Summer Education Conference Recap

Thank you to our members who participated in our 2022 Summer Education Conference. With over 55 participants, we had a great time bringing everyone together! Here is a recap of some of the fun things our members enjoyed.

Opening Night Poker Tournament

Congratulations to Doug Bross for winning the Poker Tournament!

Guest Speakers

Thank you to Alexander Sotiriou with Capital Group who came out to speak about long-term perspectives on markets and economies and to John Laskowitz with Bates & Company for speaking about retirement plans for businesses.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation from Capital Group.
Click here to view a copy of the presentation from Bates & Company.


A special thank you to FBMA member, Billy Brewster, Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley for inviting the guest speakers.


Our Panelists spoke about lead times, prices and price increases, overall challenges our industry is facing.

Thank you to our Panelists:

Chris Oehler, Area General Manager, Weyerhauser

Paul Watterson, Branch Manager, Boise

Tim Hoffman, Partner, The GeMROI Company

Paul McRae, Sales Manager, Langdale Forest Products Company

Mike Hain, Regional Manager, U.S. Lumber

Trap & Skeet Competition

Some of our members braved the heat to participate in a Trap & Skeet competition.

Congratulations to our first place winner!
Mike Hain with U.S. Lumber

Congratulations to our second place winner!
Scott Metts with Builders FirstSource

Golf Tournament

Our golf tournament took place on a top rated course in Florida, Mission Inn’s El Campeon. We had 60 players and were able to donate $500.00 to FBMA’s Educational Foundation.

Congratulations to the first place team!
Hood Distribution
Chris McDaniel, Daniel Lagasse, Bret Heath, Paul Ottuso

Congratulations to our second place team!
Tibbetts Lumber & Empire Moulding & Millwork
David Brown, Tom Minick, Paul Christensen, Justin Peek

Congratulations to Cindy Babington with Builders FirstSource for winning Longest Drive!

Thank you to our Sponsors!