Experience the Boston Cedar Difference

Boston Cedar has proudly served as an active NRLA member and sponsor since 1987. The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) was established in New York in 1894 by a small group of pioneering lumbermen who recognized the value of cooperation. Today, the NRLA represents more than 420 retail/dealer companies who operate more than 820 locations from New Jersey to Maine. The NRLA manages hundreds of networking events, informs and monitors LBM dealer focused legislative issues, trains and educates hundreds of LBM employees, provides group savings on key business programs and much more.

Marketing
As a marketing company that distributes quality building materials, mission number one for Boston Cedar is to develop strong brand awareness and product demand within the entire trade channel. Dependable products and a responsive support team behind them allow for marketing efforts that are not just a bunch of empty promises. Meaningful marketing efforts help drive the brand which in turn makes the job that much easier at the retail, contractor and consumer levels.

Some of the marketing tools that Boston Cedar regularly use includes a social media platform consisting of Facebook, the Boston Cedar Blog, internet search engine advertising as well participating in industry tradeshows and conferences. Additionally, the award winning Boston Cedar website is designed to not only educate the visitor but ultimately drive that visitor to the Dealer Locator for a purchase at stocking dealer partner.

Inside Sales Support
As a leading distributor of specialty building products, Boston Cedar has attracted experienced regional professionals and formed sales teams that include an outside sales representative with ten years or more of industry experience, an inside sales representative and a merchandiser dedicated to the success of the dealer and the customers of that dealer. You will find that each Boston Cedar sales team is uniquely qualified to assist you in all of your product sales and support. Some of the many functions that you can expect your sales team to fulfill include, sales forecasting, project estimating, merchandising, trade show participation, market intelligence, as well as customization of nearly any marketing initiative.

Education Support
Since its humble beginnings in February of 1985, Boston Cedar has always maintained a core philosophy that providing a variety of educational resources to help keep those involved in the design, selling and construction of commercial and residential building projects as informed and current as possible is critical to success of business and the lumber and building materials industry as a whole.

Show & Field Support
Boston Cedar saves you time and money by bringing the game to you. We’ll deliver manufacturer reps for events and product demonstrations at your site or in the field, even on short notice. As always, when you need us, we’ll be there.

Merchandising
We believe that everything you do sends a message about your brand and ours. That’s why we send out a team to make sure your displays are current and clean, your literature is stocked and you have everything you need to help make your business more profitable.

Information Technology
Whether your LBM business is single or multi-location organization, Boston Cedar can help streamline your Information Technology functions. With a qualified network of internal and external Information Technology resources available, Boston Cedar is uniquely qualified to provide outstanding services to improve the efficiency and profitability of your business. Some of the many disciplines include Purchasing, Accounting, EDI, Order Entry, Inventory and customized reports.