Builders Bulletin - Winter 2017 Issue
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Visit Our New Mineola Showroom!

Riverhead Building Supply is proud to announce our latest Design Showroom conveniently located in Mineola NY.

Our newly renovated showroom features Custom, Semi-Custom and Stock CABINETRY in a wide variety of styles and finishes.

Our featured brands include:

Riverhead Building Supply is the premier destination for Plain & Fancy in Nassau County. This family-owned company has been handcrafting cabinetry in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country for more than 45 years with time-tested construction methods.

We are proud to carry Tedd Wood Custom, Landmark (Semi-custom) and Luxury Line (Frameless) Collections. Whether you are refurbishing a 200 year old farmhouse or building a sleek new contemporary home, Tedd Wood can design cabinetry to suit your style.

Medallion Cabinetry and Design Craft offer a wide variety of unique styles, materials, hand-applied finishes, optional tailoring and loads of organizing and storage solutions, while still remaining competitively priced.

In addition to fine cabinetry, Riverhead Building Supply’s Design Showroom in Mineola offers CUSTOM WINDOWS AND DOORS from the most recognized manufacturers in the industry, including Andersen and Marvin. Both companies offer stock and custom sizing and a variety of options for grilles, glazing and hardware that will transform the interior and exterior of your home.

I invite you to stop by our showroom and let our team of design professionals help guide you through your next project, on budget and on time!

— George “Skip” Olsen, Cabinet Sales Manager



As managers and company owners, it is imperative that you invest your valuable time to recruit, hire and train only the right employees. Below, I have a compiled a list of essential tips for hiring successfully:

Tips for Recruiting & Hiring:

  • Remember: people have choices. Educate them why your company is the best choice.
  • Utilize as many resources as possible to increase your visibility.
  • Make it easy to apply. Have more than one method.
  • Be enthusiastic, private and prepared.
  • Prepare for interviews: Well-structured interviews result in better performers, less turnover, and less liability.
  • Give realistic job previews — Don’t paint a rosy picture.
  • Know the law and comply. Ask need-to-know questions vs. nice-to-know.
  • Be consistent.
  • Document reasons for hire and not to hire.

Once you hire, tips for Success:

  • Lead by example
  • Inspire employees to want to do more
  • Check yourself: Employees are customers too. Have you provided your customers with extraordinary service? Have you provided tools for success?
  • Learn every day
  • Give a compliment a day
  • Listen first
  • Stay positive
  • Set goals
  • Share the big picture

At Riverhead Building Supply, we have 5 core competencies: Honesty/Integrity, Championing Customer needs, Safety, Team Work, and Following Policies and Procedures. Upon hiring, each employee participates in an orientation, customer excellence, and respectful workplace program to clarify these expectations. This is just one of our many tools for success.

I hope this is helpful and look forward to seeing you at the upcoming Trade Show on March 2, 2017 or email me at


Boral TruExterior® Siding & Trim is like no other product on the market, offering a lower-maintenance, easier-to-install alternative to wood and other material without sacrificing the look, feel and character of traditional wood siding. Boral TruExterior® Siding & Trim offers a high level of dimensional stability during periods of temperature and moisture change eliminating many of the movement-related issues seen with PVC and vinyl. Plus its revolutionary poly-ash material is virtually rot- and termite-free, and is backed by a 20-year limited warranty.

Boral TruExterior® Facts

  • Easy to install with standard woodworking tools and methods
  • Maintains a high level of dimensional stability
  • Virtually no moisture cycling
  • Resists rot and termite attacks
  • No cracking, splitting or cupping
  • Suitable for ground contact
  • Can be painted any color with exterior grade latex paint
  • Accepts a wide variety of fasteners
  • Minimum 70% recycled content
  • Premium 16' lengths
  • 20-year Limited Warranty
  • Made in the USA



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Riverhead Building Supply is hosting a Trade Show in Spring 2017! Join us and have the unique opportunity to sit in on live Durable Building Clinics by Rick Arnold of the Katz Roadshow and meet with over 30 of our premier product suppliers. PLUS, learn from the professionals at our integrated business conference or attend a choice of accredited AIA seminars.

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Construction Industry Consultant, Business Coach, Mentor


Today's residential construction business owners face a dilemma: with fewer people entering the construction trades, what is to become of the construction industry over the next decade?

Shawn Van Dyke will address this topic and give you solid steps that you can begin to implement right away. Make some adjustments to your business today to immediately improve your work-life balance, increase your productivity, and get paid what you are worth. Plus, Shawn will have suggestions for finding and training the next generation of professionals to carry the construction industry forward.

If you can't make it to Shawn's seminar at the Trade Show, be sure to check out his website and download Shawn's free e-book: the Paperwork Punch List: 28 Days to Streamline Your Construction Business at:


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