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05/26/2021

Chairman’s Award arrives in Boise

Rick Lierz of Franklin Building Supply honored by NLBMDA.
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Rick Lierz, CEO of Franklin Building Supply, based in Boise, Idaho.

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) presented the Chairman's Award to longtime NLBMDA leader, Rick Lierz, President & CEO of Franklin Building Supply.

"It has been a privilege to be involved in this organization. I have met so many good friends from across the country in the LBM industry and I would not have had that enriching experience without my involvement with NLBMDA," said Lierz. "I have had a lot of other benefits as well. I've improved my leadership skills and have gained so much perspective on our federal legislative and regulatory system. Thank you again, Bob and NLBMDA, for this honor." 

Rick is the Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Building Supply Co., the largest independent retail building materials distributor in Idaho. Franklin Building Supply is a full-service pro dealer with 15 profit centers across southern Idaho and northern Nevada, including lumberyards, door shops, truss and cabinet manufacturing, granite fabrication, award winning design centers, and installed sales of many products. Franklin has been named a Best Place to Work in Idaho for three consecutive years and was honored as the 2016 ProSales Dealer of the Year. In its third generation of ownership, Franklin is now 100% employee owned. 

Rick is a former Chair of NLBMDA and currently serves on the Board of the Western Building Materials Association (WBMA) Rick has served on numerous NLBMDA Committees and task groups and continues to be heavily involved in the association.

I have met so many good friends from across the country in the LBM industry and I would not have had that enriching experience without my involvement with NLBMDA.
Rick Lierz

Lierz is a former Chair of NLBMDA and currently serves on the Board of the Western Building Materials Association (WBMA) Rick has served on numerous NLBMDA Committees and task groups and continues to be heavily involved in the association.

"It is with great pleasure that I present NLBMDA's Chairman's Award to Rick," said Immediate Past Chair Bob Sanford. "I also want to extend my appreciation to Rick for all that he has done for NLBMDA and all that he did to mentor and assist me as chair.”