LBM Advantage creates National Buying Power with the multi-billion dollar purchasing power of its membership. As a result, members enjoy a distinct competitive advantage in their marketplace.

Regional Expertise

We speak your language! Advantage support offices are regionally located in New Windsor NY, Grand Rapids MI, Monroe LA and Smithfield NC. Advantage traders provide localized knowledge of building codes, species, product applications and distribution logistics.

Large Volume & Pooling Groups

Advantage members benefit from our large purchasing volume, block buys, and regional pooling group deals.

Independence & Flexibility

Advantage has no affiliation restrictions, and you determine how your business is run. Together we will develop a purchasing plan that best suits your company.

Customer Service:
Like it's your own

Advantage traders and staff are an extension of your purchasing team, and we support you on your terms. Honest and professional, we do everything we can to meet the needs of our members.

Technology:
We're up to speed

Our electronic communication services help you conduct business quickly and efficiently. Your sales and accounting history is always clear and readily available.

Leadership


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Stephen J. Sallah is currently President & CEO of LBM Advantage. Sallah joined ENAP in 2008 as Chief Financial Officer and has been serving in his current role since January, 2011.
Prior to ENAP, Sallah worked at IBM for sixteen years. He began at IBM as an engineer and worked in various operational roles in Poughkeepsie, NY and Burlington, VT. After spending five years in semiconductor pricing and program management, Sallah spent ten years as division controller for the Software Group in Somers, NY. His last assignment was as program manager for the IBM Software Group supporting the group general manager in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Sallah began his career in the U.S. Navy. He served as a Nuclear Engineer and Submarine Officer on the USS Norfolk out of Norfolk, VA; a fast attack Los Angeles Class Submarine. He served a total of seven years of active duty and completed his service in the Naval Reserves, retiring in 2004 as a Commander.
Sallah received a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

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Paul Dean is Executive Vice President, Marketing for LBM Advantage and is responsible for strategy, marketing and event development. Paul started his career in technical sales in industrial distribution before entering the lumber & building materials  industry as a regional manager for the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association where he held various management roles over a 12-year period.
He became a large-account manager for Activant (now Epicor) selling multi-location computer systems to the industry’s largest independent lumberyards and home centers before given additional assignments as a project manager and then the manager of lumber National Accounts, where he worked with the industry’s cooperatives and manufacturers with the goal of business development and partner-program integration. In 2001 Dean joined Holbrook Lumber Company as Vice President and General Manager and was responsible for daily operations, sales, marketing and business development.
In 2008 he became CEO and President of Grand rapids-based Progressive Affiliated Lumbermen, Inc., a $450 million dollar cooperative servicing members in the Midwest and Northeast. Dean was instrumental in building the strategic partnership with ENAP which led to the 2016 formation of LBM Advantage.
Dean received his bachelor of science degree in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson University  in 1984.

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Tim Johnson is the Vice President of Southeast Operations at LBM Advantage’s North Carolina office. His entire 26-year career has been devoted to various aspects of the building supply industry beginning in 1991 with Front Royal Environmental Services. As the company’s N.C. Licensed General Contractor, Tim managed the field operations for construction projects insuring their completion in accordance with state and federal regulations while maintaining established budgetary guidelines. In 1997 Tim joined Moore Handley and was tasked with developing the eastern NC territory for the wholesale distribution, sales and management of products to hardware and building supply retailers successfully tripling the territory’s sales.
Tim was most recently with IBSA, a cooperative buying group of independent lumber and building materials retailers concentrated in the Southeastern part of the country. He began at IBSA in 2003 in the Building Products Sales Department and held various positions including Assistant Manager, Director of Dealer Relations, Vice President of Business Development and in 2011 became President and CEO overseeing all aspects of daily operations. Tim and his team successfully lead the group through the 2017 merger with LBM Advantage.


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Tom Molloy is Executive Vice President of Products & Programs for LBM Advantage. With over 30 years of experience in the lumber and building materials cooperative industry, Molloy is a highly regarded and seasoned veteran. He has superior knowledge of all areas within a buying group cooperative, including retail needs, supplier needs, sales and marketing.

Molloy's career began at ENAP in 1983 where he worked for 14 years in the Building Materials Division as Vice President/Manager of Building Products and Vice President of Sales. Molloy left ENAP in 1997 to work for Do-It-Best Corporation as a Division Manager, Pro Sales-Lumber and Building Products. Nine years later, he left Do-It-Best Corporation to return to his roots at ENAP Inc. Currently, Molloy oversees all aspects of LBM Advantage's Building Products Division.

Molloy received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the State University of New York, College at Oswego.

Duncan Facey
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Duncan Facey is Vice President of Forest Products. Facey began his career in the lumber and building materials industry in 1971 at Georgia-Pacific Corporation as a sales representative. Over the next 25 years he ran two distribution centers, became responsible for 34 distribution centers in the Northeast region and then elevated to Group Vice President, Distribution Division, where he was responsible for a $5 billion division comprised of 133 company-owned distributions centers and 4,200 employees. In 2009 he joined ENAP as Vice President, to oversee all aspects of ENAP's Forest Products Division, and continues in that roll for LBM Advantage today.
Facey received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and his Executive MBA from Emory University-Gouizetta Business School.

Bob Carson
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Bob Carson is Vice President, Southern Operations. Carson is considered a veteran of the lumber and building materials industry, having worked in it for over 39 years. He began his career in 1974 at Howard's Home Care Center as a buyer. Shortly after, he was hired by Allied Building Stores Inc. (ABS) as Merchandising Manager.

Carson had a successful career at ABS where he held several progressive positions such as: Vice President Building Material Development, Vice President Operations, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Strategic Planning. In 2009, he opened his own lumber wholesale company. Carson joined ENAP as Vice President in January 2012, while their new office was opening in Monroe, Louisiana, to help establish growth in the Southern territory. He currently oversees LBM Avantage's Monroe office and development in the region.

Carson received a bachelor's degree in Business Management from University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Kathy O'neill
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Kathy O'Neill is Chief Financial Officer for LBM Advantage. In 2006 she joined ENAP as Assistant Controller. In June of 2010 she was promoted to Controller and in 2013 she assumed the additional role of Director of Finance.

O'Neill has over 28 years of diverse experience in the field of accounting and finance. For thirteen years she was the Controller of a family-owned government food service contractor. During her tenure she implemented IT systems and internal controls that enabled the company to properly account for the rapid growth it experienced. Prior to that, O'Neill held the role of Senior Accountant and Tax Analyst for a United States holding company of a multi-billion dollar, international industrial equipment development and manufacturing company. The combination of these experiences enables her to understand the complexities of the large cooperative environment and the unique challenges faced by its members: family-owned, independent lumber dealers.

O'Neill earned a bachelor's degree in Finance from Stetson University in Deland, Florida.

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New York

  • Address:
    555 Hudson Valley Avenue Suite 200
    New Windsor, NY 12553

Michigan

  • Address:
    5465 Executive Pkwy SE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49512
    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 888875
    Grand Rapids MI 49588-8875

Louisiana

  • Address:
    1900 North 18th Street
    Suite 502 Monroe, LA 71201

North Carolina

  • Address:
    1801 Wal-Pat Road
    Smithfield, NC 27577
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