Jason Beebee of Hardwood Pro holds up his Distributor of the Year award. Peter Barrett (left) and Paul Mihlek of Green River flank him.

Hardwood Pro, based in Winterset, Iowa, was recently recognized by hardwood maker Green River as the company's 2005 Distributor of the Year.

Jason Beebee, owner of Hardwood Pro, said he was "thrilled" to receive the honor.

"Green River has built a strong reputation, offering top-of-the-line products and solid customer service," he said. "This is very evident in our relationship - Green River has helped us build our business."