Cliff Shimer

SVP, LBM Southeast

Kodiak’s partnership gives us the ability to expand our manufacturing capabilities and truss facilities while they handle backend resources. This support allows us to do what we do best: service the customer and take care of what we need to do.



Cliff is the Senior Vice President of Kodiak’s LBM operations in the Southeast and previously held the position of President at American Builders Supply (ABS). As President, Cliff oversaw the operations of 11 ABS facilities across the state, leading with the support of a strong senior leadership team.

With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Cliff brings a wealth of knowledge in working with home builders, remodelers, national distributors, and suppliers on commercial and residential projects. His expertise spans inventory management, purchasing, project management, and sales leadership, cultivated since the early stages of his career at an electrical building material supplier in Washington D.C.

During his tenure, Cliff spent seven years in the Florida markets, initially as the Florida Territory Manager at Metrie. His relationship with ABS as a customer evolved over time, leading him to a procure leadership role within the company. Utilizing his sales background in purchasing, Cliff established mutually beneficial programs for both ABS and its vendor partners. A year later, Cliff rejoined Metrie as Market Manager NE before returning to ABS as Vice President of Sales in 2018, eventually ascending to the role of President in 2020.

Cliff holds a BS degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from West Virginia University. Beyond his professional commitments, he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.