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Masonite Honored with 2013 Brand Leader Award
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TAMPA, FL, December 12, 2012 – Masonite received high marks in both interior and entry door categories in BUILDER magazine's 2013 Brand Use Study. Conducted in collaboration with Readex Research, the annual study queried more than 73,000 builders, builder developers and general contractors about brand familiarity, brand preference and use and brand quality across 70 residential building product categories.

For interior doors, Masonite held the highest brand ranking in the categories of brand familiarity, brands used within the past two years and brands used most frequently. Masonite was also recognized as one of the top three brands in the entry door categories of brands used with the last two years and brands used most frequently.

"At Masonite, we are very honored to be recognized as one of the most trusted residential door brands, and we value the ongoing support and loyalty of our builder partners," said Keith Kometer, vice president of product segment and marketing for Masonite. "It's a reputation we have worked hard to build over the past eighty years by consistently delivering ease of installation, long-lasting performance and a beautiful appearance, as well as ongoing enhancements and new products."

Kometer notes that Masonite's leadership in the 2013 Brand Use Study reflects the support provided by the company's extensive distribution network. "We are very appreciative of the dedication and teamwork demonstrated by our nationwide network of distributors and dealers, as we work together to meet the builder's needs by providing quality products, a comprehensive selection and exceptional support."

In addition to naming brand leaders, the 2013 Brand Use Study indicates trends in the building industry. The study shows a 34.4% year-over-year increase in the average number of residential units built, and with that increase, builders indicate a willingness to try a new product if it offers advanced or new product features. Masonite's fiberglass Belleville door with the Cherry AvantGuard finish is an example of a new product innovation that offers a beautiful appearance and durability.

The study indicates that builders also continue to seek products that offer green features and sustainable materials, and Masonite leads the industry in green product innovations. The Emerald™ Safe 'N Sound® Series of interior molded panel doors are made from rapidly renewable what straw, urea-formaldehyde free and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified.

For more information on Masonite products, visit www.masonite.com, or call 1-800-663-DOOR.

About Masonite

Masonite® is one of the world's largest manufacturers of interior, exterior and patio doors for residential and commercial applications. For more than 80 years, the company has been committed to building enduring products and simplified solutions through innovation. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., Masonite employs more than 7,000 people worldwide. To find a dealer or retailer near you, or for more information, please visit www.masonite.com.


Published by Hanley Wood, BUILDER is the leading brand in the residential construction industry and serves as the official magazine of the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB). For more than three decades, BUILDER has provided essential news, information and resources about products, technologies, trends, regulatory environments and best practices to help home building professionals innovate for success. With an integrated platform encompassing print, online and in-person, BUILDER is a trusted source for top builders, architects, and other industry professionals across the country.


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