Here is the initial press release announcing the creation of Webb Analytics:
Craig Webb, ProSales’ Long-Time Editor and Construction Supply Analyst, Announces the Creation of a New Company: Webb Analytics LLC
DC-based firm will provide building industry insiders and investors with high-value connections, analysis, data, and content on the current state of and future opportunities/threats in construction supply
WASHINGTON--Craig Webb, the long-time editor of ProSales, America’s most-honored publication for building material dealers, announced today the launch of his new firm: Webb Analytics LLC. The business will provide insights, data, and connections to help construction supply insiders and investors make better decisions. Its key offerings include custom research, custom content, strategic consulting, data and analysis, and business development services.
Webb is forming Webb Analytics after spending a dozen years as editor-in-chief of ProSales, where he won numerous national writing and editing awards, visited dealers in 49 states, and won renown for his speeches to groups across the U.S. as well as Japan and Canada. In addition, for the past five years Webb also has served as editor-in-chief of Remodeling, a premier publication for professional remodelers best known for its annual Cost vs. Value report.
Prior to joining ProSales, Webb worked as an editor and reporter at The Wall Street Journal in Brussels and New York. He served as chief economics reporter for United Press International, covered Congress and the White House for McGraw-Hill, was international trade editor at the Journal of Commerce, and worked for other organizations in newsrooms from Indiana to Italy.
Webb Analytics will offer the industry multiple ways to take advantage of Webb’s deep industry knowledge and connections. His areas of expertise include:
The structure and competitive landscape of building supply today.
Ownership, transaction and financing trends, both currently and in the years to come.
Operational and financial best practices and benchmarking data.
Current and emerging opportunities and threats.
In addition, Webb intends to publish a blog online and well as Webb Analytics Report, an e-newsletter in which he’ll analyze LBM developments and call on thought leaders to provide news-you-can-use insights and best practices. To subscribe for this free publication, go to www.webb-analytics.com.
“I’m creating Webb Analytics because I want to do even more to help LBM and other building products dealers achieve their goals,” Webb said. “Much as I have enjoyed writing stories, creating newsletters, and compiling the ProSales 100, I believe many of my greatest contributions have come through face-to-face exchanges and special work done for dealers nationwide. Webb Analytics will be the vehicle that will enable me to provide deeper analysis, help more people, and foster more fruitful connections.”
Webb founded Webb Analytics in partnership with Building Industry Partners (BIP), the leading private investment firm focused on the building materials industry. (www.buildingip.com).
“Over the past decade, BIP has partnered with some of the building industry’s most talented entrepreneurs in building leading independent companies,” Managing Partner Matt Ogden said. “Craig, a long-time friend and industry colleague of ours, is seeking to help the building industry prosper through better information. We’re honored and excited to sponsor Craig in his entrepreneurial debut.”
Webb Analytics has entered into an exclusive partnership and collaboration with Building Industry Advisors (www.buildingia.com) on opportunities relating to mergers, acquisitions, and capital placement. Webb Analytics will publish exclusive research and analytical content through joint newsletters and reports prepared in conjunction with Building Industry Advisors.
Michael Collins, Managing Director of Building Industry Advisors said, “We are extremely excited to partner with Craig Webb, one of the best-respected voices in the LBM distribution industry. We look forward to sharing research and information that decision-makers in the building products distribution and manufacturing segments can use in growing and improving the value of their businesses.”
Craig Webb, President