Category Archives: Case Study


Case Study: Bay Area Contracting Uses LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding to Build Strong Relationships and Foster Customer Satisfaction

Dean Adams, owner of Bay Area Contracting in Traverse City, Mich., along with his wife, Tricia, prides himself on running


Case Study: Executive Homes Finds Job Site Durability, Ease of Installation in LP SmartSide Siding

In the Indianapolis custom home market, quality is a key component to success. But Executive Homes sets itself apart by


FitzGerald Associates Architects Meets Fire Codes With LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing

Project Summary With roots dating back 95 years, FitzGerald Associates Architects maintains a portfolio full of master-planned communities; numerous new


Case Study: Hearndon Construction Provides Curb Appeal at Affordable Price Point with LP SmartSide Trim & Siding

A single-family residential builder and developer located in Chesapeake, Va., Hearndon Construction has been in business since 1974, building over


Case Study: vanHoorebeke Timber Provides LP® SolidStart® I-Joist and LP® SolidStart® LSL for a Unique Wall Framing Solution

Most well-known for their use in flooring applications, I-joists are gaining traction in the EU as a viable member in


Case Study: LP® FlameBlock® Helps Chicago Architecture Firm Meet Code Requirements In Multi-Family Units

One of Chicago’s leading residential and commercial design firms, FitzGerald Associates Architects is committed to creating architecture that works and


Case Study: Cobblestone Homes Knows How to Keep the Customer Satisfied Now and for Years to Come

Midland, Michigan Project Summary Seeking products that deliver above and beyond homeowner expectations for true long-term satisfaction for its customers,


Case Study: LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated OSB Sheathing Provides Fire Resistance, Helps Withstand Weather

Chesapeake, Virginia Project Summary For more than 40 years, The Dragas Companies has been building condominium communities targeted toward first-time


Industry Spotlight: Five Star Industries

With over 25 years of experience building barns, Indianapolis-based Five Star Industries discovered a solution to provide consistent quality for


Case Study: Schauman Construction Company Uses OSB Sub-Flooring to Weather Harsh Michigan Winters

Schauman Construction Company is a family owned and operated business now under its third generation of family leadership, according to the


Case Study: The Cottages at Lakeshore Withstand the Elements with LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding—One Product for All Climates

Cottage Home Holland, Mich. Project Summary With a niche building custom homes along Lake Michigan, Cottage Home
is dedicated to providing


Case Study: Engineering Firm Finds Ease of Use, Reduced Shrinkage at a Cost-Competitive Price

Structural Design Group San Jose, Calif. Project Summary For more than 22 years, according to principal Rich Burris, Structural Design


Case Study: Cobblestone Homes Knows How to Keep the Customer Satisfied Now and for Years to Come

Is there any higher mission for a homebuilder than complete homeowner satisfaction? That’s the ultimate goal of Cobblestone Homes, an


Case Study: Engineering Firm Finds Ease of Use, Reduced Shrinkage at a Cost-Competitive Price

When it comes to successful structural engineering, constructability and budget considerations are key especially in multifamily projects, as Structural Design


Case Study: KTGY and Avalon Bay Keep Rent Affordable by Limiting Construction Costs

KTGY Group, Inc. Washington, D.C. Project Summary With the renting preferences of the urban social in mind, KTGY Group, Inc.,


Case Study: Galower Builders Installs Better Floors in Less Time

According to London-based Galower Builders, quality doesn’t just mean high standards, it means using advanced knowledge of the latest building


Case Study: FRCC OSB Sheathing Provides Burn-Through Fire Resistance, Withstands Weather

For many first time homebuyers seeking both beauty and community, condominiums are often the house of choice. With over 40 years


Cottages at Lakeshore Withstand the Elements with Treated Engineered Wood Siding

When it comes to building homes along Lake Michigan, Cottage Home knows the need for products that start beautiful and


Case Study: Lennar Homes Turns to Treated Engineered Wood Siding as Vinyl Alternative

As a leader in the Minnesota home building market, Lennar Homes strives to build the highest quality homes, explained Tim


Case Study: KTGY and Avalon Bay Keep Rent Affordable by Limiting Construction Costs with FRCC OSB Sheathing

For many younger renters, urban living is about the lifestyle—proximity to work, to the restaurants they love, to the hearts


Case Study: Erickson Finds Competitive Price, Strength with Engineered Wood

Founded in 1975, Erickson Building Components claims a dedication to delivering the highest quality, on-time service at the best possible


Case Study: Frontera Homes Discovers High-End Homes Possible Without High-End Prices

Frontera Homes, a premier homebuilder based in Cypress, Texas, was founded in 2008 when, as Michael Jones explains, he and


Case Study: Regent Homes Finds Durability, Beauty in Engineered Wood Siding

Founded in 2004, Regent Homes is the sixth largest builder in the greater Nashville area. According to its president David


Case Study: Design Software Helps Roberts & Dybdahl Increase Productivity

Roberts & Dybdahl, Inc., is a leading Midwest wholesale distributor of lumber, lumber products and building materials. According to its


Case Study: Engineered Wood Products Help Woodland Street Partners Attain Value, Sustainability

Woodland Street Partners LLC is a development company in Nashville, Tennessee, dedicated to offering the best value in stylish homes


Case Study: CR Construction Finds Durability and Longevity in Alternative Stucco System

CR Construction is a family business specializing in custom luxury home construction in the Lubbock, Tex., area. Founded in 2003


Case Study: CAD-based Program Speeds Up Design Process for Huttig Building Products

Drawing on over 125 years of experience, Huttig Building Products serves contractors and building professionals in 41 states through 27


Case Study: Capstone Development provides comfort and energy efficiency for families of injured veterans as part of Operation Lakeshore

Since 2006, hundreds of injured military service members have taken part in Lakeshore Foundation’s Lima Foxtrot program in Homewood, Alabama. The program


Case Study: John Howard Companies Cuts Costs and Callbacks with Radiant Barrier Sheathing

Founded more than 40 years ago, John Howard Companies is one of the leading and most-awarded homebuilders in Mobile, Alabama.


Case Study: Roth Homes turns to Engineered Wood to Build Affordable Move-up Homes

Founded in 1991, Roth Homes is a family-owned and operated business in Boise, Idaho, who have stated that their mission


Case Study: K&K Industries Uses LSL to Custom-Manufacture Trusses

K&K Industries was founded in 1972 by Abe A. Knepp with the philosophy of  dealing honestly and fairly while providing