Spahn & Rose Blog

5 New Decking and Outdoor Living Trends Contractors Should Know About

From minor fix-ups to major additions, this past year saw homeowners putting money into their homes instead of spending it on vacations. This spring, that trend has continued. Among the most popular home improvements are adding a deck and making outdoor living spaces bigger, better and more comfortable overall. A recent National Kitchen & Bath Association membership survey found a 65 percent increase in outdoor living project interest.


Spahn & Rose Sponsors Make-A-Wish Dubuque Gala

As it did for so many organizations and companies, this past year presented a number of challenges for Make-A-Wish Iowa, a nonprofit organization that Spahn & Rose has strongly supported for years. But with some creativity and persistence, the group continued granting wishes to children even during the pandemic.


Dubuque Lumberyard Driver Hillery Receives Above & Beyond Award

Many times a month, at the Dubuque Spahn & Rose lumberyard, a contractor or builder customer will need some wood custom cut. To get those customers back to their jobsites, Colton Hillery will use the panel saw to make quick work of any custom request. A frequent contractor and builder request for Hillery: cutouts for stairs. (more…)