Tiffany Reeder joined US LBM in 2014. During her career, she’s worked in sales for national cabinet manufacturers and owned her own interior design firm. As US LBM’s Cabinetry Product Line Manager, she works closely with the company’s local divisions to coordinate purchasing, sales and marketing efforts of cabinetry to drive greater market share in the category and sales growth. Tiffany also assists new acquisitions and divisions that may not be selling cabinetry establish and launch their efforts in the category.
How did you start working in the building materials industry?
I had an opportunity with a colleague to take over some cabinetry business, and they taught me the business from the ground up. That was 22 years ago, and I’ve been here ever since.
What is it that excites you about working this industry and in the cabinetry category?
This industry is growing so much, specifically for my category (cabinetry). We’ve brought 3D technology into the space, using a lot of new design techniques, and innovating. It’s a fun place to be. I think what’s rewarding for me as a designer, and through setting up our divisions with cabinetry showrooms, is to be able to fulfill the needs of our customers, whether it’s a contractor customer, or the end user, it’s a rewarding experience to be able to make their dreams come true.
What from your perspective sets US LBM apart in the building materials industry?
This is a huge growing category, and to be able to have the support that we have at US LBM with the tools, the technology, and the innovation, it’s just awesome. US LBM has invested in me by allowing me to go after my Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, which is a master certification in continuous improvement. I’m now able to weave that into my daily interactions with our presidents, with our divisions as part of a core part of my business, and in my category, and it’s allowed me not only to grow professionally, but personally as well.
What would you tell someone who might be thinking about joining the building materials industry?
This is the perfect time to enter the construction industry. With the technology and innovation that’s entered our space, it’s just an awesome and exciting place to be.