The construction sector is coming back strong. Home building, remodeling, restoration and commercial construction are all on the rise. As a general indicator of overall construction activity, annual new housing starts are projected to be at a 1.5 million run rate by the end of 2014. Make sure you are ready to take full advantage of the upswing.

LBM Distribution 2014 will bring together owners and business management from the lumber and building materials industry, with thought leaders from inside and outside the industry to discuss the latest developments as well as proven strategies to increase top and bottom line performance.

If you are looking for ways to outperform the market, to set plans for profitable growth or to maximize the return on your investment in LBM distribution, this conference is for you.


  • Jeff McLendon Jeff McLendon

    Jeff McLendon serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. LUMBER Group, a regional distributor of specialty building products headquartered in Atlanta and operating 7 distribution centers serving the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. Mr. McLendon joined U.S. LUMBER in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and assumed the role of President in 2004. Prior to joining U.S. LUMBER, Mr. McLendon was the President of Linmar Systems, a professional services company specializing in business process improvement and performance management in the financial services sector. Mr. McLendon is a native of Athens, Georgia, and holds a BS from the University of Georgia in Agricultural Engineering.

  • Mark Mitchell Mark Mitchell

    Mark Mitchell is the author of Building Material Channel Marketing and the lead strategist behind Whizard Strategy, helping the building materials industry solve tough sales and marketing problems. Whizard Strategy is changing the way building materials companies market their products and services—it’s less about the checkbook and more about the strategy. As a dynamic speaker, business strategist and marketing expert, he brings ideas that create change, increase sales and stop spending for the sake of spending. Your marketing should support your business and drive revenue, not deplete your resources!

  • Michael Cassidy Michael Cassidy

    Michael Cassidy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TW Perry Enterprises. Mr. Cassidy first came to the building products industry in 2004 as Strober’s Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions where he helped form Strober into ProBuild, the nation’s largest contractor-oriented building products company with over 400 facilities. Before joining TW Perry in 2008, he ran ProBuild’s east coast truss plants as the Senior Vice President of Manufacturing. Mr. Cassidy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BS in GeoMechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester. In addition, he earned Forklift Certification and DOT certification to drive box trucks and flatbeds from Darden Business School. Mr. Cassidy is a member of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies remodeling group and a member of NLBMDA and NARI.

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