Business + Technical Resources

Our member & non-member resources are tools to keep you on top of our ever-changing industry, expand your knowledge, enhance your career and grow your business. Click the + sign on a resource to explore further! 

*Member-only content

Technical Resources

DHI regularly offers webinars with an archive library of dozens of hours of content as a member–only benefit. Webinar topics include codes, LEED, fire door inspection, steel doors, and provide valuable CEP points for DHI certified members.


Door Security + Safety magazine has an archive of over 1,000 articles by topic for easy access to technical and business content. We also feature many years of full issue archives as well.


DHI’s eBook series is brought to you by our partners who will provide educational content and expertise, with maybe a little humor along the way.


DSSF offers two step-by-step guides to support Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) and end users with the annual fire/egress door inspection requirements and provide awareness of this important update to the NFPA 80 and 101 standards, and their inclusion in the International Building Code and International Fire Code. These guides can be purchased online.


Learn from experienced instructors with first-hand industry knowledge in a variety of cities across North America. Bring your questions to the experts, network with your peers and go back to your office with the essentials and tailor them to your workplace.


DHI offers several ways to take our in-person classes in your backyard, through Local education and In-House education. In addition to our traditional classes, we also offer Micro-Learning courses. These are convenient two- to four-hour classes with CEP points for a great value, delivered via local or in-house education.


Business Resources

This biweekly member-only e-newsletter brings you the latest industry news and trends, as well as news from DHI, the Door Security & Safety Foundation, and the Small Business Legislative Council. New members will receive access to this e-newsletter upon joining DHI. Members can submit a press release or advertise.


How does your firm’s employee compensation package stack up in the industry? To help you evaluate your situation, DHI offers a corporate member only bi-annual Employee Compensation Study and Report with approximately 2,000 firms in over 30 distribution lines of trade who participate.


The best source of financial benchmarks for our industry is the DHI Profit Report, a compilation of our industry distributor participants’ profit performance, with comparisons by company size and geographic regions. This report presents a wealth of financial and operating guidelines and provides direct comparisons between your firm and other participating firms. Distributor corporate members are eligible to participate in the Profit Survey and will receive the exclusive Financial Performance Report (FPR), a breakdown of a survey participant’s company results highlighted with suggested areas of improvement. While the Profit Report is provided to all corporate members, the Financial Performance Report (FPR) is only available to firms that participate in the survey.


Partner Resources

Allstate Insurance

Want Collection Costs in the Single Digits? Let this valuable corporate member benefit support your collections process more effectively. In the last three years alone, Altus's accounts receivable experts have cut their clients' recovery costs in half, increased their debt liquidation rates and far exceeded their expectations through their pre-collections program, CARE. For more information, call Julie Kaplan at 888-813-9429 ext 2395 or visit



ConsensusDocs publishes a comprehensive catalog of 100+ documents that cover all your contract document needs. ConsensusDocs are the only standard contracts developed and endorsed by Associated General Contractors of America and a diverse coalition of more than 40 leading associations with members from all stakeholders in the design and the construction industry, including DHI. ConsensusDocs contracts incorporate best practices and fairly allocate risk to help reduce costly contingencies and adversarial negotiations. DHI Corporate  Members save 20% on all orders.

Advantages of ConsensusDocs Contract Documents:
  • Help you save time and money by providing a better contractual foundation to build, written in plain English, instead of legalese;
  • Encourage direct and positive communications, instead of creating contractual silos;
  • Give owners an active role in the design and construction process;
  • Address essential legal and insurance issues, including a "hold harmless" provision.

Simply put, ConsensusDocs are a better way to build.

For details visit or call 866.925.DOCS (3726) or email



The program offers a full range of insurance coverage including:
  • Property and Casualty
  • Directors and Officers
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Featuring: Exclusive Errors & Omissions Insurance


An independent coalition of trade and professional associations who share a common concern for the future of small businesses, SBLC disseminates information to DHI members on the impact of public policy on small businesses through DHI’s biweekly newsletter IndustryWATCH. The members-only SBLC news archive is also available for review. The following webinar is from SBLC for DHI corporate members and provides an overview of a number of legislative and regulatory developments in the employment law area that businesses should be aware of including discussion of the new I-9 and EEO-1 forms, the status of the overtime rules, and independent contractors.


The Brown Smith Wallace Consulting Group publishes annual Distribution and Manufacturing Software Guides provided exclusively to DHI corporate members. These guides provide research on software packages in the distribution industry by comparing features, and browsing vendors, applications and vertical markets.
DHI members receive 10% off publications offered by NAW, based upon DHI’s membership with NAW. Their library is a robust collection of offerings for your business needs. Use their online discount for “Member of NAW member association”.