In 2013, Versatex invited eight leading lumber and materials dealers to collaborate in forming the Versatex Dealers Council. The joint mission was to promote a flow of ideas and decision-making information that the whole industry might find useful.
Recently, at the 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show, Versatex again brought the members of the council together around a table in Las Vegas to talk about the trends, challenges, and innovations that keep them up at night and shape the ways they do business.
The dealer council comprises the following professionals:
- Steve Kramer: Riverhead Building Supply
- Kevin Medeiros: Goodrich
- Kevin Costa: National Lumber
- Craig Johnston: Standard Lumber
- Scott Eichers: LumberOne Avon
- Tim Giles: TW Perry
- Brian Batchelor: Siding Depot
- Josh Kimber: ABC Supply
- Tom Gillen Allegheny Millwork
Adaptability and changing times were the dominant themes. Click through each of the four main discussion topic links to read what industry veterans discuss and debate.