Thinking About A Deck? Get Started With Henry Poor!

Your One of a Kind Deck
Spending time with family and friends doing summer activities is something we all enjoy. Refurbishing your old deck, or building a new one with all the features you’ve dreamed of, can add to your outdoor living enjoyment.

Henry Poor’s knowledgeable staff has all the information and products you’ll need to build that one of a kind deck.

Idea Starters and Photo Galleries
Coming up with the look that is just right for your outdoor living space can be a challenge. Take a minute and review Trex’s Deckscapes Magazine and Deckorator’s Deck Visualizer site for some great ideas. All of our manufacturers have great photo galleries to view.

Design Considerations
Thinking through how you plan to use your deck will determine many of the design considerations and what components will be needed and which codes and permits will apply. For more see Design Considerations.

Deck Plans
From standard to custom there are a wide variety of deck plans to choose from. Trex, GAF, AZEK and Guardeck by Guardian Building Products all have deck plans available. Trex even offers DeckWorks design software.

Product Specification
Many options allow you to create a distinctive look for your deck. Henry Poor offers a wide selection of decking and railing in wood or composite materials and in a variety of colors and finishes. We have lighting and trim options too. Ask a Henry Poor associate to show you all we have available.  Click on each of the manufacturer’s logos below to see what they offer.


Talk to Henry Poor about a local contractor, or if you choose to “do it yourself” we can make the job easier. Installation videos can help walk you through the steps at Installation Guides and Decks.com has a full Deck Construction Guide for your review.


Upgrade Your Deck with the Help of Henry Poor Lumber

Customized decks and personalized outdoor living areas are the latest trend in home improvement upgrades. Building or updating an existing deck is a great investment and provides opportunities to personalize your deck or porch.

Versatile Deck Rails Offer Style, Safety & Long Life

Henry Poor offers deck railing and balusters from the top lines in the industry. Adding or upgrading your deck railing and balusters is a less expensive way to give your deck or porch a great new look.

TAM-RAIL® is the only patented triple-layer railing system, adding code-approved strength and beauty to decks, porches and stairs. It comes with a 25-year Limited Warranty, including a 5-year Full Start Period.

RailWays Universal Railing can withstand more than 250% of the force required by code. Designed for use with all brands of decking, including DuraLife, Trex, Veranda , TimberTech, Tamko, Fiberon, and others. 20-year limited warranty.

Trex Designer Series Railing® will complement your deck while creating a seamless look for your outdoor space. Complete assemblies include standard top and bottom rails, baluster for foot block and mounting hardware.

AZEK offers its Premier, Reserve and Trademark Rail lines. Available in various styles, colors and sizes these products offer a luxurious look and feel and work well with any housing style.

Whether designed-in or retrofitted Deckorators creates decorative and functional metal deck railing systems and accessories to make your deck stand out from the crowd.

Let Us Help You Choose
Let Henry Poor help you choose the product that is right for you. Contact us at 765-474-1388 or stop by our Brady Lane, Lafayette, IN location.


Spring is a Great Time to Remodel!!!!

Remodeling Advice from the Experts
Remodeling your kitchen, bathroom, family room or outdoor deck can be a great way to improve the quality of your living space and enhance your home’s value.  But before getting started, it is important to follow a few time tested steps.

NARI Remodeling Tips
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry has some tips that will help you avoid many of the common pitfalls of remodeling projects.

  • Be creative. There are often multiple solutions to accomplish a design objective, some more expensive than others. Discuss various options with your contractor.
  • Choose neutral colors in fixtures, appliances and laminates. They are less expensive initially and won’t look dated when the color trends change.
  • Good floor covering is important. It ties one room to another and provides visual consistency. Familiarize yourself with the prices of the various flooring materials to make the best decision for your home.
  • Examine how you are utilizing space. You may be able to steal some space from a neighboring room or closet.

You’ll find NARI’s complete list of remodeling tips at NARI Remodeling Tips.  More great ideas can also be found in REMODELING magazine.

Henry Poor and Home Works Have the Products You Need
At Henry Poor and Home Works we have products that will make every remodeling project a success.  This includes windows, doors, lumber, cabinets, counter tops, flooring and all the materials you’ll need to complete the job.

Helpful Advice From Your Local Experts
Not sure where to start?  Our knowledgeable associates can offer design assistance and advice on which materials and products will work best for you.  We’ll provide guidance and suggestions on how to complete your remodeling project so it is done right and within your budget.

Contact Us before starting your next remodeling project.  We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help make your project a success.



2011 Builders Show and Expo


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Saturday, February 26 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 27 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sagamore Pkwy next to JoAnn Fabrics in the Home Depot Plaza
Sponsored by the Builders Association of Greater Lafayette

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Join Henry Poor and Home Works at the 2011 Builders Show and Expo

The Theme is “Building Green”
With the theme “Building Green” at the 2011 Builder’s Show and Expo, Henry Poor and Home Works will be displaying the latest energy saving building materials and home remodeling products. This will include Energy Star rated doors and windows, recycled composite decking, sustainable bamboo flooring, and other energy saving and resource conservation ideas.

Energy Star and LEED Programs
Henry Poor and Home Works associates will also answer your questions on taking advantage of Federal Tax Credits by using Energy Star rated products. Not only Energy Star (c)can you save money on your energy bills, but on your taxes too.

LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of our natural resources. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and LEED logoimplementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

Tom Andrew is a NAHB Certified Green Professional and would be happy to discuss how the different certification processes can add value of your building projects. For additional information go to Energy Star and LEED Programs. You may also enjoy reviewing the Business Case for Green Building.


Something New for 2011

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Henry Poor ONLINE Shopping and Shipping
Do it Best (c)Henry Poor offers a wide selection of building, cleaning, electrical and hardware supplies through its Do-It-Best ONLINE Store. For those items we don’t carry locally this is a convenient, quick and easy way to order products, and then have us deliver them to you when they arrive.

The new Ship-to-Store delivery option allows you to order products and have them shipped directly to Henry Poor’s Brady Lane location. We’ll let you know when they arrive and you can pick them up, or we’ll deliver them to the job site. Just check the Ship-to-Store delivery option when ordering.

Click on the Doit Best SHOP ONLINE logo to see all the ways Henry Poor can save you time and money.

2011 Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency
Energy Star (c)Tax credits for 2011 are available for selected products including a number available at Henry Poor Lumber. These include energy efficient doors, windows, insulation, roofing and fireplace inserts.

Credits Save Hundreds of Dollars
Along with savings on your utility bill from installing more energy efficient doors, windows and roofing, you can also receive tax credits from $200 to $500.

For a complete list of eligible items and how to apply for these credits just ask a Henry Poor specialist or visit Federal Tax Credits.


Season’s Greetings To All

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Holiday Reflections from Henry Poor & Home Works
At this special time of year all of us at Henry Poor & Home Works would like to extend season’s greetings to all our customers, vendors and friends in our community.  As the year draws to a close may we continue to be thankful for our many blessings.  Blessings that we are so prone to forget; our families and friends, our good health, our many freedoms, and most importantly, to be able to worship in a country where we can achieve so much. 

With job losses and unemployment still evident in our community it is important to remember to offer a helping hand to those who are struggling.  The Henry Poor Lumber & Home Works families will continue to support Habitat for Humanity, United Way and many church and community organizations this year. We would encourage our customers, friends and suppliers to also give to their local charitable causes and church community, to assist those who are not as blessed and fortunate as we are. For that we would like to thank you.

During the holidays we find it very comforting to have family and friends close, so please keep those serving in our armed forces around the world in your thoughts and prayers.  May they, too, return home safely and be appreciated for the sacrifices they are making for our country and way of life.

It is with these reflections and a strong faith that your friends at Henry Poor Lumber and Home Works would like to wish you and your family and friends a Blessed Christmas and a prosperous 2011.

From Our Family to Yours,

Henry Poor Lumber & Home Works


Medallion Cabinetry from Home Works

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Home Works Unveils New Medallion Kitchen Cabinet Displays
..... the More Traditional Look

..... the More Traditional Look

Add Life and Style to Your Home
Medallion Cabinets have been bringing design and beauty to kitchens for over 30 years, and their wide range of styles and choices can revive the look of an outdated kitchen, or bring life to the kitchen in your brand new home.

Colors and Finishes to Fit Any Decor
The wide selection of colors and finishes fits any décor, while the exquisite details like classic moldings and antique finishes add just the right touch to complete the project. Medallion does not just provide cabinets; they offer a wide variety of decorative hardware and accessories, islands to fit any kitchen, and wood hoods that are fully functional and highly decorative.

..... or Contemporary Style

..... or Contemporary Style

Quality Construction and Materials
Medallion offers products in a wide range of finishes including maple, cherry, knotty alder, hickory, quarter-sawn oak and red oak.  Their reputation for outstanding quality is a result of building products using construction methods and materials that lead to long lasting and attractive cabinets.

Newly Remodeled Showroom
Visit Home Works newly remodeled showroom featuring distinct looks within the Medallion cabinetry line. Features include a modern, euro-style kitchen, a transition kitchen with a contemporary flair, and a new coffee and bar display.

Download your Medallion Design Guide and start today to see how these products can transform your home.

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Visit Henry Poor’s Expanded Fireplace Showroom

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“The Sustainable Stream with Tom Andrew” talks fireplaces. Heat and Glo and Heatilator are the brands discussed in this video.

Add Beauty, Warmth and Energy Savings

Let Henry Poor help you select and install the perfect fireplace, mantel and surround for your home.

Gas fireplaceHeat & Glo available at Henry Poor Lumber

Woodburning, Gas, and Electric Fireplace Options

Heat & Glo wood burning, gas and electric fireplaces bring instant ambience to any home. Wood burning fireplaces allow for a traditional wood fire while benefiting from greater heating and energy efficiency.
Gas fireplaces offer cleanliness, energy efficiency, and ease of use. While electric fireplaces are portable and versatile making them easy to move to different rooms. 

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Heatilator embraces the traditional role of a fireplace with straightforward and dependable hearth products that make providing security and comfort an affordable reality.

Gas Fireplace Inserts and Stoves

Heat & Glo and Heatilator also have a large selection of gas fireplace inserts that bring beauty, warmth and efficiency back to your masonry fireplace. Heat & Glo’s gas stoves are also highly energy efficient, clean, and maintain your healthy home environment.

Need A Little Inspiration
Get a FREE and helpful Fireplace Design Guide.

Time is Running Out on Homeowner Energy Tax Credit

Heat & Glo and Heatilator offer units that qualify for the 2009/2010 Economic Stimulus energy tax credit of up to $1500 for U.S. homeowners who purchase a 75% efficient biomass burning stove, fireplace or fireplace insert. For further details go to Stimulus Tax Credit.

Visit Our Expanded Showroom

Visit our showroom at Henry Poor’s Brady Lane location to see firsthand what a new fireplace or fireplace insert from Heat & Glo or Heatilator can do for you.


Henry Poor Engineered ProductsDesign Services, Trusses, Wall Panels and Floor Systems

Henry Poor has been providing hands on, local design and manufacturing services for engineered wood products including roof trusses, wall panels and floor systems for many years.

If you are not familiar with all we can do to simplify and reduce the cost of your construction projects, please take a minute to learn about all we have to offer.

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Local, Hands On Design Services

Our design department’s technical support staff is ready to help you take advantage of the benefits of pre-constructed roof, wall and floor systems.  Let Henry Poor make yo ur next job easier and more profitable. See Design Services

Roof trussRoof Trusses That Fit Your Specifications

Using roof trusses on your next job will make it faster, easier and more efficient. Options include attic, bowstring, dual pitch, fan, hip and any other configuration as required. See Roof Trusses

wall panelsWall Panels Designed and Fabricated

For large multi-unit projects, tract home construction, and larger buildings, Henry Poor Lumber can save you money on labor and material costs.  See Wall Panels

floor systems pixCustom Floor Systems for Every Project

Henry Poor Lumber will design, construct, and deliver custom floor systems built to your specifications.
See Floor Systems

Contact Us to have a Henry Poor specialist discuss the many options available to make your next construction project simpler and more profitable.


For your next remodeling or new construction project choose Marvin Windows and Doors…the very best!


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“The Sustainable Stream with Tom Andrew” talks to employees and clients about Marvin Windows and their facility in Minnesota. Also, Doug Taylor of Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette dropped in to talk about his organization and their mission.


Energy Credits End December 31st

energystarNow is a great time to replace old windows – the Energy Tax Credit ends 12/31/10. Homeowners save on energy costs this winter plus earn a tax credit of up to $1500! Call today and we will help you choose the Marvin windows that fit your project and qualify for the tax credit.

Unparalleled design flexibility, with many custom options

Start with an idea and create your own one of a kind window or door. Or get an energy efficient, exact match for a non-standard window. Refer to the Marvin Replacement Guide for some expert advice.

Long lasting performance engineered into every product

Built to resist the most extreme elements each window is crafted with real wood throughout and exteriors feature extruded aluminum cladding. Marvin’s product construction exceeds the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) specification for commercial strength and durability.

newExclusive, Innovative Marvin Products and Features

Marvin offers features exclusive to their products including …..

windowsNew Ultimate Venting Picture Windows
New Ultimate Push Out French Casements
New Retractable Screens
New Lift and Slide Doors

Leading the Industry in Green Practices

greenBy implementing comprehensive green practices Marvin is lowering the environmental impact of producing beautiful products and helping to preserve our natural resources.

To see first-hand all that Marvin Windows and Doors has to offer visit our Henry Poor Lumber showroom to see our display models or Contact Us through our website or by phone (765-474-1388) and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.