The first of several construction phases to come at the prestigious Nemacolin Resort
People in the building materials industry know that building relationships is just as important as building structures. Companies that experience the greatest success take the time to network with and understand the needs of potential project owners, builders, and vendors.
This description rings true for Snavely’s Pittsburgh division when it had the opportunity to bid on a substantial housing development with 84 Lumber®. The project, which includes several phases, will provide better housing for employees of Wisteria at the Nemacolin Resort, a luxury vacation destination in southwestern Pennsylvania. In early 2022, the Snavely sales team of Steve Paras and Brett Kerr came in with the winning bid for the development’s initial phase.
The scope of work for all project phases includes LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® trim and siding and TYPAR® HouseWrap. The first phase of the project for Snavely includes 14 patio homes. Additional phases include construction of a variety of cottages, estates, and a community center.
The combination of Paras’s and Kerr’s relationship with 84 Lumber’s Morgantown, WV branch — plus Snavely’s long-standing partnerships with LP Regional Account Manager Brett Barry and TYPAR Regional Account Representative Andy Bredesen — earned our company the win.
Paras and Kerr took the time to know all the key players and worked closely with them from conception to construction. Paras says, “84 Lumber treated us as a valued partner throughout this entire process. This project continues to run smoothly, and we could not have done it without the cooperation of their corporate buyer, multiple project managers, outsides sales reps, and assistant manager at the Morgantown location.”
But the reason for our achievement at Nemacolin goes a little deeper than networking and keeping in touch with the project’s contacts. Paras went so far as to build a mock wall for the architects, a rare offering in these times.
In addition, our strong relationships with LP and TYPAR played a large role in the success of this highly visible project. Product availability and delivery schedules with no effect on allocation were also determining factors for the win. Paras adds, “LP SmartSide ExpertFinish and TYPAR HouseWrap are not just some product alternatives. Rather, they are becoming the market’s go-to products.”
Through long-standing business relationships, working closely with key decision-makers, and going beyond expectations, Snavely is Building Business for Our Partners.