Phoenix — The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association honored Paul Hylbert for his contributions to the association and the lumber and building materials industry during the NLBMDA Installation Dinner event on Oct. 17. The dinner was part of the ProDealer Industry Summit.
Hylbert started his career with Wickes, where he spent 21 years. He served sequentially as chief executive of the Wickes Europe, Wickes Lumber, and Sequoia Supply subsidiaries before leading a leveraged buy-out of the latter to form PrimeSource in 1987. He served as the CEO of PrimeSource from 1987 until 1999.
After the sale of PrimeSource, he joined Lanoga Corporation in 2001, serving as CEO until the formation of ProBuild in 2006. Starting as COO, he later became CEO in January of 2007 where he remained until his retirement in October 2010. He remained on the ProBuild board until May 2011, when he resigned to form Kodiak Building Partners.
He is a past NLBMDA chairman and has served on several committees and task groups over the years. He currently serves on the NLBMDA Building Task Group and on the LuDPAC Board of Trustees.
In his remarks, the current chairman of Kodiak Building Partners expressed pride in his industry.
“It’s a business where you can still do business with a handshake,” he said. “We are in a noble profession.”