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“When we decided to create a company newsletter, we didn’t know exactly how to put together a professional publication or where to look for help.  Fortunately, a business associate suggested Rabell Creative.  Laura Rabell and her company have been a fantastic partner in this endeavor and have not only met but exceeded our expectations.

I would highly recommend Rabell Creative to anyone that needs a competent, media savvy and creative company to help guide them through any project.”

 – Don Hawley, Sales Manager, Colonial Materials, Inc.


Colonial Materials, Inc. (CMI) is the largest distributor of drywall in North Carolina specializing in drywall and ceiling systems. They offer both residential & commercial drywall deliveries throughout the Carolinas and surrounding areas.

Although it’s not always evident to their customers from the outside looking in, one thing Rabell Creative has learned while working with the team at Colonial Materials is how much they truly value each and every employee.  In today’s world of corporate efficiencies and layoffs, it is inspirational to work with a company who really cares.  Their philosophy is to take care of their employees first, knowing that happy employees will create happy customers.

The Colonial Times is a quarterly magazine-style newsletter that CMI creates for their employees every quarter.  Various pictures and articles highlight the achievements of individual team members as well as various yard locations around the state.  And since CMI is known for their bright orange boom trucks, you can bet there will be plenty of trucks featured in every issue.

Rabell Creative assists the editorial team at Colonial Materials in collecting content, editing articles, editing photos, sourcing stock photography, and designing the pages.  Regular columns also include: a Letter from the Editor, Employee Spotlight, Regional Roundup, All About Kids, Safety Matters, Tool Talk, Puzzles & Games, Employee Birthdays, Employment Anniversaries, Bulletin Board, Industry News, and more.

We are grateful for the opportunity to bring this publication to life each quarter in collaboration with the wonderful team at CMI!