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July 25, 2014

Builders FirstSource achieved its highest sales level since 2006 as it swung to a profit in the second quarter ended June 30.

The Dallas-based pro dealer reported sales of $426.5 million, up 7.1% from the same quarter last year. Net income was $10.6 million, compared to a net loss of $48 million in the first quarter last year.

July 16, 2014

Dallas-based Roofing Supply Group is opening up two new locations on the West Coast -- one in McClellan Park, California and one in Woodinville, Washington.

The roofing supplies distributor now stands at 19 locations in the Western U.S., where it is currently making moves to expand.

July 1, 2014

Dallas, Texas-based Builders FirstSource completed its acquisition of Houston-based Slone Lumber Company.

May 14, 2014

The Drake Group, a consortium of 68 leading specialty distributors, presented CertainTeed Insulation with a Vendor of the Year Award at the company's winter meeting in Dallas.

April 25, 2014

After the winter of 2014, executives have emphasized the impact of the weather in a high percentage of first-quarter reports. Dallas-based BuildersFirst Source is no exception. 

Despite the cold -- and the relatively flat construction activity -- sales increased 8.2% to $345.9 million for the pro dealer.

The company posted a net loss of $3.4 million, compared with a net loss of $11.8 million in the same quarter last year.

March 18, 2014

MoistureShield, the Springdale, Ark.-based composite decking manufacturer, has expanded its presence in the Sunbelt and West Coast regions by adding 12 new distribution locations to its network.

Among the new distributors are Huttig Building Products in Phoenix, Nashville, and Jackson, Miss.; BlueLinx in Tampa, Miami and Jacksonville, Fla.; Dixie Plywood and Lumber Company in San Antonio, Houston and Dallas; Universal Forest Products in Thornton and Riverside, Calif.; and Intermountain Supply in Spokane, Wash.

December 30, 2013

Major luxury appliance retailer Elite Appliance has been authorized as a Dallas GE appliance dealer. As such, it has added GE kitchen and laundry appliances to its product selection, now available both online and at its Dallas showroom.

Of GE's kitchen appliance suites, Elite will offer the Monogram Series, Cafe Series, Artistry Series and Profile Series.

November 5, 2013

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores has opened a new Sears Appliance & Hardware location in Dallas, Texas, that will mark the debut of a smaller-format store prototype for the brand -- as well as a spate of new franchise opportunities. 

Citing market research that favors the neighborhood hardware store model, the company announced last week that the Dallas store -- which is the first new Sears Appliance & Hardware location to be built in the past decade -- will set the standard for all new locations.

November 1, 2013

Snavely Forest Products -- Dallas has expanded its product offerings to include TimberTech's full decking and railing collection, which it will distribute statewide in Texas in addition to a complete line of AZEK products.

"We only invest in high-quality products," said general manager Dave Adams. "TimberTech decking and railing is the option we are produ to carry and provide to our customers in Texas."

The company cites a robust housing recovery in Texas and increased demand for new products in the building materials industry.

August 8, 2013

The Oct. 1, 2013, deadline for employers to provide employees with written notice about new health care exchanges should trigger employers’ efforts to help their workers understand a wide range of pending health care changes, benefits experts say.

July 29, 2013

Builders FirstSource CEO Floyd Sherman describes the three months ended June 30 as "another quarter of improving financial performance" for the Dallas-based pro dealer. However, hefty refinancing costs pushed the company to a net loss of $48.2 million in the quarter, compared with a net loss of $12.1 million in last year's second quarter.

The company reported operating income of $13.2 million, compared with an operating loss of $1.4 million in the second quarter last year.

July 29, 2013

U.S. Concrete expanded its presence in Texas via the acquisition assets belonging to Bodin Concrete, L.P. Redi-Mix, LLC, a subsidiary of U.S. Concrete, will acquire three of Bodin's ready-mixed concrete plants.

The plants, located in Wylie, Rockwall and Forney, Tex., complement Redi-Mix's exsiting presence in the Dallas/Forth Worth area.

June 19, 2013

No matter how you slice them, the numbers of the HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard reflect the rising housing market, increased spending on the home and an easy comparison with the previous year's performance.

Of the leading 300 home channel retailers, 277 show positive sales in the most recently completed finished fiscal year, and 12 show declines. Eleven others are listed as flat.

June 6, 2013

Dallas-based Danco, a supplier of plumbing repair and replacement parts for home improvement retailers, has announced the opening of the Shorewood Innovation Center in Shorewood, Ill.

May 15, 2013

Dallas-based building materials manufacturer and distributor Eagle Materials reported big sales and earnings gains for the fiscal year ended March 31.

The maker and distributor of cement, gypsum wallboard and other materials reported full year revenues of $642.6 million, an increase of 30%. Net earnings for the year were $57.7 million, up from $18.7 million a year ago.

May 14, 2013

Dallas-based pro dealer Builders FirstSource said it plans to offer $350 million of senior secured notes due in 2021. 

Also, the pro dealer intends to enter into a new revolving credit facility, expected to provide for revolving credit borrowings of up to $175.0 million.


May 1, 2013

Dallas-based Overhead Door introduced design enhancements to three of its garage door lines.

Dallas-based Overhead Door has introduced design enhancements to three of its garage door lines.

The company created a V5 stamp that mimics the look and feel of wainscoting, which will be available on the Durafirm Collection, Traditional Steel and Thermacore lines. A raised panel Ranch stamp is also now available on the Thermacore line, while decorative window inserts have been added to the Traditional Steel Collection.

April 26, 2013

The Dallas-based pro dealer reported sales of $319.7 million for the first quarter ended March 31, up 45.7%

Dallas-based Builders FirstSource saw sales surge in the first quarter -- up 45.7% to $319.7 million.

"We were able to achieve top-line growth of greater than 30% for a sixth consecutive quarter," said CEO Floyd Sherman. "Our sales increase once again exceeded the increase in residential construction activity, as actual single-family housing starts in the South Region increased 27.4% and single-family units under construction increased 23.2%."

April 25, 2013

A specialist, an operations manager and a sales rep join Snavely in Dallas.

The company announced the addition of Lena Rink, typar specialist; David Cunningham, operations manager; and John Owens, inside sales representative.

Rink joins Snavely with more than 12 years experience in the building products industry. She brings valuable experience from Casco Industries, Bradco Supply Corp., and most recently SPEC Building Materials, according to the company.

David Cunningham brings with him 30-plus years of operations management experience from Foxworth-Galbraith. 

March 25, 2013

Dallas-based Lennox International Inc. sold its Service Experts business to a majority-owned entity of American Capital.

Dallas-based Lennox International Inc. sold its Service Experts business to a majority-owned entity of American Capital.

The all-cash deal closed on March 22 and includes a two-year equipment supply agreement. Terms of the sale and supply agreement were not disclosed.

Lennox International is a global leader in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets.

February 21, 2013

After three years of research and development, Newell Rubbermaid has launched a new brand of tools into the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration market.

December 19, 2012

Dallas-based pro dealer Builders FirstSource has announced it amended its first-lien term loan agreement with affiliates of Highbridge Principal Strategies to enhance its liquidity position to support both current and anticipated increases in sales volume.

December 10, 2012

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited Dallas-based TMT Inc. with four serious safety violations of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act’s general duty clause following an aggravated robbery that resulted in the death of an employee at the company’s Whip-In convenience store in Garland, Texas.

OSHA announced the violations Nov. 19, 2012, in connection with the May 2012 death of the store clerk, who was alone at the time. She was robbed and set on fire and later died from her injuries.

November 20, 2012

Dallas-based Builders FirstSource unveiled its new company web site, at

Among the improvements are an “improved end-user experience,” along with location-specific information on products and services. 

“The new website will provide an enhanced user experience and will give our customers much better information about our locations and the products and services we offer,” said Morris Tolly, Builders FirstSource senior VP of operations. 

November 5, 2012

Oklahoma City-based distributor Cedar Creek has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Capital Lumber’s distribution locations in Dallas and Houston. 

In a deal expected to close Nov. 30, Capital Lumber will continue to operate eight other non-Texas distribution centers and focus on the western United States.