Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Survey: Contractors Will Trend Back to Pro Dealers as Economy Rebounds
Contractors expect to shift more of their purchases away from big boxes and back toward pro-oriented dealers as the economy improves in the next few years, a recent survey and report by L.E.K. Consulting suggests. The Boston-based firm's poll in December of more than 500 contractors predicts that channel shifts will occur across all trade categories, particularly roofing, carpentry, paint, siding, drywall, windows, and doors, particularly starting around 2013.