August 10, 2015

Houston-based distributor points to new capabilities.

August 5, 2015

A Q&A with the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s first economist.

July 1, 2015

With applications ranging far and wide, here are a few types of products that illustrate the powerful relationship between weather and home improvement retailing.

May 22, 2015

Retail excellence deserves close analysis, and we're taking a deeper dive with this ongoing web series to complement our print feature.

April 17, 2015

The acquisition-spree continues for US LBM, now operating in 21 states with some 131 locations.

April 9, 2015

Flooring dealers weigh in on Lumber Liquidators

April 9, 2015

The Union, New Jersey-based home and decor retailer’s comparable store sales for the quarter were positive 3.7%.

March 25, 2015

A video titled “Our Showroom, Your Showroom” presents the Kuiken Brothers approach to serving professional customers as an extension of their business.

January 8, 2015

The deal is effective immediately, as Gossen Deck and Porch products will be distributed regionally out of Delanco, New Jersey.

December 18, 2014

It’s not every day that a CEO gives back his bonus. But that’s just what Rick Holley of Plum Creek Lumber did. Also around the web, HCN editors have found stories about store closings concerning a New Jersey independent and one of the biggest names in American retail.

December 2, 2014

Jesse the Jack Russell Terrier starred in an award-winning commercial featuring Wayne, New Jersey-based GAF roofing products. 

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts gave a Gold Award and Silver Award in the categories of “Film and Video and “Commercials” to GAF for its commercials, in which the spirited dog shows courage, cunning and even computer skills in the face of threatening weather. 

December 2, 2014

Edison, New Jersey-based fastener manufacturer and distributor Starborn Industries announced its Deckfast Fascia System is now an approved fastener option for Trex composite deck fascia profiles.

Trex issued updated installation guidelines including the Deckfast as an approved fastener. 

These guidelines also feature specific instructions that allow builders to use fewer screws when installing fascia with Starborn’s Fascia System compared to installations with standard composite deck screws. 

November 26, 2014

Maria Stapperfenne, a 23-year industry veteran, will become president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, effective Jan. 1. 

Stapperfenne, of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, becoming a Certified Kitchen Designer in 2005 and a Certified Bath Designer in 2006.

November 21, 2014

Kuiken Brothers Company, a Midland Park, New Jersey-based building materials supplier, has some products it would like to bring your attention to.

The company held its annual Live Product Expo on Nov. 6, with more than 1,500 builders, remodelers, architects and designers in attendance.

For those who missed the exhibits, installation clinics, and educational seminars, the folks at Kuiken have summarized the event in a video.

October 21, 2014

St. Louis-based Huttig Building Products hired Bob Kern Sr. as the new territory manager to cover southern New Jersey from the Huttig Wilkes-Barre branch in Pennsylvania. 

Kern has more than 20 years of experience in the building materials industry. He started his career with Peter Lumber Company in Pleasantville, New Jersey, where he was the operations manager for many years. Most recently, Kern was territory manager with Milliken Millwork.

October 7, 2014

HCN's fourth annual list of Hardware Store All-Stars recognizes hardware stores for outstanding service, as well as growth, innovation and the values of the hardware industry.

HCN Daily will profile the honorees, moving across the map of the United States from East to West -- continuing this week with New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

September 30, 2014

After announcing its decision in March to move its Manhattan headquarters to Wayne, New Jersey, Haier America has officially opened the doors at its new 56,000-sq.-ft. facility.

"Haier America is committed to become a brand-name presence in the U.S. and as we realize new growth and our repositioning in this market, the new headquarters will allow us to accommodate that expansion," said president and CEO Adrian Micu.

September 11, 2014

Deckorators has sifted through the entries in its 2014 Best Deck Contest, and it's declaring Mark Roberts of Flemington, New Jersey as its Grand Prize winner.

Roberts is an adept DIYer whose decking efforts draw the attention of his neighbors. As the winner, he'll receive $1,500 in Visa gift cards.

September 11, 2014

Oakland, California-based Feeney, Inc., a manufacturer of cable railing assemblies, aluminum railings, and architectural solutions for residential and commercial buildings expanded its presence in the Eastern United States.

The company opened an 87,000 square foot East Coast Distribution Center in Cranbury, New Jersey.

September 2, 2014

Eastlake, Ohio-based USA Insulation, self-described as the country’s largest retrofit insulation company, opened a new location in Suffern, New York.

Franchise owners David Nagy and Mark Wanamaker will serve homeowners in Rockland County, New York, and neighboring Bergen County, New Jersey. USA Insulation’s offering includes its proprietary Premium Foam Insulation. 

August 28, 2014

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores is touching down in Marlton, New Jersey, with the opening of a new Sears Home Appliance Showroom.

Local customers will be able to avail themselves of a complete collection of brand-name appliances at the lowest prices, guaranteed by the SHOS price-match policy.

August 26, 2014

TOTO, the $5.1 billion plumbing manufacturer, announced today that the company is increasing its market reach in the Northeast region of the United States by entering into a distribution agreement with Blackman Plumbing Supply.

The new deal, effective immediately, brings TOTO's full line of residential and commercial fttings and fixtures to all of Blackman's 19 branch locations throughout Long Island, New York and New Jersey, and will be on display in all Blackman showrooms. 

August 14, 2014

American Standard Brands is investing in its design team via three new hires at its Piscataway, New Jersey headquarters, where the design studio is located.

Emilie Williams, Greg Reinecker and Gabriela Ravassa have joined the team, reporting to new VP design Jean-Jacques L’Hénaff.

Williams has been brought on board as associate design director for faucets. Previously, she served as senior designer at Ignite USA, working for the Contigo and AVEX housewares brands. She also had roles at Delta Faucet and Masco Corporation.

August 8, 2014

Red Bank, New Jersey-based Homebuilder Hovnavian enterprises announced this week that it plans to build a community in Summersville, South Carolina. The gated community, Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay, will contain 800 homes.