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ACK Hookup 2014

25th September 2014

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On Friday, September 19th members of the Shepley and Andersen teams paired up with a number of Nantucket contractors to compete in the Third Annual ACK Hookup! It was an..Read More

ZURI premium decking by Royal. Available ONLY at Shepley! Read more about it here.

Dream Day on Cape Cod has partnered with Shepley Wood Products and Snow & Jones to create BUILDD (Builders Unite In Loyalty for Dream Day) to build much needed handicap bath facility additions at Dream Day’s Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe in Brewster, MA.  On March 1, 2014, BUILDD hosted “Water Works..Read More

Metrie

22nd April 2014

By, Don Rhodes

Formally known as Moulding and Millwork, Metrie has renamed and reinvented itself as a manufacturer of architectural trim and much more.  Metrie will continue to supply all the mouldings they have been known for in the past and much more.

Their beginnings are in finishings. Since 1926, they’ve..Read More

May 2014- Market Update

21st April 2014

Lots of talk, but little action seems to summarize the current lumber market. Traders and wholesalers are a little perplexed, looking for a reason why there hasn’t been a pop in business (especially with the onset of the warmer weather and reports that there is a lot of work..Read More

How many times do we, or our homeowner clients, look at one aspect of a situation without considering the whole picture? A perfect example is one I ran across the other day in which a builder asked me to review a disclaimer he had written. The homeowner requested that..Read More

8th April 2014

“We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.”

Charles F. Kettering

INTEX Hampton Rail System

20th March 2014

by, Steve Day

Deck season is just around the corner and this year Shepley will be offering the “Hampton Extruded Rail System” from INTEX Millwork Solutions.  The “Hampton Extruded Rail System” is an economical rail solution with performance superior to composite railing.  It is made from 100% Cellular PVC and..Read More

Outdoor living space provides a relaxing environment that helps relieve the stress of the day so you can enjoy some needed downtime, with nature as a backdrop. Setting the tone for that space is your decking. A growing trend in decking products, is capped composite. Shepley will be stocking..Read More

Spring is here, but the woes brought to us by this past winter are having a lasting effect as the interruptions that the extreme cold and heavy snowfall have caused from forest to jobsite continue to plague us. Most are reporting that, once favorable weather conditions return, there will..Read More

When something goes wrong…it’s not the end, it’s actually the beginning. Hey, I fear failure just as much as the next person, maybe I’ve just had more experience! Imagine in our humble beginnings as a lumber company how we chose to present ourselves against an array of competitors who..Read More

Title: HBRACC Legislative Update Meeting
Location: Doubletree by Hilton, Hyannis MA
Link out: Click here
Description: Join guest speaker Ben Fierro, partner in the Boston firm Lynch & Fierro LLP, who serve as legislative counsel to the HBAM.

Discussion topics include:
Proposed New “Stretch Energy Code”
Chapter 40B Mass Housing
Natural Heritage & endangered..Read More

ZURI, Atlantis & INTEX!

Dinner Seminar

Thursday, March 27th

5:00-7:00 PM

Shepley Showcase, Hyannis

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By, Tammy Bearse-Santos

Windows and doors are the first layer of protection for your home. This statement has many implications, including: wind and water infiltration barrier; coastal impact protection; and security. Andersen® has addressed all of these thoughts with one window series, E-Series/Eagle®. The E-Series/Eagle window series offers exceptional performance..Read More

BRICC Logo2014 Inaugural BRICC Awards (Biennial)
Building & Remodeling Industry on Cape Cod & Islands

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC) is pleased to announce the 2014 Builders & Remodelers Industry of Cape Cod (BRICC) Awards. The BRICC..Read More

March 2014 – Market Update

18th February 2014

By, Paul Rogers

Despite the deep-freeze temperatures and snowfall had in January, lumber sales in New England remained strong and are seemingly on the same course for February. Although business was a little unsteady, it was mostly due to the weather conditions and it picked right back up once lots..Read More

By, Tony Shepley

In Moscow during World War 2, there lived a university statistics professor. During air raids, he was known by his friends never to bother with air raid shelters. By his calculations, the odds were minute that he would ever be killed by a German bomb. One..Read More

28th January 2014

“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.”

Dee Ward Hock, founder and former CEO of the Visa credit card association

 

2014 BRICC Awards—Call For Entries! 

2014 Inaugural BRICC Awards (Biennial)
Building & Remodeling Industry on Cape Cod & Islands

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC) is pleased to announce the 2014 Builders & Remodelers Industry of Cape Cod (BRICC) Awards. The BRICC Awards recognize excellence in building, remodeling,..Read More

Dream Day BUILDD Project

28th January 2014

Dream Day on Cape Cod serves families that have children with life-threatening illnesses and or serious conditions by providing a week of vacation at our family camp, Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe, located in Brewster, Massachusetts. Each summer they operate six sessions of camp – bringing families to Cape Cod for a..Read More

Things Are Looking Up!

28th January 2014

NATIONWIDE HOUSING PRODUCTION EDGES JUST UNDER 1 MILLION UNITS IN DECEMBER

January 17, 2014 – Following an unusual surge in housing starts in November, nationwide housing production fell 9.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 999,000 units in December, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of..Read More

The Andersen Dealer Service Network includes over 900 factory-trained service provider companies that resolve both warranty and non-warranty requests. Shepley’s Andersen Service Department is part of that network. After each service call is completed, Andersen Corporation contacts the customer and performs a satisfaction survey.  For the service year 2013,..Read More

EPDM Roofing

28th January 2014

EPDM (Ethylene, Propylene, Diene, Monomer), more commonly called rubber roofing, has been used for over 25 years in both commercial and residential roofing. EPDM is a high performance, cost efficient product for low slope or flat commercial and residential roofs. EPDM is available in both black and white, and..Read More

We think Diamond Pier is worth considering!
Diamond Pier Dinner Seminar
Mike Donohue presented the attributes of Diamond Pier, pre-engineered foundation systems, to a full house on Thursday, January 16th at the Shepley Showcase. Diamond Pier is a time-saving and low environmental..Read More

Despite the deep-freeze temperatures and snowfall had in January, lumber sales in New England remained strong and are seemingly on the same course for February. Although business was a little unsteady, it was mostly due to the weather conditions and it picked right back up once lots were cleared..Read More

It’s ironic that as we super insulate houses we have created unintended moisture consequences that in many ways may cancel out any energy savings benefit we have actually gained. Over the past 20 years moisture caused issues in new construction have skyrocketed. These issues include: condensation; mildew and..Read More

Diamond Pier Dinner Seminar

23rd December 2013

Join us on Thursday, January 19th 2014 to learn about this great technology!

click here for details!

Christmas on Nantucket

23rd December 2013

Check it out here!

A fisherman, dressed in “Shepley” Grundens, was reeling in a Christmas tree at the Nantucket Whaling Museum this holiday season. The tree, adorned with shells and Shepley logos, was part of the Nantucket Historical Association’s Festival of Trees. Proceeds from this event, and others through..Read More

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Doors are one of the most visible design features in any home

Just as any other design feature that goes into your new home or renovation, doors should be thoughtfully selected to reflect your home’s unique style and character. Consider the..Read More

January 2014 – Market Update

23rd December 2013

The lumber market has relaxed somewhat since the end of 2013, with the holidays, mill closings and winter weather conditions all having a dampening effect on sales and, subsequently, pricing. Unlike last January in which there was a constant battle cry to “Buy! Buy! Buy!” (based on the assumption..Read More

I found a wonderful piece below by Seth Godin* that summarizes the elements of organizations large or small and gives us something to ponder at year end about our own organizations, whether 3 people or 300. The principles are the same regardless of size. Try this on and see..Read More

22nd November 2013

“If seeing is believing, some skeptics wouldn’t look.”- Laurence Peter, Canadian Writer

 

22nd November 2013

“What makes resisting temptation difficult for many people is they don’t want to discourage it completely.”

-Franklin P Jones, American Journalist

 

1. Andersen Has An I-Pad App

Did you know that Andersen has an app for your I-pad? It’s easy to use, and includes information for the A-Series, E-Series/Eagle, 400/200 Series and 100 Series. You’ll find: product literature; sales presentations; tools for replacement applications; technical specifications; warranty information; sizing calculators; and reference..Read More

Architects EARN CREDITS!

22nd November 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Complimentary lunch to follow

Shepley Showcase | 75 Ben Franklin Way, Hyannis MA

Presentations by Rocky Mountain Hardware

9:00 AM (1 HSW LU)  Architectural Hardware and Accessories made from Bactericidal Copper Materials-Improving health and indoor..Read More

Builders EARN CREDITS

22nd November 2013
Construction Supervisor License Continuing Education Credits

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association  of Cape Cod (HB&RACC) is the Course Coordinator for continuing education on Cape Cod.If you need credits before the end of the year, you will need to sign up for the on-line course offerings. Please..Read More

Diamond Pier

22nd November 2013

Shepley is excited announce that we are bringing into inventory a new product called “Diamond Pier”, which is a time-saving and low environmental impact substitute for deck footings. Diamond Piers are pre-engineered foundation systems. They have been used successfully and repeatedly over the last two decades by Federal, State..Read More

Save Time With Maibec Wides!

22nd November 2013

ONLY SHEPLEY MAKES IT EASY— AT NO EXTRA CHARGE!

It is common practice for side-waller’s to pull out wide shingles from each bundle and set them aside for use in areas such as dormers and rakes where the cut on the shingle is angled to follow the roofline. Wide shingles make..Read More

By Andrew Senatore

Over the past several years synthetic underlayments have become a popular substitute for traditional felts (#15 and #30) in common roofing practices for both asphalt and wood roofing. The use of asphalt felts (semi-permeable products) has long been the underlayment of choice. Typically #15 felt for asphalt..Read More

By Paul Rogers

On the heels of the end of the government shut down, the lumber market broke open last month, catching many suppliers off guard. Over the course of just a few weeks, inventory in the supply chain became either very tight or depleted entirely and, as a result,..Read More

By, Tony Shepley

Let’s never forget that customers are our only reason for being able to succeed and stay in business. My dentist has a sign on his wall that says, “Ignore your teeth, they’ll go away”.  Doesn’t that work for customers too?

Our customers are always our customer, not just..Read More

Andersen Windows & Doors

22nd October 2013

As a Shepley Vertical Product Specialist, I watch the world of windows change on a regular basis. I see new codes, energy efficiency requirements, product performance enhancements, and style updates being introduced to our industry. Working with a product specialist at the Shepley Showcase will help you sort through..Read More

November 2013-Market Update

22nd October 2013

October lumber sales were relatively modest across most of New England, quelling some of the optimism that Fall 2013 would be a busy building season. Federal government budget issues notwithstanding, few ended up taking positions against the market as the direction of both supply and demand continued to be..Read More

By, Tony Shepley

Will Rogers, famous cowboy and humorist of the 1920’s and 30’s once said, “You can lead a man to Congress but you can’t make him think”.  On the heels of our soon to be bankrupt Social Security system; our over whelming national debt; our current tug of..Read More

Sherwin Williams AIA Event

22nd October 2013

Title: Sherwin Williams AIA Event
Location: Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way Hyannis MA
Description: 2 Credit AIA Event
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Date: November 7, 2013
End Time: 1:00 PM

Click here for more info.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION!

11th October 2013

Tony Bonura of the Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau will be here on Thursday, October 24th! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS! Tony is a renowned industry expert! Click here for more information.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED! 508-862-6261 or lkosnack@shepleywood.com

Three Memberships In One:

Three memberships for the price of one!

  • Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Cape Cod (HBRACC)
  • Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Massachusetts (HBRAMA)
  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Continuing Education Credits:

HBRACC is your source for professional education. They offer approved courses covering all of the requirements needed to..Read More

Since 1942, The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has been serving its members, the housing industry and the public at large by promoting policies that make housing a national priority. NAHB’s various groups analyze policy issues, work toward improving the housing finance system, and analyze and forecast economic..Read More

Fasten Master TrussLok

18th September 2013

By Joe Madera

FastenMaster manufactures many types of structural wood screws for just about every application. From assembling decks to attaching rafters to walls, FastenMaster offers fasteners that have specific strengths and characteristics and tested design loads. In the Engineered Wood World, the TrussLok series is steadily replacing nails and..Read More

October 2013 – Market Update

18th September 2013

September lumber sales for New England outpaced most predictions and instilled confidence that this Fall is going to be a busy one. It became apparent that wholesalers and dealers had covered their needs well into October as sales were mostly to fill holes in inventories (and prompt shipments were..Read More

The proverb “Well begun is half done” was actually referred to as a proverb by Aristotle, who died 322 B.C., so it was a well-known saying even before his time.  As we all know, the effects of an error or omission multiply through the job, so a job well..Read More

Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive

16th September 2013

Title: Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive
Location: Shepley Showcase 75 Ben Franklin Way, Hyannis MA
Start Time: 09:30
Date: 2013-09-17
End Time: 3:30

Second Annual Housing Summit

12th September 2013

Title: Second Annual Housing Summit
Location: Cape Codder Resort & Spa, Hyannis MA
Link out: Click here
Description: Building Community on Cape Cod Challenges & Opportunities

$20 registration fee
Start Time: 07:30
Date: 2013-10-22
End Time: 11:00

Important changes are being proposed for the 2015 edition of the International Code Council family of model building codes, including significant energy code changes that will fix the mistakes made during the 2012 code cycle.

NAHB is hosting a special Thursday FREE webinar, Builders Need Their Tools Back: Fixing the..Read More

Join us! 

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Rocky Mountain Hardware

27th August 2013

Their story:Rocky Mountain Hardware began as a family owned distributor and showroom for other manufacturers’ architectural hardware. Over time they began to notice a gap in the market, both in terms of style and the quality of the hardware’s operation. They found that architects, designers, and builders from the..Read More

Although August lumber sales were relatively flat for the industry, pricing held fast as supplies were thin at the mill and reload levels. As mills came back on-line and once again began producing, pricing relaxed a bit (but only after orders were filled, enabling a build-up of surplus stock)…Read More

The easiest thing we do by the end of August is begin to resent some of our summer visitors. Looking at them from our native perspective, it’s clear that: they aren’t too sure where they’re going, not too urgent to get there, and may in fact be coming home..Read More

Earn 4 CSL CEU’s!

7th August 2013

Title: Earn 4 CSL CEU’s!
Location: Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way Hyannis MA
Link out: Click here
Description: One Thing Leads to Another – Introduction to the System Nature of Building
Date: 2013-08-24

It’s here! The new electric operator from Andersen Windows is now available. Long last, Andersen has introduced PowerAssist™ technology for 400 series awning windows, A-Series awning windows, and venting transom windows. This power operator system is controlled by a wall-mounted console. Each console can operate up to four individual..Read More

Cable rail systems are increasing in popularity. Shepley carries Atlantis Rail Systems with the patented RailEasy™ Cable Railing System designed to be used with existing or new wood (sometimes metal) posts. Make sure that all post material and attachments (rails) are constructed of approved materials per your local building..Read More

As is typically the case for the month of August, the lumber market is status quo as building activity has subsided due to the heat of summer and family vacations. As is also the norm, mills are either currently closed or are coming back from their two to three..Read More

Until the middle of the 19th Century, most Americans didn’t have much use for paint. Wood was plentiful, and paint was difficult to make and not very effective as a weather coat. You couldn’t run down to the local hardware store to buy a can of paint because pre-mixed..Read More

Title: Architects Earn 5 Credits in August! Click here for details!
Location: Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way Hyannis MA
Link out: Click here
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2013-08-20
End Time: 3:00

Title: Architects Earn 5 Credits! Click here for details!
Location: Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way Hyannis MA
Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2013-07-30
End Time: 3:00

Register Today! SWO Invitation 2013

Title: Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive
Location: Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way Hyannis MA
Description: Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive
Friday, July 19th
9:30 AM—3:30 PM
Shepley Showcase
75 Ben Franklin Way, Hyannis

WALK-INS WELCOME!

Start Time: 09:30
Date: 2013-07-19
End Time: 3:30

By Jaime Romkey
A quality wood storm door is the perfect accessory for any home. Shepley carries Easy-Change wood combination doors from the Combination Door Company (CDC) in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. This fifth generation, family owned and operated company, hand makes each door of solid wood and engineered components…Read More

On the bottom of our Shepley Andersen quotes, you will now notice the following disclaimer:
Per MA Building Code (Sec. R612.1) windows and doors shall be installed and flashed in accordance with manufacturer’s installation instructions.

In an effort to help you follow manufacturer’s instructions, Andersen has developed Individual Window &..Read More

What Is Zuri Decking?
Trivance™ – A new & unique Technology that combines Cellular PVC, Photorealistic Print, and Premium Acrylic to create a deck board like no other.

A few key points:
No resealing, staining or painting required
Scratch resistant
Fade resistant
Moisture resistant
Stain resistant
Slip Resistant

Shepley is pleased to offer this premium decking..Read More

By Paul Rogers
It’s said that “what goes up must come down” and it appears that the lumber market is no exception. In contrast to first quarter 2013 (where prices were climbing at an alarmingly steady rate), pricing during the second quarter continued its steady decline. As the market languished,..Read More

By Tony Shepley
In our role as a supplier, we get a view into several thousand of our customer’s businesses. We have the privilege of seeing what works and the lessons of what doesn’t. Congratulations, you have made it through the worst Recession of our lifetimes. Please be careful, because..Read More

The Cape & Islands United Way invites you to attend the “Best Night of the Year 2013″! Sunday, June 30th, at Willowbend Country Club. Click here for details and tickets.

Get your tickets today! Click here for details!

Swing a club for Dream Day on Cape Cod!

Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Ridge Club. Click here for more information!

Save 10% on your next order! 

The Preferred Contractor Program is an incentive-packed program designed to reward select contractors and remodelers for using Perennial Wood.

Step 1 – Save 10% on your first Perennial Wood purchase after registration. Perennial will email you your login to the Preferred..Read More

Intex PVC Boston Gutter System

Atlantis Rail Systems

20th May 2013

By, Ron Winner

Shepley is excited to offer custom fit Atlantis Rail Systems. The Atlantis RailEasy™ cable system is an attractive, affordable, low maintenance stainless steel railing infill option for indoor and outdoor applications. The fittings are made from marine grade, type 316, corrosion resistant stainless steel..Read More

Regionally, the anticipated demand for lumber in May was beyond the reality as sales didn’t meet expectations for most, leaving many retail and wholesale outfits heavy on inventory and scrambling for a way to spin off their stock before an impending market correction. Fear-based purchasing at the..Read More

The easiest thing in the world is to settle for the easy way out, while the hardest thing is to realize that easy isn’t always easy. As a matter of fact, how often is “easy” actually the long way around? A recent conversation I had made me think about..Read More

Title: Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive
Location: Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way Hyannis MA
Description: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
9:30 AM—3:30PM
Walk-ins welcome or Call for an appointment 508-862-6261

Start Time: 9:30 AM
Date: May 21st
End Time: 3:30 PM

On April 4th, The American Red Cross hosted the Cape and Islands Heroes Breakfast. This event recognizes heroes throughout our community who perform extraordinary acts of courage by saving someone’s life, helping in the rescue of someone in need, or who has committed countless hours of service to an..Read More

ZURI Premium Decking

23rd April 2013

By, Clay Gilmore

Shepley Wood Products is excited to become a stocking dealer for Zuri Premium PVC decking.  Zuri Premium PVC decking is manufactured by Royal Building Products and is the best PVC decking currently on the market.

Zuri’s unique features consists of a PVC substrate, wrapped in a photo realistic..Read More

May 2013 Market Update

23rd April 2013

Although business hasn’t been terribly strong and New England weather hasn’t been very conducive for construction over the past several months, building materials in general have endured a steady increase since the beginning of February. The pricing run-up has not been controlled so much by an overall strong demand..Read More

Mike Cole 1947-2013

Even though we’re all faced with the two inescapable inevitable’s of life, death and taxes, there are certain people who leave an incredible effect behind them. On April 9th, Mike Cole of Cape Associates in Eastham, Yarmouthport and Chatham left this earth and became one of those..Read More

Beyond The Energy Audit

22nd April 2013

Title: Beyond The Energy Audit
Location: Shepley Showcase, 75 Ben Franklin Way Hyannis MA
Link out: Click here
Description: GO BEYOND home energy audits and weatherization. The Cape and Islands Network meets April 30 at 5:00 pm at Shepley Showcase (75 Ben Franklin Way, Hyannis) to hear from Matt Dudley..Read More

PROFESSIONAL TRADE EXPO

12th April 2013

Come to the largest Andersen event EVER to hit Cape Cod! Click here for details.

Click here for details!

By, Matt Peirce – Shepley Interior Trim Road Salesman

Choosing a basic 5015 baluster and 6010 handrail is easy. It’s when we go beyond the basics that there is apprehension on where to buy and what to choose. There are a ton of stair part suppliers out there, but if..Read More

Join Shepley and Andersen on Thursday, April 4th!

Complimentary dinner AND 2 continuing education credits toward the renewal of your CSL license! Learn more here!

April 2013 Market Update

25th March 2013

The consistent pace of construction is keeping available lumber supplies slim and, subsequently, lumber pricing firm as the market continues its run into Spring. Many lumber yards are busier than they had expected and have had to continue buying based on the speculation that construction will remain strong over..Read More

As a wise coach once said, “Even if you’re on the right track, if you’re not moving fast enough…you get hit from behind”. Our world has certainly sped up in our lifetimes, and the rate of change feels exponential. With change there are always consequences and part of consequences..Read More

Title: VELUX Dinner Seminar
Location: Shepley Showcase, Hyannis MA
Description: Learn about the NEW Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight! Join us to be eligible for a chance to win a FREE skylight!
Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2013-04-16

Click here for more information.

Title: HB&RACC General Membership Meeting
Location: Doube Tree by Hilton, Hyannis MA
Link out: Click here
Description: Tool Time from Northeast Tool!

register to attend at www.capecodbuilders.org
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Date: 2013-03-12
End Time: 8:00 PM

Title: CSL Education Half-Day | 3-classes | 6 CEU’s
Location: Shepley Showcase
Link out: Click here
Description: HB&RACC offers 6 continuing education credits!

visit www.capecodbuilders.org to register!
Start Time: 07:3
Date: 2013-03-22

JLC Live Show

4th March 2013

Title: JLC Live Show
Location: Providence Rhode Island
Description: Shepley/Andersen will take a bus to the JLC show in Providence. Call Leah if you want to register. 508-862-6261
Start Time: 08:00
Date: 2013-03-22
End Time: 17:00

Title: ZURI Decking and Atlantis Rail System Dinner Seminar
Location: Shepley Showcase, Hyannis MA
Start Time: 17:00
Date: 2013-03-14
End Time: 20:00

Title: HB&RACC General Membership Meeting
Location: Sea Crest Beach Hotel, North Falmouth MA
Link out: Click here
Description: Register at www.capecodbuilders.org
Start Time: 18:00
Date: 2013-05-14
End Time: 20:00

Title: CSL Education Half-Day | 3-classes | 6 CEU’s
Location: TBD
Link out: Click here
Description: Register at www.capecodbuilders.org
Start Time: 07:30
Date: 2013-04-19
End Time: 14:30

Title: HB&RACC Associate Member Table Top Trade Show
Location: Doube Tree by Hilton, Hyannis MA
Link out: Click here
Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2013-04-09
End Time: 20:00

Mark “The Hammer” Hambly just released an installation video, focusing on proper techniques to avoid water penetration issues. Check it out on the Shepley YouTube Channel!

Click here to watch “Shepley Andersen A-Series Patio Door/Frame Installation”.

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place amidst a Nor’Easter on Wednesday, November 7th, 2:30pm at Airport Way Solar Field in Hyannis, MA. Senator Dan Wolf, Tony Shepley of Shepley Wood Products, Cape business leader Bruce MacGregor, My Generation Energy founder Luke Hinkle, and town energy coordinator, Richard Elrick spoke..Read More

On Thursday, March 14th, Shepley will host a Zuri Decking and Atlantis Rail dinner seminar in the Shepley Showcase. Join us and see why we love these products! Click here for details on Zuri and Atlantis.

Join Shepley and Andersen in one of four locations, and earn 2 continuing education credits toward your CSL renewal. Find the dates on our events calendar or download the details here.

Shepley was recently recognized for having the “Highest Customer Satisfaction and In-Home Experience” rating in the Eastern region of the United States!

The notable work of Mark Hambly (Shepley Service Department Manager) and Dede Miller (Service Coordinator) was reflected in the accolades collected during customer satisfaction surveys performed by Andersen..Read More

One of the greatest selling points of Andersen® windows, and an important reason that so many builders use their products, is the ability to get parts and pieces years, and even decades, after the window or door is installed.

The fastest and most efficient way to get parts information and..Read More

Battic Door Stair Cover

22nd February 2013

Weatherization experts agree that it is vitally important to reduce air leakage into your attic. Air leakage takes heat and moisture with it, wasting energy and leading to potentially serious problems like attic mold or ice damming. Did you know that air infiltration can account for 30 percent or..Read More

March 2013 Market Update

22nd February 2013

Much to the surprise of many, the lumber market continues to pick up momentum at a time of year when activity is usually quite dormant. There has been little faith in buying beyond immediate needs as the unexpected rally that was enjoyed over the past several months had led..Read More

February 2013 Market Update

22nd February 2013

The unexpectedly high demand of lumber in January continued to drive down dealer and reload inventory levels, forcing many to replenish their stock at somewhat uncomfortable price levels. Activity was strong enough that dealers continued buying through January, even those who had taken the pre-New Year advice to cover..Read More

Here’s a great parable (author unknown) that a friend shared with me.  As we journey through life, it’s important to remember that we will be thrown a curved ball or two, but it’s okay to pray for and enjoy ice cream every once in a while!

Last week, I took..Read More

Just when we finally see signs of relief after the longest and deepest recession of our careers, just when we should be breathing a little easier because of the positive indicators, what do we do? We start on a whole new worry path!

An improving market has people speculating that..Read More

1926 lumber truck

February 8, 2013

7:30AM – 2:30 PM at the Shepley Showcase.

Earn continuing education credits toward the renewal of you Construction Supervisors License. Click here for details.

On January 24, 2013, from 9:00AM – 5:00PM, Architects can earn 7 continuing education credits. click here for details!

Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Drive

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

9:30 AM -3:30 PM

Shepley Showcase

75 Ben Franklin Way

Hyannis MA

Walk-ins Welcome! 

To call for an appointment,contact Leah at Shepley 508-862-6261 or lkosnack@shepleywood.com

As you drive around Cape Cod, admiring all the beautiful homes, have you noticed awful looking black stains on some of the roofs – even on fairly new houses? Welcome to the Cape…and black algae! Because we are surrounded by water and have high moisture levels, black algae loves..Read More

January 2013 Market Report

11th January 2013

Anxieties of the “Fiscal Cliff” didn’t stop the homebuilding rush that started late in fourth quarter 2012 and carried right on into the New Year. The sudden increase in lumber sales triggered reactive buying amongst dealers and raised concerns about being able to fill inventory holes before the mills..Read More

We’ve outdone ourselves in 2012 conjuring up dire threats that have created a climate of fear. In some perverse way, we must enjoy this, because we continue sounding alarms with increased panic.

Fortunately, you just survived the end of the world!  The Mayan Calendar scare was supposed to happen on..Read More

LEED

30th November 2012

Are you considering LEED Certification on your next building project? Or just wondering what the heck LEED stands for? The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation is managed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). This certification program requires the applicant follow a comprehensive checklist, from the..Read More

What Makes A Product Green?

30th November 2012

“Green” is a term we hear more and more, but what does it mean to the homebuilding industry? Read more here

 

The LRU offers an economic alternative for htose applications requiring a sloped hanger for rafter-to-ridge connections.

Read the details here.

 

Change

30th November 2012

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.  It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”

Charles Darwin

 

Adversity

30th November 2012

“There is no education like adversity.”

Benjamin Disraeli

Strategy

30th November 2012

“The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.”

Bejamin Disraeli

 

Napoleon

30th November 2012

“To his dog, every man is Napoleon, hence the constant popularity of dogs.”

Aldous Huxley

 

Publicity

30th November 2012

“What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.”

Abraham Lincoln

 

Character

30th November 2012

“The best index to a person’s character is: one, how he treats people who can’t do him any good and two, how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

Abigail VanBuren

 

How You Feel

30th November 2012

“It’s not about how you feel, but how you act on how you feel.”

Tom Dennison, Shepley General Manager

 

Present Circumstances

30th November 2012

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.”

Nido Quebin

 

Supa Doors

30th November 2012

By Rob Taylor, Shepley Interior Trim Salesman

Supa Doors, Inc. has been manufacturing environmentally kind” stile and rail MDF doors for over 20 years in the USA. All doors are hand checked before they are shipped, ensuring product reliability. With two decades, and over a million doors of experience, Supa..Read More

December 2012 Market Update

30th November 2012

Similar to what we experienced in 2011, lumber sales in 2012 came alive fairly late in the fall season resulting in a rush of sales that, at times, was difficult for some to manage. Business was quiet through September and into late October, and dealers intentionally kept their inventories..Read More

What produces electrical power without making a sound, with no moving parts, and with no impact on our environment except positive benefit? Solar panels!

With all the hot air being blown around about the pros and cons of wind turbines, photo voltaic solar arrays are quietly generating power. Solar panels..Read More

Construction Supervisors License Continuing Education Requirements:
For license renewals July 1, 2013 and after, you WILL need to provide proof of continuing education (credit hours) at the time of renewal in order to be granted a renewed license.
Note that taking any courses now will “count” toward the first time you..Read More

Nothing beats the classic look of stained Eastern White Cedar Shingles.  The durability of cedar siding has been proven for over a century. That’s why it’s so well suited for the environments of Cape Cod and the Islands. Left unfinished, cedar..Read More

November 2012 – Heroes’

1st November 2012

Heroes’

Boy, did I unleash a firestorm of response to the article I recently wrote about customers wanting “More, more, more”. People have gone out of their way to tell me stories of how customers have put them through the wringer to quote a job six ways to Sunday, only..Read More

November 2012 Market Update

1st November 2012

In what appears to be a repeat of Fall 2011, overall lumber sales in the New England region have been relatively quiet over the past two months. From a historical perspective, Spring and Fall have always been the “building” seasons (especially for Cape Cod) and suppliers try to plan..Read More

(Article courtesy of CapeCodToday.com October 4, 2012)Last month, the Hyannis Elks Club presented their “Citizen of the Year” award to Tony Shepley of Shepley Wood Products.

 

The award is given out annually to one person in Hyannis/Barnstable who demonstrates..Read More

Bay State Builder

4th October 2012

In the 2012 Summer issue of Bay State Builder, Tony Shepley provides some of his insight in the article “Lessons for the Legends” by Melissa Wood. Click here to read the article…

When Is A Shortcut The Long Way Around?

I recently listened to a talk on diversity which offered insight on how stereotypes, pre-conceived beliefs and our impressions drive our behavior. It got me thinking about how we react to the world around us.

 

A lot of our behavior is likely based..Read More

October 2012 Market Update

1st October 2012

Although September sales weren’t particularly strong for most New England dealers, the tepid demand didn’t have much of an effect on pricing. Unlike historical patterns, pricing remained relatively firm with the exception being panels (especially OSB) which, in some cases, gained in double digits. A certain prescient attitude has..Read More

MORE, MORE, MORE…

I listened to someone recently complaining about his customers. He told me that everyone is hard to satisfy and that all his customers seem to constantly want more. More attention, more response, more discounts, more hand holding and more innovation.

I found this interesting. I told him I..Read More

September 2012 Market Report

19th September 2012

Unexpectedly strong demand has been reported by our building material suppliers as everything from pressure treated to roofing experienced an upsurge in sales in recent weeks. Lumber mills in particular, after being closed for several weeks for their annual shut-downs, re-opened to encounter full order files and busy phone..Read More

August 2012 Market Report

19th September 2012

The summer months on Cape Cod generally lend to a lull in lumber sales as construction is typically limited in vacation communities, but this summer was off to relatively strong start as compared to recent years. The same can be said by New England dealers in general, as fill-in..Read More

IMAGINE IF AIRLINES SOLD LUMBER

I recently received an e-mail from a cousin of mine. He asked me to imagine what it would be like to buy lumber the way we buy airline tickets. He said the typical transaction might sound like this:

Customer: How much for a 2×10-14’ KD SPF?

Clerk:      ..Read More

WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND

If you ask a table full of businesspeople “How’s business been so far this year?” chances are 9 out of 10 will tell you that business is better this year than last.  We are emerging from the deepest recession of our lifetime, and it has..Read More

June 2012

19th September 2012

CONTRACTS – DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT THEM!

Money will never make you happy, but no money is guaranteed to make you unhappy. The quickest way to lose money in business is to leave business details open ended and not pin them down in a legal document. Spelling out expectations clearly..Read More

July 2012

19th September 2012

DO UNTO OTHERS

I’ve always tried to follow a five word business philosophy, “Use common sense, no surprises”. Sounds simple doesn’t it? You know from running your own business that things look more complicated the deeper you get. The most important thing we must all remember is that it’s up..Read More

August 2012

19th September 2012

CHANGE

It certainly seems like we can’t resist a diet of stress, intrigue and suspense. Much like that Bavarian Crème donut just won’t stop beckoning when the only thing you came in for was a cup of coffee; we somehow get attracted to a lot of things that really aren’t..Read More

January 2012

19th September 2012

TURN DOOM AND GLOOM IN TO BOOM!

I realized, while sitting down to write this, that at least phonetically there isn’t a lot of difference between doom, gloom and boom. I think a lot of the difference is state of mind.

We have been wringing the last drop out of terrorism,..Read More

August 2012 – Change

1st August 2012

It certainly seems like we can’t resist a diet of stress, intrigue and suspense. Much like that Bavarian Crème donut just won’t stop beckoning when the only thing you came in for was a cup of coffee; we somehow get attracted to a lot of things that really aren’t..Read More

Lumber pricing is remaining firm as demand has been strong but production has been somewhat lacking due to lumber mills’ inability to keep up with order files. New England had a robust spring which left many dealers short on wood. Mixed tally demands stripped what was available in reloads..Read More

I’ve always tried to follow a five word business philosophy, “Use common sense, no surprises”. Sounds simple doesn’t it? You know from running your own business that things look more complicated the deeper you get. The most important thing we must all remember is that it’s up to us..Read More

Lumber sales were strong in May and they continue to hold steady as we roll into June. However, supply issues have worsened and created numerous headaches for dealers, traders and mills alike. Several unforeseen circumstances have tied into the lack of production, further pushing pricing up and instigating a..Read More

The lumber market remains in a state of balance as moderate sales are meeting an ample supply. Dealers are remaining on the sidelines, ordering just enough for prompt shipment to keep their inventory afloat and mills are producing only as much as they can justifiably estimate will turn. Threats..Read More

April 2012 Market Report

1st April 2012

The sales momentum seen throughout first quarter 2012 has carried into April as demand on lumber has remained relatively firm across the region. However, many of us remain concerned that the business that we have been enjoying during this unusually mild winter was merely robbed from spring. This mindset..Read More

TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR PROFITS BY CONTROLLING THE PROCESS

A builder’s job is not an easy one, with so many variables to control and decisions to be made.  Any job with this many component parts requires a good critical path plan to ensure successful results.  A..Read More

March 2012 Market Report

1st March 2012

There is no doubt that there is a fresh optimism within our industry that business is improving. According to one trade magazine, Pulse Research has announced that consumer confidence for lumber consumption had increased a significant 28% from 4th quarter 2011 to 1st quarter 2012. At the local level,..Read More

February 2012 Market Report

1st February 2012

February 2012

Very strong lumber sales in New England in December gave way to moderate demand in January. Thin inventories at the reload and dealer levels pushed an unanticipated demand on mills, and obtaining material was difficult even with the mild weather. As we’ve become accustomed to, a lack of..Read More

THE MAYONAISE JAR AND THE BEER

The piece below is a classic for our times. Never do we question the meaning of everything more than in times of challenge and these are certainly times that challenge everyone. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves of the very basic elements that are..Read More

January 2012 Market Report

1st January 2012

Lumber sales activity for 4th quarter 2011 came much later than anyone had anticipated and, as a result, what would have been normal sales during the course of October and November was condensed into a few short and bustling weeks in December. As the habit for most has been..Read More

Central Location:
Shepley
216 Thornton Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-862-6200
Toll-free: 800-227-7969
Facsimile: 508-862-6012

Shepley Showcase
75 Ben Franklin Way, Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: 508-771-7227
Toll-free: 877-909-7227
Facsimile: 508-771-7044

Nantucket Office
20 Greglen Ave., Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: 508-325-0400
Facsimile: 508-325-0359

Wellfleet Office
2238 Route 6, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Phone: 508-349-2280
Facsimile: 508-349-3078

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