For the first time ever, two brothers will be coaching against each other in the Super Bowl. In less than two weeks, the San Francisco 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans. The head coach of the Ravens is John Harbaugh. His younger brother, Jim, is the head coach of the 49ers. Amazing, right? I think the sibling rivalry will make this year’s Super Bowl even more interesting.
The latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index was released today. Builders’ confidence remained at the same level (47) as last month. The index continues to hold at its highest level since April of 2006. The three-month moving average for the West increased by four points to 51.
According to the latest Random Lengths lumber market report, prices of framing lumber has been increasing. For contractors, this means you need to keep higher prices in mind when you bid on your next job. For consumers, this means you should start your do-it-yourself projects as soon as possible.
According to the current weather forecast, a cold front is coming to the Portland area. It’s going to be below freezing and there might even be snow. The big question is, are you ready for winter?
Christmas is about two weeks away. If you’re still looking for a holiday gift idea for the handyman or handywoman in your life, then check out the products in our holiday flyer. Personally, I would love to receive a new Dewalt miter saw, Senco nailer, or another Stanley tape measure.
Last month, ProSales gave the Excellence Award for Marketing to three Parr employees: Tony Cookston, Corey Valdez and Nancy Cranston. The three of them are responsible for Weekend Warriors, which is a home improvement radio show that Parr owns and produces weekly at KPAM. Tony and Corey are the voices behind the microphone.
Did you go to the Lynnwood, Washington location for Parr Cabinet Design Center today? Sorry about that. We moved that store to Everett over the weekend. Here’s the address for the new location:
Nancy Cranston, Marketing Manager here at Parr Lumber Company, recently installed a new deck at her beach house near Gearhart, Oregon. Before beginning the project, Nancy and her husband had to decide on a material — wood or composite. Because the primary criteria were durability and low maintenance, finding material that could withstand the harsh weather conditions on the Oregon Coast became paramount. After an initial quote for wood decking involved a higher cost and more maintenance than Nancy was willing to invest, she began speaking with our decking professionals at Parr Lumber Company in order to hear their recommendations.