Groundhog Day is tomorrow! Based on this storm, you’d think we are in for a long winter, but this is Texas – let’s wait a few days! These last few years have weathered us all quite a bit – surviving a pandemic, broken supply chains, and wild pricing fluctuations. Even our old sign wore out under the strain. With 2022 in the rear view mirror, what are your predictions for 2023?
At Davis-Hawn we have an optimistic forecast! In the midst of the recent chaos, we bought a new business (Architectural Carpentry Materials – ACM) and moved our two millwork businesses to ACM’s Love Field location. We recently updated the sign at our Oak Cliff location and are looking ahead to a bright future while celebrating some key anniversaries…
Since 1923, Davis-Hawn has partnered with Dallas’ finest custom home builders and remodelers. ACM and Lynn Floyd Architectural Millworks have done the same since 1973 and 1978, respectively. So, in 2023 we have 45, 50, and 100 year celebrations in order!
This year you will see new and exciting changes as we redouble our efforts to serve and guide our customers while also setting the path for the NEXT 100 years of serving Dallas’ finest.
We hope you will join our celebrations this year and stop by and see our new sign in Oak Cliff and visit our new Love Field location at 6025 Owens St. Be on the look out for new branding, new signs, and new initiatives to serve you even better.
- Since the first half of 2022, overall lumber prices have fallen by two-thirds and panel prices by well over half.
- Some Canadian mills are shutting down production and causing price increases in SPF and Southern Pine
- Since May, affordability is presenting a challenge to single-family home construction, with median family income below the amount needed to qualify for median priced home.
- Some economists argue that remodeling activity will decline from the blistering pandemic era pace (fewer high-end discretionary projects), while others remain bullish on remodeling activity because homes bought during the buying frenzy are mismatched with customers’ desires.
- Remarkably, current 7/16” OSB prices are 1/3rd of the prices a year ago, with mills threatening to curtail production to boost prices.
- LVL availability has finally improved and prices are beginning to retreat.
We are excited to announce that Ben Reichert (on right) has joined our team! Along with his brother Austin and father Dave (the short older gentleman in the middle) we are proud to introduce Reichert Woodworks, a family of companies including: Davis-Hawn Lumber, Davis-Hawn Architectural Millworks, Lynn Floyd Architectural Millwork, and Architectural Carpentry Materials. Be looking for a monthly newsletter from Reichert Woodworks which will include updates from all 4 of these companies.