Kodiak Building Partners has been on a headline-generating run with acquisitions, expansions and an appearance on the Inc. 5000 2022 list.
The Highlands Ranch, Colo.-based company’s latest news deals with internal structure. It named Scott Morrison to the newly created role of VP of continuous improvement. In this role, Morrison will help develop Kodiak’s nationwide initiatives for eliminating waste and streamlining operations processes.
Morrison is known for his prior consulting business, Scott Morrison Consulting, where he has helped numerous building materials companies over the years. He has successfully completed projects in about 10 Kodiak companies over the past 18 months, giving him a unique understanding of how to support and interact with Kodiak’s leadership team and thrive in a locally led organization.
“We welcome Scott, with his passion for his work and his deep experience in the building materials distribution and manufacturing businesses,” said Mark Garboski, chief operating officer at Kodiak Building Partners. “As VP of continuous improvement, Scott’s collaborative leadership style, results focus, and high standards for operational excellence will enable us to become more systematic, efficient, and successful in our production processes.”
Morrison will be developing and implementing an overall continuous improvement strategy and supporting Kodiak’s operating companies’ efforts to improve their operations in productivity, customer service, and safety by directly engaging Kodiak’s operating presidents and their teams. In addition, he will support Kodiak’s efforts to further develop its continuous improvement culture by identifying, mentoring, and developing continuous improvement- minded individuals across the country. This also includes supporting Kodiak’s recently launched back-office transformation efforts led by Darius McCurty, VP, Corporate Controller at Kodiak.
“Kodiak’s success has always been rooted in its commitment to local autonomy and holistic culture, and I believe the company has tremendous opportunities to capitalize on this foundation and innovate for the future while continuing these local legacies,” Morrison said. “I look forward to working with our local teams to enhance customer experiences and provide more capabilities to help these businesses sustain and grow.”
Other recent developments at Kodiak include the acquisition of Goodrich Lumber in Massachusetts, the acquisition of Idaho’s Albei Falls Building Supply and growth in Tennessee and Mississippi.
Kodiak Building Partners was founded in 2011 to acquire family-run businesses in the building material sales and distribution industries. Over the last 11 years, Kodiak has acquired over 100 locations that serve general contractors, homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers.