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New Employees

Let me take this opportunity to introduce some relatively “new” employees. Top left is Zac Cummings, who came to help us part-time in 2014, after his sixteenth birthday.  In May of this year, Zac graduated from Gardendale High School and is now working full-time at the sales counter.  He will be attending Wallace State in September, but will continue to work full-time, if possible.  One

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Builder Appreciation

Many customers come through our doors here at Shaw Building Supply.  Over the years, business relationships are formed.  Many times, these working relationships become much more than business.  Larry Florence of Northridge Construction is a valued customer, but he is also a friend. Home building is a demanding profession.  A successful contractor must have a great deal of patience and be well organized.  He must

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In the Details

Beautiful homes don’t build themselves! These are just a few of the talented professionals with whom we are fortunate to be acquainted. Their experience, expertise, hard work, and attention to detail are what make your home special.  These two beautiful homes, brought to you by Green Contruction, show the hard work that goes into custom detailing. Darryl Ray ,pictured on the top image, is well known

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Holcombe Construction

Shaw Building Supply opened their doors in November, 1974.  Around this same time, the Holcombe brothers, Mike, Bruce, and Steve, were trying their hand at new construction framing.  They were all young, healthy, and eager to work.    The new building supply in Mount Olive was a curiosity to them.   The brothers were unsure of Shaw Building Supply.  They asked, “Who are these men?”  “What

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Green Construction

Over the years, Shaw Building Supply has served a wide variety of customers and home contractors.  Some have seen great success and others, not so much.  After the 2008 housing “bubble” burst, many of our best and most loyal customers had to find work in other areas outside of new home construction.   No one in the housing industry was untouched by this economic disaster.

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Hardwood 101

Wide plank hardwood flooring is really in high demand right now.  The wider planks really help to bring out beautiful grain details and the look of wide planks has a rustic and modern approach that a lot of individuals desire in newer homes and remodeling ventures.  There are a few things you should know when deciding what width and style of hardwood works best for

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Trending

Who says that wood planks are just for the floors and that brick should only be used for exterior walls? We are seeing a variety of textures where more and more individuals are experimenting with their living space. White-washed walls and standard oak hardwood flooring is always the safe option.  But for those who need a little more edge and innovation, may we suggest several

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Gas Logs Sold Here

Having gas logs for your fireplace is probably the cleanest and most convenient way to warm your home while providing a warm, inviting environment for you and guests.  We are finding that more and more of our customers prefer gas logs over traditional wood.  There is no smoke and no mess! We stock two styles of Monessen logs and burners for natural gas or propane. 

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Deck Railing Options & Ideas

Deck Railing Options & Ideas

We have recently pointed out how building the proper outdoor living space can really help create a nice place to entertain and relax. Depending on your style and your home’s location, some of the rails for your deck can accentuate your environment, helping you feel part of nature or it can help give you that modern look to go with your home’s interior layout.  Either

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Protecting and Styling your Deck

This Wednesday is going to officially be the first day of Autumn… which is a warm welcome for many!  This time of year is the perfect time to take advantage of getting a few things done around the outside of the home.  Although I do agree that we spend most of our time indoors, I believe that if you had a nice outdoor room to

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