Happy New Year! Now, some of you may be wondering why I would say “Happy New Year” at this point in the year. Well to me, this time of year feels just as much like the beginning of a new year as it does January 1. It signals the beginning of a new school year, with a return to more organized schedules and routines. It also heralds the beginning of the busy fall selling season for our industry. The cooler fall temperatures encourage homeowners to address concerns with aging windows, while others need to repair damage from severe summer storms. Both conditions bring increased phone calls and business for professional contractors. What’s not to like about that?!
Rest assured all of us at Lansing Building Products are standing at the ready to assist you in any way we can. Our associates look forward to working with you to take advantage of this busy season and to grow your business. Overall I am optimistic and believe our industry will experience very favorable business conditions through the end of the year.
And while I’m on the subject of new beginnings, I am pleased to announce our plans to open a new location in Boise, Idaho. It will be our second facility in that state, and we’re excited to increase our presence in that market. Current projections are to be open for business early October. The Boise branch will be part of our West Region, under the direction of Dan Murphy, Regional Vice President. Providing day-to-day leadership will be Matt Chidester, who will be transferring from his current position as outside sales rep in UT to serve as branch manager for this new location. It’s exciting to see Matt move up to the next level, and I am confident he will provide a firm foundation for our newest facility.
You’ll be hearing much more about our new Boise location in the future. In the meantime let me again wish you a very “Happy New Year” — Good Luck and Good Selling!