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July 17, 2017

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    TAMKO Resources available online!

  • TAMKO has added a helpful library of videos to their website featuring their top products. The videos cover step-by-step installation instructions for some of their most popular shingle and roofing accessory lines. They would be a helpful resource for one just starting out in the building materials industry - or a great way to educate a homeowner before a roofing job is completed. See the videos in our link below.


  • Featured Article

    To Improve Customer Satisfaction, Consistently Manage Expectations

  • Build a loyal client base by setting--and sticking to--reasonable procedures, rather than caving to irrational demands

    By Rick Davis

    The next time you react fearfully to an irrational client demand, consider the implications your promise creates with other valuable clients. We live in an industry in which emergency triage for costly buyers commonly trumps standard operating procedures to create undeserved problems for profitable customers.

    Consider the recent event at United Airlines during which a beaten, bloodied passenger was dragged off an airplane. The video of the episode went viral and sparked controversy about the culpability of airline employees, law enforcement, and even the rebellious customer. Regardless of blame, the event was a botched public relation fiasco ... and eventually an opportunity in disguise.

    To be fair, this isn’t a problem unique to United; all airlines involuntarily bump passengers. In the case of United, the incident led to positive changes including a review of public relations procedures and changes in boarding policies where customers are offered higher compensation that inspires voluntary schedule changes.


Current Offers
  • Sellstrom products now available

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  • We are now able to source personal protective equipment products from Sellstrom! Products such as fall protection, knee pads, goggles, and hard hats are available.

    Popular Roofer's Kit includes:
    * Full Body Harness
    * Class A harness
    * Universal size (130-300 lb)
    * 3 point adjustment
    * Vertical lifeline with robe grab
    * Manual robe grab with integral shock absorber
    * 6,000 lb minimum breaking strength
    * Roof bracket
    * Reusable anchor made with
    * D Ring attachment
    * 5,000 lb breaking strength

    See Details

  • Sashco Corner-Pallet Promotion

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  • In addition to special promotional pricing; get $100 gift card when you send in a photo of the mini pallet "display" set in your retail area. Complete the form on the flyer below to qualify. See flyer for complete details.

    See Details

Pricing Updates
  • Pricing Updates*


    Effective Date Manufacturer Description
    July 19, 2017  


    Varying fabricated aluminum and aluminum PVC products
    July 24, 2017 Phillips Manufacturing All products
    July 30, 2017 ICP All products
    August 1, 2017 Royal Building Products Vinyl siding
    August 12, 2017 Schlage Varies by product
    August 28, 2017 Armstrong US Residential ceilings and commercial access ceilings including mineral fiber, fiberglass, and Woodhaven ceiling products
  • *The following price changes have been announced by the respective manufacturers and may or may not impact GBP's prices, call your GBP Sales Rep for details.

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