Horizon Forest Products Donates Hardwood Flooring to HeroHomes
Beltsville, Maryland, November 27th, 2017 – In partnership with HeroHomes and Loudoun Valley Floors, Horizon Forest Products recently donated flooring to help build a new home for a wounded veteran in Round Hill, Virginia.
The recipient for this home is Staff Sergeant Jarrad Davenport. At 17 years old, Jarrad enlisted in the United States Navy and completed Basic Training. After his first enlistment, he transferred to the US Army Reserves. He is a graduate of the Army Finance School where he was awarded the Military Occupational Skill 36B Finance. He is also a graduate of the Warrior Leadership Course where he was a Platoon Sergeant. Jarrad volunteered to deploy with 2/376th Financial Combat Support Unit in Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. In June of 2011, he was wounded during an IRAM rocket attack at an outpost in Iraq.
When the staff at HeroHomes learned about Jarrad’s injuries, they were ready to provide assistance to the wounded veteran. HeroHomes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit foundation that was established to build houses for veterans who have fought for the preservation of freedom and democracy. These deserving soliders and their families cannot regain what they lost defending America, but the goal of the organization is to provide the opportunity for disabled veterans to rejoin society with the security and pride of home ownership.
When Loudoun Valley Floors reached out to Horizon Forest Products on behalf of HeroHomes, Outside Sales Rep Ed Nuckols was pleased to have the opportunity to help. “Wounded veterans face a challenging road to recovery back into civilian life,” said Nuckols. “This journey is made easier because of the programs and services HeroHomes offers. We’re extremely grateful and proud to support them.”
The home is situated on a beautiful 5-acre lot where Jarrad will soon live with his wife and three children once the home has been completed. HeroHomes is really working with this family to address their needs. “We couldn’t ask for more,” said Jarad.
Horizon Forest Products Sponsors the 9th Annual Tee-Off for the Troops Golf Classic
Raleigh, North Carolina, October 16, 2017 – In partnership with Military Missions in Action (MMIA) and other local businesses, Horizon Forest Products is one of several sponsors of a golf tournament that is designed to raise money for veterans with disabilities, homeless veterans, and troops serving overseas.
MMIA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting America’s troops and helping veterans with disabilities live a better life. The primary focus of the organization is to provide home modifications that enable disabled veterans to live independently upon their return from duty. MMIA also provides home maintenance services to rectify safety hazards for veterans whose financial and physical situations prohibit them from being able to complete the maintenance needs themselves.
Efforts such as the annual fundraising golf tournament provide necessary resources that enable MMIA to provide services to veterans with disabilities. Last year, the 8th Annual Tee-Off for the Troops Golf Classic raised an amazing $93,095. According to representatives at MMIA, the continued success of the organization is only possible because of the loyal support it receives from its incredible sponsors and golfers.
As a sponsor for this event, Horizon Forest Products will engage in supporting activities, including participation in the tournament. “We are looking forward to helping our veterans who have sacrificed so much in service to our country,” said Holly Williams, Marketing Team Leader at Horizon Forest Products. “We hope that our support helps veterans overcome the barriers that stand between them and a better quality life.”
The tournament will take place on November 11 and 12, 2017 at the Bentwinds Country Club in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Opening Ceremonies for the 2017 Classic will include presentation of colors by a military color guard, singing of the national anthem, a 21-gun salute by a military honor guard, appearance by Miss North Carolina or her representative, remarks by a special guest, laying of a wreath for fallen soldiers, and recognition of special guests. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to MMIA. To learn more, visit http://militarymissionsinaction.org/.
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Gaby Martinez Moves to Outside Sales Position at Horizon Forest Products
Houston, Texas, September 26, 2017 – Horizon Forest Products recently announced that Gaby Martinez will be taking an Outside Sales position at the Houston branch. In this new role, Martinez will be responsible for Outside Sales efforts in the Houston market.
Prior to her promotion, Martinez worked as an Inside Sales representative for Horizon Forest Products. Houston represents a large market opportunity for Horizon Forest Products with many retailers. Martinez has the ability to understand her customers and their needs and will be a valuable contribution to the Outside Sales team.
“Gaby is an extremely driven person,” said Alan Blake, Houston Branch Leader at Horizon Forest Products. “She has shown that she will rise to any challenge because she is great at what she does. We have a lot of potential customers in this market and we’re confident that she will form new customer relationships that will directly contribute to our growth.”
With extensive experience in warehousing and logistics, Gaby brings a unique perspective to her new role. Her strong work ethic and leadership skills have helped her navigate the systems and become the go-to person among her peers.
“We are so pleased that Gaby has accepted this position,” said Blake. “She is continuously learning and advancing her career each day. We are proud of her accomplishments to date, and we’re looking forward to seeing her succeed in the future.”
Staff Member at Horizon Forest Products Lends a Hand After Hurricane
Horizon Forest Products is dedicated to giving back to the community through corporate and employee involvement. This has been a cornerstone of the business since it was founded in 1992. Recently, an employee at Horizon Forest Products provided assistance in a way that warrants special recognition.
Hurricane Harvey caused massive flooding and devastation in Texas. In the immediate aftermath of the storm, many people were left stranded. That’s when Warehouse Team Member Gerson Pereira sprang into action to rescue those in need. He rode a jet ski into flooded neighborhoods to pick up stranded people and bring them to safety.
“We are extremely proud of Gerson,” said Alan Blake, Houston Branch Leader at Horizon Forest Products. His actions exemplify the values our company holds dear. He is always looking to see what needs to be done, whether it’s helping out flood victims or loading trucks for customers.”
People in Texas are relying on each other for help in this time of trouble, and Gerson was glad to help. “It was about taking care of people and doing the right thing,” he said. “We worked together as a community and everybody did their part.”
The team at Horizon Forest Products feels fortunate to have Gerson on board. “I can’t imagine the warehouse without him” said Blake. “Our business wouldn’t be the same. Without being asked, he went above and beyond. It was truly amazing.”
Horizon Forest Products Sponsors the Stop Soldier Suicide Golf Tournament
Raleigh, North Carolina, October 16, 2017 – In partnership with T&T Creative and other local businesses, Horizon Forest Products is one of several sponsors that will support the annual golf tournament to benefit Stop Soldier Suicide.
Stop Soldier Suicide, the nation’s first veteran-founded nonprofit focused on preventing military suicide. On average, 22 veterans and active duty service members are lost to suicide every day. Hundreds of thousands more struggle with a variety of mental and physical challenges. This crisis impacts military from every generation and throughout all branches of service, as well as their family members. Stop Soldier Suicide is dedicated to providing free resources and support to military members and their families to mitigate suicide risk factors, promote resilience, inspire hope, encourage healing, and promote personal growth.
As a sponsor for this event, Horizon Forest Products will be a sponsor and participate in the tournament. “We are delighted to partner with T&T Creative to help raise money for Stop Soldier Suicide,” said Holly Williams, Marketing Team Leader at Horizon Forest Products.
The tournament will take place on November 4, 2017, at the Neuse Golf Club in Clayton, North Carolina. Lunch will be served at 11AM, followed by tee off at 12PM. Award-winning Food Network chef Troy Dye will be on site for a BBQ at 4:30PM. There will be an award ceremony, as well as a raffle with prizes. The cost is $75 per player and sponsorships are also available. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to Stop Soldier Suicide. To learn more and register for the event, visit https://www.ttcreativegroup.com/golfingformilitary.
Horizon Forest Products supports many causes throughout the year. The company welcomes donors and partners for causes that are consistent with the company’s vision. For further information, please contact Horizon Forest Products Marketing Team Leader, Holly Williams, at email@example.com. You may also visit https://www.horizonforest.com/horizon-help-2/
Horizon Forest Products Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
Raleigh, North Carolina, October 9th, 2017 – Horizon Forest Products is celebrating their 25-Year Anniversary. In 1992, Horizon opened their doors with just eight employees in a 20,000 square foot facility near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. They currently employ over 120 employees in 11 branch locations across five states.
“We have truly been blessed,” said David Williams, Vice President at Horizon Forest Products. “We have a wonderful company, with branches and great people in five states. We have come a long way from that little warehouse at the airport.”
In 2005, Horizon launched its own private label line of hardwood flooring. The Impressions Harwood Collection currently includes 17 product lines. Horizon Forest Products is a top distributor of flooring products for flooring contractors and retail floor covering dealers in the Southeast and Texas carrying over 4,000 SKUs.
The success of the company is a direct result of the company’s growth strategy, which involves entering new markets, developing new products, enhancing customer experience, and streamlining processes. This growth would not have been possible without a dedicated team of employees. “I would like to thank all of our wonderful employees that help make this possible,” said Williams.
Chad Porter Moves to Inside Sales Position at Horizon Forest Products
Raleigh, North Carolina, September 19, 2017 – Horizon Forest Products, a leading distributor of hardwood products and supplies, announced today that Chad Porter will be taking an Inside Sales position at the Raleigh branch.
Prior to accepting this new position, Porter worked as a driver for Horizon Forest Products for five months. He was recognized as great candidate for this new position because he went beyond the requirements of his job by handing out samples and information about the new Garnica plywood line during his deliveries. His hard work and initiative directly contributed to successful sales results.
“Chad has been a tremendous addition to our team,” said David Guistwite, Raleigh Cabinet Branch Leader at Horizon Forest Products. “He stepped right in and started helping us promote new products while delivering materials with great customer service, which helped boost our sales.”
Porter brings multiple years of experience in the lumber industry to his new role. He previously held positions at Hood Distribution and Trimline before joining Horizon Forest Products. His unwavering work ethic and devotion to customer service have made him a valuable asset to the company.
“He has an infectious smile and attitude that makes everyone around him better,” said Guistwite. “Chad did a great job driving for us, and I know he will bring the same attitude and approach to his new role. We are grateful to have him as a part of our family.”
Horizon Forest Products Promotes Branden Cutler to Assistant Manager for the Norfolk Branch
Norfolk, Virginia, September 8, 2017 – Horizon Forest Products recently announced the promotion of Branden Cutler to Assistant Manager at the Norfolk location. In this new role, Cutler will be responsible for day-to-day activities at the office such as managing sales accounts, leading the inside sales team, and coordinating with operations personnel.
Prior to his promotion, Cutler held a variety of key roles of increasing responsibility at Horizon Forest Products. He started out as a driver before being promoted to Warehouse Manager at the Chesapeake location. His top caliber performance led to a new position on the inside sales team. He has received multiple awards and honors throughout the years, including Salesperson of the Month in 2015 and 2016 and Employee of the Year in 2008 and 2016.
“We are pleased to see Branden step up to this new position and role, said David Williams, Vice President at Horizon Forest Products. “He has been an important part of our success in the Norfolk market and we look forward to seeing him excel in his new position.”
With his unwavering dedication and work ethic, Cutler has become a tremendous asset to Horizon Forest Products. His experience and leadership skills have helped make the Norfolk branch one of the most profitable locations in the organization.
“We’re very happy that Branden has accepted this position,” said Rex Hot, Branch Manager at the Norfolk location. “He has been an integral part of our success. His consistency and hard work will help us take the next step as a branch. We’re thankful for what he has accomplished so far and we’re looking forward to the contributions he will certainly make to our company in the future.”
HORIZON FOREST PRODUCTS IS GROWING
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to welcome Oscar Velasquez to the Houston Branch as the Operations Manager as of August 7, 2017. Oscar comes to us with a background in Operations and Warehouse Management in the oil and gas industry. He is a native of Houston and is currently a part-time student working on his degree in Business Management Administration. Oscar has a charity based mindset, which we also embrace here at Horizon. He works with Houston’s youth through an organization called Battlegroundz, which helps create purpose for the youth in the local communities.
“I could tell from the start that he was curious about this position and not just looking for a job. He asked good questions and tossed out scenario questions, which he still does now. As we know from John Maxwell, curiosity leads to imagination and creativity which gets things done. Oscar is a “get things done” sort of guy!” – Alan Blake, Houston Branch Manager for Horizon Forest Products.
Horizon Forest Products Announces Appointment of Christopher Williams as Branch Manager in Raleigh
Raleigh, North Carolina, July 27, 2017 – Horizon Forest Products, a leading distributor of hardwood flooring products and supplies, today announced the appointment of Christopher Williams as Branch Manager in Raleigh. In this new role, Williams will be responsible for leading day-to-day activities and improving productivity to maximize results at the Raleigh location.
Prior to his appointment, Williams was the company’s Norfolk Branch Manager for 8 years. His skilled leadership allowed the Norfolk branch to become a top performing location for Horizon Forest Products. He has received multiple awards and honors for his job performance and the Norfolk location was named Branch of the Year in 2015. Throughout his career, Williams has proven to be a consistent leader who is adept at providing innovative solutions.
“Chris has done an excellent job in his 10 years with the company,” said David Williams, Vice President at Horizon Forest Products. “We have been impressed with not only his business growth within the company, but also his leadership growth. We are continually working to make sure our people are growing to the next level, and Chris has done so with excellence.”
Williams graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management. He brings an outstanding combination of skills and expertise to his new branch leadership role.
“We are excited for him as he moves into this role at one of our larger branches,” said David Williams. “We know these changes will add a fresh leadership perspective and we are looking forward to what he and the team in Raleigh will do in the future.”
Horizon Forest Products Promotes Rex Holt to Norfolk Branch Manager
Norfolk, Virginia, July 31, 2017 – Hardwood flooring company Horizon Forest Products recently announced the promotion of Rex Holt as Branch Manager in Norfolk.
Prior to his promotion, Holt was an Outside Sales Representative at Horizon Forest Products for 7 years. He has shown exceptional achievement in developing and growing new business while consistently delivering top-tier sales performance. During his time at Horizon Forest Products, Holt has been named Salesman of the Year and received numerous Salesman of the Month awards.
“With the teamwork of everyone in Norfolk, we have become a more profitable location,” said Holt. “We have changed the perception of customers about our abilities as a distributor to help them grow their business. I’m looking forward to helping the Norfolk branch continue down this successful path.”
Holt brings over 20 years of sales leadership, sales, and training experience to his new role. He joined Horizon Forest Products from Lanham Hardwood Flooring where he was responsible for sales and profit growth. Throughout his career, he has proven to be an outstanding sales leader who is adept at developing strong account relationships.
“Rex made an immediate impact on our Norfolk Branch,” said David Williams, Vice President at Horizon Forest Products. “He has continued to show the leadership and sales skills that have made him one of the best in our company. We are excited to see Rex take this next step. We know that this will be a great move for both Rex and the Norfolk Team as we move forward in the eastern Virginia market. Congratulations to Rex as we welcome him as the Branch Manager in Norfolk.”
Horizon Forest Products Announces The Retirement of Raleigh Branch Manager Carl Bahn
Raleigh, North Carolina, August 14, 2017 – After 20 years of dedicated service, Horizon Forest Products has announced that Carl Bahn will be retiring from his position as Branch Manager at the Raleigh location. Bahn has led the Raleigh branch with great success over the past nine years. He was the company’s Branch Manager of the Year a total of 6 times.
“Carl has been one our most respected leaders and we are sad to see him go,” said David Williams, Vice President at Horizon Forest Products. “He has been one of our most dedicated employees who set the standard in the company.”
Bahn joined Horizon Forest Products in 1998 and has held a number of key roles of increasing importance. He was promoted to Cabinet Branch Manager in 2002 then moved to the Raleigh Flooring Branch in 2008.
“I’m thankful to the people I’ve had the privilege of working with during my career,” said Bahn. “I look forward to seeing Horizon Forest Products grow under new leadership. I know that the company will continue to remain focused on doing what’s best for our customers and employees.
Prior to joining Horizon Forest Products, Bahn served as Distribution Manager for a children’s clothing manufacturer. He attended York County Vocational-Technical School where he earned a degree in Auto Body Repair and Mechanics.
“We are excited to see Carl turn the page and enjoy his retirement,” said Williams. “We want to thank Carl for all he has done for this company, and wish him the very best.”
Horizon Forest Products Hosts Delegates From The China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association
Raleigh, North Carolina, July 5, 2017 – Representatives from the China Timber and Wood Products Distribution Association (CTWPDA) recently visited Horizon Forest Products to tour its facility. The visit was part of a larger trade mission organized by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to promote and highlight the wood industry in North Carolina.
Established in 1985, the CTWPDA is a non-profit organization that connects businesses and institutions in the wood processing and distribution industry. Its primary goal is to facilitate communication between the private sector and government agencies while promoting good practices and building the reputation of the Chinese timber and wood products industry. CTWPDA’s current membership consists of 1577 members who are engaged in importing, exporting, wholesaling, manufacturing, and marketing timber and wood products.
The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works to encourage buyers to come to North Carolina to meet representatives from local agribusinesses. John Holland, International Marketing Specialist with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, was pleased to have the opportunity to connect the CTWPDA with Horizon Forest Products. “They have a diverse group and wanted to see many things in the wood product sector,” said Holland. “Our main goal was to introduce them to companies that can provide products that will meet their needs.”
Horizon Forest Products was pleased to host the Chinese delegation as part of the tour. “We were honored,” said Carl Bahn, Raleigh Flooring Branch Manager. “It’s not every day that you get to host a group of this magnitude in Raleigh. Normally the tour just involves going to see lumber mills, but this group wanted to see all aspects of the wood business. It was a great pleasure to host this group and represent North Carolina to folks from across the world. We welcome them and the NC Department of Agriculture any time.”
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce new hires
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to welcome Adam Purvis to the Raleigh Corporate Branch as a Marketing Team Member as of June 1, 2017. “We are excited to welcome Adam onboard the Marketing Team! He comes to Horizon with 10+ years of graphic design experience and with that kind of background, we know he’ll bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to help us better serve our customers!” – Holly Williams, Marketing Manager for Horizon Forest Products.
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to welcome Leah Thomas to the Dallas Branch as an Outside Sales Team Member as of June 14, 2017. Leah comes to us with 9 ½ years in the uniform industry where sales are always hard-fought and require hard work. “Leah’s #1 priority is customer service. We are excited for her to get out and build partnerships here in the Dallas market.” –Matt Young, Dallas Branch Manager for Horizon Forest Products.
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to welcome Rachel Linton to the Dallas Branch as an Outside Sales Team Member as of June 14, 2017. Rachel comes to us with 15 years of experience in selling high-end carpet, dealing with some of the largest designers in the Dallas Market. “We are very happy as Rachel brings her years of experience in building strong customer relationships to our branch, which we feel will make her very successful in her position.” –Matt Young, Dallas Branch Manager for Horizon Forest Products.
Horizon Forest Products Sponsors the 2nd Annual Bowl-a-Thon for Autism
Raleigh, North Carolina, May 26, 2017 – Horizon Forest Products recently supported an event sponsored by T&T Creative. This event was held to raise funds for autism education in the local community. The T&T Bowl-a-Thon for Autism is an annual event designed to promote awareness and raise money for the autism class at Roseville High School. Through this class, students engage in a variety of enrichment activities to learn important life skills. The money raised at the Bowl-a-Thon directly supports the growing need to fund essential classroom technology, field trips, and supplies for the school year.
The demand for autism classes is increasing every year, but schools are not receiving any additional funding to support this need. The purpose of this event is to move towards closing that gap. Last year, the event organizers along with T&T Creative, donated $750 and two new iPads to the Rolesville High School autism class. This year, the event was even more successful. By matching the funds raised by Horizon and other local businesses, T&T Creative was able to donate $3,000 and four new iPads to the growing Rolesville High School autism class. T&T Creative hopes to expand the event in the coming years to assist all of the schools in Wake and Johnston counties.
Staff members at Horizon Forest Products engaged in supporting activities, which included participation in the Bowl-a-Thon. The employees who attended felt privileged to help local students in need. “We were delighted to meet Ms. Gamsey and the students from Rolesville High School,” said Holly Williams, Marketing Team Leader at Horizon Forest Products. “Community involvement is an important part of our mission at Horizon Forest Products, so we were pleased to have the opportunity to support a program that makes a difference in so many lives.”
Horizon Forest Products supports many causes throughout the year. The company welcomes donors and partners for causes that are consistent with the company’s vision. For further information, please contact Horizon Forest Products Marketing Team Leader, Holly Williams. You may also click here!
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Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce new hires
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to welcome Loren Sallean to the Dallas Branch as the Operations Manager as of May 1, 2017. Loren comes to us with 7 years of inventory control and warehouse management experience within the aerospace industry. “Loren is a hard-working individual who is dedicated to customer service and we are very happy to have him as a part of our team here in Dallas.” – Matt Young, Dallas Branch Manager for Horizon Forest Products.
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to welcome James Boyd to the Houston Branch as an Outside Sales Team Member as of May 1, 2017. “James has the mentality that if you get knocked down you get right back up and continue on. That mentality speaks directly to sales, when you are starting out you get knocked down a lot, but it’s up to you whether you stay down or get back up. We need more people with James’ mindset in this industry and we are excited to see him grow here.”– Alan Blake, Houston Branch Manager for Horizon Forest Products.
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce new hires & promotions.
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to welcome Maria Soto to the Corporate Credit Analyst Team as of April 11, 2017. Maria comes to us with a background of 10+ years in Customer Service and other credit related roles as well as being bi-lingual.
“She has an extremely upbeat personality and is full of positive energy. We are very excited to have her join our Team and will enjoy utilizing her experience.” – Jennifer Cline, Credit Analyst Team Leader for Horizon Forest Products.
Horizon Forest Products, would like to announce three additional promotions within the company:
- Bryson Faulkner has been promoted from the Warehouse Team to the Operations Manager of the Greensboro Branch as of 3/1/17.
- Todd Smith has been promoted from the Operations Manager to the Inside Sales Team of the Greensboro Branch as of 3/1/17.
- Pedro Valdez has been promoted from the Warehouse Team to Inside Sales Team of the Dallas Branch as of 3/13/17.
Horizon loves to see all their employees work hard and have the opportunity to advance within the company. Congratulations to all of these employees in their new positions!
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Young
Horizon Forest Products is proud to announce the promotion of Matt Young. On March 1, 2017, Matt Young became the Dallas Branch Manager. He was hired in July of 2005 as a delivery driver for the Greensboro Branch located in North Carolina. Matt was then promoted to Inside Sales in March of 2008 where he spent the next nine years building great relationships with our customers as well as the other employees.
“Matt was first on the list of prospects when we had an opening for the Branch Manager position in Dallas Texas. In March of 2017, Matt moved to Texas to become the Branch Manager. He is already doing such a great job in leading his team and we are so proud of Matt and all that he has accomplished during his time at Horizon. We know he is going to do great things in Texas!” – David Williams, VP of Horizon Forest Products
Horizon Forest Products Donates to Build the Village to Benefit Children in Kenya
Raleigh, North Carolina, January 1, 2017 – Horizon Forest Products, a leading distributor of hardwood flooring and supplies, donated funds towards the purchase of a truck for Build The Village Orphanage, is an organization that serves the needs of children in a small village in Kenya. The truck will facilitate essential operations for the organization, which was in desperate need of a reliable vehicle. This donation is part of several corporate responsibility initiatives for Horizon Forest Products.
Receiving the donation on behalf of the orphanage, Damon Davenport expressed his gratitude for the generous gesture. He said that the donation was timely because the previous vehicle was in disrepair and getting new transportation was a critical priority. Build the Village is actively involved in outreach programs to orphans, widows, victims of war, and those who are suffering from AIDS and childhood diseases. The need is overwhelming, yet the organization strives to give even the most helpless a sense of hope.
David Williams, Vice President for Horizon Forest Products said, “As a company, we have been very blessed. We have a strong desire to support organizations like Build the Village, and this was a way we could assist them with an immediate need. The needs of these organizations are huge and we are fortunate to be able to help. Build the Village has come a long way in just a few years, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to provide our support.”
HORIZON FOREST PRODUCTS IS GROWING
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce a new hires.
Horizon Forest Products, recently acquired Rustic Hardwoods, a Flooring Distributor in Houston Texas, on December 1st, 2016. All of the Rustic Hardwood Employees were hired at this new location. Alan Blake will manage the new location & comes with 3 years of Hardwood Flooring experience.
Horizon Forest Products, Cabinet Branch, is pleased to welcome Patrick Carey to the Inside Sales Team. Patrick joined the team on Monday December 5th, 2016. Patrick graduated from NC State University with a degree in Sustainable Materials in May of 2016. Following graduation, he went to work in the Powder Coating industry, where he worked after continuing his education at NC State. “Patrick is a great asset to the Cabinet Branch and brings a wealth of knowledge of the wood industry. With his work ethic and continuous yearning to learn this industry every day, we are very excited to have Patrick on board as part of the team!” says Dave Guistwite, Cabinet Branch Manager.
Horizon Forest Products, Raleigh Corporate Branch, is pleased to welcome Candice Feldman to the Accounting Team as of January 3rd, 2017. Candice comes to us with 12 years of experience in the accounting field. “Candice’s experience is going to be a valuable asset as our department grows with the company”, says Kathleen McEntee, Corporate Accounting Manager
Houston, Texas, December 2016
Horizon Forest Products officially opened its 11th branch on December 1st, 2016 at 8017 Pinemont Drive Ste. 200, Houston, Texas. The location offers the same outstanding products and services that the company has been providing, for more than 75 years. The branch will be led by Alan Blake (Branch Manager).
“I am really excited about this new endeavor! It is going to be a great change for us as employees but more importantly this is going to be a huge benefit to our customers”, said Alan Blake, Branch Manager.
“We’re incredibly pleased to open a new branch in Houston,” said David Williams, Vice President of Horizon Forest Products. “This opening is part of our ongoing commitment in offering convenience and great quality products to our customers. Customer service is always our top priority.”
The Houston location is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
HORIZON FOREST PRODUCTS IS GROWING
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce a new hire.
Horizon Forest Products, Beltsville Branch, is pleased to welcome Eric Butler to the Outside Sales Team. Eric spent the past 22 years with Beers Flooring as a salesman, manager, and lead mechanic. Eric has completed training with the NWFA in all phases of installation, sanding and finishing, including advanced and expert levels. He is a certified NWFA inspector and has participated as an instructor at NWFA schools.
“Eric brings a tremendous amount of wood flooring experience. We are thrilled to have Eric as an integral part of the Beltsville Team!” says Ed Shaffer, Beltsville Branch Manager.
HORIZON FOREST PRODUCTS, CABINET BRANCH, LAUNCHES NEW SITE
Raleigh, North Carolina (November 17th, 2016) – Horizon Forest Products, Cabinet Branch, is eager to announce the launch of their brand-new website at www.horizonforestcabinet.com
Horizon Forest Products, Cabinet Branch, collaborated with the marketing and design team of T&T Creative Group to provide an easy to use website, focused on helping Horizon’s customers navigate the endless options of finish, hardware, lumber, paneling, plywood and more! The new clean and easy to navigate site is uniquely crafted to provide customers with access to everything they need to find the right products for their next lumber or cabinet jobs.
Dave Guistwite, the Manager of Horizon Forest Products, Cabinet Branch said, “We are excited to announce the release our new website with updated information on new and existing products, as well as a chance to get to know us better through the “Meet The Team” tab. We hope our customers enjoy the new site and find it useful.”
HORIZON FOREST PRODUCTS IS GROWING
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce a new hire & a promotion.
Horizon Forest Products, Richmond Branch, is pleased to welcome Randy Gunn as the new Operations Manager as of October 10th, 2016. Randy comes to us with 37 years of experience in the Inventory Management field. Randy is also a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force. “Randy’s experience and commitment to exceed customer’s expectations is going to be a valuable asset to our team”, says Chip Lowman, Richmond Branch Manager.
Horizon Forest Products, Beltsville Branch, is pleased to promote Eli Villanueva to Inside Sales as of October 10th, 2016. Eli worked with Elegant Floor Service for 7 years, sanding and finishing wood floors while gaining valuable experience in the flooring industry. Eli joined the Horizon Team in 2014 as a driver in Beltsville and has always displayed an outstanding commitment to customer service while performing each task to the best of his ability. His hard work and dedication earned him this recent promotion. “We are fortunate to have Eli as an integral part of the Beltsville Team and are thrilled to add him to our Inside Sales Team this year”, says Ed Shaffer, Beltsville Branch Manager.
HORIZON FOREST PRODUCTS IS GROWING
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce a new hire.
Horizon Forest Products, Richmond Corporate, is pleased to welcome Nicole Weaver. Nicole comes to us with a background of over 15 years in distribution related Credit/Collections/Accounting roles.
“We look forward to utilizing her experiences and watching her continue to growth here at Horizon Forest Products,” says Jennifer Cline, Credit Manager at Horizon Forest Products.
HORIZON FOREST PRODUCTS IS GROWING
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce a new hire.
Horizon Forest Products, Dallas, is pleased to welcome a new employee, Nick Garcia. Nick has joined our Operations Team in the Warehouse / Driver as of August 17th, 2016. Nick comes to us with a background in distribution and we look forward to utilizing his experience and continue to grow here at Horizon Forest Products.
“We are pleased to welcome Nick to the Horizon team. Nick has learned a great deal already in the short period of time he has been with us. His friendly demeanor and outstanding work ethic will serve him well as he progresses with us at Horizon Forest Products,” says Patrick Hamill, the Dallas Branch Manager at Horizon Forest Products.
IMPRESSIONS HARDWOOD COLLECTION LAUNCHES NEW SITE
Raleigh, North Carolina (August 29th, 2016) – Impressions Hardwood Collection is eager to announce the launch of their newly redesigned website at www.impressionshardwoodcollection.com.
Impressions Hardwood Collection collaborated with the marketing and design team of T&T Creative Group to provide a fresh website, focused on helping a homeowner navigate the endless options of prefinished flooring. The new aesthetic design is uniquely crafted to provide home owners with access to blog posts, dealer information, product details and a more comprehensive view of the many lines Impressions Hardwood Collection offers.
David Williams, the Vice President of Horizon Forest Products, the exclusive distributor of Impressions, said, “With the Impressions Hardwood Collection, we want to provide our dealers with the best prefinished flooring options. We believe the redesign of our site will be a huge benefit to the retail dealer but also a helpful resource for their customer, the homeowner.”
The Impressions Hardwood Collection of prefinished flooring was designed to meet the needs and desires of today’s most selective and active homeowners. Impressions Hardwood Collection offers a wide range of products from solid to engineered, smooth faced to handscraped, in multiple widths and grades, all in today’s most popular wood species and colors. All of the Impressions products are manufactured with the highest quality standards and are backed by a Lifetime Finish and Structural Warranty.
For more information about Impressions Hardwood Collection and to see the new website please visit www.impressionshardwoodcollection.com
HORIZON FOREST PRODUCTS IS GROWING
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce new hires.
Raleigh Corporate Branch is pleased to welcome Holly Williams back to the Marketing Team as of June 1st, 2016. Holly has over 10 years of experience in the Marketing Department here at Horizon Forest Products. She took a 3 month break to pursue a Missions trip to Africa on the Mercy Ship. “We appreciate her willingness to serve others and are proud of the work she accomplished in Madagascar” says David Williams. The Marketing team is happy to see her back and can’t wait to see all her innovative ideas put into action.
Raleigh Cabinet Branch is pleased to welcome Lyndsey Campbell to the Inside Sales Team as of May 26th, 2016. Lyndsey came to us straight after graduating from NC State University, in which she received her degree in Sustainable Materials and Technology. Lyndsey has done research in acoustic emissions, which includes the classification of wood chips and particles and also has worked in a paper and packaging plant her freshman year as part of a summer internship program. “With Lyndsey’s background and education in sustainable materials, and her great attitude toward a team atmosphere, she will be a valuable asset to our team” says Dace Guistwite, Raleigh Cabinet Branch Manager.
Wilmington Branch is pleased to welcome Morgan Stout as the Operations Manager as of June 7th, 2016. Morgan relocated back to Wilmington from Northern New Hampshire where he spent 2 years working in the Insulation industry. Morgan also spent 4 years as an Embarkation and Logistics Operations Specialist in the United States Marine Corps. He spent time in Iraq, Afghanistan, Munich, Morocco, and Cairo. David Blackburn, Wilmington Branch Manager says, “We are proud of his service for our country and can’t wait to see the great things he will accomplish here at Horizon.”
Beltsville Branch is pleased to welcome two new employees. Andy Waldron has joined our Inside Sales Team as of June 6th, 2016. Andy comes to us with a wealth of knowledge gained by working in his family’s business for 20 years, and working for Floor & Décor in the hardwood flooring department. Andy is a graduate of Towson State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing. Shamal Brown also joined our team as a new driver as of June 9th, 2016. Shamal grew up in Jamaica and moved to the United States in 2014, to start a family with his wife, Annique. Shamal who was working at Amazon Fulfillment, when we found him, and we are happy he joined our team. Shamal lives in Chantilly, VA.
Greensboro Branch is pleased to welcome Bubba Atkins as a new Warehouse Team Member as of June 16th, 2016. Bubba worked in the flooring industry for 12 years. He has been an installer, sander, finisher and was promoted to a crew leader.
Charlotte Branch is pleased to welcome Bennett King as the new inside salesman as of July 6th, 2016. Bennett spent two years working for a private Forestry consulting firms in both Arkansas and Columbia, SC. He graduated from Sewanee: The University of the South with a B.S. in Natural Resources. Bennett is knowledgeable about where our wood originates and will assist the Charlotte Branch in all sales operations.
“We at Horizon Forest Products believe in growth, and are grateful for the talented individuals who have chosen to utilize their skillsets to better our company. We congratulate all of these individuals on their new positions and look forward to seeing the positive changes they will make within the company,” says David Williams, the Vice President of Horizon Forest Products
Student: NWFA Sand & Finish School Helps Students Build Credibility
Nineteen students attended the most recent training school, Intermediate Sand & Finish, at NWFA headquarters, June 6–9, and the hands-on training made a big impact.
“The NWFA educational classes are very helpful because of all the hands-on training,” said student participant David Hadidian, Bay Shore Cleaning & Restoration in Tampa Bay, Fla. “Learning to service wood flooring correctly builds confidence and credibility for me and value for my customers.”
<Great Job to Horizon’s own Scott Klenke and Patrick Hamill on completing this course!>
Horizon Forest Products Announces New Changes In Leadership
Horizon Forest Products is pleased to announce changes on their leadership team.
Steve Garner is now the Vendor and Product Manager. Steve has been with the company for 18 years and has served in various leadership positions during his tenure, including Branch Manager and Sales Manager. We look forward to seeing all the positive changes Steve will make in his new role, as he brings a fresh perspective and new ideas!
JD Ziegelhofer is now the Sales Manager. JD has been with the company for 16 years, most recently serving as Branch Manager in our Greensboro location. He has an excellent reputation for outstanding customer service and a passion for his work and staff. When asked about his new role JD said, “I am so very excited about the opportunity to help make a great sales force be even better. No one of us is as strong as all of us together. We will work together to be ‘The Hardwood Experts’.”
Scott Klenke has been promoted to fill the Branch Manager position in the Greensboro location. Scott has been with the company for 12 years, recently serving as Assistant Manager in Greensboro. Scott, “is extremely excited to take over such an amazing team and I can’t wait to be with them as we move into this new season!”
“We at Horizon Forest Products believe in growth, and are grateful for the talent and longevity of our employees. We congratulate all of these gentlemen on their new positions and look forward to seeing the positive changes they will make within the company,” said David Williams, the Vice President of Horizon Forest Products
Horizon Forest Products Opens a New Branch in Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas, December 7, 2015
Horizon Forest Products officially opened it’s 11th branch on October 11, 2015 at 2770 North Great Southwest Parkway in Grand Prairie, Texas. The location offers the same outstanding products and services that the company has been providing for more than 75 years. The branch will be led by Patrick Hamill (Branch Manager) along with Tim Herbst (Outside Sales) and Robby Robertson (Ops Leader).
“We’re incredibly pleased to open a new branch in Dallas,” said David Williams, Vice President of Horizon Forest Products. “This opening is part of our ongoing commitment to offering convenience and great quality products to our customers. We’re fully dedicated to expanding into the DFW Metroplex area and we’re excited about the opportunity to serve this market.”
As they embark on this new adventure, Williams says that the company will continue to focus on delivering the best hardwood flooring products and services across all locations. “Customer service is always our top priority,” said Williams. “The Dallas branch is part of our strategy to bring us closer to our customers while offering the highest quality products on the market.”
The Dallas location is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM and Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Horizon Forest Products Cabinet & Finish Branch Welcomes New Team Member
Raleigh, North Carolina, August 19, 2015
We’d like to welcome Jay Arnold to the Horizon Forest Cabinet/Finish team!
Jay comes to us from our Charleston, South Carolina Branch with extensive knowledge in the wood and finish industries. Jay grew up in Eastern North Carolina, the son of an Engineer/Contractor. After moving to Charlotte in 1988, he opened his own cabinet shop shortly after finishing school.
Several years later, he was recruited by Charlotte Hardwood/Wurth, where he worked for 11 years. He then opened a paint store in 2009, which he ran for 2 years before selling it to Alpine Sales Inc. in 2011. Finally, Jay started with Horizon Forest Products in July 2014 as the inside/outside sales rep for lumber and plywood in our Charleston Branch. We are grateful for Jay’s willingness to relocate with his family to the Raleigh area to be part of our Finish team and we know he will be a great asset to our customers.
Now in Raleigh, Jay will serve as our inside/outside sales rep to our cabinet and finish customers. We know Jay’s knowledge and experience will be a great resource for our customers and their business.
March 13, 2015
Horizon Forest Products (Raleigh, N.C.) recently held its 2014 Vendor Awards dinner to recognize outstanding work and support among its vendors.
It recognized nine companies with its 2014 Top Gun Vendor Award. The recipients were: Basic Coatings, Owens Flooring by Quanex Building Products, Springcreek Flooring by McClain Forest Products, 3M, Ten Oaks, PanTim, Fortane, King Products and Hallmark Hardwoods.
“Horizon Forest Products is honored to be partnered with each one of these companies and their employees,” said David Williams, vice president of Horizon Forest Products, in a statement. “They have gone above and beyond for us.”
Horizon Forest Products Compliance Statement
March 9, 2015
Dear Valued Customers,
Horizon Forest Products has always been committed to providing you with quality hardwood flooring products. We take pride in the products that we do provide and the relationships that we have with our manufacturing partners.
In light of the attention to the issue of formaldehyde emissions from wood products brought about by the recent CBS program, 60 Minutes, we want to assure you that our products are safe. We require all of our manufacturers to adhere to all environmental, health, and safety requirements, including stringent standards on formaldehyde emissions.
All of our products are CARB (California Air Resource’s Board) II compliant. The CARB II standard is one of the most stringent standards in effect to limit formaldehyde emissions. The regulation establishes emission standards at levels that protect the public health. Our products are also 100% Lacey Act certified. Third party certification agencies are used to verify that all raw materials used in the production of our wood products are of legal origin.
We truly are dedicated to supplying you with the highest quality and safest wood products. If you need specifics on any of our products or would like more information, please contact Lori Garner at 866-722-4442.
With Sincere thanks for your business!
Horizon Forest Products
Horizon Forest Products Partners with Hallmark at 2014 NWFA Convention
April 17, 2014
The show is in the Music City Center in downtown Nashville, TN. Hallmark and Horizon Forest Products can be found in booth #1401. Horizon is a distributor for Hallmark Floors on the central east coast. They carry all of Hallmark Floors products and are a great source of for any retailer, designer or installer. Horizon Forest Products was founded in 1993. Through the years, Horizon Forest Products’ goal has remained unchanged: To provide the best products and the best service to their customers, and to help them be successful.
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Horizon Forest Products to Distribute Pallmann Products
December 4, 2013
UFloor Systems announced that Horizon Forest Products (Raleigh, N.C.) is the newest Pallmann distributor partner. Horizon will carry the new Hardwood Complete range of Pallmann product systems throughout its nine-branch distribution network in North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Virginia.
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Horizon Forest Products Expands It’s Cabinet Finish Business
November 4, 2013
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Horizon Forest Products Donates $5,000 in Hardwood Flooring to Upgrade Christian Life Home House
October 15, 2013
Horizon Forest Products, a top distributor of products for hardwood flooring contractors and custom cabinetmakers in the southeast, recently donated 2,000 feet of Impressions Cape Cod Gunstock hardwood flooring to Christian Life Home. The Raleigh distributor provided approximately $5,000 in materials to upgrade a home operated by the non-denominational, non-profit organization.
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Horizon Forest Products Donates 2K Feet of Flooring
October 15, 2013
Horizon Forest Products (Raleigh, N.C.) recently donated 2,000 feet of Impressions Cape Cod Gunstock hardwood flooring to Christian Life Home. Horizon provided approximately $5,000 in materials to upgrade a home operated by the non-denominational, non-profit organization that provides care, counseling and life skills training for women with unplanned pregnancies.
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HF Briefs: Horizon Forest Products’ Bahn Raises $3,800 for MDA
September 23, 2013
Carl Bahn, Horizon Forest Products’ Raleigh cabinet and flooring branch team leader, raised more than $3,800 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at its Annual Lock-Up fundraiser. The money raised helps MDA in its mission of curing muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related diseases by funding worldwide research, providing comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy, and education.
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Horizon Forest Products to Distribute Horizon Floors’ Montage Euro Oak
August 26, 2013
Horizon Forest Products will introduce Horizon Floors’ Montage European Oak collection in the East Coast and mid-Atlantic markets.
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Bamboo Hardwoods announce agreement with Horizon Forest Products
May 31, 2013
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Horizon Forest Products Adds Aacer Flooring’s 2013 Color Lineup to Pre-Finished Flooring Collection
March 27, 2013
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Florida Family of Boy with Weakened Immune System Receives New Flooring from Horizon Forest Products
January 26, 2013
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