A wide variety of products and services are available through BMSA. Because members collectively represent substantial buying power, our prices are often difficult to beat. Plus, we’re hassle free. We strive to keep the ordering process simple & hassle free.
BMSA is providing members with an exclusive, easily accessible digital Buyers’ Guide. This Guide is a needed resource which will greatly assist industry professionals in making educated purchasing decisions throughout the year.
The Buyers’ Guide will feature company and product listings and will provide users with an efficient way to browse for goods and services.
CHECK OUT BMSA’S NEW ONLINE DIGITAL BUYERS GUIDE!
BMSA has teamed up with RefCheck® to offer members an affordable background and reference checking service. RefCheck’s customized approach enables you to choose only the employment tools you actually need to satisfy your hiring needs and RefCheck’s HR professionals can help you determine which tools are best for your particular hiring situation. BMSA members receive a 15% discount off RefCheck’s standard fees. Screening tools available through RefCheck® include:
For more information or to begin using RefCheck’s services, contact Zuni Corkerton at 800.510.4010, ext 12. Click here to get started today!
BMSA is your Advertising Specialties & Promotional Products Resource. Through our partnership with redboltpromotions.com we can provide BMSA members with a wide range of customized products from pencils to nail aprons, from caps to danger flags, from shirts to coffee mugs and more. Many dealers find these products to be an effective way to promote their businesses & reward customers. Call the BMSA office for specific products and pricing.
Among the many benefits of joining an association of peers is strength in numbers. BMSA works to positively influence legislation at both the State and Federal levels. BMSA serves as the collective voice of member on legislative and regulatory issues.
BMSA is a preferred source of employee benefits for many members. For over forty years insurance benefits have been one of the Association’s most utilized services. The personal touch, care, and sensitivity of our recommended agents, make BMSA a good choice for members’ insurance needs – Group Life, Medical, Dental, Vision, Short & Long Term Disability, Property, Liability & Casualty, and Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program (Ohio members only). The Palmetto Agency services members in South Carolina with our exclusive Blue Cross Blue Shield products. TAH Benefits – offers our Ohio members a wide selection of plans and benefits based on your business needs.
The ability to pool educational resources enables BMSA to offer members quality, industry-specific training at reasonable costs. BMSA offers classroom instruction, webinars, self-study courses and peer-to-peer learning groups. For more information on BMSA’s educational offerings, click on the education tab on our home page.
Our peer-to-peer learnings group (roundtables) are one of the most utilized and valued services BMSA provides. Noncompeting dealers are brought together on a regular basis to discuss pertinent business issues and share best practices. The benefits of being in a peer group is that you learn from others who have similar challenges and experiences so that you can do your job better. Currently, BMSA offers the following roundtable groups:
Sales Manager Roundtable
Installed Sales Roundtable
Purchasing Managers Roundtable
At its core, Knowledge Central is an online training, testing and performance tracking system. But it is more than that. It is a human resources, business and risk management tool. The system includes dozens of forms, manuals, handbooks and guides. Nearly 200 training modules cover the gamut of regulatory compliance as well as job-specific training. It is a document management system, an employee communications tool, a Safety Data Sheet (HazCom) cataloging and retrieval system.
No extra fees are charged for this incredible all-inclusive program. Your BMSA dues investment covers your subscription.
Business Management tools provide you with valuable decision making and planning information, as well as money-saving opportunities.
Building Material Operations Comparison (BMOC) – How well is your company performing? This powerful tool allows dealers to compare their operation with similarly sized dealers throughout the United States. With more than 80 charts and graphs, many of which contain industry benchmarks, this is the most comprehensive survey in the industry. It combines cost studies and salary surveys into one program. The web-based program has easy data entry and is a safe, secure and confidential way to compare apples to apples.
Fuel Discounts – BMSA members qualify for a no-fee discount program through affiliation with the Speedway/SuperAmerica SuperFleet program. Enrollment is simple, hassle-free and FREE. By pooling the buying power of members across BMSA’s territory, as much as a four-cents per gallon discount is available for purchases made at Speedway, SuperAmerica, Marathon and Pilot Travel Centers. Valvoline Instant Oil Change services are also discounted through this program.
Dealer Helping Dealer –This service provides a quick and easy way for members to get answers from their peers on their most pressing business concerns. You ask and we answer. These quick results surveys provide information on a variety of topics ranging from employment practices to holiday hours to fleet management.
Drug-Free Workplace Program – Working with Working Partners®, this program offers members assistance with creating customized and comprehensive substance-free workplace policies at an affordable rate. In addition, participation in this program may result in reduced insurance and workers’ compensation premiums.
A North Carolina dealer said, “The Building Materials Operations Comparison Program helps us to improve productivity by establishing goals and objective from benchmarks set by our peers. It’s an invaluable tool that helps us keep score on how well we’re performing, and identifying areas where we need to improve.”
Among the many reports provided by BMOC are:
|Charge Sales||Gross Profit per Employee|
|Cash Sales||Delivered Sales per Delivery Truck|
|Delivered Sales||Average Delivery Expense per Delivery Vehicle|
|Gross Profit per Invoice||AR collection days|
|Total Selling payroll||Gross Margin Return on Inventory|
|Sales per Employee||Operating Income Return on Assets|
|Total Employee Cost as a % of Total Expense||And Much More!|
Members receive industry-related publications throughout the year.
TimberTalk – Our quarterly newsletter features member profiles, industry news and association events.
Lumber & Building Material Reference Manual – Available in both English & Spanish, this popular pocket guide is a must for new employees. It includes industry terminology, reference tables, board footage conversions, selling tips and more.
Monthly Electronic Newsletters – Each month the BMSA Bulletin is sent out with general information, industry news, and updates. Also, BMSA’s Safety First is sent out each month to inform members on new safety updates, regulations and methods of how to maintain a safe work environment.
Revised Full Length Roof Framer – The pocket-sized hard bound book is known as the “Carpenter’s Bible”. This book includes entire length of common Hip, Valley and Jack rafters completely worked out for each pitch. The contractor can pick out the lengths of 2400 Hip, Valley and Jacks lengths of 48 pitches and cuts in a minute.
PUCO/DOT Materials – We offer numerous publications and tools designed to help members comply with state and federal driving and safety regulations. Some items available through BMSA are: Federal Motor Carrier Regulations Handbook, Driver Daily Log Book, Vehicle Inspection Log & Driver Qualification File.
General Business & Computer Forms – Purchase orders, continuous computer forms, checks, letterhead and envelopes can be ordered through BMSA.