Archive for September, 2013


business conference…

I am currently at a business conference.  Now don’t get me wrong, I actually like conferences and this one is the best there is for our business.  Great minds come together and I get benefit from learning from them.

The problem with this conference is, it’s hard to stay focused:


I mean, for crying out loud.  This is the view from the conference room.  How I am supposed to learn anything in these conditions is completely beyond me.  And it was actually cloudy when this picture was taken.

Anyway, the conference is the Executive Council on Construction Supply and you’ve never heard of it.  It’s an invitation only deal for folks like me.  Well, I say like me but its really like I wrote before, it’s a bunch of people smarter than me.  They are where I want to be in business.

One of the tenets of our Mission Statement is that we want to inspire people to grow.  Hence, I’m here getting inspired to grow.  What do you do for growth?  A hobby?  Some sort of training?  Conferences?

Let me encourage you to never stop.  The old saying is true, you’re either growing or you’re dying.  As for Wilson Lumber’s part, we choose growth.  Growth in the face of poor economic conditions, growth in the face of the view of a lake you’d rather be out on than in a conference.

Keep growing and if there’s anything we can help you with give us a call (256-852-7411) or click here to see us on the web.


Transcending: To pass beyond the limits of

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog.  Time has gotten away from me.  Speaking of time, in case you haven’t noticed, time is running out on deck season.  Oh, of course in Alabama the weather is generally good enough any time of year to build a deck.  It’s just that its a lot more fun to do it when its 70 to 90 degrees than when its 20 to 40 degrees.

Trex has a great website of videos for inspiration.  Click on The Re-imagined Home to see a great one.

It’s amazing what you can do with decking.  Angles, curves, corners.  All possible now that were not just a few years ago.  What you see below took some time to be sure, but notice how unique it is.  And how it creates spaces in the deck that are more than just a large area to fit stuff outside.


Decking is one product type that has been revolutionized.  If you haven’t taken a look at what’s available, in what colors, for what purposes in the last two years, you’ll probably be surprised.

Is your deck inviting?  Is it a place you want to be? Or a place you wish was a little nicer?  Come by and see us to get started on your new composite deck or see us on the web.


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