Visitors to ProSales' website viewed nearly 6,900 different articles close to 1 million times during 2009. Here are the top 10 opinion/advice columns, articles and news stories published during the year:

Opinion/Advice columns

  1. The What-Ifs of OTIF (Story)
  2. Tips for Surviving a Hostile Economy (Story)
  3. Rader's Edge: If You've Cut to the Bone, Stop Cutting (Story)
  4. Re-Learning Credit 101 (Story)
  5. Rader's Edge: 10 Sales Mistakes To Avoid (Story)
  6. Low Margin vs. Market Share (Story)
  7. The Case for Higher Single-Family Housing Starts (Story)
  8. Rader's Edge: How To Reduce Expenses Now (Story)
  9. Why Building a Strong Culture Matters (Story)
  10. Margins for Error: Why You Shouldn't Sell on the Cheap (Story)


  1. The 2009 ProSales 100 (Story)
  2. Inside Probuild's Senior Executive Team (Story)
  3. Who's the Best LBM Sales Rep in America? (Story)
  4. The 2008 ProSales 100 (Story)
  5. ProSales Dealer of the Year: Erie Materials (Story)
  6. The PS20: Our Top Trends, People, and Products of the Past 20 Years (Story)
  7. Transformers (Story
  8. Product Monitor: PVC Decking (Story)
  9. Sell Sheet: Clothes STILL Make the Man (Story)
  10. Windows and Doors Review: Clad Windows (Story)

News Stories

  1. Analyst: Stock Probably Must Go for Its Parent To Survive (Story)
  2. Stock CEO: We Look To Show Profit by June 2010 (Story)
  3. Taking Stock: The Story So Far (Story)
  4. ProBuild Reorganizes, Sets Authority Over Decision-Making (Story)
  5. Stock Projects Major Shrinkage in Coming Years (Story)
  6. Wolseley Seeks To Sell or Dump Stock by Aug. 1 (Story)
  7. Stock Building Supply Emerges From Chapter 11, Focuses on 19 Markets (Story)
  8. Fidelity Has Covered $345M in ProBuild Losses (Story)
  9. Stock Virtually Abandons Florida, Closes Other Sites (Story)
  10. 84 Lumber Closes 11 More Locations (Story)