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August 23, 2012

Quikrete, a manufacturer of packaged concrete products for the building and home improvement markets, has announced the six winners of the Quikrete “What America’s Made Of” sweepstakes. The winners, who entered the contest at DannyLipford.com, each received a copy of the "Quikrete Guide to Concrete" book and up to $599 in Quikrete products to help build a patio, BBQ fire pit, walkway or outdoor kitchen.

July 2, 2012

All American Home Center was known throughout the industry for its size (175,000 sq. ft.), its longevity (more than 50 years) and, most of all, its locale — across the parking lot from a Home Depot in Southern California. So when the owners decided to shut down the home improvement warehouse late last year, it came as a shock to All American’s executive team, whose tenure ranged from 25 to 35 years. The store, they claimed, was still turning a profit.

And Downey, Calif., still needed an independent hardware dealer.

June 29, 2012

Home builder Lennar Corp. reported revenues of $796.4 million for its second fiscal quarter, a 23% jump from revenues of $649.8 million in 2011. Revenues were higher primarily due to a 20% increase in the number of home deliveries, excluding unconsolidated entities, and a 2% increase in the average sales price of homes delivered. New-home deliveries increased to 3,192 homes in the second quarter of 2012, from 2,652 homes last year.

June 4, 2012

Central Network Retail Group, a chain of 36 home improvement centers, has opened a new NFL Home Center store in Gautier, Miss., on the site of the former Coast Building Supply.

The store has a 10,000-sq.-ft. sales floor with an assortment of hardware, paint, electrical, plumbing, tools, lawn and garden, and home organization items. Additionally, the store has a full-service lumber and building materials yard.

April 27, 2012

It’s called a 20-20 double-double, and among business metrics it’s a grand slam multiplied by a slam dunk. The definition is sales and earnings growth of at least 20% in the same quarter.

Not only did Winona, Minn.-based Fastenal achieve a 20-20 in the first quarter — $769 million in sales, up 20.0%, and $100 million in net earnings, up 26.0% — but the company has scored a 20-20 double-double for eight consecutive quarters.

March 15, 2012

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has announced the appointment of Curt Stevens as its new CEO, effective May 4. He will replace Rick Frost, who is retiring after seven years as chief executive. Frost will remain with the company until May 31 to aid in the transition.

January 18, 2012

Is that a small village near the banks of the Provo River? Actually, it's the HGTV Dream Home 2012.

The latest in the series of HGTV Dream Homes is in Park City, Utah, near the Provo River.

Lumber Liquidators and Sherwin-Williams are among the sponsors of the HGTV Dream Home 2012. Bissell vacuums and Delta Faucet Co. are also co-sponsors of the Dream Home, which serves as the grand prize in an HGTV promotional sweepstakes.

October 25, 2011

Tamko Building Products is donating seven complete asphalt roofing systems and three composite decking packages to “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”

The show will build seven houses in seven days, its largest project to date. The build is part of the recovery effort in Joplin, Mo., after the tornado hit on May 22.

Tamko was founded in Joplin in 1944 and has been part of the community for 67 years. 

October 6, 2011

As part of Chicago's city-wide schedule adjustments to accommodate the G8 and NATO summits in May 2012, the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) has moved up its annual trade show and conference to April 24 to 26 at McCormick Place.

September 27, 2011

ABC Supply Co., the nation’s largest distributor of roofing, siding, windows and other exterior building products, has promoted 20 branch managers around the country to managing partners. They are Steve Colton of Neenah, Wis.; Ray Coxe of Delran, N.J.; Jamie Crawford of Salisbury, Md.; Gregg D’Angelo of Youngstown, Ohio; Dennis DeBolt of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Stephen Duggan of Conley, Ga.; Mark Forbes of Rockford, Ill.; Bob Gieseman of East Peoria, Ill.; Brian M.

September 27, 2011

Martha Stewart has rejoined the board of directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, the company has announced. Her addition will expand the number of directors to nine members.

September 26, 2011

Miracle-Gro and celebrity chef Rachael Ray installed the Camden Children's Garden in South Philadelphia, introducing the neighborhood to fresh produce from the garden to the dinner table.

August 31, 2011

I’ve been in the home improvement industry for 25 years, and I cannot remember a time with so much divergent information on where we stand and where we are heading. 


May 6, 2011

Master Lock has a new spokesman: Mike Rowe, creator and host of Discovery Channel's popular program, “Dirty Jobs.” 

The Oak Creek, Wis. manufacturer is launching a new line of security products designed to protect tools and equipment in the cargo area of pickup trucks and vans, especially those used by contractors and other professionals. Rowe will act as the spokesman for this new product line.

May 2, 2011

Back in August 2006, this “From the Editor” page was dedicated in part to an examination of Star and Bullock Hardware, the fictitious, gold-rush era building supply store from the HBO Series “Deadwood.” 


At the time, some suggested that I was watching too much television.


But now look at page 30 of this magazine. There’s an actual, real-life Deadwood, S.D., hardware store on our Fifty Hardware All Stars list: Twin City Hardware.


April 28, 2011

Wayne, N.J.-based GAF, the largest roofing manufacturer in North America, will contribute all roofing materials in this week’s episode of the ABC television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."

“This is our fourth 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' project in the past six months, and we are pleased to be given the opportunity to continue contributing to these life-changing projects,” said Ted Marcopolus, VP marketing services at GAF.

March 17, 2011

Ashland City, Tenn.-based A. O. Smith Water Products Co. donated a 120-gallon solar storage tank to the Hurston family of Cocoa Beach, Fla., project of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  

February 16, 2011

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia posted sales and revenue declines in 2010, a transformative year for the multi-faceted company, according to Charles Koppelman, executive chairman and principal executive officer.

MSLO posted revenues of $230.8 million in 2010, down 5.6%. Operating loss for the full year was $8.7 million, compared with an operating loss of $12.0 million in 2009.

December 2, 2010

ProBuild Holdings, the nation’s largest LBM chain, is closing 20 locations in various locations across...

ProBuild Holdings, the nation’s largest LBM chain, is closing 20 locations in various locations across the country by the end of the month, Home Channel News has learned.

News of the closures first surfaced at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, which was notified by ProBuild of impending layoffs at its Jackson, Wis., yard. A news item posted on the Home Channel News website brought reports from vendors who had been asked to take back inventory at other locations slated for closure.

October 27, 2010

Fans of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” may wonder: "How do they build a house so...

October 15, 2008

“Through their work, the talent, creativity, dedication and generosity of the home-building community has been...

May 19, 2008

Scripps Networks Interactive names the former Lowe’s executive to one of its new boards....

March 13, 2008

The campaign is aimed toward helping consumers find interesting and economical ways to improve their...

March 10, 2008

The International Hardware Fair/Practical World, held in Cologne, Germany, featured products, trends and participation from...