DALLAS — Builders FirstSource has announced that CEO Chad Crow has decided to retire after 20 years with the company. Crow will retire during 2020 after assisting the board of directors in hiring his replacement. Crow has agreed to continue with the company in a consulting capacity for a period of time following the appointment of a new CEO.
Crow was promoted from president to CEO in 2017.
The board of directors has retained an executive search firm to help identify a highly-qualified leader for the Builders FirstSource CEO position.
“The company’s financial and operational performance has been very strong over the past several years, and I am honored to have contributed to that success. Given my love for the Company and the strong working relationship with the Board and our extraordinary management team, it was a very difficult decision to retire. However, after 20 years of all-consuming effort, I have decided that it’s time for me to spend more time with my family and on other personal interests. Until my replacement is secured, it is my intention to ensure that our team builds on our success as we move through 2020,” Crow said.
Paul S. Levy, chairman of the board said, “Builders FirstSource is firing on all cylinders and is doing so in no small part due to Chad’s superb efforts over many years. While we are disappointed to see Chad leave, we thank him for his decades of leadership and dedication, and for the exceptional results during his years of service. Chad played a critical role in guiding us through many industry cycles and in consummating the transformational and successful acquisition of ProBuild. Chad leaves in place a strong team of operators who will continue to execute our ongoing strategic investments and operational initiatives, which we believe put us firmly on track to achieve our long-term financial objectives. We appreciate and commend him for his participation in the search process and for his commitment to ensuring a smooth transition. Thanks to the industry-leading position we now hold, we are confident in finding an exceptional successor.”
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Builders FirstSource offers manufacturing, supply, delivery and installation of a full range of structural and related building products. The company operates in 40 states with approximately 400 locations.