Meek's Lumber & Hardware Blog

Your site for industry news and more!



Thank You To All Veterans!

WB_memorial16B--with Meek's Logo

The flag of America still stands strong, firm, and beautiful thanks to the enormous efforts and innumerable sacrifices made by millions of our veterans. We salute them in honor. Thank you for your service and happy Veteran’s Day!

Manage Your Credit Account Online


Did you know that all M-Pro Platinum credit account members have access to their statements online? Members are able to view,  download and print invoices and statements from a computer or a cell phone.

From the BillTrust Page, you are able to make a payment, receive online confirmation about payments, and view the online payment history. So if it’s the middle of the month and you are wondering if you’ve paid your bill, within a few clicks you’ll have your answer!

Through the site, you’re also able to set up different notifications to alert you about your bill.


Furthermore, you can also add and manage additional users for your company.

Whether you’re the bookkeeper or the owner, you have your account information at your fingertips 24/7.

To access your account, visit


Dependability @ It’s Finest — The Meek’s Way

12 Dependability Logo 3.1_editIn 2016 we set out to improve our overall customer service to ensure that we were not only meeting your needs, but exceeding them across the board. At our stores this month, you will see a poster outlining the 67 different Dependability Standards that we are holding each of our employees accountable to. At the end of the day, your satisfaction is our top priority! Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to serving you The Meek’s Way each and every day.



Title 24 Updates for 2017

Title 24 07.14According to the National Association of Home Builders or NAHB, over 80% of today’s home buyers want energy-saving features in newly constructed homes. The Title 24 energy code standards are working to achieve that for both the builder and the buyer. With a requirement of all new homes being built to net-zero energy standards by 2020, we still have quite the adventure ahead of us.
There’s a new set of 2016 standards in effect starting January 1, 2017, that will accept solar electricity as a compliant option for customers. This is huge for both environmentalists and home buyers.

On the builder side, there are a few significant changes. First, insulation must be at least R-22 and duct leakage must be reduced to 5% or less. Also, all air-conditioners and heat pumps will need to be equipped with liquid line filter driers. The changes don’t stop there. All tanked water heaters no longer need to be wrapped externally. In addition, all lights within the home must be high efficiency.

With these and the other  changes in place, green building is not only needed, but is heavily desired by first time home buyers. For more
information on the new Title 24 regulations, please visit


Nuts About Fastener Resets

Grattan Reset (MA 05.27.16)If you’ve popped into any of our stores over the last few months, you’ve noticed a well-lit, dynamic, and a new state-of-the-art Grattan fasteners section in place.

Grattan Fasteners was founded in 1957, and while the industry has changed considerably since then, Grattan’s continued to make great nuts and bolts, while also being a leader in the fastener distribution industry.

If you’re looking for a random bolt or a specialty screw, chances are we carry it in the Grattan line. Plus, we have unbeatable pricing! If you buy a box, you save 10% off the price. If you have a M-Pro account with us and you buy a box, you’re saving 15% off the regular price.

Check out the new sets in stores today. Between Grattan Fasteners and our Meek’s experts, we’ll help to take your from project inspiration to job well done!


Happy 4th of July!

WB_memorial16B--with Meek's Logo

Independence Day is July 4. The flag of America still stands strong, firm, and
beautiful thanks to the enormous efforts and innumerable sacrifices made by millions of our veterans. We salute them in honor.


Beat The Heat & Keep The Team Safe

Now that summer is fully upon us, so is the scorching heat. Keeping your crew safe is still of the utmost importance. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your team safe this summer.

06.2016CB -- Hammer

1) Hydration is key. Keep water and Gatorade completely accessible.

2) Avoid energy drinks and cigarettes as both make it more difficult for your body to move oxygen throughout your system.

3) Keep junk food and anything fried off the menu. In high heat, these add stress to the body. Make sure everyone’s had a hearty breakfast and keep lunch on the light side. Eating a smaller lunch should also keep your team from hitting the afternoon slump.

4) Whenever possible, work in the cooler part of the day or set up shade. If you can avoid spending hours unprotected in direct sunlight, you’ll be set!

5) Switch up your uniforms. Keep the colors light and the sleeves short and thin. Wearing less material and lighter colors allows the breeze to cool you down and reflect the sun rather than soaking it in.

6) Make sure your eyes are covered. You’ll want to keep sand, wind, water, porous materials and of course sunlight out of your eyes while you work. We’ve got glasses in stock that can double as sunglasses and safety glasses.

06.2016CB -- EdgeEyewearSunglasses

7) Most important of all, keep an eye on your team. If someone starts stumbling, dropping tools, slurring words, or something out of the norm, it might be time for a break. Lie them down under a tree or in the backseat of a truck, take off their boots, and cool them down.

Knowing the signs of heat stroke and knowing your team will only help to make each job safer. Do your part to make sure everyone comes prepared and leaves with the job complete!

06.2016CB -- RoadConstruction

Tahoe Market Customer Appreciation Night 2016

Martell Customer Appreciation Night 2016

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑