BIP names new West Coast Lumber director

Veteran Paul Dodge has joined Building Industry Partners as a new operating partner.
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Paul Dodge

Paul Dodge has joined Building Industry Partners (BIP), the private equity firm focused on the U.S. building industry, as an operating partner.  

BIP announced that Dodge will serve as a director for West Coast Lumber (WCL), the lumber and building materials supplier launched by BIP in 2022.

WCL serves customers in California’s Central Valley, Central Coast, San Fernando  Valley, the greater Los Angeles area and San Diego County and currently has four locations in Agoura  Hills, Bakersfield, Camarillo and San Diego.  

Dodge’s career in the building supply industry spans four decades. He served as a senior executive for two of the country’s top four home builders, Lennar and Centex  Homes, as well as for the nation’s largest pro dealer, ProBuild. Builders FirstSource acquired ProBuild in 2015.

“Paul is an accomplished leader and innovator,” said Pat Mascia, partner at BIP. “His addition to the team  is a testament to what we are building on the West Coast, and I am confident our customers will benefit  from his wisdom.”  

In his latest position, Dodge served as senior vice president of supply chain at Lennar. 

“The team at BIP and I share a deep passion for the building industry and its people. I am excited to be working with them,” said Dodge. “WCL has tremendous potential and has just scratched the surface of  what is possible.” 

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West Coast Lumber was founded in 2022.

Dodge joins two other industry leaders, Lonnie Shield, former head of The Terry  Companies/Stock Building Supply, and Maged Diab, former president of Mi-Tek USA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.), as directors for WCL. 

“Paul’s deep industry knowledge and his ability to bring effective solutions that add true value across the supply chain are second to none,” said Diab. “I am looking forward to working closely with him and with  WCL’s management to help build an exceptional business that prioritizes the customer every step of the  way.” 

Based in Boston, BIP has co-founded or served as first equity sponsor of a number of the fastest-growing and most dynamic businesses in the U.S. building industry’s middle market over the past 15 years. This includes U.S. LBM Holdings, Kodiak Building Partners, Homewood Holdings, and U.S.  Fence Solutions/Binford Supply.

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