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.
- Panel Discussion: A Builder Perspective on the LBM Distribution Industry
- Defining Your Value Proposition, How to Differentiate Yourself in the Market
- Every Order on Time, in Full: A Service Success Story
- Chris Borrego
Chris Borrego is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Builders for its corporate office and five division operations in Nebraska and Colorado. Builders has been awarded “Dealer of the Year” in 2010 by ProSales and “The Golden Hammer Award” from Home Channel News in 2013 for innovative means to enhance the customer experience. Mr. Borrego has held a number of regional and corporate positions with Builders; during his tenure he has facilitated a 60% increase in revenue. He has over 25 years of experience within the LBM industry in various managerial capacities.
- Eli Bliffert
Eli Bliffert is Vice President of Bliffert Lumber & Hardware, which operates seven locations and is said to be the last lumberyard in the city of Milwaukee. Since gaining a majority share of the family-owned company in 2009, Mr. Bliffert has successfully grown the company’s footprint and revenues. Mr. Bliffert and his company were recently named as LBM Journal Entrepreneurs of the Year (in the $10-$50 million category).