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Knez Building Materials Co. Honored with 2012 Best of Salem Award for Small Businesses


Last month, we were honored to receive the 2012 Best of Salem Award for Small Businesses – awarded to local businesses who have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value throughout the Salem area.

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Knez Building Materials Co. | Building Supplies Portland, OR

Knez Building Materials Co. Honored with 2012 Best of Salem Award for Small Businesses

Knez Salem Location Recognized in the Hardware Stores category by Salem Award Program Committee

PORTLAND, Ore. (August 21, 2012) – Knez Building Materials, Co., a local building materials and supply company, was awarded the 2012 Best of Salem Award in the Hardware Stores category. The Salem Award Program recognizes small businesses that have achieved exceptional success in their local community.

The Salem Award Program honors local businesses each year who have implemented their own programs and best practices to achieve long-term value and a competitive edge within their respective industries. In addition, the Best of Salem Award is given out to businesses that have helped contribute to the Salem area through service to their customers and to the local community.

“We are honored to receive this award alongside other local businesses in the Salem area,” said John Knez Sr., Owner of Knez Building Materials, Co. “Our company prides itself on the fact that as a local, family owned and operated business, we always put our customers first.”

After three generations of service, Knez now has six locations throughout Oregon and Washington. With 50 trucks, innovative recycling programs, and the best customer service in the business, Knez is the top source for drywall, insulation, plaster, and all other building materials. Knez also provides direct delivery and material handling services.

“We’ve come a long way since we started, and we couldn’t have done it without our ever-growing and much appreciated customers,” said Knez Sr. “Our goal is still the same as it always has been – help each other out, get the job done, and do it with a sense of pride. With that, we’ll continue our mission of becoming not just the biggest, but also the best building materials supplier in the Pacific Northwest.”

About Knez Building Materials, Co.

Knez Building Materials Co. ( is a local, family-run business operating throughout Oregon and Washington, supplying building materials, delivery, and material handling services to the local community since 1953. With core values in hard work and excellent service, Knez is your source for drywall, insulation, and all other building materials and supplies, for both homeowners and contractors.


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