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Greg Smith


2425 Broad Street, Houston, TX 77087



Greg joined the Gulf & Basco team as Executive Vice President and later became President in October 2018.

As a veteran of the building materials industry, Greg has served in various operations positions throughout his career, bringing 37 years of inside sales and operations expertise to Gulf & Basco as President.

“The best part of operating Gulf & Basco is seeing our leadership and team grow in the business, their leadership skills, and all of us growing closer together to serve our customers with the best products and expertise in the business.”

Prior to working at Gulf & Basco, Greg worked at E. C. Barton & Company in all departments to understand the business and craft his expertise. During his 34 years at E. C. Barton & Co., Greg started his career as a warehouse worker and truck driver and progressed through the company to Chief Purchasing Officer and a board member before he began serving as President of Gulf & Basco.

Bringing a wealth of experience in the building materials industry, Greg uses his 40+ years of expertise to advocate for the industry with several organizations including the Mid-America Lumbermens Association, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association in Washington, DC, and the Lumber Dealers Political Action Committee.

Greg graduated from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas with his BS in Accounting. When he is not busy running Gulf & Basco’s operations and advocating for the industry in Washington, DC, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and being active at his local church of Christ.

Industry Expertise

  • Board Member & President, Mid-America Lumbermens Association
  • National Delegate, National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association
  • Trustee, Lumber Dealers Political Action Committee

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