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June 2021 ISSUE

  • Retailer Spotlight: Lowe’s at 100. The transformation continues for the Mooresville, N.C.-based home improvement giant;
  • From the Editor examines the bankruptcy of Katerra, once considered among the front-runners of construction industry disruption;
  • Top Women in Hardware and Building Supply profile of Evionne Silver, of Builders FirstSource;.

May 2021 ISSUE

  • From the Editor examines Ward Lumber’s move to employee ownership;
  • Top Women in Hardware and Building Supply profile of Jean Fahy, Do it Best Corp.;
  • The insurance landscape; risks, prevention and trends.

April 2021 ISSUE

  • Do it Best Special Report, including Dan Starr and Nation’s Best Holdings;
  • Product feature: Accessories from all around the grill; and
  • Market Insights: An eCommerce home run at McGuckin Hardware in Boulder, Colo.

March 2021 ISSUE

  • From the Editor defends HBSDealer’s coverage of Tractor Supply;
  • The Fastener Update puts the focus on job-site speed and precision;
  • Profile of Cameron Ashley’s eCommerce evolution.

February 2021 ISSUE

  • The latest Decking and Railing products
  • HBSDealer LBM Finance & Development event
  • Lowe’s Bill Boltz shares thoughts behind the “Spirit of Life” award from City of Hope
  • Market insights
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply profile series

January 2021 ISSUE

  • Distribution Nation
  • Roundtable discussion on "Investing in eCommerce Success."
  • Outdoor power equipment
  • Maintenance Repair and Operations trends
  • Plumbing news
  • Independent profile of Zeskind's Hardware & Millwork

November / December 2020 ISSUE

  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply
  • ProDealer Industry Summit
  • Veterans in the Industry

October 2020 ISSUE

  • The 2020 ProDealers of the year
  • ProDealer Industry Summit Insight

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.