WBS June 2016 Market Update

Jun 10, 2016

Check out a new take on an old home, view the recent cost trend in housing, see video of our new app in action, and learn about a recently-completed project using time-lapse video

Adding a modern twist to a classic Victorian

When the owners of this classic Victorian home in La Crosse came to Onalaska design expert Liz Granum, they had a few needs in mind. They were looking for a family-style kitchen with island seating, and a functional design that would allow the mother to supervise her children playing in the back yard while she worked in the kitchen. But they wanted to keep the historic home’s original hardwood floors.

So Liz designed them a functional space using Dura Supreme cabinetry with a Craftsman panel maple door, painted Classic White, and incorporated Cambria Quartz countertops in Summerhill. The professional series Vent-A- Hood range hood used is available for purchase through Wisconsin Building Supply.

“We moved the window to the back of the house so they could see the kids in the backyard and put soffits above the cabinets to soften the feel of the room,” she said. “It was a timeless addition to a historic gem.”

The design also included transitioning what once was a butler’s pantry to an open concept boot bench area for storage of jackets, backpacks, and winter gear. See on Houzz.

WBS features a custom build using time-lapse video


2016 Cost of Housing Trends




Watch the new WBS app in action

We’re moving closer toward the release of version 3.0 of the WBS mobile app, which will be full of new and updated features you’ll have to check out for yourself. Watch this video and click to learn more.


Is it August yet? Because that’s when the new version of our app will be available, and we are excited for it to roll out. You should be, too, because it is going to make your job SO much easier!

The top features included in the improved app will include use on any phone, tablet, or computer; online ordering and scheduling; as well as the ability to view and download invoices directly to QuickBooks. This app brings WBS to the forefront of technology in the building supply industry, which saves you time and money.

If you haven’t yet downloaded our app, don’t wait any longer. Current app features include: delivery notifications – with jobsite photos – when your orders arrive; easy access to invoices, including the ability to view upcoming bills, see line-by- line items on invoices, and sort invoices by job; and notifications of upcoming WBS events and promotions. Download it today by visiting



WBS features a custom build using time-lapse video

For the past few months, Wisconsin Building Supply has been working on a project that will feature time- lapse video of a gorgeous custom-built home by Custom Family Homes in the Fox Valley. The video will be available in the coming days, so make sure to look for it in the July email. In the meantime, here are a few photos to spark your interest. If you would like to have one of your projects featured, reach out to your sales representative.

WBS features a custom build using time-lapse video