In his work as a public relations and social media expert specializing in the building supply industry, Kansas City, Mo.-based Elton Mayfield spends a lot of time watching what you post on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and related sites. Recently he compiled a top 10 list of lumberyards whose Twitter feeds merit following. Here’s the list and some of his reasons why. 1. Dunn Lumber@DunnLumber

“Over 8,000 followers and over 15,000 tweets … very active on Twitter with tips, product updates, promotions, and more. Most importantly, they are very responsive.”

2. Parr Lumber@parrlumber

“They use it well to update their followers on products and relevant news.”

3. National Lumber@NationalLumber

“Nearly 3,000 followers and over 1,500 tweets, … They use Twitter for customer events and updates on everything from products to training.”

4. Turkstra Lumber@TurkstraLumber

“This Canadian lumberyard and manufacturer uses updates and hashtag (#) contests to engage and inform their customers.”

5. J&W Lumber@JWLumber

“You can find weekly specials, product introductions and more. … Nearly 800 followers and several hundred updates over the past couple of years.”

6. Luedtke Lumber@LuedtkeLumber

“This lumberyard and hardware store … utilizes text-based offers as well.”

7. Bliffert Lumber@BliffertLumber

“This company has integrated Facebook and Twitter to help promote specials and other customer information.”

8. Mobile Lumber@MobileLumber

“While many yards are using Twitter for promotions and products, this yard also utilizes it to recruit employees.”

9. Star Lumber & Supply@StarLumber

“Utilized many of its tweets to help educate and promote product knowledge and availability. In addition, they utilize their blog ( for more in-depth product information.”

10. Issaquah Lumber@CedarExpert

“Nearly 2,000 followers looking for their insights on cedar products from decking to fencing and everything in between.”