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Monthly Archives: July 2013


Jul
29
2013

Over the last few months we have beat this dead horse repeatedly, but it’s worth a look-back at what happened in the oriented strand board market from 2012 until the end of the 2nd quarter 2013. “What’s the big deal,” you say. “The market always goes up and down.” True, but the climb from 2012 …


Jul
25
2013

Product Spotlight – Deck Railings

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

Decks are a great extension of your living space, and while a lot of people use composite or vinyl decking products, many are unsure of what type of railing they would like … I am one of those people! My husband and I are building a deck, and I am probably going to use AZEK …


Jul
22
2013

Jul
22
2013

Market Monday – Bulk Quantities

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

Have you ever gotten stuck in our parking lot or struggled to get in? If so, we are sorry! However, those congested parking lots are saving you money. By purchasing truckload quantities we can offer better pricing and keep large quantities in stock. Sometimes it means we might be out of one item because we …


Jul
15
2013

After some stalling, material prices are on the rise. Plywood and OSB markets have bottomed and are on the increase, while construction lumber prices have also firmed and should begin to rise. Treated lumber markets have also flattened, with some items slightly increased in price and others still bending in relation to demand. Trucking is still …


Jul
11
2013

Do-It-Yourself Stepping Stones

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

Our handy in-house crafter, Benita, whipped up these adorable concrete stepping stones. You can make them too! Supplies Needed: marker or crayon newspaper hard work surface and plastic to cover the surface heavy work gloves and disposable rubber gloves wheelbarrow or plastic tub Quikrete Sand/Topping Mix (Portland Cement + sand) less than $10/bag water & …


Jul
02
2013

Retirement Wishes

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

The end of June brought a farewell for one of our long-time co-workers as he embarks on the next phase of his life. Dave “Sarge” Stark will begin retirement on July 3rd after being a part of the Home Central team for 14 years. Sarge has worked in all three of our locations, helping customers, …


Jul
01
2013

Housing Market I hate the idea of starting our week with “concerns”, but the excitement over the projected improvements in the housing market and falling input costs, could become another bubble, bound to burst. Undeniably it is great to hear that existing home sales are up and home prices are on the rise. If the …

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