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“Lone Ranger” or Team?

Besides our customers at large, the most interesting group to work with would be our Sales team. I say that because unlike our industry’s salespeople of the past, nowadays it has become increasingly difficult for salespeople to do well, since the pace of change has accelerated and continues to do so. With new engineered products, composites, technology, and local/state/national building codes undergoing continual change---it all gets more difficult every year to understand and learn about...

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Al E. Bavry, CEO, Kimal Lumber & Hardware 7/16/2018 Comments(0)

How To Protect Your Lien Rights Under Florida’s Construction Lien Law Before You Know You’ll Need Them

In Florida, mechanic’s liens available to subcontractors and material suppliers provide powerful tools to secure payment for services performed on, and materials provided to, construction projects. However, navigating Florida Statute Chapter 713, known as Florida’s Construction Lien Law, can be extremely difficult. The Construction Lien Law has been described by Florida courts as an outstanding example of inept legislative endeavor and an ill-conceived, confusing, patchwork of rules ...

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Andrew D. Wyman 5/31/2018 Comments(0)

Technology… Artificial Intelligence at its “Best”

A number of years ago, one our Kimal Associates, Cody, was having severe problems with his Chevrolet Impala. He took it to a local dealer for their very sophisticated computer diagnosis of its "issues." I was told this brand specific software cost over fifty thousand dollars to the dealer. Cody showed me the printout of several pages he was given, a diagnosis telling what was wrong, and a lengthy list of "fixes." These included re-bore, and re-ring the engine with new pistons and rings to cure t...

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Al E. Bavry, CEO, Kimal Lumber & Hardware 5/31/2018 Comments(0)

Attracting Young People to the LBM Business

For many years, we have heard frustrated dealers lament … young people don’t want to work at lumberyards. Where are our future leaders going to come from as we move into retirement? If you are one of those who find it difficult to hire young, energetic employees who are driven to grow and take positions of responsibility, read on! Hiring people is a competition! Especially now, with low unemployment rates, young people can be selective when choosing which position to take and with wh...

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Tom Ford 5/31/2018 Comments(0)

The View from “Below and Above”

Every now and then we hear that old expression, Viewing things from thirty thousand feet. But what does that really mean? Here’s a different perspective: Imagine you’re looking at one square foot of your backyard. You see the grass, some insects, maybe a weed or two. Now, take one square inch below the surface, and magnify that ten times. As you look into the soil beneath, you witness the nematodes, earthworms, nutrients, etc.--life you couldn’t see on the surface. Now reduc...

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Al E. Bavry, CEO, Kimal Lumber & Hardware 4/9/2018 Comments(0)