OK, so some manu's sell direct to contractors. Then decide to sell through distribution. At that point they will direct you to a distributor and you will probably pay a higher price. Distributors , and most due, sell to anyone including homeowners. Why is it that contractors don't have a say in who the distributor sells to but the distributor has a say with the manufacturer who they will sell to. Who holds the card here? Looks like the distributors to me.