2011 International Builders’ Show to Showcase the Industry’s Largest Product Display

By Robert Robillard on Product News, Tool News

2011 International Builders’ ShowIBS Orlando 2011

Next Thursday through Saturday I will be attending the IBS in Orlando.  I plan on bringing back tons of great products and ideas to share with you – pray for a heat wave!!!

Here are just some of the many exciting innovations that builders will see at the event of the year for the home building and remodeling industry:


Hearth & Home Technologies (Booth W4693) is showcasing its award-winning Solaris, a dramatic, circular, multi-sided gas fireplace featuring artistic design and flame performance never seen before in fireplaces. The Solaris will be on display in the Sea Breeze home in Show Village.

H-P Products (Booth 4692), manufacturer of the VACUFLO® and Dirt Devil® central vacuum systems, will exhibit an updated version of the Vroom® quick-clean central vacuum accessory, a hose management system that packs 24 feet of hose in a compact 3-inch wide space. The new Vroom features a sleek new appearance, convenient hose lock, vacuum power adjustment knob and a unique garage application.

Lennox Industries (Booth W3455), a leading provider of heating, cooling and indoor air quality systems, will showcase the SunSource Home Energy System – a new solar-powered central heating and cooling system that uses solar energy to reduce the electricity consumed by a residential heat pump or air conditioner. Lennox also will feature innovations in comfort controls, indoor air quality products, and a new furnace with an efficiency rating up to 98.2% AFUE.

Ultra-Aire (Booth W4793), a leading brand of whole-house ventilating dehumidifiers, will showcase its line of products that protect homes against interior moisture issues and provides fresh air ventilation. Every Ultra-Aire whole-house ventilating dehumidifier also meets or exceeds Energy Star qualifications and high-efficiency MERV-11 filters are standard on every unit to remove most airborne allergens.

Building Accessories:

Architectural Products (Booth W5471), by Outwater, has just released its free 1,000+-page 2011 Master Catalog, which includes many of the 65,000+ decorative building products that will be featured at IBS this year. Intended to be much more than just a catalog, the Outwater catalog has served as a primary multipurpose reference source that industry pros have depended on since 1972.

AZEK Building Products (Booths W3601, W3611) will exhibit the AZEK Deck In-Deck Storage Kit for homeowners tired of trying to find a place to safely store furniture cushions and covers, umbrellas or other deck items. AZEK Deck’s storage compartment is concealed within the deck and blends right in.

ClosetMaid (Booth W1349) will debut its newly revamped MasterSuite® custom closet program, which is professionally installed, available in five finishes and now offers several new door and drawer fronts and many new standard features. ClosetMaid will also debut its new design program, uDesign Pro[tm], a great tool to help builders sell upgrades at no additional cost and available through ClosetMaid Authorized Dealers.

Eclipse Technologies (The New American Home) will showcase the SOLARA Retractable Awning installed on The New American Home. Featuring a unique cassette design that conceals and protects the unit year-round, SOLARA extends at the touch of a button to provide comfortable shade and protection from harmful UV rays or light rain showers. Built-in lighting also allows outdoor enjoyment to continue into the evening.

Harmony Timberworks (Booth W6676) will introduce new timber frame home packages at IBS this year. These beautiful packages can be enjoyed as they are, or Harmony’s experienced design staff can customize them to consumers’ liking. The company also offers custom gazebo and pavilion designs. Harmony Timberworks has been providing the very best in timber frame products to the building community since 1979.

Panasonic Home & Environment Company (Booth W3929) will debut its third generation of the WhisperGreen line of premium ventilation fans, with 13 new Energy Star-rated models that offer enhanced energy-efficient, unparalleled performance and quiet operation at the industry standard of 0.25-inch w.g. The ceiling-mounted fans exceed Energy Star efficiency standards by up to 871%.

Plug ‘n Save Energy Products (W4778) will display the PV Solar Shutter, a custom, power producing window shutter that combines the energy-efficient properties of a shutter with the ability to produce power using renewable resources – all using eco-friendly materials and processes. The PV Solar Shutter is easy to install, portable and easy to use, and suitable for houses, condos, office buildings, and all kinds of rental units.

Propex Operating Co. (Booth W214) will exhibit NapaWrap Coastal HouseWrap featuring superior tear- and UV-resistance and designed to hang tough in coastal weather, including high winds and storms. NapaWrap Coastal HouseWrap comes with a tear-free guarantee.

U.S. Sunlight Corp (Booth W370) will introduce The Solar Controller, an accessory that will give solar powered attic fans the option to run off house electricity for continued attic ventilation after dark. U.S. Sunlight will also introduce the Skylight Tube, an energy-efficient tube light that merges the versatility of traditional “bubble” dome lens tube lights with the curb appeal of standard skylights.

U.S. Timberworks (Booth W6676) will release its new product line of timber frame architectural components, including decorative brackets, shed brackets, corbels, finials, gable trusses, and fireplace mantels. These offerings will make it easy and affordable to add the timeless beauty of timber framing and increase perceived value of your next project in today’s competitive and demanding marketplace.

Construction Materials:

Atlantic Premium Shutters (Booth W4001), by The Tapco Group, will introduce the new ProSeries Shutters – the contractor’s choice for versatility, custom color and outstanding charm. Hand-assembled from exterior-grade composite wood that will not rot, bend, crack or split, these shutters are available in four styles and shipped factory-primed and ready to paint.

Aquatherm (Booth W 3493) will showcase Greenpipe – approved by FM Global for use in concealed residential and light hazard fire sprinkler applications – and featuring: no rust, corrosion or scaling; and heat fusion welding connections, no glues or cements. Greenpipe can be used with glycerin and glycols and is impact resistant, freeze tolerant, clean, lightweight, and certified for potable water.

ARXX Corporation (Booth W3090) will introduce reFIT, an innovative energy-efficient finishing and insulation system for basements and interior spaces. The reFIT system enables contractors and homeowners to easily and affordably add comfortable living space.

Bilco Company (Booth N1037) will showcase basement improvement products designed to improve the appearance, function, and livability of finished basement areas by adding natural daylight, ventilation, convenient access and emergency egress that meets building code requirements.

Castia Stone (Booth W1388) will exhibit its concrete siding that gives homes and or commercial buildings the classic look of natural stone with a rainscreen technology to virtually eliminate mold and dry rot. Homeowners, home builders and designers will find the product perfect for new construction and remodeling applications.

DaVinci Roofscapes (Booth W5571) will showcase eight new roofing colors and eight new color blends as well as introduce the its new color expert, Kate Smith. The exhibit will feature the revolutionary Bellaforté line of interlining and self-aligning slate tiles, Valoré, Fancy Shake and the DaVinci’s original Slate and Shake products.

Convenience Products (Booth W5690) will feature the CPDS Series 2, a portable, constant pressure spray foam dispensing system that dispenses Class I fire retardant, thermal insulating and sound attenuating two-component polyurethane spray foam up to two and a half times as fast as foam kits. With minimal investment and training the CPDS Series 2 offers an ideal opportunity for business start-up or service expansion.

Dow Building Solutions (Booth W901) will demonstrate how Dow Building Solutions’ insulation and air sealing products help to “seal the envelope” of high-performance homes. Dow Building Solutions will also debut GREAT STUFF Work Wipes, a safe and convenient way to clean up home improvement messes on a variety of surfaces, including hands and tools, and on products from paint and oil to uncured sealants.

InSpire Roofing (Booth W4001), by The Tapco Group, will introduce its full line for the InSpire Cedar Shake Roofing System, a true-look, limited lifetime warranty shake tile that offers Class A fire protection and never needs the frequent maintenance required by wood. Available in three authentic colors, InSpire Cedar Shake is easy to install with innovative locking tabs that also help keep out wind-driven rain for structural soundness.

IQm Trim (Booth W4001), by The Tapco Group, will introduce three new profiles of its revolutionary color-through cellular PVC trim – 8-inch fascia board, Brick Mold with J-Channel and 5/4-inch Trim with J-Channel – and available in a large color selection including never-before seen shades like Vermont Green, Cabernet, and Ebony. IQm Tim features the patented AquaFlex Fin that channels water away from the home to help prevent mold and moisture damage.

James Hardie Building Products (Booth W4059), the leading manufacturer of fiber cement siding, will showcase its full line of durable, low-maintenance exterior products, including its new HardieShingle® siding and HardieTrim® Crown Moulding.

National Nail Corp. (Booth W220) will launch its CAMO[tm] Hidden Deck Fastening System – the first hidden fastening system to easily secure treated lumber, hardwood, cedar, composite or PVC deck board directly to the substructure. The patented deck screws and CAMO Marksman[tm] tools provide a high-end look without a high-end price.

Portland Cement Association (W2383) will highlight how concrete wall systems reduce the overall cost of home construction while producing healthier and more affordable dwellings. In-booth models also will illustrate the durability, affordability, and efficiency of these wall systems, which are locally available and easily understood by workers and homebuyers alike.

StoneCraft (Booth W4001), by The Tapco Group, will introduce its new Laurel Cavern Ledge stone veneer profile, which delivers a rugged, rustic signature appearance with long, thin stones. Crafted from meticulously handpicked stones, Laurel Cavern is the most sharply defined natural-style ledgestone, creating impressive scenes with authentic splendor.

Superior Walls (Booth W1283) will feature NAHB’s first green-approved foundation system, the Superior Walls Xi[tm] precast concrete wall system. The custom-built, energy-efficient systems use up to 70% less concrete in a new home than conventional foundations.

The Southern Pine Council (Booth W5949) will distribute its newest publication “Southern Pine Decks and Porches,” a 12-page construction guide that covers the proper steps for a successful outdoor project.

Trex (Booth W2571) will showcase the expansion of Trex Transcend®, the beautiful, high-performance decking and railing materials, with two new tropical-inspired styles featuring the beauty of streaked hardwoods. Trex also will feature its energy-efficient LED Trex Deck Lighting[tm] that combines safety with beauty, and the Trex Outdoor Furniture[tm] line offering livable design, sustainable materials and superior durability.

Doors, Cabinetry, Countertops and Windows:

Borano (Booth W5691), a manufacturer and retailer of custom, handcrafted, furniture-quality doors, windows and flooring created from genuine, sustainable mahogany, will showcase its new designs of artisan-carved mahogany doors – with a standard door thickness of 2-¼ inches – along with its other fine mahogany flooring, molding and window products.

Centor (Booth W1121) will exhibit F3, its new bottom-rolling hardware system that enables window and door manufacturers to offer folding doors to the lucrative renovation market. The F3’s innovative design ensures doors will operate smoothly well beyond the hardware’s 10-year warranty.

Clopay Building Products (Booth W2071) will showcase its line of eco-friendly composite carriage house-style garage doors, which deliver the beauty of real wood without the upkeep. They will also debut a new line of fiberglass entry door systems, uniquely designed to coordinate with its popular garage door styles.

Custom Window Systems (Booth W5189) will introduce its new “Prestige” series of French doors, available up to 8’x8′ with high DP for coastal installation. The company will also showcase its single vinyl 3’x8’doors available with 100 DP, and the all vinyl by-pass sliding glass doors available in sizes up to 16’x8′, impact and non-impact. These and other available energy-efficient impact and non-impact windows and doors will be on display.

Dunbarton (Booth W5553) will exhibit its EnClose® concept of semi-permanent steel panels to provide customized and expandable storage in garages, basements, sheds, and more.

Endura Products (Booth W4071) will showcase its all-in-one Multi-Point Astragal, which stops air and water infiltration by preventing door deflection inherent in traditional double-bore applications. The Multi-Point Locking Astragal makes multi-point performance standard by eliminating the expense and hassle of traditional multi-point hardware and the extensive rework required on doors.

Formica Corporation (Booth W3751) will feature its latest laminates, Premiumfx[tm] finishes and solid surfacing, including Calacatta Marble and Travertine Silver, two of the newly expanded 180fx[tm] Collection, which will be showcased in five-foot spans.

Fusion Hardware (Booth W3155), a recent Schlage acquisition, will launch The Elite Collection, a decorative solid brass offering with enhanced features, along with stainless steel products, interconnected handlesets and products that incorporate Schlage SecureKey® technology. Fusion Hardware also will announce the expansion of its Builders Hardware offering and showcase its existing product lineup, including decorative handlesets, entry plates, deadbolts, knobs, levers and other accessories.

Gorell Windows & Doors (Booth W351) will showcase its Energy Star-qualified Hurricane Impact Windows and Doors, with special emphasis on three windows that recently passed Dade County, Fla., impact testing for use in virtually any coastal area requiring impact protection. Gorell also will introduce its new Radiaflect line of reflective insulation for attics and walls, which can cut home energy costs by as much as 30%.

HomeRun Holdings (Booth W4043) will introduce its easily deployable WISP[tm] Window and Door Systems with integrated storm protection designed to protect property from damage from water, airborne debris, and sustained winds of up to 205 mph.

L.E. Johnson Products (Booth W6077) will showcase its heavy-duty, steel-studded pocket door frame, the Series 2060, capable of supporting doors up to 300 pounds. The pocket door frame fits walls with 2×6 studs and ensures that walls stay rigid and never flex. L.E. Johnson also will exhibit its Wall Mount Door Hardware, which enables doors to glide alongside walls and supports doors up to 300 pounds.

LP Building Products (Booth W1501) will present its “Heroes of the Build” – hardworking products that help build better homes. These include WrapWall[tm], a new single-step sheathing/wrapping solution launched in conjunction with TYPAR, and its full line of SmartSide® siding and trim and LSL framing products.

Phantom Screens (Booth W3617) will introduce the retractable screen industry’s first single-direction speed reducer for its retractable Phantom door screens. The new fluid-filled, one-way speed reducer enables door screens to retract with smooth, controlled motion while pulling into place with no resistance.

Schlage (Booth W3155) will introduce a new decorative door hardware collection that infuses style to complement any home décor. The collection’s five offerings can be used with any of the company’s accent lever and knob hardware to make thousands of customized combinations.

Therma-Tru/Fypon (Booth W2954) will spotlight entryway solutions that focus on the company’s ability to provide full-entry enhancements with urethane millwork and fiberglass doors. The company will launch its Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection[tm] of fiberglass doors with paintable surfaces, and its enhanced Fiber-Classic® Oak Collection[tm] with a wider variety of decorative glass options, new Vented Sidelites and new Avonlea[tm] Glass Design.

The Window & Door Dealers Alliance (WDDA ) (Booth 6148) will spotlight its comprehensive, affordable training through MyWindowClass.com; peer interaction at the annual Window & Door Dealers Forum; cost-cutting services with leading brands such as FedEx and UPS; and marketing services and programs to push companies’ market share higher.

Home Automation, Computing and Electronics:

CEDIA (Booth W5047) members partner and collaborate with design and building professionals to provide homeowners with electronic systems that simplify and complement their lifestyles.

Computer Presentation Systems (Booth W4943) will showcase SalesTouch 2.0 Integrates Touchscreen and CRM CPS’ SalesTouch 2.0, which incorporates its award-winning interactive touch-screen software with CRM 2.0 to maximize builder/developer marketing impact and enable sales and leasing offices to provide a true multi-touch, interactive marketing presentation, capture prospect and Realtor information, and use web-based CRM 2.0 for lead management and campaigns.

HomeRun Holdings Corporation (Booth W4043) will introduce QMotion[tm] Shades, quiet, beautiful, affordable shades available in a wide selection of colors and textures that are completely free of cords and wires. For commercial or home use, they can be programmed to operate in groups and controlled remotely.

Leviton (Booth W451) will exhibit the Vizia RF + Installer Tool, a user-friendly software package that assists professionals with the programming of Vizia RF + wireless lighting and home-control technology. The tool enables users to create and modify Z-Wave networks, program controllers with dramatic scene transitions and zone lighting control, and sets an industry standard for two-way status updating.

Schlage (Booth W3155) will introduce an alarmed lock that alerts homeowners to activity occurring around their entry doors and triggers on first impact – before the door is opened. The lock also can sound an alert if a child is trying to leave the house.

Trane (Booth W3155) will showcase the Trane ComfortLink[tm] II Thermostat, featuring a 7-inch interactive high-definition color touch screen that provides an intuitive user interface that brings year-round home comfort and control right to homeowners’ fingertips.


Cooper Lighting (Booth W1591) will be displaying its line of Energy Star-qualified Halo LED recessed downlights. The series offers the largest selection of LED product
Combinations including two aperture sizes (4 inches and 6 inches), four color temperatures
(2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K), 12 different recessed housings and a choice of
27 different trims to satisfy every lighting need.

Matrix Lighting (Booth W5343) will introduce VIRIBRIGHT LED light bulbs, a brand of affordable LED light bulbs that offer the mercury-free, energy-efficient, crisp, beautiful light expected from advanced light bulb technology. With a growing selection of LED lighting products, VIRIBRIGHT is the next generation in lighting technology.


Aqua Glass (Booth W1943) will preview its Customer-Driven Innovation system, a process that drives customer research deep into design and manufacturing. The system will lead to more robust products that are easier to install.

Builders Digital Experience (Booth W4747) will debut its newly expanded “List Once. Be Everywhere.” online marketing and new-home listing package, which gives builders access to the exclusive BDX distribution network of more than 40 million consumers and 1.1 million real estate agents.

Champagne Edition, Inc. (Booth W2220) will feature Eco-Flex recycled rubber solutions, which provide a wide range of products for various sectors and applications, from residential, commercial, industrial, municipal, landscaping, specialty areas, forestry, oil, equine, dairy, helipads to temporary roadways, pathways, sidewalks, flooring, etc. -all the products are made from 100% recycled tire rubber.

Energy Saving Products Ltd. (Booth W6876) will introduce the new Portable Hi-Velocity Air Purification System, a powerfully advanced, stand-alone system with five steps to achieve the cleanest air possible and also includes a toxic chemical and particulate sensor.

HomeFront Software (Booth W4677) will showcase its leading Builder Process Management Software, which provides residential home builders and contractors the ability to manage sales, CRM, estimating, purchasing, scheduling, service and warranty in one easy-to-use management system. HomeFront’s solutions integrate seamlessly with Sage Timberline, Sage Master Builder, QuickBooks and Simply Accounting by Sage, making it the construction management system of choice.

Leviton (Booth W451) will showcase its Evr-Green line of residential charging stations, a complete solution for electrical vehicles. The line includes Level 1, a portable cord set empowering consumers to charge their electrical vehicle anywhere a standard outlet is available; and Level 2, an industry-first plug-in pre-wire system ranging from 16 amp. to 32 amp. charging levels.

Railing Dynamics, Inc. (Booth W4453) will showcase several of its products, including its Endurance® Original Rail, Deck Rail, Hand Rail, Porch Post and Post Wrap vinyl product lines, and its Novaline® customizable cellular PVC railing systems, and Titan Pro®, vinyl-clad aluminum systems.

San Juan Products (Booth W128) will show its unique line of 90+ in-ground fiberglass swimming pools and spas. This year the company will show its newest Iridium color line, featuring more than 10 designer pool and spa color combinations and choices.

The Vinyl Siding Institute (Booth W4343) will feature its new resource, “Insulated Siding as Home Insulation: A Guide for Users and Energy Raters,” to help builders, contractors, designers, and other specifiers understand how insulated siding improves a home’s energy-efficiency performance. Insulated siding is recognized as a form of “continuous insulation” -insulation installed outside of building framing that helps reduce energy loss from thermal bridging.

Tools and Equipment:

Bucketjack Material Handling Systems, International (Booth W6674) will showcase carts and holders of welded steel that are designed “task specifically” for any and all industries whose main handled materials are contained in five gallon buckets – including the drywall, stucco (EIFIS) and paint industries.

FARO (Booth W5847) will introduce the new FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D, a revolutionary, high-performance 3D laser scanner for detailed measurement and documentation with intuitive touch-screen control that makes it as easy to operate as a digital camera. It is four times lighter and five times smaller than its predecessor and is the smallest, lightest laser scanner ever built.

Masco/Arrow Fastener Company (Booth W 1943) will demonstrate its new product line, R.E.D.[tm], which signifies its key features – “Reliable. Ergonomic. Durable.” New R.E.D.[tm] products include the T50 R.E.D.[tm] staple gun, the ET50 R.E.D.[tm] electric staple & 1″ nail gun, the HT50i R.E.D.[tm] hammer tacker and the EBN320 R.E.D.[tm] electric brad nail gun.

PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. (Booth W1882) will showcase Grip-Rite® ShingleLayment [tm], a woven polypropylene roofing underlayment with an exclusive, patent-pending shingle print pattern that provides temporary protection to exposed roof decks and long-lasting water shedding protection underneath the finished roofing shingles. Grip-Rite® ShingleLayment[tm] is the only synthetic underlayment that is AC-188 code-compliant and has the appearance of a finished roof.

Spyder Products (Booth W362) , a manufacturer of universal reciprocating saw tool attachments designed to remove tough, stuck-on material in a fraction of the time, will exhibit its expanded Spyder Scraper product line and also debut its new power grout removal tool, the Spyder Grout-Out.

Tapco Tools (Booth W4001), by The Tapco Group, will introduce its Tapco Tools 50th Anniversary Brake, a new, moving-hinge system that eliminates hinge wear and material scraping through improved hinge geometry, a robust symmetrical locking bar and a smooth, groove-less anvil design. Its functionally and aesthetically dynamic design also features a unique red, white and blue theme.

Wall and Floor Products:

Bayer MaterialScience (Booth W401) will highlight its Bayer MaterialScience High Performance Residential Program, a comprehensive and cost-effective solution to help builders meet the growing demand for energy-efficient homes. The program combines whole-house building science and high-performance materials to enable builders to reach varying performance targets and price points.

BioLime (Booth 7082) will showcase its BioLime natural coatings, high-performance coating products for structures of all kinds. BioLime coatings address the most demanding concerns facing structures today: longevity, energy-efficiency, thermal performance and overall wall system preservation – all with a product line that is based on completely natural ingredients and absolutely 0.0 VOC’s. The durable, affordable product is designed to increase structural integrity and improve performance.

Glasslam (Booth W408) is the renowned specialist glass supplier linked to all technical standards and approvals. Glasslam’s strength can assist designers in bringing their wildest dreams and designs to life for the world to admire.

Hy-Lite (Booth W137), a U.S. Block Windows Company, will showcase its acrylic block operable awning window with E3SunBlock[tm], which meets Energy Star qualifications for most areas of the country. Hy-Lite also will feature operable decorative glass windows along with slider, casement, awning, hopper and single-hung operable acrylic block windows.

McNear Brick and Block (Booth W416) will showcase its array of manufactured clay thin brick offerings. The products feature a flare for an old world look and offer unique tumbled glazed thin brick in a variety of modeled colors, and are made using 100 percent recycled product content.

Mohawk Industries (Booth W1529) will exhibit its Mohawk SmartStrand® carpet with DuPont[tm] Sorona®, the first time a luxurious soft carpet can offer durability and stain protection – while also making less of an environmental impact.

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Booth W1159) will introduce its new EcoSelect Zero-VOC Interior Latex Paint. Ideal for high-volume new residential and property management construction, EcoSelect provides easy application for fast job performance; good hide for surface durability; high value for budget bottom lines; and a zero-VOC formula to meet stringent environmental requirements.

Media Contacts:

Aqua Glass, Jeff Widmer, 484 547-8831
Aquatherm, Barry Campbell, 440-668-4863
Architectural Products by Outwater, Joey Shimm, 201-498-8750
ARXX, Brenda Collons, 425-277-9951
Atlantic Premium Shutters, Mel Marzan, 630-323-0555
AZEK Building Products, Maureen Murray, 973-993-1570
Bayer MaterialScience, Carrie Stallwitz, 713-320-8165
Bilco Company, Yuliya Kutuzava, 203-348-7541
BioLime, Brian C., 541-385-8700
Borano, Corey Finjer, 212-255-6541
Bucketjack Material Handling Systems, Int’l., Damon Beckley, 502-220-6299
Builders Digital Experience, Eleanor Bowman, 512-413-5278
Castia Stone, Alice Murratorre, 817-721-7700
CEDIA, Jamie Riley, 800-669-5329
Centor, Jim Thornton, 630-957-1000
Champaign Edition, Inc., Chandra Shekhar, 780-691-5062
Clopay Building Products, Mischel Schonberg, 513-617-9499
ClosetMaid, Heather McLain, 941-487-1923
Computer Presentation Systems, Lisa Meylor, 916-635-3487
Convenience Products, Michael Sites, 636-349-5333
Cooper Lighting, Karin Martin, 630-513-8625
Custom Window Systems, Ronald Goins, 800-327-3086
Dunbarton, Barbara Thompson, 334-794-066
DaVinci Roofscapes, Kathleen Ziprik, 828-890-8065
Dow Building Solutions, Beth Crisafi, 212-697-2600
Eclipse Technologies, Rhyannon Neff, 877-532-5477, ext. 26
Endura Products, Ashley Godwin, 336-668-2472
Energy Saving Products Ltd., Andrea Nergard, 780-453-2093
Faro, Kate Carlson, 407-562-5036
Formica Corporation, Laura Phillips, 513-381-8347
Fusion Hardware, Sarah McNeil, 612-375-8538
Glasslam, Gary Cheng, 011-852-2796-8868
Gorell Windows & Doors, Melanie Thomas, 724-465-1800
Harmony Timberworks, Pamela Lunceford, 828-264-2314, ext. 14
Hearth & Home Technologies, Julie Goetz, 952-452-3663
HomeFront Software, Melanie Tornqvist, 403-202-7291, ext 214
HomeRun Holdings, Susan Morgan, 804-405-5685; Kim Farlow, 804-380-2147
H-P Products, Ashley Schweigert, 330-875-5556, ext. 2364
Hy-Lite, Laura Sikes, 888-256-2599
InSpire Roofing, Mel Marzan, 630-323-0555
IQm Trim, Mel Marzan, 630-323-0555
James Hardie Building Products, Lindsay Vaughn, 404-479-2239
L.E. Johnson Products, Efrain Ayala, 630-323-0555
Lennox Industries, Kyle Rose, 214-379-3704
Leviton, Jamie Bujakowski, 412-224-5147
LP Building Products, Virginia Cochran, 615-385-1100
Masco/Arrow Fastener, Tracy Shilobrit, 262-825-2613
Matrix Lighting, Kathy Hawk, 818-989-6544
McNear Brick and Block, Mark O’Keefe, 415-306-3580
Mohawk Industries, Mike Rieman, 770-383-3360
National Nail Corp., Taylor Baker, 616-261-2134
Panasonic Home & Environment Company, Beth Crisafi, 212-697-2600
Phantom Screens, Kristina Kinakin, 604-809-3510
Plug ‘n Save Energy Products, Ruth Curran, 888-623-2221
Portland Cement Association, Patti Flesher, 847-542-1236
PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., Bridgid Miller, 847-229-4900
Propex Operating Co., Maureen Murray, 973-993-1570
Railing Dynamics, Inc., Carol Lyn Groce, 609-601-1300
San Juan Products, Kirk Sullivan, 800-535-7946
Schlage, Sarah McNeil, 612-375-8538
Southern Pine Council, Richard Wallace, 504-443-4464, ext. 236
Spyder Products, Mischel Schonberg, 513-617-9499
StoneCraft, Mel Marzan, 630-323-0555
Superior Walls, Kathleen Ziprik, 828-890-8065
The Sherwin-Williams Company, Sarah McQuilkin, 612-375-8534
Tapco Tools, Mel Marzan, 630-323-0555
Therma-Tru, Danielle Catley, 419-349-3863
Trane, Steve Solmonson, 612-554-5081
Trex, Erin Joseph, 312-565-4638
The Vinyl Siding Institute, Kelley Yoder, 419-241-2221
The Window & Door Dealers Alliance, David Walker, 703-442-4890
Ultra-Aire, Nikki Krueger, 608-209-6799
U.S. Sunlight Corp., Gareth Yiu, 925-271-7611
U.S. Timberworks, Pamela Lunceford, 828-264-2314, ext. 14

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