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NLBMDA Announces Partnership with John Burns Research and Consulting

Christian Beard
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Chris Beard

Matt Saunders

July 27, 2023

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and John Burns Research and Consulting (JBREC) are excited to announce a joint Lumber and Building Material Dealer Survey partnership.

The partnership will invite NLBMDA’s member base into JBREC’s existing high profile Building Products Dealer survey, expanding upon the existing partnership with the Executive Council on Construction Supply. Partnership with both high-profile organizations will increase the reach and regional representation of the sample.

Since starting in 2017, JBREC’s Building Products Dealer Survey has provided timely and actionable insights on the new construction and remodeling market. This new partnership strengthens JBREC’s Building Products Dealer Survey’s position as the preeminent survey of lumber and building material dealers.

“We are excited to partner with John Burns Research and Consulting (JBREC) a trusted source and leader for housing market research and economic data,” said NLBMDA President & CEO, Jonathan Paine. “NLBMDA has had a long-standing relationship with JBREC and we couldn’t be happier to partner with them on providing our members trusted market data to support their business operations. By participating in the NLBMDA/JBREC survey, lumber and building material dealers will have access to a wealth of timely and valuable information regarding housing activity, building product insights, and economic trends.”

“We are excited to enter this partnership with the NLBMDA, which has been in operation since 1917 and represents over 6000 member locations across the US. This partnership will fortify our ability to deliver real-time building product insights to homebuilders, contractors, and other industry participants,” said John Burns, CEO of John Burns Research and Consulting.

For more information about NLBMDA and JBREC partnership and on how to participate, click here


The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is the recognized voice and resource of the Lumber and Building Material industry to federal legislators and regulatory agencies in Washington DC. NLBMDA provides its members the resources and education to comply with federal laws, codes and regulations. NLBMDA identifies challenges and growth opportunities to the industry and collaborates with its Federated Association Partners to develop solutions that require national implementation. Visit us at to learn more. 

About John Burns Research and Consulting (JBREC)

John Burns Research and Consulting is a leading provider of research and consulting services for the US housing industry. With over 20 years of experience, the company provides in-depth research and analysis on trends, market conditions, and consumer preferences across four major areas: residential for sale, residential for rent, building products, and consumer and design trends. The company’s purpose is “solving today to help you navigate tomorrow,” and their passion is problem solving for clients so they can feel confident in all their executive decisions.

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About The Author

Christian Beard
Chris Beard
Vice President, Building Products Research
Chris manages JBREC’s monthly Dealer Survey and quarterly Prefab Components Index as well as public building products earnings. He leverages his relationships with distribution and manufacturers to help form JBREC’s forecast theses.
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Matt Saunders
Senior Vice President of Building Products Research
Matt leads JBREC’s building products research practice, which includes overseeing our research reports, our macro building products thesis and forecasts for both repair and remodeling and new construction.

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Building Products Dealer Survey

This monthly survey of lumber and building material professionals provides timely data on business conditions in the industry.
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This package provides current, in-depth insight into building products industry conditions across the country, including a forecast for residential new construction and repair and remodeling spend over the next four years.
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