SOURCE: Hanley Wood

November 16, 2007 11:52 ET

PROSALES Magazine Unveils Excellence Award Winners

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - November 16, 2007) - PROSALES magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2007 PROSALES Excellence Awards -- the most prestigious awards program in the construction supply industry.

The PROSALES Excellence Awards honor outstanding achievements in construction supply in showroom design, facility design, marketing/customer service, advertising, and Web sites. The awards program honors business leaders whose creativity and ingenuity have not only improved and reinvigorated their own companies, but also set new benchmarks for service in the entire industry.

The 2007 Excellence Awards winners, locations and categories are:

--  Robert Bowden Inc., Marietta, GA / Facility Design (co-winner)
--  The Lumber Yard, York, PA / Facility Design (co-winner)
--  Keim Lumber, Charm, OH / Showroom Design
--  Franklin Building Supply, Boise, ID / Advertising
--  Interstate + Lakeland Lumber, Greenwich, CT / Web Site
--  The Remodeler's Choice, Minneapolis, MN / Marketing and Customer
    Service Program
    

Receiving honorable mentions are:

--  JAY-K Lumber, New Hartford, NY / Advertising
--  Truitt and White Lumber, Berkeley, CA / Web Site
--  Ridgefield Supply, Ridgefield, CT / Showroom Design
    

"The 2007 PROSALES Excellence Award winners may differ in their respective categories, but they are remarkably alike in what makes them the nation's finest: a commitment to quality, service, and advancing their businesses with cleverness, insight and imagination," said Craig Webb, editor, PROSALES magazine. "Their achievements in marketing, design and technology are redefining standards for innovation and creativity in the construction supply business."

This year's awards also mark a milestone for the magazine itself, which introduced two new features in conjunction with the awards. New in print this year, the November issue features a series of six magazine covers that showcase each of the 2007 winners, giving extra exposure to these industry innovators. The expansion continues online at prosalesonline.com/excellence, which features an interactive gallery that provides additional insight and exclusive content for each of the winners.

"The online gallery is an exciting addition that gives readers access to not only the winners' stories, but also the opportunity to view images of the winning designs and technology as well as the winning advertisements," said Webb.

Winners will be honored during a breakfast ceremony at the 2008 International Builders' Show in Orlando, FL. For complete Excellence Awards coverage, visit www.prosalesmagazine.com/excellence.

About Hanley Wood

Hanley Wood, LLC is the premier media and information company serving housing and construction. Through four operating divisions, the company produces award-winning magazines and Web sites, marquee trade shows and events, rich data and custom marketing solutions. The company also is North America's leading publisher of home plans. Hanley Wood Business Media (Washington, D.C.), publishes 36 award-winning residential and commercial construction titles, including BUILDER, REMODELING, CUSTOM HOME, CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION and residential architect. Hanley Wood Business Media also offers the construction industry's foremost collection of Web sites, including BUILDER ONLINE, REMODELING ONLINE, and ebuild, the comprehensive online guide to building products, as well as the largest collection of house plans online through eplans.com and Dream Home Source.

Founded in 1976, Hanley Wood is a $250 million company owned by affiliates of JPMorgan Partners, LLC. CCMP Capital Advisors manages the Hanley Wood investment for JPMorgan Partners.