Last month's strong sales caused lots of backorders. New shipment (special orders) are trickling in this month. I was told that they are extremely busy filling the backorders this month . As a result, when shipments are made this month, sales will be recorded in Q2. So far, I visited 5 stores in SoCal.
I don't care too much about Q1 since i strongly believe Q2 will show growth in both top and bottom lines.
I completed my Bellawood Maple hardwood. Looks gorgeous! I placed more materials for my 3rd floor. I have to find time to pick up this week. Will report back.
Yesterday, I had to go to several LL stores in LA County to purchase their last remaining clearance Bellawood hardwood flooring. Each store that I visited (4), I was very impressed with the professionalism that these sales clerks have shown. Not only are they are subject matter experts, they definitely know there stuff and are very patient in explaining things.
I commend them for a job well done considering that the stores were very busy. You can't get this type of foot traffic from HD or LOWE.