Beyond The Order. The slogan is everywhere at Amerhart, Ltd.: emblazoned on catalogs, attached to company emails, featured in marketing materials. It's practically law at the Midwest distribution giant.
Valspar Corp. got its start all the way back in 1806 and today is the world's No. 6 paint and coatings firm by size. It's no wonder, then, that the Minneapolis-based manufacturer is an instantly recognizable name among consumers and cabinet and furniture makers alike.
Gary McKillican says the fundamentals of the business have not changed since he founded his wholesale building material distribution firm in 1978. “Customers want to know what you have, when they can get it, and how much it is,” says the McKillican International CEO.
While Canada's Goodfellow Inc. has deep roots in the wood and construction materials business—nearly 120 years of expertise across all aspects of the trade—its President and CEO is not only new to the company, but to the industry.