ProSales today named Builders., a diverse Kearney, Neb.-based LBM operation, as its latest Dealer of the Year.

The ProSales Dealer of the Year Award honors outstanding achievements in construction supply operations, management and innovations, as well as meritorious service to the dealer's community and to the lumber and building material industry. Only one construction supply dealer is chosen per year. As winner, Builders. is featured in the cover story in ProSales' January issue, written by senior editor Andy Carlo.

"In some ways, Builders. is as plain as the way it spells its name--Builders, period," said Craig Webb, editor, ProSales. "This building material dealer does the basics extremely well and is always striving to do better. But at the same time, it's quite a complicated operation, stretching across 450 miles and taking in five very different types of businesses."

Founded in Kearney in 1977 by Myron Andersen, Builders. now consists of building material dealerships in Kearney and Grand Island, Neb., that serve a mix of professional and retail customers, a 100% pro-oriented yard in Denver, a countertop manufacturing facility in Kearney and a truss plant in Grand Island.

At a time in which seven out of every eight building material dealers on the ProSales 100 are seeing sales shrink, Builders.' sales rose 12.8% to $44 million in the fiscal year ended last Sept. 30, and it projects another 10% gain in sales this year.

"As part of his profile in our January issue, Carlo visited all three of Builders.' yards as well as its countertop factory," said Webb. Aside from reading Carlo's story, you also can see a special video profile of ProSales' newest Dealer of the Year.