Lumber Market is bracing for the Countervailing Duty Verdict

Whats happening in the lumber market This week was a tough week for SPF and studs. Those of you that follow politics may feel West Fraser has invoked their own “nuclear” strategy while addressing concerns of the Countervailing Duty and Anti-dumping lawsuits.  For those that don’t recall we are approaching the determination date for the Read More >>

Grand Opening: Mishawaka, Indiana

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new location in Mishawaka, IN. This facility has been rebuilt and remodeled to provide a first class experience for both the Professional Builder and Home owner. Decking-Siding-Roofing-Windows-Cabinets-Doors Grand Opening Schedule: 8:00am:-5:30pm: OPEN HOURS 11:00am-11:30am: Ribbon Cutting 11:30am-2:00pm: Lunch on the Grill 1:00pm-3:00pm: Sunny 101.5 Live Door & Raffle Read More >>

Solving the Construction Skilled Labor Shortage

The Construction Workforce Development Alliance of West Michigan (CWDA) was created by the Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan Chapter (ABCWM), American Subcontractors Association of Michigan (ASAM), and Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR). The goal of this alliance is two-fold: to present the construction industry as a smart career choice, and to Read More >>

Lumber Wane

In recent episode of the ‘At Home Show’ Mark Vanden Bosch sits down with John Colley to discuss lumber and lumber pricing.  In this short video clip, the pair talk about lumber wane and what it means to the end user. Previous episodes of the ‘At Home Show’ are available for download at

What Causes Icicles

What causes icicles to form?  On a recent episode of the ‘At Home Show’ Mark sat down with Cormac Smith from Quality Edge.  The pair had a great time discussing all things roofing.  In this short clip Mark and Cormac tackled the question, ‘How to icicles form?’ Hosted by Zeeland Lumber’s Mark Vanden Bosch, ‘The Read More >>

Home Market Shows Continued Growth

As many of you have been feeling, new home sales have been strong, even through the winter months. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported newly built, single family homes increased 15.6% in January of 2013. Rick Judson, chairman of the NAHB, shared: “While we can’t expect to see double-digit sales growth every month, Read More >>

Trex Railing

Trex railing offers variety in both style and color.  Whether you are building your dream deck from the ground up or adding railing to an existing deck, there is a railing style to fit your vision. Traditionally, decking was only available in PVC or treated lumber.  While this worked for many years, homeowners demanded more Read More >>

Popular Cabinet Colors

Zeeland Lumber's cabinet designers recently sat down to discuss popular cabinet colors.  The overwhelming response from the group was that light colors are becoming increasingly popular in modern kitchens.  Whites and Grays are growing in popularity while darker stains seem to be 'fading away.' According to Zeeland Cabinet Designer, Tiffany George, homeowners want their kitchen Read More >>