Craig Webb

Speaker, Emcee, Consultant
Construction Supply Operations, Communications & Media

Webb was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Indiana. He has been in the news business ever since he delivered The South Bend Tribune to neighbors nearby and at next-door Notre Dame University. In high school, he got involved in radio-TV (his first big interview was “Miss Michiana Mobile Home and Travel Trailer Show”) and print journalism (covering an Alice Cooper concert, basketball games, and more). He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from Indiana University before launching his professional career in Rome, Italy. After that, he worked in Atlanta, Raleigh, Washington, New York, and Brussels. He lives on Capitol Hill in DC with his wife--also a journalist--and five cats.

Professional Summary

Craig Webb is president of Webb Analytics and one of the nation’s leading experts on building material dealers and distributors. He spent 12 years as editor-in-chief of ProSales, the nation’s most honored publication for building material dealers, as well as five years as editor-in-chief of Remodeling magazine.

Webb Analytics builds and expands on Craig’s lifelong career in the news and information businesses. He has worked for The Wall Street Journal, McGraw-Hill, United Press International and a variety of magazines, newsletters and newspapers in the U.S. and Europe. He has traveled to 49 states and several foreign countries visiting dealers, builders and remodelers. That legwork is the foundation of the research, data reports, speeches, and consulting that Webb Analytics has provided since its founding in September 2018.

Craig Webb

Speaking Topics

60 Ideas in 60 Minutes

Future of LBM

Construction Supply's Next Great Benchmark

Insights. Data. Connections.

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Vast Knowledge

“We have had the pleasure of working with Craig on a number of levels as a presenter, facilitator and moderator. Craig’s vast knowledge of the LBM industry as a whole, his forward-thinking approach to where the industry has come from and might be heading, and his skills in the marketing/PR sector of the industry make him a great addition to the LBM speakers/consulting arena! Our members have left Craig’s presentations fulfilled and wanting more. They have also left with practical strategies and knowledge that can immediately be returned to the business and used almost instantaneously.”

Cody Nuernberg | President, Northwestern Lumber Association

Thought Provoking

Craig has spoken on many occasions to both my association as well as other affinity associations, and is always a popular and well sought after speaker. His presentations are always requested and very well attended, and the Q and A sessions afterwards are always thought provoking. His unique perspective on the rapidly changing industry trends is an invaluable resource-- a very welcome addition to any topic that might be on the table at any given moment. His integrity and commitment to making a difference in our industry is apparent in all that he does, and I highly recommend Craig’s presentations and speakership abilities – it will certainly benefit your organization."

Dena Cordova Jack | Executive VP, Mountain States Lumber & Building Material Dealers Assoc