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Big Red Check Day Celebrates Spahn & Rose’s Commitment to Community Service

On December 19, representatives from more than three dozen charities gathered at the Spahn & Rose Dubuque location for Big Red Check Day, where community leaders and representatives of 38 charitable organizations could mix, mingle, enjoy snacks—and, of course, receive some ginormous checks from Spahn & Rose.

This past year, the Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation donated more than $130,000 to charities across communities the company serves. Big Red Check Day is a way for Spahn & Rose to thank the organizations for all the good they do.

“Spahn & Rose is proud to support the awe-inspiring work of these community organizations,” Spahn & Rose CEO Dave Davis says. “Spahn & Rose believes in giving back, and the organizations here on Big Red Check day make their communities a better place.”

The Spahn & Rose Charitable Foundation was established in 1950 to support programs that provide services for higher education, healthy communities and at-risk youth. Over the last three years, the Foundation has donated more than $300,000 to a wide range of nonprofit groups and other worthy causes.

This is just one of the many ways Spahn & Rose gets behind the people and places it serves. The company’s resources and its employees’ unique talents have helped Spahn & Rose forge a long history of supporting individuals and their communities through volunteering, donations and leadership.

Throughout the last 12 months, the Foundation has been proud to contribute to a variety of stellar organizations. Among those that have recently received a Big Red Check:

Alzheimer’s Association of East Central Iowa: This Cedar Rapids-based nonprofit serves those with Alzheimer’s and their families, helping provide access to health care and other resources. Read More

Camp Courageous: A year-round respite care and recreational facility for people of all ages who have disabilities, this nonprofit in Monticello, Iowa, provides opportunities for campers to hike, canoe and create arts and crafts. Read More

Fountain of Youth Program: Based in Dubuque, Fountain of Youth strives to break the generational chain of poverty by offering participants financial literacy, interpersonal skills and mentoring. Read More

Junior Achievement of the Heartland: This group has helped more than 55,000 students in Quad Cities, Dubuque, Muscatine, Burlington, Sauk Valley and the Illinois Valley access hands-on elementary and secondary programs focused on work-readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Read More

Make-A-Wish Iowa: Every other day in Iowa, Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child with a critical illness—a treat that can help give him or her the courage to comply with needed medical treatments. Read More

St. Mark Youth Enrichment: Providing before- and after-school programs and a summer academy, this Dubuque-based organization offers innovative programs and services that cultivate the educational and social/emotional. Read More


Spahn & Rose Improves Customer Service with Epicor BisTrack

To streamline and update its computer systems, Spahn & Rose recently completed installation and implementation of Epicor BisTrack software. 

All 23 Spahn & Rose locations were updated with this top-of-the-line software, which will enable Spahn & Rose employees to provide customers with faster, more efficient service. 

The Epicor BisTrack system will more effectively coordinate deliveries, ensuring that the right material is delivered to the correct job site on time. It’s common for a single Spahn & Rose store to make up to 50 deliveries daily—and on a typical day, a Spahn & Rose truck travels 200 miles and makes several deliveries. 

BisTrack optimizes truck and driver time to boost efficiency and minimize errors. The new system will enable Spahn & Rose to generate real-time delivery information to provide accurate arrival estimates. 

“Spahn & Rose is a leading lumber distributor in the Midwest because we continue to innovate and make changes that help our customers,” says Spahn & Rose CEO Dave Davis. “Our previous system had been in place for 14 years, and we implemented BisTrack to help us take customer service to the next level.” 

GO Live with BisTrack

On January 14, Spahn & Rose switched to the new Epicor BisTrack system. This best-in-class software will enable Spahn & Rose to provide better, faster customer service to contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike. 

The Spahn & Rose team has been working diligently to ensure a smooth transition and seamless customer experience. While there may be some brief interruptions during the changeover, Spahn & Rose employees will ensure that orders continue to be promptly processed. 

During the conversion, in-house charge accounts created before January 14 can be accessed on iNetPro. Details about iNetPro’s replacement will be available soon. 

We’ll also share additional details and updates about BisTrack’s benefits soon. Thank you for your patience and continued support during Spahn & Rose’s digital renovation! 

Open a New Waudena Door with Spahn & Rose’s Quick & Easy Visualizer

Your front door is both a statement and an important first impression. As the gateway from the outside world into your home, your door ought to say welcome—with style. 

Is it time for a new one? Now you can quickly and easily see what your home would look like sporting a new Waudena front door. The Spahn & Rose Visualizer enables you to upload a photo of your house, then swap in an array of doors, windows and other elements to make your dream home a reality. 

For contractors, the Spahn & Rose Visualizer helps show customers different styles of doors, roofing and windows, all from a laptop. The Visualizer can also display a variety of colors, textures and materials at the click of a button. 

Uploading a photo to the Visualizer takes only a few minutes, and the easy-to-navigate system allows you to save your project ideas, such as adding that Waudena door. 

In addition to boosting a home’s curb appeal, Waudena doors provide dependable strength, security and durability. Waudena’s pre-hung door system is engineered to be easy to install, saving you time and money on labor costs.