Business Resources

These key member-only business resources are tools to stay on top of our ever-changing industry, expand your knowledge base, enhance your career and grow your business.


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.

Doors Security + Safety Article Archive

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


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.

Employee Compensation Bi-Annual Report

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.

Profit Improvement Articles & Reports

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.


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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


Telcom Insurance Services Corporation (TISC)

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

Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) News

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 SBLC news archive is also available for review.

This 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.


Software Guides

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.

National Association of Wholesale (NAW) Distributors Publications

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.”