in over a decade."

Hartmann left it up to SVP & Chief Customer Officer Blake Fohl and SVP & Chief Merchandise Officer Ken Goodgame to deliver the news of an expanded national TV branding campaign. They described a national television program with ten times more spend in 2015. 

October 12, 2014

Denver -- During the True Value General Session here, with the co-op presenting details of its much-anticipated strategic plan, president and CEO John Hartmann painted a picture of the company building on the principles of “engagement,” “growth” and “efficiency.”

October 12, 2014

Denver -- The General Session at the 2014 True Value Fall Reunion in Denver opened with a few words of inspiration from chairman of the board Brent Burger.

"As you can see from the agenda card, we have a very full program this afternoon and I promise you that it will be one of most exciting General Sessions we have ever had," said Burger, the owner of five Campbell's True Value locations in Maine.

October 9, 2014

The exhibit floor of the 2014 True Value Fall Reunion, taking place this year in Denver, Colorado, officially opens on Friday, but some early activities are already under way.

Visitors filed into the Colorado Convention Center Thursday afternoon, where drinks and hors d'oeuvres were on-hand at the Farm & Ranch Reception.

The throngs then proceeded to the show floor to get a sneak peek of this year's farm & ranch section, where feed, pet products and lawn & garden products were prominent.

September 10, 2014

Denver-based PRO Group recognized Cherokee PRO Home Center in Cherokee, North Carolina, as the 2014 Paul L. Cosgrave Memorial Award Winner.

Candler Cooper, a local businessman, and Danny Wingate of Haywood PRO Builders Supply teamed up about three years ago to fill a need in the local community by founding Cherokee PRO Home Center, according to PRO Group. 

The store serves the Cherokee community, including the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.

August 28, 2014

KB Home has announced its plans to expand further into the Denver market with the opening of its latest community, Pinery West.

“Each KB home at Pinery West can be personalized to reflect individual homebuyer preferences with our unique KB homebuying process that gives our buyers many ways to tailor their home to fit their lifestyle and budget,” said Matt Mandino, president of KB Home's Colorado division. “Also, the yards at Pinery West are designed to be low maintenance, allowing our homeowners to spend more time pursuing an active lifestyle.”

August 11, 2014

Kodiak Building Partners purchased substantially all the assets of AO, Inc., a Dallas based fabricator and distributor of doors, frames and hardware to commercial contractors for the office build-out market.

The move brings Denver, Colorado-based Kodiak deeper into Texas, and follows acquisitions of Gulf & Basco and Factory Builder Stores. 

July 18, 2014

Denver, Colorado-based Johns Manville has earned the "Supplier of the Year" designation for the second year in a row by insulation contractor association Insulate America, Inc.

June 9, 2014

Houston-based Mattress Firm Holding Corp., retailer of mattresses and accessories in the United States, announced the completion of its acquisition of the mattress specialty retail assets and operations of Mattress Liquidators, Inc., which operates Mattress King retail stores in Colorado and BedMart retail stores in Arizona.

April 25, 2014

Denver-based Johns Manville is giving its Canadian customers greater access to its full line of insulation products through the addition of commercial and residential mineral wool.

April 9, 2014

Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners has agreed to purchase the assets of Factory Builder Stores, a large independent specialty distributor of appliances and cabinets based in Houston.

March 28, 2014

Denver-based PRO Group board of directors has a new member -- Laurence H. Meadows, the founder and former board chairman of American Exteriors. 

Meadows joined the board as the same time as Chris Beach, president, CEO and chairman of the Bostwick-Braun Company.