December 11, 2014

Housing market recovery trends are high in the Lone Star state.

December 1, 2014


Federal Way, Washington-based Weyerhaeuser Distribution now offers Ply Gem Trim and Mouldings products through its Jacksonville, Florida, distribution center. 

August 11, 2014

AV Homes is expanding its footprint into the Jacksonville market with the purchase of 80 acres in the metro, which deal closed Aug. 8 for an undisclosed price.

"This property is beautiful and truly unique," said David Smith, Florida division president. "The AV Homes team is committed to creating a community in harmony with its natural surroundings for future residents to enjoy."

The move puts AV Homes on the map in a community whose economic fundamentals have made a strong showing as of late, creating ripe conditions for new home demand.

June 17, 2014

Orgill's Ron Beal is inducted into Home Channel Hall of Fame.

June 9, 2014

Jacksonville, Florida-based Coastal Shower Doors the largest producer of American-made shower doors, has released its newest shower door collection—the Gridscape series.

March 18, 2014

MoistureShield, the Springdale, Ark.-based composite decking manufacturer, has expanded its presence in the Sunbelt and West Coast regions by adding 12 new distribution locations to its network.

Among the new distributors are Huttig Building Products in Phoenix, Nashville, and Jackson, Miss.; BlueLinx in Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville, Fla.; Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas; Universal Forest Products in Thornton and Riverside, Calif.; and Intermountain Supply in Spokane, Wash.

January 27, 2014

Jacksonville, Fla.-based forest products company Rayonier is going through a bit of a breakup. The company announced Monday that it is spinning off its fibers business from its forest resources and real estate business, forming two separate publicly traded companies.

“With an improving U.S. housing market, strong timber export markets, and the successful expansion of our cellulose specialties capacity, we concluded that now is the optimal time to pursue the separation of these two non-integrated businesses,” said chairman, president and CEO Paul Boynton.

December 11, 2013

The two winners of the 2013 BehrPro Experience Tour sweepstakes were announced Wednesday on the heels of an 18-week mobile tour around the country.

Doug Kinder, owner of Madisonville, Tenn.-based Kinder Painting Company, and Jeff McCaffery of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Tom Kelly Construction Inc., will both be honored at local ceremonies this week. Each, as well, will receive a custom-wrapped trailer and trade tools, worth over $10,000 in total.

November 6, 2013

With the purchase of two new communities in the region, KB Home has managed to increase its presence in northeast Florida by over 70% in 2013, having accumulated more than 900 lots since 2012.

September 10, 2013

Citing growth in the Northeast Florida region, KB Home has bumped Todd Holder up from executive VP to president of the homebuilder's Jacksonville division.

Holder, who has more than 20 years of homebuilding experience, will be responsible for all of KB Home's operations in Northeast Florida, including land acquisition, construction, sales and customer service.

April 24, 2012

MarJam Supply Co. has acquired a Lainhart & Potter, a 119-year-old Florida hardware and LBM dealer, with locations in West Palm and Juniper. These two locations will expand MarJam’s current Florida yards, which include Miami, Orlando, Jacksonville, Ft. Myers and Wildwood.

September 14, 2011

San Diego-based HD Supply Facilities Maintenance announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Jacksonville, Fla. 

The new DC is the 39th in the company’s operations network in North America. The company also operates a DC in Lakeland, Fla. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance is a leading distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products.

“The location of our newest distribution center will allow us to better service the area," said Anesa Chaibi, president and CEO of HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. 

January 4, 2011

According to an article on, a fire at Jacksonville hardware store destroyed about $500,000 worth of inventory.

Investigators believe the fire at Bold City Hardware store on Normandy Boulevard was set intentionally, and the continue the investigation.  The owner said he was lucky the damage was limited to the warehouse.

November 11, 2008

Citing the decline in housing starts in the Southeast, CertainTeed Gypsum will suspend production of...

October 26, 2008

Wolseley has revealed 15 of the 86 units that it will close down at Stock...

March 12, 2008

A pair of food industry companies will donate $20,000 in Lowe’s gift cards to Beaches...

January 3, 2008

ProBuild Holdings has announced the acquisition of Granger Lumber-Hardware, a Do it Best dealer with...