HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO, June 7, 2023 – Kodiak Building Partners announced today that Barton Supply is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the leading manufacturer of rebar, steel supply, tilt-up, and construction supplies in Colorado. The family-owned and operated company was founded in 1973 by brothers Brad, Ben, and Fred Barton and is headquartered in Aurora, Colorado.
The Barton brothers’ journey started in eastern Colorado where they grew up helping their father with his automobile junk and recycling yard. They later moved to Denver in search of job opportunities and built a successful contracting business. After struggling to source an adequate supply of concrete materials to meet their growing business demands, the Barton brothers started Barton Supply in 1973 as a concrete supply shop with basic residential foundation construction supplies such as rebar, void, windows, forming ties, lumber, and bolts as well as renting forms for concrete foundations.
Cody Brooks, President of Barton Supply said, “We take great pride in the long-term value we have created for our customers, employees, and vendor partners over the past five decades by adhering to our core operating philosophy and culture. As our company has grown and diversified and our sourcing, manufacturing, and sales activities have been increasing in scope, this strategy has served us exceedingly well. Last year, we generated record sales and achieved our second-best earnings ever. I am honored to have been entrusted to build on these achievements and am committed to preserving the unique blend of continuity and innovation that has fueled our growth and success.”
Headquartered in Aurora, the company has expanded its reach and service areas to include three other locations in Colorado Springs, Commerce City, and Frederick with combined warehouse and fabrication facilities of 170,000 square feet of space. Barton’s continual investment in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment has led to increased capabilities and product offerings including post-tension, residential steel, foundation supplies, basement windows, and paving. In 2011, Barton Supply joined Kodiak Building Partners as Kodiak’s first acquisition.
“On behalf of both Kodiak and Barton’s management teams, Scott Barton and I want to extend our thanks and appreciation to our customers, employees, and vendors, whose continued confidence and trust have been so essential to Barton’s long-term success,” Don Barton, President of Kodiak’s Construction Supply group, said.
“This 50-year milestone is a testament to our exceptional employees and the great customer partnerships they have developed, which have sustained and fueled Barton’s growth over the past 50 years,” said Kodiak’s CEO Steve Swinney.
During the past 50 years, Barton has built a tradition of excellence in providing customers with innovative construction and concrete supply solutions including structural steel, post-tension, fabricated rebar, residential steel, tilt-up, paving, basement window systems, and precast-prestress concrete to area contractors and builders.
About Kodiak Building Partners
Kodiak Building Partners was founded in 2011 to acquire locally owned and operated businesses in the building material sales and distribution industries. Over the last 11 years, Kodiak has acquired over 100 locations that serve general contractors, homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
For more information about Kodiak, please visit www.kodiakbp.com
About Barton Supply
Barton Supply was started in 1973 to source concrete materials to meet market demands and has been serving its customers for 50 years. Their primary business revolves around rebar fabrication, structural and miscellaneous steel, tilt-ups, and concrete construction accessories for commercial and residential projects in Colorado. Barton offers post-tension, residential steel, foundation supplies, basement windows, and rebar to service the Aurora, Colorado Springs, Denver, and Frederick areas.
For more information about Barton, visit www.barton-supply.com