Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. Releases State of the Industry Report Year End 2012

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 2012 Report.

Sarasota, FL, February 22, 2013 --( This thirteen question survey was sent to over 31,000 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 2013 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. 84% of our respondents indicated an increase in revenue during the second half of 2012 and 88% have forecast an increase in revenue for the 2013 calendar year. 69% describe the current State of The Buildings Materials Industry as improving, up from 40% in the first half of 2012. 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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