HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., August 21, 2023— Kodiak Building Partners, a leading distributor of lumber and building materials products, today announced Bret Kelly has been named as Senior Vice President of Kodiak’s Northeast General Lumber division. Kelly will oversee operations at Goodrich Lumber, New England Building Supply, Ricci Lumber, and Shepley Wood Products and will report to Pat Flood, Executive Vice President of Operations.
Kelly has 30 years of senior management experience, including two decades of regional and area management at both local and national lumber and building materials suppliers and distributors, most recently as Director of Business Development at Griffin Lumber & Hardware. Prior to that, Kelly served as the Turnkey Framing Manager of Building Materials & Construction Solutions (BMC) and various management positions of increasing responsibility at 84 Lumber.
“Bret is the right leader for Kodiak’s Northeast General Lumber division,” said Pat Flood. “His extensive LBM industry background and business development skills will help Kodiak and our local operating companies strengthen channel partnerships, develop strategic alliances, and expand our regional sales presence.”
“I am very excited to be joining the Kodiak team,” said Bret Kelly. “I believe Kodiak has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions it to capitalize on the changing LBM and construction industry environment.”
As Director of Business Development of Griffin Lumber & Hardware, Kelly successfully led the company’s expansion initiatives, significantly growing annual revenues at Griffin, and guided them through multiple acquisitions and greenfield projects, leading to several awards and industry recognition. Before working at Griffin and BMC, Kelly held several management positions at 84 Lumber since 2007 where he was responsible for strategic direction and operations of the Greater Atlanta area in Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, and the Washington D.C. area. Kelly had previously been with 84 Lumber since 1993 where he held several positions including Director of Installed Sales for the Company, as well as several General and Regional Manager positions throughout the Northeast US.
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 12 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.
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