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Gaithersburg, Md.-based TW Perry, a pro dealer celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, was selected as the Home Channel News Pro Dealer of the Year.
The company will be recognized during a special awards dinner during the 2011 ProDealer Industry Summit held in San Antonio Oct. 26 to 28. The summit is hosted jointly by the National Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and Home Channel News.
"TW Perry represents a new breed of lumberyard company -- smart, entrepreneurial and able to make big decisions quickly," said Ken Clark, editor of Home Channel News. "The company has shown both success and leadership and is a deserving recipient of the Pro Dealer of the Year award."
TW Perry is ranked 33rd on the Home Channel News Pro Dealer Scoreboard, with 2010 sales of $107.7 million. The six-unit dealer had double-digit sales gains in 2010, and is expecting significant growth in 2011, as well. The company is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011.
In addition to core building materials and services, the company has continually pursued innovative ways to engage their customer base, including conducting its Green Building Workshop, an event that was held in February for the third straight year, as well as other events targeted toward the architectural profession, the Hispanic communities and homeowners/contractors networking.
On receiving the award, TW Perry's CEO Michael Cassidy said: "The entire team at TW Perry is quite honored to receive this award and to join the many notable companies that preceded us in this honor. We will demonstrate our appreciation for this award by humbly rededicating ourselves to executing on the tried-and-true basics, while innovating wherever practical as we continue to work to support our customers during these challenging times."
The selection criteria includes high performance, innovation and commitment to the values of the lumber business. Past winners of the HCN Pro Dealer of the Year award include: MarJam Supply, 2010; McCoy's Building Supply, 2009; Curtis Lumber, 2008; Carter Lumber, 2007; and ProBuild Holdings, 2006.
In addition to the Pro Dealer of the Year awards dinner, The ProDealer Industry Summit will feature the NLBMDA Officers Installation Dinner, a yard tour with McCoys Lumber, and educational sessions ranging from supply chain management to 2010 census trends. For more information, visit prodealer.com.