Product of the month!

Hey guys, we have not forgot about all of our wonderful customers. We have been so busy we have not updated our website lately, but we are up and back running again.  For August, we have a featured product that is new to our store.


ToolPro, one of our vendors for any and every type of job, has been very good at next day delivery and making sure their customers are satisfied.  The featured product for the remainder of August and will go through September is the Porter Cable Drywall Sander that can be used with an external vacuum.  The sander will finish walls and ceilings 3 to 4 times faster than with conventional methods with the Porter Cable 7800 drywall Sander. The Porter Cable 7800 Drywall Sander includes the drywall sander, sanding pad, 13′ static-dissipating 1 1/4″ vacuum hose, Hook & loop straps for mounting power cord to vacuum hose, and instruction manual. Vacuum not included. The list below are a few specs for the Porter Cable Drywall Sander.


  • Lightweight, easy to handle
  • Operator can sand 10 ft. ceilings without using stilts or a scaffold
  • Articulating sanding head enables operator to sand from top to bottom of a wall or ceiling without changing positions
  • Variable-speed dial (1400 – 2,000 RPM)
  • Built in dust collection hose
  • 1 1/4 in. vacuum hose is 13 ft. long so that large areas can be sanded in one set up
  • Power: 120 VAC, 60 HZ
  • Amps: 4.7 Amp AC Only Amps
  • Net Weight: 8 1/2 lbs
  • Pad Size: 8 7/8″
  • Length: 62 “
  • Pad: Foam-Backed
  • Pad: Compression type


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Featured Vendors for December 2016

usg-logo-transFor more than 100 years, USG has built an ever-growing portfolio of groundbreaking products backed by unparalleled service. In the last decade, we have demonstrated our resilience by continuing to invest in purposeful innovation, expanding into different markets and by working smarter and faster. All to help our customers achieve their visions.
Our commitment to innovation and focus on you, our customer is driven by a desire to help architects, contractors and workers alike to not only build better structures, but to build a better world.copy-2-of-dscn0769
USG is North America’s leading producer of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and a vast array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries. copy-2-of-dscn0770We are also the global leader in the manufacture of ceiling suspension systems and are recognized as the premier acoustical panel and specialty ceiling systems innovator.
Our family of products provides creative building solutions that set new standards for productivity and efficiency, helping contractors and architects deliver high quality and innovative designs.

smartvent-logoThe second featured vendor is Smart Vent. Do you, or anyone you know live in flood plains? If so, call us today and let us order you a Smart Vent Flood Vent. 510
What is a Flood Vent?
Smart Vent’s line of ICC-ES Certified, Engineered Flood Vents protect houses and buildings during floods by preventing hydrostatic pressure buildup that can destroy walls and foundations. This mitigation technique, referred to as Wet Flood proofing, allows floodwater to freely flow through an enclosure such as a crawlspace or garage.
When Are Flood Vents Required?
520The NFIP Regulations and Building Codes require that any residential building constructed in Flood Zone Type A have the lowest floor, including basements, elevated to or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).
Enclosed areas are permitted under elevated buildings provided that they meet certain use restrictions and construction requirements such as the installation of flood vents to allow for the automatic entry and exit of flood waters.
This wet floodproofing technique is required for residential buildings.
With commercial buildings, elevation and the use of wet floodproofing techniques is the suggested form of mitigation. This technique can be a more cost-effective solution, and reduces the impacts the building has on surrounding floodplain in comparison to dry floodproofing techniques.

The SMART VENT door is latched closed until flood water is present. Rising flood water activates the internal floats, which unlatch and open the door. Smart Vent’s 3-inch clearance, when it opens, helps let flood debris pass through unlike a typical air vent that will clog.

Featured Product for November 2016

The staff at Southern Commercial Materials would like to announce we will now have a new featured product every month. For November 2016 it  happens to be Masterwall INC and ACP.

Our first featured product for the month of November is Masterwall products. Masterwall Inc., manufactures Quality Stucco, Coatings and Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) for residential and commercial projects.Master Wall is an independent, privately owned American manufacturer. You’re a customer with Master Wall and Southern Commercial Materials, not just another sale. Master Wall has a long track record dating back to our roots in master-wall-product1987. Contractors keep coming back to Master Wall because our products are manufactured to exceed their expectations. The major finishes we carry are the Base White Fine Sand, Base White Perfect Swirl, Mid Base Fine Sand, and Mid Base Perfect Swirl.






The second featured product we will have during the month of November is our Acoustic Ceiling Products(ACP).
Acoustic Ceiling Products (ACP) develops innovative ceiling solutions and unique products to construct or renovate homes and commercial buildings. Backed by 50 years of contracting experience, ACP’s vinyl, thermoplastic, glass and wood products blend ingenuity with style – giving customers finished projects that feature easy installation, quality, affordability and timeless appeal. One of the main products SCM carries by ACP is their Genesis Ceiling Panels. They are manufactured from PVC with a smooth or decorative, embossed surface texture, Genesis panels solve the problems of water damage and mold or mildew that are traditionally experienced with fiber-based lay-in panels. They’re the last ceiling panel you’ll ever need to buy. Genesis Ceiling Panels are guaranteed not to water-stain, swell or rot due to moisture, so they’re ideal for use in moist and humid areas. They can easily be removed to be acp- tilepower-washed, scrubbed and sanitized with bleach or disinfectant and meet Class A FSI and SDI ratings per ASTM E84. Genesis panels lay-in to existing drop ceiling grid systems for 2’x 2’ or 2’x 4’ panels.

Great turnout at the 2016 Business Expo

Building supplies were in abundance at the Southern Commercial Materials booth as we took part in the 2016 Business Expo. This is an event that the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce puts on each year to allow businesses to showcase their employees, products, and services.

Our own Rachel and Mandi are shown here in a photograph taken by the Albany Herald setting up the booth and getting prepared for the onslaught of visitors who would stop by the booth and ask questions about the building supplies offered by Southern Commercial Materials.

Business Expo-2016

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce announces small business of the year

Small Business of the Year 2016 FinalistsBill and Candace Parks, the owners of Southern Commercial Materials, are proud to announce that SCM was selected as the 1st Runner Up in this year’s Small Business of the Year 2016 awards given out by the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce. There were six finalists so to come in right behind the winner was indeed an honor. Each year, the Albany Area Chamber accepts nominations for area businesses that have a significant impact on the Albany area community, and those nominees are then evaluated by members of the Small Business Resources Committee.

Nominations are received from members of the community who recognize that a business meets certain criteria and believe they are deserving of the award. The application is fairly lengthy and allows business owners to be very creative with their submission.

Once the nominations are received, the committee combs through all of the applications during a special meeting.

The areas the committee looks at are:

  • Business growth
  • Strategy
  • Customer service
  • Innovation
  • Community involvement
  • Chamber participation
  • Environmental impact and
  • CreativityHere is the article from WALB announcing the winner and the 1st and 2nd runner-up.

Article by: Shannon Wiggins, Reporter

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year is a women’s clothing store.  The Royal Collection beat out six finalists.

Chamber officials held a “Cinco de Mayo” themed ceremony at Chehaw Park Thursday night to highlight small businesses and thank them for what they do for the community.

“We look at how involved are our small businesses with the community at large because it’s really a relationship between our consumers and our small businesses,” said Barbara Rivera-Holmes, Albany Area Chamber of Commerce Interim President. “So we look at community involvement, support of community programs. We look at how they operate as a business.”

First runner-up for the award was Southern Commercial Materials.
Cycle World was second runner-up.