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February 2023 Issue

  • Cover story: The Decking Issue; Highlights from a 2023 bright spot for building supply dealers. Special guest column: Deckorators’ Michelle Hendricks on outdoor trends.
  • E-commerce leaders share insights and tactics.
  • Independent Profile: Aubuchon Company, past and present.
  • Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison celebrates the mission of City of Hope.
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply: Sprinting into opportunities with Olivia Martinelli of Lumbermen’s Inc.

January 2023 Issue

  • Cover story: Highlights from the playbook of Kodiak Building Partners;
  • A “Legendary Hammer Strikes Again,” a rundown of the products that earned recognition as “Golden Hammer” award winners;
  • Independent Profile: Woodstock Hardware in upstate New York sets the stage for two sons to grow up in the family hardware business;
  • How Lowe's plans to thwart retail crime; and

  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply: Marianne Thompson, chief commercial officer at Home Hardware, celebrates and promotes authenticity.

November/December 2022 Issue

  • Top Women in Hardware and Building Supply take top billing.
  • Sharing Lowe’s executives views on the strength of the consumers and the real sales drivers for home improvement.
  • Massachusetts prodealer pays its civic rent.
  • The idea behind and the execution of the Oak Brook, Ill.-based co-op’s Ace Handyman Services program.
  • Article features updates from mass retail players, Shipt and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

October 2022 Issue

  • Meet the GenNext: Five industry leaders for today and tomorrow;
  • Independent profile: At Slavens True Value, chaos is under control; and
  • Market Insights: A side-by-side e-commerce, home-delivery face off.

September 2022

  • The Top 200 ProDealer Industry Scoreboard. Amid inflation, consolidation, tariffs and uncertainty, here’s the ranking of the leading lumber and builder material dealers by sales.
  • Independent Profile: The owner of Fairfax Ace Hardware shares how to make events special.
  • Product Focus: Demand for decking brings innovation out of the woodwork.
  • McGuckin Hardware retools its e-commerce business.
  • Top Women Interview Series: Amy Bass Messersmith, chief people officer of Builders FirstSource.

July/August 2022

  • The Industry Leaderboard, featuring the top players in hardware and building supply. 
  • True Value CEO Chris Kempa weighs in on labor, inflation, and the supply chain.
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply spotlights Robin Everhart of LP Building Solutions. 
  • The latest Window and Door products from the industry’s top manufacturers.

June 2022 Issue

  • RISING RETAILERS, including Northern Tool + Equipment and Floor & Decor.
  • Independent Profile of Stanton’s Shopping Center in Alvin, Texas.
  • Orgill and the grand re-opening of a key CNRG location.
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply features Kimberly DeJesso of The Home Depot.


May 2022 Issue

  • On the cover: STIHL Hardware All Stars,  spotlighting retail excellence in all 50 states.
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply interview with Mireya Zapata, executive vice president of the Lumbermens Association of Texas;
  • Busy Beaver Building Center’s high-tech innovations; 
  • The latest in safety and safety products; and
  • Much more in the May 2022 issue.

April 2022 Issue

  • On the cover: Espy Lumber’s much-deserved award The 2022 Independent ProDealer of the Year has made a profound impact on Hilton Head since 1958.    
  • Product spotlight: Labor savers at the job site. Smarter products in an environment where time is money.    
  • Market Insights: Highlights from the 2022 ProDealer Industry Summit in Washington, D.C., bringing Capitol Hill to the LBM industry
  • Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply Profile Series: Gaby Mann of the Hillman Group makes her case for diversity.
  • Plus, Stat of the Month, Product Knowledge, People in the News, and much more. 

March 2022 Issue

  • On the cover: Architects of Shared Leadership, Hancock Lumber, the 2022 ProDealer of the Year
  • Do it Best Report: Connecting online, and connecting in communities
  • Top Women Profile Series: Ace Hardware's Kim Lefko shares 'Heartware Stories'
  • From the editor: Report from Kansas and Vesta Lee Lumber's Jim Bishop
  • Focus on Fasteners, and much more. 

February 2022 Issue

  • On the cover: The Decking Issue.  The significance of the outdoor living experience continues to grow.
  • Independent Profile: A milestone achieved at Libertyville Ace.
  • Top Women Profile Series: Christi Powell of 84 Lumber.
  • From the editor: The power of Main Street.

January 2022 Issue

  • On the cover: The Rise of US LBM Nation.
  • Independent Profile: Fusek’s True Value accelerates in Indianapolis. 
  • Product Focus: Outdoor power equipment.
  • Smarter home products for high-tech homes.
  • Top Women Interview Series: Lita Abele, CEO of Woodbury Heights, N.J.-based U.S. Lumber.

November / December 2021 Issue

  • Independent Profile: A Louisville succession story at Brownsboro Hardware & Paint
  • Co-op feature: Ace Hardware Report and Westlake Ace builds a better backyard
  • Products: Fasteners are at the center of growth
  • Top Guns sound off on supply chain and staffing

October 2021 Issue

  • Independent Profile: A hardware store ‘nails it’ with a Chicagoland mural
  • Products: Powering up in 2021. The latest news and the most powerful tools from power tool manufacturers
  • Q&A with Lowe’s executive VP of merchandising Bill Boltz, City of Hope Spirit of Life honoree
  • Top Women interview series: Karen Jones of the Network of Executive Women

September 2021 Issue

  • Inside Builders FirstSource: a "Game Changer"
  • From the Editor: Women who mean business and the upcoming Top Women in Hardware & Building Supply awards event
  • Independent Profile: Oregon's Bandon Supply
  • Preview of the Pro Dealer Industry Scoreboard
  • Plus: Decking Innovations, Railing news, and a Kitchen & Bath update