Kodiak Building Partners is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Kodiak was founded in July 2011 with the intent of focusing on acquiring family-run businesses in the building material sales and distribution industries.
Over the last 10 years, Kodiak has acquired over 89 locations which serve 22 states with over 5,000 employees, ranking in at number six on the LBM Journal 100.
“After working in and learning about the building materials and construction industry, we felt that building a decentralized, locally-driven, and entrepreneurial consolidator had never been done successfully without damaging the culture of legacy companies. At Kodiak we are committed to continuing to pursue the fiercely decentralized vision we created 10 years ago,” said Steve Swinney, CEO of Kodiak.
Creating a culture that empowers local leaders to succeed in the communities they serve is a core principle of Kodiak that has been implemented since the start of the company.
“We put our trust in our team and operate on a decentralized basis, keeping the strength of the company as near to the customer as possible. Kodiak has unlimited growth potential as long as we continue with the same operating model and keep our strong culture, starting with customers and our team,” said Paul Hylbert, chairman of Kodiak’s Board of Directors.
Scott Barton, VP of Business Development at Kodiak and senior VP at Barton Supply said “When I sold to Kodiak 10 years ago, I knew I was dealing with a company that has integrity and honesty. Each year Kodiak gets bigger and better due to the company’s diligence to remain decentralized and offering the support that their operating companies need.”
In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Kodiak launched a new website.
Kodiak Building Partners serves general contractors, homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers through its 89 facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming with products from four distinct segments: general lumber, production lumber, gypsum, and construction supplies.