IN THE MIDWEST, Kent , Ohio-based Carter Lumber is a major force in building. The 75-year-old company operates 200 plus locations and fosters an attitude of growth through new services and new acquisitions.
In Northern California, Fairfax Lumber & Hardware is a single-location operator that is responding to its affluent market by giving customers what they want: an upscale green products program. The companies represent two ends of the pro dealer spectrum: the multi-unit pro dealer, and the small, independent operator. More importantly, they also represent many of the qualities Home Channel News editors look for in the annual selection of the Pro Dealers of the Year.
“Congratulations to Carter Lumber and Fairfax Lumber & Hardware, our 2007 Pro Dealer of the Year award recipients,” said Jeff Arlen, editor and publisher of Home Channel News. “These companies are both very deserving by demonstrating that growth and business innovation are alive and well in our industry.”