At Franklin Building Supply, we’re committed to making your job as a contractor easier. Market reports, MSDS sheets and our e-newsletter are just a few of the numerous educational and lead generation resources Franklin Building Supply provides.
Contractors can find housing industry market data such as the composite house report and our annual Contractors Economic Forum to best plan and budget for the year ahead. Franklin Building Supply also provides MSDS information for every single product we carry. Need even more? We’ll research it for you quickly and accurately.
We are especially proud to connect homeowners and contractors with the Franklin Building Supply referral service. We take pride in being a trusted partner to our contractors and recognize that when you succeed, we do too.
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Composite House Report
For more than 20 years, we have helped our customers track commodity pricing through our Composite House Report.Commodity lumber is traded on the open free market. Supply and demand forces play the major role in whether commodity prices go up or down each day. This volatility means that the commodities FBS purchases on the open market can vary widely in price. Without access to market information and some predictability, contractors can get caught in the grips of fixed price build-job contracts while prices are rising.
FBS provides market information in the form of a monthly report to its customers. The report tracks the market fluctuations. The progress of the market is tracked and a historical perspective is achieved. To do this, FBS established three hypothetical homes of varying sizes and difficulty. The commodity materials used in each hypothetical home remains the same from month to month in order to get an accurate comparison from period to period.
By watching the Composite House Report, a builder can more accurately track the market to know if the homes he or she is building are appropriately priced to ensure a profit. Many Franklin builders read the Composite House Report religiously each month and act upon the information they receive. Some of the most successful builders have been relying on the Composite House Report for 20 years.
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It is the sole responsibility of consumers to check the license/registration status of contractors and their references.Here are a couple of links that you might find helpful:
Required: high resolution (300 dpi or higher) images, vector format logo, body copy. If you have these items to provide us, great! If not, let us know and we’ll work with you to acquire these items.
Standard Brochure Sizes: 8-1/2 x 11, tri-fold or bi-fold.
Required: Business address and contact information, vector format logo. If you have these items to provide us, great! If not, let us know and we’ll work with you to acquire these items.
Includes letterhead, envelope, and business card design
Required: High resolution (300 dpi or higher) images, vector format logo, body copy, business address and contact information. If you have these items to provide us, great! If not, let us know and we’ll work with you to acquire these items.
Includes: 1 logo design, 1 brochure/flyer design, and 1 business system design.
Promote your company on your job sites with 18"x24" signs printed on corrugated plastic.
Includes 2 comps with up to 5 color combinations each.
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Engineered Wood Products
To get a copy of our manufacturer' I-joist or laminated veneer lumber ICBO reports, click the links below.
Contractor Disclosure Forms
General Contractor Disclosure (68 KB)
Request for Account Balance (83 KB)
Engineered Wood Products
I-joist ICBO Report (146 KB)
Laminated Veneer Lumber ICBO Report (191 KB)
TJI Specifier Guide
TJI Specifier Guide (4108 KB)