November 16, 2016

Two Pro Dealers of the Year say all the right things at the Industry Summit.

November 9, 2016

Panel tackles next generation issues, especially recruitment and retention.

October 27, 2016

Labor, lots and lending and other perils of the building industry discussed at the 2016 ProDealer Industry Summit.

October 26, 2016

Kevin O'Connor from "This Old House" offers a tip: Tree houses are not trending.

October 26, 2016

A panel discussion at the ProDealer Industry Summit took a look at the election map (and what it means for the LBM industry).

October 25, 2016

Lester had a few words to say upon accepting his role as the 2017 chair of the NLBMDA at the ProDealer Industry Summit.

October 5, 2016

Ten years ago, Pro-Build accepted the Pro Dealer of the Year award.

September 21, 2016

Healdsburg Lumber Company named 2016 'Independent Pro Dealer of the Year.'

September 20, 2016

Pro Dealer Industry Summit will tap the congressman and former South Carolina governor.

August 31, 2016

The Pro Dealer Industry Summit made a splash in Phoenix seven years ago. Here are some of the highlights.

August 3, 2016

“Support the Blackburn-Schrader provision," is a new rallying cry for the NLBMDA

October 5, 2015

Through the years, honoring those with a commitment to best values and practices

September 14, 2015

The ProDealer Industry Summit welcomes the insights from the NAHB's chief economist. 

August 18, 2015

Education agenda includes a forecast from the NAHB's chief economist. 

January 10, 2015

At the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit in San Diego, California, the spirit of the independent lumber dealer was on full display.

December 8, 2014

The “Lumberyard of the Future” panel discussion during the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit in San Diego, California brought together three lumberyard executives to look ahead to the year 2025. 

October 31, 2014

San Diego -- Scheduling business consultant Ken Wilbanks for the early morning slot was a strategic move at the 2014 Pro Dealer Industry Summit. His presentation served to rouse and inspire a room full of lumbermen -- or "woodpeckers," as he referred to them -- with notions of a tightly run ship.

October 31, 2014

With Congressional elections on the calendar for Tuesday and the power of the Senate at a possible tipping point, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association offered its take on political matchups here at the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit.

Ben Gann, the NLBMDA’s VP legislative and political affairs, pointed to top lumberyard industry issues for 2015 and spelled out where the various elections stand.

October 31, 2014

San Diego -- "To get man on the moon, they were carrying less computing power than you have in your pocket right now." 

This was more or less the message imparted by Verizon Wireless vertical innovations architect Erik Varney during his presentation at the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit, titled "Using Mobile Technology to Advance Your Business."

October 29, 2014

San Diego -- Three out of three pro dealers agree: Suppliers should do what they say they're going to do.

That's one of the takeaways from a panel discussion here at a meeting of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association's Manufacturers and Services Council. The session, held here along with the ProDealer Industry Summit, examined the supplier-lumberyard relationship. 

October 29, 2014

San Diego -- Among the many granular insights delivered by Thomson Research Group CEO Kathryn Thompson at the ProDealer Industry Summit podium, this much was key: Pricing will continue to play a pivotal role in the construction sector recovery. 

"The momentum is improving somewhat, but pricing is still paramount," she explained. 

October 29, 2014

San Diego -- The 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit, hosted jointly by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and Home Channel News, kicked off last night with the recognition of some influential and dedicated lumberyard executives.

J.D. Saunders of Campbell, California-based Economy Lumber was officially installed as the incoming chairman of the NLBMDA.  

September 24, 2014

S.W. Collins Co. has seen many transformations since its creation in 1844.  And the Aroostook County, Maine, pro dealer continues to adapt to current conditions.

With that corporate mindset, the four-unit lumberyard company has been named the HCN Independent Pro Dealer of the Year. 

S.W. Collins, “The Pioneer Lumberyard,” serves Maine through four locations in Presque Island, Houlton, Lincoln and its headquarters in Caribou.

September 10, 2014

Organizers of the 2014 ProDealer Industry Summit are preparing for a three-day event to advance the cause of the LBM dealer, both individually and collectively.

The ProDealer Industry Summit will take place Oct. 28-30 at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.