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Parr Lumber opens Design Center

BY HBSDealer Staff

Aloha, Oregon is the site of Parr Lumber Company’s new design center, serving up ideas through kitchen vignettes, appliance options and cabinet  styles, among other things.

Hillsboro, Oregon-based Parr Lumber Company will hold a Grand Opening Event for the new Parr Design Center Showroom Aug. 16.

The new 8,500-sq-ft showroom offers a stylish and comfortable environment where customers can compare and visualize the products they want to put in their homes. 

“It has always been about the customers’ buyin experience,” said Nancy Cranston, Parr Lumber’s marketing manager. “Contractors and homeowners want a place where they can see the most innovative products, ask questions, get inspired, and not feel rushed or pressured.”

The heart of the showroom boasts eight fully assembled kitchen vignettes. Cabinet styles range from the competitively priced Kemper and Aristokraft to the ultra-custom Dynasty Series from Omega. The cabinets are complimented by granite, and Cambria Quartz countertops, stainless steel Frigidaire and Electrolux appliances. 

The showroom and attached 20,000 sq.-ft. warehouse keeps more than 1,000 cabinets in stock.

The company says another key advantage of the showroom is having major product lines such as cabinets, countertops, appliances, sinks, hardware, and millwork right next to interior and exterior door displays and window displays. 

“Seeing these products displayed together helps the customer pick complimentary products and accurately envision how they will all look together in the home,” said Angela Zagorsky, Parr Lumber’s window and door sales manager. “It is inspirational for customers. They can walk straight from the kitchen section to the window and door section where they can look at products from 10 different door manufacturers and 6 different window manufacturers. We are providing an enjoyable showroom experience that helps our customers feel confident in their design choices.”

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Boral rolls out Craftsman Collection

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Identifying a gap in the siding market, Roswell, Georgia-based Boral introduced the Boral TruExterior Siding Craftsman Collection.  

Described as the first poly-ash siding product, the Craftsman Collection offers an array of full-thickness profiles with bold, defined shapes coupled with a low maintenance and simple installation message.
 
“We are very excited to offer the market a unique siding solution by continuing to expand our innovative poly-ash technology platform,” stated Russell Hill, Boral’s global chief technology officer. “We have applied a lot of science and design to produce a product that will meet our customer’s needs for performance, aesthetics and sustainability. We are very optimistic about the future for this platform.”
 
Boasting superior workability, durability, and dimensional stability, the Boral TruExterior Siding Craftsman Collection includes five high-performing profiles designed to recreate the classic look traditionally associated with wood products. 

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US LBM grows in Brooklyn with Feldman Lumber

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US LBM Holdings has expanded its footprint yet again via the acquisition of Brooklyn-based Samuel Feldman Lumber Co.

Owners Robert and Kenneth Feldman will remain on-board, with Kenneth stepping in as president of Feldman Lumber.

“We are excited and proud to join the US LBM team and the opportunity it brings to provide our customers with continued enhancements to our product and service offering,” said Kenny Feldman. “This partnership with US LBM provides a platform for growth to our associates and partners for the future.”

Founded in 1912, Feldman Lumber currently serves the New York City metro as a full-service provider of wallboard, steel stud, insulation, wood products and specialty building supplies. Feldman has four total locations in the Tri-State area.

“Feldman is a key strategic addition to US LBM and demonstrates our commitment to grow our current offering of specialty products," US LBM president and CEO L.T. Gibson. "The addition of wallboard, steel stud and insulation not only enhances the scope of these products but will also provide a platform for continued expansion within our current and future locations. We continue to enjoy success by partnering with leading building material teams and businesses throughout the country. This validates our belief that our industry is local by nature and our people make the difference."

US LBM was honored as the 2013 Pro Dealer of the Year at last year’s ProDealer Industry Summit. The company ranks 15th on the HCN Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard.

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