2014 was dealers’ best year since 2006. It’s also a benchmark for the revolution that swept in this year.
A new crew of dealers posted the biggest sales gains amid increases for virtually all companies in locations, employees, and market share.
Four years after housing's collapse, ProSales 100 dealers are starting to pull themselves out of the hole. But further progress could be tough.
ProSales 100 dealers are struggling to recover from a steep fall, often by making painful cuts of people, operations, and facilities.
Rough conditions may have slowed progress for many dealers in the 2007 ProSales 100, but they still are working aggressively to expand services, markets, and technology in anticipation of brighter days ahead.
Fueled by record housing starts, a strong remodeling market, and high commodity wood prices, building material dealers and specialty distributors posted what for many was the most successful year in their pro sales history.