September 4, 2014

BMC is opening the doors to its newest BMC Design Center in Fort Worth, Texas, where designers, architects, builders and home buyers are invited to get a hands-on, multimedia feel for their interior design options.

January 29, 2014

Forth Worth, Texas-based homebuilder D.R. Horton, Inc. reported robust growth in the first quarter of fiscal 2014, with net income up 86% year-over-year.

Homebuilding revenue for the first quarter ended Dec. 31, 2013 was up 33% to $1.63 billion since the first quarter of last year. Additionally, home closings were up 19%. In total, net revenue was $1.64 billion, compared to $1.23 billion year-over-year.

Net income came in at $123.2 million, up dramatically since last year's $66.3 million.

September 3, 2013

Fort Worth, Texas-based ECi Software Solutions has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing U.S.-based companies.

It's the fifth year for ECi to make the list.

"Our commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of independent business owners is helping them to grow, and we are proud to be growing right along with them," said Ron Books, president and CEO of ECi.

February 6, 2013

The software solutions company pointed to record fourth quarter and annual sales for the periods ended Dec. 31.

September 27, 2012

Former Ace Hardware CFO Dorvin Lively was elevated to the position of interim CEO of RadioShack, after the Fort Worth, Texas-based electronics retailer’s CEO James Gooch stepped down.

A little more than a year ago, Dorvin Lively left Ace and joined RadioShack as CFO. He joined Ace as senior VP and CFO in 2008 and was promoted to executive VP in December 2010. 

August 21, 2012

Fort Worth, Texas-based home builder D.R. Horton has acquired the homebuilding operations of Breland Homes, which operates in Huntsville, Mobile and Baldwin County in Alabama and along the gulf coast of Mississippi. The home-building operating assets included about 320 homes in inventory and 1,020 finished lots. D.R. Horton will also control an additional 3,700 lots through option contracts. 

August 20, 2012

The City of Fort Worth, Texas, has announced that it will hold do-it-yourself help sessions for dealing with mosquitoes and the threat of West Nile virus at a number of Home Depot and Lowe’s locations.

Tarrant county residents can attend Saturday and Sunday classes at Lowe's or Home Depot on Aug. 25 and 26. (The weekend seminars began in early August.) Classes will focus on mosquito eradication and methods for eliminating nesting areas in and around homes, apartments or condos.

March 15, 2012

Performing in a tough business environment was one of the themes at the LMC annual meeting held this month in Fort Worth, Texas. 

“The essence of LMC is the collective strength of our dealers,” said John Somerville, LMC’s president and CEO, during his general session remarks. “Obstacles abound, but the strength of our dealers, suppliers and our staff has allowed us to beat expectations. While single-family housing starts declined 9% in 2011, LMC’s sales finished up 5% from 2010.”

October 26, 2011

Fort Worth, Texas-based eCommerce Industries has announced that Ace Hardware has given its final certification to ECi’s RockSolid POS business system software for integration with the Ace Rewards program. Ace Rewards is a retail incentive program that awards points based on dollars spent and provides members advanced notice of sales, members-only coupons and allows them to submit rebates online. 

October 5, 2011

Fort Worth, Texas-based eCommerce Industries has been named to the Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

The company made the list for the fourth consecutive year. ECi, which provides business software for small and growing companies, was also listed at No. 284 in the Software industry category.

October 3, 2011

Fort Worth, Texas-based eCommerce Industries, Inc. (ECi) introduced CXintelligence, a new on-demand customer intelligence solution from ECi Acsellerate.

CXi is designed to help independent businesses effectively compete and win new accounts by allowing specific end users to access their purchase information through interactive dashboards and detailed reports.

August 9, 2011

A product aimed at protecting the copper coils on air conditioning units has been released by a Dallas-Fort Worth firm. Called the CopperWatcher, the device triggers a home or commercial building’s existing alarm system when copper thieves shut down the AC’s high voltage power in order to disconnect the unit’s condenser tubing.

July 26, 2011

Tech provider eCommerce Industries Inc. (ECI), a leader in industry‐specific information technology solutions, arranged for Jim Morris to deliver the keynote address at Connect Conference 2011, a national users’ meeting for their software solutions. 

The conference will be held Nov. 1 to 3, 2011, at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas.

April 8, 2011

Fort Worth, Texas-based Pier 1 Imports saw comparable-store sales increase 8.9% in the fourth quarter ended Feb. 26.

January 31, 2011

Meritage Homes expanded its production of high performance green homes to the Texas market. In the next two weeks, Meritage will open green communities in Fort Worth and San Antonio. 

Each home includes:

• Spray Foam Insulation for a seamless, thermally efficient insulation blanket that prevents air leakage and offers 3X the R-value of standard fiberglass insulation;

• Double Low-E Vinyl Windows that reduce energy loss by up to 50%.

• Energy Efficient CFL Lighting that reduce energy usage by 75%.

December 16, 2010

Posting its fifth consecutive quarter in the black, Fort Worth, Texas-based Pier 1 Imports reported third-quarter sales of $353.8 million, up from $327.1 million in the same three months last year.

Comp-store sales for the quarter increased 10.2%.

"With sales and margins exceeding our expectations and the overall leveraging of expenses, we are reporting net income for our fifth consecutive quarter," said Alex W. Smith, president and CEO.

December 9, 2010

Around the country, in regions where college football has taken on championship dimensions and bowl game invitations, HCN reached out to home improvement and building material industry boosters for color commentary on their local teams. Here's what we heard:

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