November 22, 2014

Home Channel News has gathered the following noteworthy online articles from the wide world of hardware and building materials: 

•  Three people were arrested and jailed in Sacrament for allegedly posing as contractors and bilking seniors of large sums of money. Read here. (source: The Sacramento Bee.)

October 20, 2014

One family, two divisions, many strategies for growth.

August 27, 2014

Meek’s operates a highly efficient delivery fleet and its own distribution channel including several central warehouses for many key building products.

August 5, 2014

Schlage is making some added contributions to the door hardware market through the launch of a new collection of transitional levers and knobs.

Together, the Sacramento Lever, Bowery Knob and Greyson Rose comprise Schlage's new offerings, in addition to added finish options (such as 10 new styles in Matte Black).

June 13, 2014

KB Home opened a brand new KB Home Design Studio in the Sacramento area, 

The Roseville, California, facility is described as a retail-like showroom where home shoppers can explore design choices, energy-efficient features and sophisticated home automation technologies.

Roseville is also home to two new KB Home communities, Aria and Legato at Westpark, which both celebrated grand openings this spring.

November 14, 2013

Boise, Idaho-based BMC, the building materials and construction services provider and 2012 HCN Pro Dealer of the Year, completed the acquisition of Sacramento-based Western Building Specialties.

The move will expand BMC's millwork offerings in Northern California and strengthen the company's business in the Central Valley of California, a market described as a key U.S. market for homebuilders.

November 8, 2013

Sacramento, Calif.-based Blomberg Windows is closing down after nearly 60 years in the building materials industry.

Citing changes in the economy and building industry, the company has enlisted the services of Bluett & Associates to deal with going-out-of-business logistics, sell its remaining assets and properties, and to work with the staff to fulfill existing orders.

According to the company, the decision was reached "with sadness and only after careful and thorough deliberation."

July 17, 2013

KB Homes announced Tuesday that it had gained approval to build a new community of its Built to Order homes in Roseville, California. The homebuilder has acquired more than 300 lots in the WestPark master-planned community.

February 10, 2012

A franchise chain of West Coast supply stores for “indoor gardeners” is bringing its special strain of controversy to Washington, D.C., with a fourth location in the Northeast quadrant of the nation’s capital.

January 16, 2012

Green Acres Nursery & Supply, a Sacramento, Calif.-area garden center, will open a third location in Folsom on Feb. 29, according to an article in the Sacramento Bee. 

August 16, 2011

Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal intends to expand its construction and industrial supply business by opening more locations and adding vending machines, according to an article in the Sacramento Business Journal. 

June 14, 2011

Its nickname is "the Walmart of weed."

Described as the nation's only hydroponics franchise that openly talks about medical marijuana, weGrow opened a 21,000-sq.-ft. store in Phoenix earlier this month. 

October 31, 2010

The store will occupy an historic renovated building and serve a small, farming community....

October 6, 2010

Steving operated New Home, along with his younger brother Wayne, for the past 30 years....

September 1, 2008

Earlier this year, Woodside Homes announced a plan to build more than 1,400 solar-powered homes...

July 30, 2008

“Increased costs” associated with architectural demands of the city’s planning commission were cited as a...

May 4, 2008

It’s been a hectic two years for Jean Hawkins, whose Maytag dealership has changed into...

April 6, 2008

The homes are planned for the suburbs of Rancho Cordova and Rancho Murieta, to be...

March 24, 2008

The industry’s third largest pro dealer has closed nine stores and a truss plant in...