Obituary: Tom Leete, 64, LBM industry veteran

Tom Leete, whose career in LBM distribution included positions at Scotty's, Home Depot, Pelican and, finally, ProBuild, died June 7. He was 64.

Leete's resume also includes positions as a buyer at Scotty's and Home Depot. He was senior VP and general merchandise manager at HomeCrafters Warehouse, no longer in existence. At Pelican Cos., he served as VP merchandising.  

Paul Hylbert, former CEO of ProBuild, worked with Leete when he was VP of the company's Central Florida region and later when Leete headed the Denver-based pro dealer's ProEdge project.

"He was a real intellect with an incredible knowledge of history, music and culture, as well as an outdoorsman of some repute," Hylbert said.


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