Chadsworth Named #1 Preferred Brand in Professional Builder Brand Use Study Again

WILMINGTON, N.C., January 1, 2002 Chadsworth's 1.800.COLUMNS has captured the No. 1 spot in the Columns
Category for the fourth year in Professional Builder’s nationwide survey.  The magazine surveys over 20,000 builders annually to
determine the brand of building materials, supplies and services they prefer and once again they have chosen Chadsworth as the
Number 1 Column.


“There are only 125 Brand Leaders, says Professional Builder’s Editor Jay McKenzie, “and Chadsworth’s 1.800.COLUMNS is at the
top of this very elite group”.


Approaching its 15th year in business, Chadsworth's 1.800.COLUMNS’ success is attributed mainly to Mr. Jeff Davis, the company’s
Founder and Principal Designer.  Mr. Davis saw the potential in the marketplace, and fifteen years ago, he borrowed against his
parents’ modest home, and started the company.  Chadsworth is still run as a family business today.  In 1992 the company reached
into the international market by adding an office in London.  In 1996 Mr. Davis changed the name of the company to Chadsworth's
1.800.COLUMNS, after maneuvering wisely and buying the number from a Canadian company.  The latest coup was obtaining the
internet designation domain to go along with Jeff’s philosophy that “we must make it easy for people to get
in touch with us”.


There are literally hundreds of places to purchase columns today, but Mr. Davis seems to have his finger on the pulse of the market,
and Chadsworth's 1.800.COLUMNS is leading the industry.

About Chadsworth Incorporated:

Chadsworth Incorporated is the leading manufacturer and distributor of columns and architectural products, including
decorative capitals, pillars, pilasters and posts for worldwide delivery to architects, designers and homeowners. Founded
in 1987, the company has sold more than one million units to date and has shipping points in Alabama, Ohio, Georgia, Utah,
North Carolina, Connecticut and Canada. Chadsworth Incorporated consists of three operating divisions: 1.800.COLUMNS,
a catalog distributor of fine architectural products; Chadsworth Columns, which has been manufacturing the most authentically
correct architectural columns in the industry for more than 20 years; and, an online distributor of a variety of
manufacturers' architectural products.