Palmer-Donavin Announces Awards for Manufacturer Partner and Manufacturer Representative of the Year for 2023


Columbus, Ohio, January 31, 2024 | Palmer-Donavin is proud to announce Happy Feet International is the Manufacturer Partner of the Year and Showcase Marketing Associates has been awarded Manufacturer Representative of the Year for 2023.

Palmer-Donavin partners with respected names in the building materials industry, and while support is received in various ways, Happy Feet International stood out among their peers, earning them the Manufacturer Partner Award. “This award is very well deserved,” said Dave Buck, Flooring Sales Manager at Palmer-Donavin. “What a journey it’s been watching this product line and our relationship grow over the past 9 years. We’re not just business partners; we’re a team that shares ideas, processes, and everything in between, leading to continued success. Most importantly, we’ve created true friendships, and we couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve built together.”

Happy Feet was also recognized for their new product introductions, inventory changes, pricing considerations and overall growth. The Palmer-Donavin team noted they assist when it’s needed, and they go above and beyond to satisfy customers with products and displays.

It’s invaluable to find partners who can respond quickly, share leads, and create opportunities through contactor events. The team at Showcase Marketing Associates, led by Roger Hall, is responsive and considerably supportive, making them the Manufacturer Representative of the Year award recipient.

Josh Thompson, Vice President of Product Management at Palmer-Donavin, shared, “Showcase Marketing was instrumental in our successful launch of Protecto Wrap in 2023. Roger and his team helped build out the initial stock program and led training with the full Outside Sales and Customer Service teams at Palmer-Donavin. Showcase Marketing has also been a great partner with Digger Specialties going back to 2016. They run their own Westbury Aluminum Training Trailer throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky and recently launched a new product specialist to call on retail stores. Showcase Marketing is a great example of what good looks like when helping to support Palmer-Donavin and their dealer network.”

Members of the Happy Feet International team and Roger Hall from Showcase Marketing Associates received their awards Thursday, January 25, at the Palmer-Donavin 2024 Winter Show. The Show was hosted in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

About Palmer-Donavin

For more than 100 years, Palmer-Donavin has been committed to providing exceptional customer service. A leader in building material distribution and door fabrication, we are built from employee owners who believe in putting in the hard work to earn relationships one order at a time. Our tagline is “We Deliver More” — products, expertise, and solutions that help our customers succeed. Learn more at Contact: Jenna Koenig, Content Marketing Specialist,

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