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Category: What’s New


Dec
20
2013

Christmas Cheer Galore

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

  Help us choose a winner for our Christmas Cheer staff competition! Follow us on Facebook and take a look at our Christmas Cheer Album. Look through the album and “like” the holiday costume picture of your choice. We will choose the staff member that most deserves a $50 gift card on Tuesday the 24th. …


Dec
09
2013

Market Monday – Holiday Slow Down

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

As is typical of this time of year, our business slows and so does business for most building material dealers in this part of the country. Prices have been dropping slightly for lumber and plywood, but mill closures hold prices higher than they otherwise would fall. How does that work? By being closed for Thanksgiving, …


Dec
09
2013

New Products

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

  The first of several new products is Ply Gem’s Stone Veneer called True Stack. While there are 7 colors available and many other profiles to choose from, Home Central is stocking 2 colors of the True Stack veneer stone, Flint and Tuscarora. While the pictures don’t do the colors justice, one has more of a …


Nov
26
2013

He’s been here forever, he’s the grumbling grizzly bear that occasionally climbs down out of his den after some busy months of placing winter buys or making show orders, and steps back into the sales position. Ed Smith grew up with a background in the grocery business, he has dabbled in owning and operating his own store, …


Nov
25
2013

Market Monday – Hustle in Housing

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

Housing A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about the depressing news that kept surfacing about the housing market and other economic forecasts, but as soon as I did that, my requests for positive insights were answered. First I read an upbeat article in Forbes  about the bullish housing market and how we …


Nov
21
2013

Pest Patrol – Rodents

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

From Mice to Squirrels, Home Central is infested with pest control solutions.   Jackie, the pest expert, has some handy tips for controlling your pest problems:   Mice and rats can quickly become a problem for anyone! A female mouse can start to reproduce at about 30 days old, from there, about every 30 days she …


Nov
14
2013

Deck Railing Update

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

A couple months ago I wrote an article about deck/porch railing options and my own search for a look that would appease myself and my husband. By the end of writing the article I felt we had chosen a look that would make us both happy, but when it came down to ordering the materials my husband …


Nov
06
2013

The Renassaince Roof

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

It feels as if we have come full-circle in the roofing industry. Several generations ago metal roofing was tried and true, every farmhouse in the countryside had a metal roof, but over the last 100 years asphalt shingles took over the marketplace, full steam ahead. With rising petroleum costs and changes in design aesthetics, people …


As I looked through articles trying to find some relevant information to share with you this Monday, it became clear that the people we rely on to keep tabs on the housing industry are in dire need of some mood enhancing drugs, or at least some of those smiley emoticons   Here is a list …


Oct
31
2013

Vintage Chalkboard DIY

Posted in What's New by Kate Whittemore

 Our handy in-house crafter, Benita, has a knack for refurbishing antiques. Years of antiques dealing, a past life running an antiques shop and a love of all things “chic,” Benita offered to share one of her recent projects from the Fancy Flea, a local artisan’s flea market in Owego last month. For this project Benita …