Riggs joins Lester Group as VP of Building Supply Division

The Lester Group, a diversified company with investments in forest products, building materials and real estate development with 11 locations in North Carolina has named Steve Riggs as the new Vice President of its Building Supply Division.


Riggs, of Panama City Beach, Fla., is veteran of 36 years in the building materials industry. Riggs will oversee the company’s building materials supply stores in Martinsville, Lynchburg, Fredericksburg and Manassas.

“Steve is a sales and operations executive with a proven track record of success in the building materials industry,” said Jim O’Brien, President of The Lester Group. “He is a leader with integrity who is a great fit for our organization.”

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Riggs comes from Builders First Source/ProBuild, where he was Regional Sales Manager for the Gulf Coast. He has also heldleadership roles at Williams Brothers Lumber Co, Leeds Building Products and Wickes Lumber Co.

“I was attracted to The Lester Group because it is an independent company with an excellent reputation for quality products and superb customer service,” said Riggs.  “My goal is to grow the building materials division through strong relationships with our customers.”

A native of Seneca, SC, Riggs studied finance at Clemson and graduated from Central Western College.