James Hardie Launches New Website for Trade Professionals

Site enables easy access to technical documents, product and installation details, specs and more

CHICAGO (Jan. 17, 2017) — James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, announced today the launch of their new website, JamesHardiePros.com. The site is a valuable resource designed to provide contractors, architects, builders, installers, dealers and other industry trade professionals with the information they require to efficiently service their customers.

The James Hardie Pro Site provides easy access to technical documents, product specs and installation best practices. The site also allows users to search by product, document type or geographical region to quickly locate the information they need. It’s intended to guide, inspire and inform the trade audience through every phase of the exterior design and installation process.


James Hardie Announces 2017 HardieDesign Contest to Showcase Best Multi-Family and Commercial Projects that Feature James Hardie® Siding

Architects can win a full-page ad in Dwell magazine and a custom video shoot

CHICAGO (Jan. 17, 2017) — James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, announced today the start of their 2017 HardieDesign Contest for multi-family and commercial architects. The contest will showcase top architectural multi-family and commercial projects that feature James Hardie fiber cement siding products.

The HardieDesign Contest not only provides architects with the opportunity to showcase their great work, it offers a grand prize that includes a full-page ad in Dwell magazine and a custom video shoot. The winner will be able to leverage that custom video on their firm’s website and throughout marketing materials to gain exposure.


James Hardie Siding and Panels Create New Home Design Solution at IBS 2017

Architects and custom home builders now have the freedom to create modern designs with James Hardie products

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) — James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, will showcase the Reveal® Panel System and Artisan® line of products by James Hardie at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Florida. The two product lines, whether used together or separately, allow architects and home builders to bring their unique design visions to life.


James Hardie Reveal® Panel System and Artisan® V-Rustic Siding Exclusively Featured on Nest Connected Home at IBS 2017

IBS show attendees can visit the home in Show Village to see a clean, modern aesthetic

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 11, 2017) — James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, will be exclusively featured on the Nest Connected Home in Show Village at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando, Florida, Jan. 10-12. Show attendees can see the Reveal® Panel System and Artisan® V-Rustic siding by James Hardie installed on the exterior of the home.


James Hardie Announces Partnership with AIA to Benefit Architects

Partnership will bring additional education and resources to design professionals

CHICAGO (Jan. 10, 2017) — James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, announced today a partnership with the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The new relationship pairs America’s No. 1 brand of siding with the leading organization for architects.


Superior Quality, Service Earns James Hardie Industry-Leading Partners of Choice Award from David Weekley Homes

Home builder awards James Hardie with prestigious Partners of Choice Award for 10th Year

CHICAGO (August 1, 2016) – James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, today announced 10 years of earning the nationally-recognized “A,A” Partners of Choice Award for outstanding Quality and Service from David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held home builder.

Each year, David Weekley Homes recognizes the best-of-breed companies that provide an exemplary combination of quality and service, according to the results of a rigorous supplier evaluation platform. A large component of this process is the National Trading Partner Survey, a quarterly survey that is used to impact change, which includes reducing channel costs and improving customer service with the end goal of achieving the highest level of homeowner satisfaction.


James Hardie Helps Travis Mills Foundation build retreat center for wounded and disabled veterans

James Hardie provides sustainable siding to help support retreat center for veterans

CHICAGO (July 26, 2016) - Travis Mills has always been a patriot wanting to serve his country. It’s with that sense of patriotism that Travis joined the Army and rose through the ranks to become a Staff Sergeant. On April 10, 2012, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, and while on a routine patrol, Travis set his backpack down and inadvertently detonated an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). Travis lost portions of both of his arms and both of his legs in that explosion. He recalls thinking he would not survive this horrific attack and telling the medics to “Get away from me”, selflessly wanting them to focus on other survivors that needed medical attention. 


James Hardie Sustainability Practices Honored by Building Professionals

James Hardie leads siding category for fifth straight year

CHICAGO (June 14, 2016) — James Hardie Building Products Inc. has added another award to its long list of accolades. For the fifth year in a row, the leader in fiber cement siding and trim was named the “Greenest Siding Brand” in the Green Builder® Media annual Readers’ Choice survey.
The Readers’ Choice survey polls readers in the residential construction industry to glean insight into their green product preferences and brand perceptions. Highlighting the brand's leadership, industry professionals selected James Hardie as offering the most sustainable products in the siding category.


New James Hardie App Generates Accurate Home Measurements from Smartphone Photos

Contractors receive complete and accurate exterior cladding and window measurements with the IOS app

CHICAGO (Jan. 19, 2016) – James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, today announced the launch of the James Hardie 3D app, an iOS compatible application which helps replacement contractors obtain complete and accurate measurements of siding, trim, soffit and windows from smartphone photos. The app is free on iTunes, and an Android version is currently in development. 


James Hardie Sponsors Southern Living
2016 Idea House

James Hardie is proud to be a sponsor of the Southern Living 2016 Idea House in the beautiful community of Mt. Laurel, located just outside of Birmingham, Alabama.

“We highly value our great partnership with Southern Living and are thrilled to be part of the Idea House,” said John Dybsky, Senior Marketing Manager at James Hardie. “The Iron Gray siding will provide a modern twist on this charming cottage.”


Survey: Tile Installers Select HardieBacker® Cement Board as Most Preferred Brand

Product quality and ease of installation named top reasons for preference

CHICAGO (Feb. 16, 2016) – HardieBacker® Cement Board by James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the most preferred brand of backer board for floor and wall tile installation contractors, according to a national survey of tile and stone installation contractors conducted by Clear Seas Research in partnership with the National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA) and TILE Magazine.


Angie’s List Members Rank James Hardie as No.1 Siding Product for Industry Leading Quality

Strategic Relationship provides benefits for members and contractors

CHICAGO (February 8, 2016) – James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, and Angie’s List, a verified consumer review and online marketplace, today announced a new strategic relationship.
The strategic relationship formed after a voluntary survey of Angie’s List members ranked James Hardie® siding and trim products No. 1 for industry-leading quality, durability and curb appeal. An independent party conducted the survey in November 2015.


Hanley Wood Honors James Hardie with 2015 Brand Builder Award

“American Character” campaign receives Gold Award for Best Digital Advertising Campaign

CHICAGO (Nov. 5, 2015) – James Hardie Building Products Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, today announced it earned the 2015 Brand Builder Gold Award for Best Digital Advertising Campaign. A panel of top agency marketing experts recognized James Hardie for its innovative work on the “American Character” campaign. 


Wichita Parade of Homes

James Hardie is a proud sponsor of this year’s Wichita Parade of Homes Fall Event. The tour is being held the weekends of October 3 & 4, 10 & 11 and 17 & 18. Several tour homes have been designed by 100% HARDIE builders including: H & H Homebuilders, Inc.; Jim Gearhart Homes, LLC; Lifestyle Homes Group, Inc; Robl Construction, Inc.; and Sanders Lifestyles, LLC. Only a 100% HARDIE home combines America’s #1 brand of siding with the trim that has the strength to stand beside it. Come see their inspiring craftsmanship and gain a whole new appreciation for how beautiful character can be. 


Voters Choose Beautiful James Hardie Colors for DIY Network Blog Cabin™ 2015

James Hardie Siding and Trim to be Featured on One-Hour Special

CHICAGO (Sept. 3, 2015) – Fans of the interactive DIY Network series Blog Cabin will get an up-close look at durable, beautiful James Hardie building products this fall as they are used to renovate a mountain residence in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Online voters selected Iron Gray and Cobble Stone colors for the home, which features James Hardie HardiePlank® Lap Siding and HardieTrim® boards along with HardieSoffit® Non-vented Smooth and Cedarmill Panels. The products are finished with James Hardie’s ColorPlus® Technology to ensure a stunning look with long-lasting durability. James Hardie siding will be highlighted on the DIY Network during a one-hour Blog Cabin 2015 special at 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 7.


David Weekley Homes Honors James Hardie with Prestigious Partners of Choice Award

Supplier Feedback Platform ranks James Hardie highest in quality and service

CHICAGO, Ill. (August 3, 2015) – James Hardie Building Products, Inc., the leader in fiber cement siding, today announced it won the nationally-recognized “A,A” Partners of Choice Award for outstanding Quality and Service from David Weekley Homes. This is the ninth year James Hardie has been honored with this award.


Green Builder® Media Honors James Hardie for Most Sustainable Siding Products

Survey shows James Hardie still the leading green choice for exterior cladding.

James Hardie, the leader in fiber cement siding, has once again been recognized by Green Builder® for having the most sustainable siding products. Green Builder® Media conducted its annual 2015 Readers’ Choice survey, which highlights leading green brands that have garnered the loyalty of building professionals.


Home Innovation Research Labs Study Finds James Hardie Trim Faster, Less Costly to Install

HardieTrim® NT3® Boards Perform Better than PVC and Engineered Wood Trim

CHICAGO (Jan. 20, 2015) – James Hardie’s HardieTrim® NT3® Boards are faster and less costly to install than PVC or engineered wood trim, according to a study recently released by Home Innovation Research Labs, an independent subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Home Innovation Research Labs evaluated the cost and installation time of HardieTrim NT3 Boards against other popular exterior trim systems in a side-by-side study on its two-story research home.


James Hardie Unveils New Website, Brand to Inspire Homeowners and Builders

New Website Inspires Users to Experiment with Color and Design

CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2014) – James Hardie, the leader in fiber cement siding, announced today the launch of its new website. The new JamesHardie.com reflects a refreshed James Hardie brand creative and positioning, and aims to be a consultative resource to its visitors, ready to assist them through every step of the exterior design process. It is intended to inspire, educate and engage homeowners; and by extension, builders, contractors, developers and architects.


James Hardie® Joins 84 Lumber's ''We Build American'' Initiative

James Hardie teams with 84 Lumber, one of the nation's largest building materials suppliers, to encourage the use of U.S.-made and sourced building materials and products

CHICAGO (February 4, 2013) — James Hardie joins 84 Lumber's "We Build American" initiative, along with builders and more than 180 companies in more than 40 states who sell American-made building materials and products. The program is aimed at encouraging builders and consumers to consider construction homes with materials sourced in the United States. James Hardie was contacted by 84 Lumber to participate in the program a few months prior to the announcement of the initiative on January 23 at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.


James Hardie Helping Rebuild a Stronger U.S. Northeast Coast

Company underscores active role in post-Hurricane Sandy rebuilding process through product raffles at April 6 New York event, counsel for residential contractors

CHICAGO (April 4, 2013) — James Hardie Building Products is taking an active role in helping rebuild a stronger United States Northeast Coast in wake of last fall's Hurricane Sandy with its participation in The Shop 'Til You Drop Rebuild-A-Room Project on Saturday, April 6. James Hardie will help get the rebuilding process off to a running start for homeowners and their residential contractors with two raffles of James Hardie products at the event, to be held at Breezy Point Lumber, 28 E. Market St, Breezy Point, N.Y. The event will be hosted by Family-to-Family, Inc., along with Breezy Point Lumber and Breezy Point Hardware, and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.


James Hardie Building Products Announces HardiePlank® Lap Siding Earns the Good Housekeeping Seal

CHICAGO (May 14, 2013) - James Hardie Building Products, world leader in fiber cement siding and backerboard, today announced its James Hardie® siding earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. The Seal is a sought-after mark of quality and is granted after a product's rigorous evaluation by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute.


James Hardie Announces the Expansion of Its Distribution Relationship with Texas Distributors

James Hardie plans to bring a full range of siding, trim and interior products to Dixie Plywood & Lumber Company and Weyerhaeuser distribution centers in the Lone Star State this summer.

CHICAGO (June 17, 2013) - James Hardie continues to grow its fiber cement siding and trim business with increased distribution at Dixie Plywood & Lumber Company (DIXIEPLY) and Weyerhaeuser locations in the Texas market. Starting July 1st, a full line of James Hardie® products will be introduced at DIXIEPLY distribution centers in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, and at Weyerhaeuser’s Houston location. DIXIEPLY and Weyerhaeuser will be two of three companies to carry a full range of James Hardie products in Texas. The other, DW Distribution Inc., also has distribution centers in Desoto, Round Rock, and Greenville and has been carrying James Hardie products since 2003.


Naperville Family Wins $30,000 Exterior Home Makeover from James Hardie Building Products

Hardie Home Outdoor Living Sweepstakes awards Grand Prize of premium-quality James Hardie® fiber cement siding, landscaping, and outdoor furniture

CHICAGO (July 10, 2013) — Steve and Laura Kovarik of Naperville, Ill., typically don't enter contests because they don't usually expect to win. That changed when the Kovariks were chosen the Grand Prize winner in the James Hardie Building Products' Hardie Home Outdoor Living Sweepstakes, which is awarding them an exterior home makeover valued at up to $30,000. 


Durable, Lower-maintenance James Hardie® Siding Gives New Life to DIY Network Blog Cabin 2013 Project Home

Company's HardieShingle® siding, HardieTrim® boards to be featured on Labor Day broadcast

CHICAGO (August 28, 2013) - Fans of the interactive DIY Network series Blog Cabin will get an up-close look at durable, beautiful James Hardie Building Products fiber cement siding this fall, as it protects the 2013 project home, a coastal cottage situated along North Carolina's Crystal Coast. James Hardie HardieShingle® siding in Light Mist, with HardieTrim® boards in Arctic White, was chosen by popular Internet vote earlier this year, and will be highlighted on the DIY Network at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT Monday, Sept. 2 (Labor Day) on the program Desperate Landscapes, and a one-hour Blog Cabin 2013 special, hosted by tool expert Chris Grundy, at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT Thursday, Sept. 12.


Siding Beauty, Durability Highlight James Hardie Building Products' HardieDesign Contest Winners

Mullen Heller Architecture, BGO Architects Showcase Top Projects Using James Hardie® Siding

CHICAGO (September 10, 2013) -  Projects from Mullen Heller Architecture, Albuquerque, N.M., and BGO Architects, Addison, Texas, have been named winners in the inaugural HardieDesign Contest photo competition by James Hardie Building Products. Mullen Heller Architecture earned top honors for a modern-design commercial building using James Hardie HardiePlank® lap siding and HardieTrim® boards, while BGO Architects won for a traditional-look project using HardiePlank lap siding. 


James Hardie Commitment to Help Build a Stronger U.S. Northeast Coast Featured on THIS OLD HOUSE® Series

James Hardie® fiber cement siding key choice for contractor, homeowner in rebuilding a stronger, more storm-resistant New Jersey home following Superstorm Sandy

CHICAGO (Oct. 3, 2013) -  The rebuilding of a New Jersey home using fiber cement siding from James Hardie Building Products will be featured on upcoming episodes of the Emmy® Award-winning PBS TV home improvement series THIS OLD HOUSE®.


James Hardie 125th Anniversary Celebrating Namesake Founder's Innovative Legacy

Fiber cement siding product and technology innovations have made homes, buildings more beautiful, durable and lower-maintenance than alternatives

CHICAGO (December 4, 2013) - James Hardie, a global manufacturer of fiber cement siding and interior products with operations across the United States, is celebrating more than a century of technology innovations with its 125th anniversary, and the customers and employees that have made that milestone possible. The company's introduction of fiber cement siding in the United States in the 1990s, and subsequent innovations such as The HardieZone® System of siding products that are formulated for the weather conditions of a home's geographic location, led to a profound shift in siding technology and homeowner preference over the past two decades. With U.S. operations based in Chicago, James Hardie reflects its founder's innovative legacy with an annual research and development spend of tens of millions of dollars, among the most in the siding industry.


James Hardie 2014 HardieDesign Contest to Showcase Top Commercial, Multifamily Projects Using James Hardie® Siding

Architects, Project Developers and Owners Can Win Custom Video for Promotion, Branding

CHICAGO (March 6, 2014) — James Hardie Building Products announced today the launch of the 2014 edition of its HardieDesign Contest, which will once again give architectural firms as well as project developers and owners the opportunity to showcase their best commercial and multifamily projects featuring the company's fiber cement siding and panel products.


James Hardie Donates $50,000 in Exterior Panel System Product to Aid Construction of Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

CHICAGO (April 7, 2014) – James Hardie Building Products announced today the donation of $50,000 in Hardie® Reveal® Panel System product for the renovation and expansion of Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (ChicagoCAC) in the city’s Illinois Medical District neighborhood. ChicagoCAC and its partners are the city’s front-line responders to suspected physical abuse of children under age 3, as well as to reports of child sexual abuse. The center is adding an 18,000 square-foot expansion to better support the families it serves.


James Hardie Building Products Named to Forbes' List of Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America

CHICAGO (April 29, 2014) – James Hardie Building Products, global leader in fiber cement technology, today announced it was named to the Forbes' list of Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. James Hardie was ranked among 13 other large companies across various industries. .


Beautiful, Durable James Hardie® Siding Products Highlight Home Renovation on New Episode of A&E's Flipping Boston

Show’s design team installs James Hardie siding to give new life to Massachusetts home

CHICAGO (April 8, 2014) – Remodelers, contractors and real estate fans of A&E’s hit series Flipping Boston will see the many benefits of durable, beautiful James Hardie Building Products fiber cement siding this spring as the exterior products are used in a complete home renovation in Medford, Mass. James Hardie’s Complete Exterior™ solution for the home located north of Boston will be highlighted on Episode 6 of A&E’s third season of Flipping Boston, at 12:00 PM EDT, Saturday, April 12. Season 3 of Flipping Boston premiered March 1.


Durable, Design-Friendly James Hardie Exterior Siding Beautifies Venango Trails Residential Community

New Suburban Pittsburgh Homes Designed for Functional and Aesthetic Integrity

CHICAGO (April 22, 2014) – Venango Trails, a new premier neighborhood located just north of Pittsburgh, Pa., was built to last using James Hardie fiber cement siding and exterior products. Construction has begun and upon completion, the Venango Trails community will feature 462 homes in eight different styles, all of which have James Hardie siding and exterior products installed.


James Hardie Contractor Alliance™ Program Provides Industry Leading Business Resources for Contractors

Members Can Access Marketing Tools, Lead Generation Support and Training

CHICAGO (October 23, 2014) – James Hardie Building Products, the leader in fiber cement siding, unveiled today the new Contractor Alliance™ Program. The program combines marketing tools, lead generation support and training to help members grow and differentiate their business in the highly competitive siding market. The Contractor Alliance Program is an evolution of James Hardie's longstanding Preferred Remodeler Program and the Associate Contractor Program.


James Hardie Reveals 2014 HardieDesign Winners

Two Projects Highlighted for Leading Traditional and Modern Design

CHICAGO (July 22, 2014) – James Hardie Building Products, the leader in fiber cement siding, announced today the winners of the second annual HardieDesign Contest. Architectural firms, project developers and owners were eligible to enter commercial and multifamily projects that demonstrated functional and aesthetic integrity of James Hardie® fiber cement siding products. Two projects were selected – one for traditional design and the other for modern – as this year's leading entries.