Johnsonville Sausage filmed a TV segment at Parr Cabinet Design Center (Murray) recently. In the segment, the Johnsonville chef shared some excellent Super Bowl recipes. The segment will air on KPTV Fox 12 this Saturday (6:55 am and 8:25 am) and Sunday (7:55 am).
Good news for the construction industry. According to the U.S. Commerce Department, single-family and multifamily housing starts increased by 12.1% to 954,000 units last month. This is the highest rate in more than four years. Single-family housing starts jumped by 8.1% to 616,000 units in December. Multifamily construction fared even better with an increase of 23.1% (338,000 units). In the West, single-family and multifamily housing starts increased by 18.7%. The Midwest saw the biggest gain with 24.7%, while the Northeast increased by 21.4%. The South experienced the smallest jump with only an improvement of 3.8%.
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 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?
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: