Mountain States Lumber & Building Material Dealers Association

Legislative Advocacy, Education, and Leadership Development since 1891

Giving our members an advantage through advocacy, resources, and industry and community relationships.

October Workshops


October 4 – Introduction to Building Material Sales
DoubleTree Hilton Tech Center – Denver

Attendees receive a basic understanding of building material operations, product usage in residential construction and customer service.  This workshop is excellent for personnel new to the industry, employees with limited training, as well as those more experienced desiring additional industry knowledge.  Attendees receive a building material reference manual.

Click here to download the October 4 Intro to BMS Registration Form


October 5-6 – Estimating Workshop
DoubleTree Hilton Tech Center – Denver

Attendees learn the basics of floor, wall and roof framing while developing a material list.  Contractor salespeople, inside sales support and anyone desiring to learn the basics of how a take-off is developed will all benefit from this workshop.

Click here to download the October 5-6 Estimating Registration Form

Foundation Learning Management System is Online!

We are excited to share with you the debut of Foundation LMS – an online learning platform designed specifically for the lumber and building material industry.  Whether you need content to onboard new employees or need to train/educate existing ones, this will be an invaluable resource for you.  Also, Foundation is continually evolving with new courses always in the works. Visit Foundation LMS online.

The New Lumber & Building Material Reference Manuals are Here!

The Lumber and Building Material Reference Manual is an invaluable resource for the LBM industry.  This manual, used in the Introduction to Building Material Sales Workshops, includes updated span tables, charts and formulas and many more helpful topics. Price is $24.95 each plus shipping and handling for MSLBMDA members ($39.95 plus S&H for non-members) Download a PDF order form here.

Legislative Support

Advocating for our members at state and federal levels to support housing policy, and minimize regulatory burdens and lawsuits.

Business Tools

Offering a variety of business tools for our members, including payment processing, business forms, insurance, reference manuals and more.

Education & Training

Introduction to Building Material Sales

Blueprint Estimating

Foundation LMS – Online Training