ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 12, 2024— Kodiak Building Partners, a leading building materials distribution company, announced the appointment of two experienced leaders to key positions within its operating companies. Cory Barnett has been named president of Sun Mountain Custom Doors, and Josh Ward has been promoted to president of American Builders Supply (ABS).

The appointment of Barnett signifies a strategic move towards innovation and sustained excellence at Sun Mountain Custom Doors. Bringing over three decades of expertise in building materials and manufacturing, Barnett is renowned for his exceptional leadership in overseeing company operations, integrating operational aspects, fueling sales growth and expanding market presence. With a background in engineering, operations management, and successful acquisitions, Barnett’s focus on implementing emerging technology underscores his commitment to elevating manufacturing efficiency, sales effectiveness and overall business processes at Sun Mountain.

Jerry Jehn, SVP of doors, windows and millwork of Kodiak Building Partners, said “As Kodiak and Sun Mountain welcome Cory, we are confident that his leadership will bring fresh perspectives, drive growth and continue the legacy of excellence that defines both companies. Cory’s strategic vision aligns with our commitment to innovation and excellence, setting a new era of success for Sun Mountain Custom Doors.”

Ward, promoted to president of ABS, has played pivotal roles within the organization as VP of customer experience and director of sales in Central Florida. Demonstrating proficiency in enhancing customer interactions, fostering stakeholder relationships, developing strategic sales plans and effectively managing diverse teams, Ward has been a driving force behind growth initiatives at ABS.

Cliff Shimer, SVP of LBM Southeast at Kodiak, said “Josh’s dedication to continuous improvement and his leadership acumen makes him a valuable asset to the ABS team. His visionary approach not only drives operational excellence but also positions ABS as a leader in both the industry and the Florida market, ensuring the company thrives in an environment of continuous innovation and unparalleled excellence.”

The leadership appointments of Barnett and Ward reflect Kodiak’s commitment to cultivating top talent to foster innovation, drive growth and enhance excellence within its operating companies. The company eagerly anticipates the continued success and impact of these accomplished leaders in their respective roles.

About Kodiak Building Partners

Founded in 2011, Kodiak Building Partners is a leading acquisition firm specializing in acquiring and supporting locally owned and operated building materials companies. With a strong focus on operational excellence, decentralization, and continual improvement, Kodiak empowers these businesses to succeed in the communities they serve. Kodiak’s operation employs thousands of people across the country to serve general contractors, homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers.

For more information about Kodiak, please visit www.kodiakbp.com

About Sun Mountain Custom Doors

Founded in northern Colorado in 1998, Sun Mountain Custom Doors has evolved into the premier manufacturer of custom doors in the country. With over 8,000 door designs, 17 wood species, and a state-of-the-art 105,000-square-foot facility, the company serves a national market, providing custom doors to builders, architects, designers and homeowners across nine states.

For more information about Sun Mountain, please visit www.sunmountaindoor.com   

About American Builders Supply

American Builders Supply (ABS) is Florida’s premier independent building material supplier, serving the state with locations in Sanford, Tampa, Winter Haven, Clermont, Melbourne, Jacksonville, and Fort Myers since 1995. ABS is committed to delivering top-quality materials, exceptional customer service and a safe workplace, supporting construction projects across Florida.

For more information about ABS, please visit www.americanbuildsupply.com