Posts Tagged ‘ Texas ’

Specialty Building Products to Acquire DW Distribution

Oct 12th, 2021

Specialty Building Products (SBP), a North American distributor of specialty building products, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DW Distribution Inc., a regional distributor of building materials and millwork products. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1955, DW Distribution is a third-generation, family-run distributor of building materials, millwork products and […]

Home Improvement Projects Surge

Sep 20th, 2021

U.S. homeowners are initiating home improvement projects with increased frequency, according to the Hearth Home Improvement Index. The index examines the number of applications for home improvement loans on the gethearth.com platform. 2021 data highlights an increased rate of projects related to bedrooms and bathrooms, home offices and kitchens. Wyoming, Texas and Florida top the […]

New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

Mar 4th, 2021

A new study by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership. The study found that a $1,000 increase in […]

Texas Dealers Bounce Back and Return to Work

Feb 23rd, 2021

Door and window companies in Texas are getting back to work this week after a winter storm wreaked havoc on homeowners and businesses across the state. “We had some disruption during the storm and it is definitely impacting homes across the state due to frozen pipes causing numerous leaks,” says Noah Hutcher, senior vice president […]

Window World Franchise Expands in Rio Grande Valley

Dec 15th, 2020

Replacement window and exterior remodeling company Window World® recently opened a new location in the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas. The new store is the 14th Window World franchise location in the Lone Star State, with more planned in the near future. Window World, a franchise based out of North Wilkesboro, NC, has more […]

Grassroots Trade Program Has Big Aspirations

Dec 3rd, 2019

As a shortage of skilled labor reinforces the need for early development through career and technical education, a Texas-based grassroots program is adding its contributions. Richard Laughlin, president and owner of Laughlin Home and Restoration, started Casa Über Alles, a program that aims to help worker deficits—including in door and window manufacturing and installation. The […]

Chelsea Building Products to Open Second Facility

Sep 10th, 2018

One location is about to become two. Chelsea Building Products announced the addition of a second factory to be located in Greenville, Texas, as well as an upgrade to their Oakmont, Pa., location. Chelsea Building Products has been under one roof since 1985, but with the expansion of their product portfolio and client base, they […]

Abilene Hailstorm Likely to Eclipse $400 Million-Mark in Damage

Jul 17th, 2014

The June 12 hailstorm in Abilene, Texas—the city’s second catastrophic hailstorm in three years—is expected to hit $400 million in insured losses to vehicles, homes and commercial property, according to the Insurance Council of Texas. “This is the worst storm damage I’ve seen in my 41 years in the insurance business,” says Leroy Perkins of […]

Getting Down to Business – The Best and Worst States for Door and Window Companies

May 19th, 2014

It’s hard enough running a business. But in certain states, it may be even harder for door and window companies than others. Texas and Florida are number one and two, respectively, in terms of the best and worst states to do business, while New York and California round out numbers 49 and 50. This is […]

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