Upcoming Events...

  • May Board Meeting

    Thu, May 15 - Sun, May 18

  • LMC Hardware Express

    Wed, Aug 13

    Chicago, IL

  • 2014 Forest Products & Building Materials Expo

    Tue, Nov 11 - Wed, Nov 12

    Philadelphia, PA

  • LMC 2015 Annual Meeting

    Wed, Mar 4 - Fri, Mar 6

    Las Vegas, NV

  • LMC 2016 Annual Meeting

    Wed, Mar 9 - Fri, Mar 11

    Orlando, FL

  • LMC 2017 Annual Meeting

    Wed, Mar 8 - Fri, Mar 10

    New Orleans, LA


 

Building Business Together.®

Building Business Together.™
Rooted in the original coming together during the Great Depression, LMC has a strong camaraderie that has extended through the years. LMC started with just thirty-five independent lumber dealers in 1935, Building Business Together. Today LMC is made up of family and employee owned operations from coast to coast including the Bahamas and Hawaii. LMC is proud to be a strong force in the building material industry for over seventy five years.
The top independent dealers in the country share many of the same characteristics: Knowledgeable, strong supporter in the community, and very passionate about their industry. These are the lumber and building material dealers who work with LMC's professional staff and leading suppliers & mills to stay on top of trends and ahead of market conditions. Together with LMC, dealers collaborate and make purchasing decisions that have the ability to move the market. With over 1,200 locations nationwide, the collective power of LMC dealers is well respected and recognized as leaders in the LBM industry.
LMC Dealers stand the test of time. From generation to generation this group of independent lumber and building material dealers are always thinking about what's next and constantly improving. The entrepreneurial spirit is as evident in meeting today's business climate as it was when their businesses were founded. LMC Dealers typically are the majority of the ProSales 100 and consistently rank high in Home Channel Retailer Scoreboard.

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Industry News...

HUD seeks comments on new rules for manufactured homes

Fri, Apr 18

Department hopes labels, notices on manufactured homes will help locate defects

Wheaton, Ill. lawmakers ponder heat detector requirement for attached garages

Thu, Apr 17

City council also considered smoke detector requirement, dismissed due to high chance of false alarms

Declining Foreclosures Point to a Continuing Recovery

Thu, Apr 17

Investors have had a ravenous appetite for short sales and foreclosures as the inventory of distressed properties ballooned with the housing market crash. But last year investment home sales declined 8.5 percent to 1.1 million and accounted for 20 percent of sales compared with 24 percent in 2012, according to the National Association of Realtor (NAR).

RISE provides additional eligibility track for certified solar roofing professionals

Wed, Apr 16

Three years experience, 40 hours of education and training among requirements for new eligibility track

Housing starts rise 2.8 percent in March

Wed, Apr 16

Led by a 6-percent rise in single-family starts, nationwide housing production rose 2.8 percent above an upwardly revised February rate of 920,000 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000 units in March, according to figures from HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

New LEED for Homes interpretations published

Tue, Apr 15

Fifteen new interpretations clarify rules for claiming recycled content and energy savings for garage ventilation, among others.

Builder confidence holds steady in April

Tue, Apr 15

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

ASTM's International Standards in Building Codes now available in DVD and online

Mon, Apr 14

The documents contain more than 1,300 construction specifications, practices, and test methods.

Evanston, Ill., regains favorable insurance rating after improving code enforcement

Fri, Apr 11

The city joins 20 percent of 8,500 communities participating in the rating program with a rating of four or better.

New Calif. energy code requires thermostats to be ready for two-way energy management

Thu, Apr 10

Title 24 code revisions will also apply to HVAC systems and building automation systems, among others

Honda, UC Davis build 'Smart Home' that generates surplus energy

Wed, Apr 09

The home is expected to generate 2.6 megawatt-hours of surplus per year

Incentives, leasing policies driving PV installations in New York

Wed, Apr 09

State went from seventh to fifth overall in number of solar jobs in 2013

White roofs outperform green roofs in reducing heat-island effect, says Lawrence Berkeley Lab

Mon, Apr 07

A new report says white roofs are three times more effective than green roofs for cooling

Falling PV costs making subsidies unnecessary in Europe

Fri, Apr 04

Solar installations grew by one-third in 77 U.S. communities in 2013

Eliminating Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac a bad move, economist says

Thu, Apr 03

Such a move could lower home values, impact national economy

OSHA may assume fall-protection oversight in Arizona

Wed, Apr 02

Federal agency says current state standards provide insufficient protection for falls of 6 to 15 feet

Associated Builders and Contractors wary of federal overtime rules changes

Tue, Apr 01

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) cautioned that President Obama’s directive to the U.S. Department of Labor to change federal overtime rules could harm its members. “ABC will explore all avenues to ensure that any proposed rule changes do not cause harm to merit shop contractors,” the organization said in a press release.

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EPA clarifies Clean Water Act with revision

Mon, Mar 31

Builders have spoken out against the new rule, which aims to reduce confusion about when bodies of water are designated as federal

With some motivated by environmental concerns, tiny homes gaining buzz

Fri, Mar 28

A 2010 study finds cutting a home's square footage in half reduces carbon emissions by 36 percent.

ASHRAE, NAHB, ICC to develop new National Green Building Standard

Thu, Mar 27

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), building science society ASHRAE, and the International Code Council (ICC) agreed to jointly develop the 2015 edition of the ICC/ASHRAE 700 National Green Building Standard. This is the third edition of the standard and the first time that ASHRAE has partnered on its development.