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Monthly Archives: September 2013


Sep
30
2013

Market Monday – The Upward Climb

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

In the North demand peaks this time of year as many of us scramble to get last-minute jobs done before snow flies. We aren’t alone, Southern demand also has a tendency to go up this time of year as the heat subsides and work picks up.  This demand has a large impact on lumber prices …


Sep
27
2013

Winterizing Wisdom

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

When I asked a our staff to contribute some wisdom to our blog about winterization I received some blank stares, but I also received a lengthy list of tips from Mike Kropp, our Candor manager. Mike has apparently been anxious to get back to helping homeowners repair and maintain their homes while he has been …


Sep
25
2013

Fond Farewell

Posted in What's New by admin

An era is coming to an end. At the end of September, Ray Reeves will be leaving our company. Ray has been an integral part of our Home Central family for 23 years. Starting out as a counter salesperson in Owego, Ray has helped our company in many ways. From taking orders to driving the boom …


Sep
23
2013

Market Monday – Drywall Allocation

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

USG, our drywall supplier, recently sent out notices to their customers stating that we will be put on allocation in October. What does that mean and how does it affect you? Drywall suppliers, whether it’s USG or one of their competitors, put a price increase in effect for January 1st. Through past experience they know …


Sep
16
2013

The good the bad and the ugly…

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

Poorly executed plumbing and electrical repairs. Over the years we have seen a lot of plumbing and electrical mistakes, some of them innocent and some that are the result of so-called professionals dabbling in a trade that they don’t completely understand. Several people over the last few weeks have mentioned issues in their homes related …


Sep
09
2013

The past couple of weeks have been fairly even for construction materials, some prices staying flat while others creep up or down only slightly. OSB prices remained flat this past week, with moderate trading levels. Plywood prices inched downward with slightly soft demand. Meanwhile steady demand for construction lumber has left prices increasing gently. Other vendors have …