Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. Releases State of the Industry Report Year End 2011

Joseph McElmeel, Chairman & CEO of the Executive Search Firm Brooke Chase Associates, Inc., is pleased to announce the release of the State of the Building Materials Industry – Year End 2011 Report.

Sarasota, FL, March 11, 2012 --( This thirteen question survey was sent to over 30,000 Building Industry Professionals. Subject questions ranged from company’s size, volume and industry trends. It reflects their second half results and projections for their business for the 2012 year. Respondents included Building Industry Product Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Kitchen & Bath Dealers, Private Equity Firms, Rep Agencies and Residential Home Builder’s.

Since the last report, changes continue to take place. 73% of the respondents indicated an increase in revenue during the second half of 2011 and 81% have forecast an increase in revenue for the 2012 calendar year. The majority of respondents indicate they are relying on the remodeling/replacement market and the commercial market for the largest percentage of their business. Others have succeeded in a down market by creating Brand Image programs and expanding niche markets. While most see no change in overall staffing plans during the next 12 months, there were many indicating that there would be an increase in Sales/Marketing Executive staffing during that same time period. For additional information visit:

About Brooke Chase Associates, Inc.
Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. is the premier boutique Executive Search Firm within the Building Materials, Plumbing, Cabinet and Kitchen and Bath Industries specializing in the recruitment of executive management professionals. Established in 1980, Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. has offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Charlotte, San Francisco and its Corporate Headquarters in Sarasota, FL. For additional information contact: Joseph McElmeel, Chairman and CEO at 877-374-0039 or email

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