Kodiak celebrates 10 years of growth

Over the last decade, Kodiak has acquired more than 89 locations in 22 states.
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This month Kodiak Building Partners is celebrating its 10th anniversary. 

The Highlands Ranch, Colo.-based building materials distributor was founded in July 2011 with a focus on acquiring family-run businesses in the building material sales and distribution industries. 

Creating a culture that empowers local leaders to succeed in the communities they serve is a core principle of Kodiak that has been implemented since the start of the company, the company said.

Over the last decade,  Kodiak has acquired over 89 locations in 22 states with over 5,000 employees. At the same time, the company has become an industry leader.

“After working in and learning about the building materials and construction industry, we felt that building a decentralized, locally-driven, and entrepreneurial consolidator had never been done successfully without damaging the culture of legacy companies,”  said Steve Swinney, CEO of Kodiak. “At Kodiak we are  committed to continuing to pursue the fiercely decentralized vision we created 10 years ago.” 

Paul Hylbert, chairman of Kodiak’s Board of Directors said, “We put our trust in our team and operate on a decentralized basis, keeping the strength of the company as near to the customer as possible. Kodiak  has unlimited growth potential as long as we continue with the same operating model and keep our strong culture, starting with customers and our team.” 

In celebration of their 10-year anniversary, Kodiak has launched a new website,, along with a new promotional video today to capture the spirit of the company, its story, and the Kodiak team, along with how they have grown over the past 10 years.

Scott Barton, VP of Business Development at Kodiak and Senior VP at Barton Supply said, “When I sold to  Kodiak 10 years ago, I knew I was dealing with a company that has integrity and honesty. Each year Kodiak gets  bigger and better due to the company’s diligence to remain decentralized and offering the support that their  operating companies need.” 

Kodiak Building Partners serves general contractors, home builders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in four distinct segments: general lumber, production lumber, gypsum, and construction supplies. 

Yesterday, Kodiak announced that New Hampshire-based Ricci Lumber had joined the company. 


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