During a ceremony at the ProDealer Industry Conference in Savannah, Ga., Boise, Idaho-based BMC received the HCN Pro Dealer of the Year award. Here are the facts behind the award and the 2012 ceremony.
The award criteria
The HCN Pro Dealer of the Year Award is presented annually to a lumber and building material dealer based on three main criteria: high performance, innovation and corporate behavior that reflects the values of the LBM industry.
The Pro Dealer of the Year selection process begins with analysis of the HCN Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard, which shows sales performance of the nation’s leading lumberyard dealers.
BMC’s selection as 2012 Pro Dealer of the Year coincides with the pro dealer’s 25th anniversary. It was spun out of Boise Cascade in 1987.
The 2012 ceremony marked the first time the award was given to a company that descended directly from a previous honoree. Building Material Holding Co. (BMHC), the former parent of BMC West and Select Build, received the Pro Dealer of the Year award in 2005.
BMC was recognized during the 2012 ProDealer Industry Summit held in Savannah, Ga. The summit is co-sponsored by HCN and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association. The 2013 event is scheduled to take place in Nashville, Tenn.
The honoree’s charitable cause
BMC is a major supporter of Light the Night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The pro dealer’s employees raised about $175,000 in 2012, largely through volunteering for Light the Night Walks in virtually every market. BMC is one of the top five corporate sponsors of Light the Night.
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