Building Material Distributors, Inc. announces Employee-Owners of the Year

For Release December 23, 2008

Galt, CA (December 23, 2008)--Building Material Distributors, Inc (BMD, Inc.) is proud to announce their 2008 Employees-Owners of the Year. The winners were honored at BMD's annual awards ceremony held on December 18, 2008 in Galt, CA. Winners in the Building Products Division were Russ McCall (Inside Sales Person of the Year), Ron Dewell (Outside Sales Person of the Year), Craig Palmer (Manager of the Year), Leigh Kleven (Driver of the Year) and Victor Reyes (Warehouse Person of the Year).  Marvin division winners included: James Thomas (Inside Sales Person of the Year) and Kara Gregorich (Outside Sales Person of the Year). Corporate winners included Tiffany Rogers, Accounting  (Administration Person of the Year) and Tarra Fountain, IT (Rookie of the Year). The esteemed President's Award went to Marvin Outside Sales Representative, Teresa Lenzie with over 30 years of service at BMD.

A total of sixty five BMD employee owners were nominated for the 2008 Employees of the Year awards by management and their peers.  The 2008 Winners were decided by the Executive Management Team.

"As an employee-owned company, our employees are the most import asset of BMD," said Garry Tabor, President and CEO. "Each of these Employee of the Year winners exhibit exceptional integrity, a commitment to excellence and have achieved remarkable results in their respective role. Their dedication and hard work is what continues to make BMD a success."

In addition to the Employee of the Year awards, this year BMD presented wellness awards to the healthiest department and individual Employee-Owners who worked towards goals of physical wellness. The Wellness Award for the healthiest department went to the Marvin Inside Sales Group.  The Break the Fitness Barrier individual award recipients were Tim Hutton, Mariah Schauberger and Amy Skriver.

About BMD, Inc.

Established in 1943, Building Material Distributors, Inc. [BMD] is a wholesale distributor of building materials, focusing on the Western United States. BMD supplies quality products to independent lumberyards, regional building material dealers, window and door specialty retailers, hardware retailers and home centers.

Employee owned, BMD is head-quartered on a company-owned 22 acre site in Galt, CA with distribution centers in Stockton, CA; Riverside, CA; Eureka CA; Visalia, CA; Denver, CO; Colorado Springs, CO; Albuquerque / Santa Fe, NM; Grand Junction, CO; Garland, TX; and Spokane, WA.