BMSA Bulletin
July 2018

Come Up Your Game at BMSA's Summer Conference!

The 2018 Summer Conference will provide opportunities to:
  • Learn how you can grow your business, prepare for the future and improve efficiencies.
  • Connect with industry leaders.
  • Have FUN in the sun with family & friends.
This year's conference will feature insightful presentations from Economist Ed Seifried & Market Researcher Edsel Charles, among others. All conference registration materials are on our website:

It's not t0o late to register! 
Call BMSA at 800.849.1503 
to learn how  you can be a part of this great conference!

Member News

Congratulations to BMSA Associate Member Rader Solutions on its 20th anniversary!  Company founder Chris Rader wrote in a recent Rader newsletter, "When I started in 1998, I had an idea that my personal technology skills and background could be leveraged to help a few companies become more efficient.  By removing the technology burden from these companies, they were able to achieve significant growth as they focused on their business, minus the technology.  I believed that I had a solution - and that is how Rader Solutions was born on June 1, 1998."
In those 20 years, Chris and his team at Rader Solutions have been invaluable to BMSA and to the BMSA membership.  Rader Solutions has helped your association staff with our technology needs, guided us into the realm of online learning with webinars, and presented seminars at numerous BMSA events.  

Congratulations Rader Solutions on 
20 great years!   

Star Tribune names Federated Insurance a 2018 Top 150 Workplace

Federated Insurance has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. 

Produced by the same team that compiles the 27-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 71,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

Read the full press release  here .

(Source: Federated Insurance, Press Release, June 2018)

Send Us Your News!
If your company is having an anniversary, opening a new location, has a new hire or any company news, please contact BMSA to have the news published in an issue of BMSA's Bulletin.  

Calendar of Events

July 26-29 : BMSA's Summer Conference (Virginia Beach, VA) 

August 28: Introduction to Building Material Sales
(Nashville, TN)

August 29-30:  Blue Print Reading and Material Take-Off Seminar 
(Nashville, TN)

September 10-11:  Leadership Graduate Roundtable
( Wilmington , NC)

September  12-14:  Leadership Development Roundtable #2 (Wilmington Beach, NC)

September 17-19:  CFO Roundtable 
(Traverse City, MI)

Sept. 30-Oct. 2:  Roundtable #1
(Greenville, NC)

October 11-12:  Operations Manager Roundtable A   (Wilson, NC)

October 17-19: NLBMDA Pro Dealer Industry Summit  (Chicago, IL)

October 17-19: Roundtable #3 
(New Bern, NC)

October 21-13: Roundtable #7
(Raleigh, NC) 

October 25-26: Operations Manager Roundtable B   (North Charleston, SC)

November 7:  BMSA Executive Committee & Board of Directors Meeting  (Columbus, OH)

November 7-8:  Ohio Education Summit (Columbus, OH)

November 15-16: Sales Manager Roundtable (Charleston, SC)

BMSA Buyers' Guide

BMSA is pleased to  announce that the 2018 BMSA Buyers' Guide (the "Guide") - the premier resource of relevant  products and services for building material professionals - is now available at the  BMSA website at

BMSA partnered with Strategic Value Media, a leading nationwide provider of  print and digital media solutions for national, state and local trade and membership
associations, to produce the Guide. BMSA is proud to provide our members with this  useful and easily accessible year-round resource.

The 2018 version of the Guide features updated and expanded company and  product listings, in addition to other valuable information relating to the building material  industry. The Guide provides BMSA members and other industry professionals with an
efficient way to browse for goods and services. The Guide also offers building material  suppliers and companies exceptional visibility by showcasing their products and services  to a targeted, industry-specific buyer group.

If your company or business has not yet taken advantage of this exceptional  opportunity to highlight your products and services in the Guide, it is not too late! To  learn more about advertising your products or services in this exclusive Guide, please  email

Trus Joist® Presents Smith Phillips Building Supply's Engineered
Lumber Products Team with Top Gun and Stellar
Top Ops Awards

Smith Phillips Building Supply is proud to announce that its engineered lumber products team has been presented with three prestigious Customer
Recognition Awards from Trus Joist ®

Trus Joist ® presented Dennis Weaver, Smith Phillips' engineered wood products sales manager, with the Top Gun Award for the South Atlantic Region. This award, one of only seven presented in North America, recognizes Mr. Weaver for his design knowledge, use of design tools, volume of workload and working relationship with  Trus Joist ® Engineering services. The Top Gun award represents "the best of the best." As
a multiple Top Gun award recipient, Mr. Weaver was additionally recognized for his consistent performance, year after year, earning a rare TimberStrand® cowboy hat.

Read the full press release  here.

(Source: Smith Phillips, Press Release, June 2018)
ECi Software Solutions 
has Experienced Significant Expansion In People, Product and Facility

ECi Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, announced the continued expansion of its LBM (Lumber, Building Materials) and Hardlines Group, which consists of the Spruce ® and  RockSolid MAX™ software, including doubling the size of its Latham, NY office and investing in new hires and product enhancements across the entire group. These additional resources will allow ECi to further support its LBMH customer base.

The accelerated growth of ECi's LBM and Hardlines Group is indicative of its continued dedication to investing in people and products for the long-term benefit of customers. From development and implementation to sales and customer support, ECi has built up the LBMH team to help customers solve their business challenges. ECi's LMBH software solutions were built specifically for the industry and help independents compete against national chains by automating time-consuming daily processes and enabling staff to focus on tasks that increase customer loyalty.

(Source: ECi Solutions, Press Release, June 2018)


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BMSA encourages our Dealer members to look first to your Associate members when purchasing products and services. Support those who support your Association and the industry! 
Emery-Waterhouse Company  

Ponderosa Software
Amelia Lumber Company, Inc.
The Empire Company 
Red Bolt Promotions
Anchor Concrete/Sakrete
Epicor Software 
Reeb Millwork
Appalachian Hardwood Lumber Co. 
Facemyer Lumber Co., Inc. 

Reserve Lumber Co.

Averitt Express
Federated Mutual Insurance

Banyan Consulting Group/Hub International 
Forest Products Group
Rick Johnson Insurance, Inc.
Basys Processing
Fortress Wood Products
Rocco Building Supplies, LLC.
Banyan Consulting Group 
Roseburg Forest Products

BlueLinx Corportation
Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc.

BlueTarp Financial, Inc.
Guardian Building Products
Royal Building Products 

Boise Cascade Corp.
Huttig Building Products
Schaffer Associates 

Building 9 Corp
Intex Millwork Solutions

CareWorks Comp
Kerridge Commerical
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc. 
Carl Rogers & Associates
Larson Manufacturing Co.
Smith Millwork, Inc. 
Carolina Atlantic Distribution, Inc.
LBM Advantage
Snavely Forest Products
Carter Millwork, Inc.
Legacy Pre-Finishing Inc.
Southeast Insurance Group, Inc.

South-East Lumber
Cedar Creek Holdings, Inc.
LJS Solutions
Spruce Computer Systems/ECi Solutions 
Center-Line Trailers
LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation)

Stock Systems
Charles F. Shiels & Company Lumber Sales Corporation
Style Crest, Inc,
Clem Lumber & Distributing Company
Lumberman's Wholesale Distribution
Sun Windows, Inc.
Crumpler Plastic Pipe
Madison Wood Preservers
Sunbelt Rack/CT Darnell Construction
Culpeper Wood Preservers
The Marwin Company
Superior Plastic Products
Dealers Supply & Lumber Co.
Melcap Partners, LLC.
TAH Benefits
Diamond Hill Plywood Company
Member Insurance
TAMKO Building Products, Inc.  
DMSi Software
Metal Sales Manufacturing Co.

Tampa International Forest Products
Dyke Industries
Metwood Building Solutions
Trebnick Systems, Inc. 

E-Cubed Consulting
Muneris Benefits

Tri-State Forest Products  

UFPi Elizabeth City, LLC

EHOP Health
NOVIK/Derby Building Products
U.S. Lumber 

Now Pro Delivery
V & H Inc.  

Packard Forest Products, Inc.
Vann Attorneys, L.L.P.  

Welco Enterprises, Inc.

Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company
Weyerhaeuser Company

Wholesale Millwork Inc.


WM Coffman Resources

Woodford Plywood, Inc.