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September 2020 ISSUE

  • The 2020 Golden Hammer Award
  • The Top 200 Pro Dealer Industry Dashboard
  • Independent Profile
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply

July/August 2020 ISSUE

  • The Top 300
  • Orgill’s California Adventure
  • Independent Profile
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply

June 2020 Issue

  • Made in the USA Momentum: 
    The stars (and stripes) are in alignment for a resurgence of domestic manufacturing.
  • Independent Profile: Beckerle Lumber
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply

May 2020 Issue

Meet the ‘Superstars’
Fifty stores from fifty states — the 2020 Class of STIHL Hardware All Stars.

Independent Profile
Great expectations are brewing at The Lester Group

Mass timber makes its move
A construction technique promises sustainability and efficiency

Mechanical Advantages
Versatile hand tools on display

April 2020 ISSUE

Cover story: Labor Savers. Now more than ever, job-site solutions are worth their weight and gold.

Also inside

  • Coronavirus: a sales perspective and recent milestones.
  • Letters from the front lines.
  • Centuries of experience and the lessons of longevity.
  • Independent Profile: a hardware store strikes a balance.

March 2020 Issue

Carter Lumber’s high-standards and recent investments are featured in the latest digital edition of HBSDealer. The Kent, Ohio-based company reports growth through acquisitions, new state-of-the-art facilities and existing location upgrades. “We had an opportunity to intelligently expand our footprint and we jumped on it,” said Neil Sackett, CEO.

Also in the March issue: Growth-oriented Costello’s Ace Hardware desires to be “famous for more;" Nation’s Best blooms in Texas; Orgill executives lean into retail; and much more.

February 2020 Issue

Decking is an $8 billion industry -- and growing. The latest digital edition of HBSDealer features the products, the trends and the innovation fueling this lucrative business.

Also in the February issue: Sullivan Hardware & Garden knows how to attract a crowd in Indianapolis; the Network of Executive Women's CEO Sarah Alter points to progress; and the 2020 International Builders' Show pitches to pros.

January 2020 Issue

The digital edition of the January issue of HBSDealer is now live. In this edition, our editors examine Cameron Ashley Building Products as the distributor surges into 2020.

November/December 2019 Issue

  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply
    Here’s our effort to recognize some of the amazing women who are making contributions to their business, their industry and their communities.
  • Special Report: The industry gets serious about recruiting U.S. military veterans.
  • The NLBMDA names names.
    Two Chairman’s Awards, plus a Distinguished Service designation.

October 2019 Issue

  • ProDealers of the Year: Mead Lumber: Strength in diversity
    This Columbus, Neb.-based pro dealer expertly manages many different parts
  • BLDRS Supply & Home Center: Independently Strong
    A family business embraces renewal and expansion in Colorado.
  • Independent They Stand: In search of an outstanding small business.

September 2019 ISSUE

  • THE GOLDEN HAMMER AWARDS
    Striking the right balance of innovation, value and shelf appeal, these editors’ choice award winners carry the Golden Hammer into a new era.
  • The HBSDealer Top 200 Pro Dealers
    Part II of the annual Industry Scoreboard series lists the pro dealers and home centers who primarily serve builders and contractors. At the top of the list, again: ABC Supply.
  • Orgill Repot
    The Memphis-based distributor wore its game face in Chicago.

July August 2019 Issue

  • THE INDUSTRY SCOREBOARD
    From Home Depot to Stone’s Home Centers, here are the Top 300 hardware and building supply dealers in the United States, ranked by sales.
  • Transcendence at the job site
    Dealing with the primary disrupter in housing construction: the labor shortage.
  • True Value Company Report
    Investing is a major theme of the Chicago-based distributor.

June 2019 Issue

  • LEADERS OF LUMBER
    Six industry leaders bring a variety of viewpoints to the art and science of LBM distribution. One common denominator: a passion for the business.
  • Consolidation and You, Updated for 2019
    Kodiak Building Partners Chairman Paul Hylbert returns to a familiar topic.
  • Made in USA rides again: Highlighting some of the sites of domestic manufacturing.