Ask Michael Donnelly of Daniels-Olsen/Metro Hardwoods what makes the forest products distribution firm unique and he'll list not one, but three traits that he believes set it apart from the rest of the field.
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.