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Kodiak expands in Denver

Direct Lumber and Door offers lumber, trusses, millwork, and hardware.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Kodiak Building Partners has purchased all of the operating assets of Direct Lumber and Door in a deal that closed Sept. 6.

Located in the Denver, Colo. market, Direct Lumber and Door offers lumber, trusses, millwork, and hardware. They will soon add a panel plant to the mix, Kodiak said.

Direct Lumber and Door was founded in 2000 by Russ Brown as Multi-Family Building Products. After Tom Kostelecky joined the company in 2012, its name was changed to Direct Lumber and Door.

According to Kodiak, Brown will retire and Kostelecky will continue to lead Direct Lumber and Door as its president. Kostelecky will also join the ownership ranks of Kodiak. Additional terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“Kodiak’s culture and operating model fit so well with who we are at Direct Lumber and Door,” Kostelecky said. “Because service has been the priority that has set us apart from our competitors, we give the credit to our family of employees. Kodiak puts employees first, and that will allow us to continue to successfully serve our market.”

Steve Swinney, Kodiak’s CEO, has enjoyed a friendship with Kostelecky for many years and was impressed by their growth and success at every turn, he said.

“What started as only a door operation but grew to include lumber, trusses, and windows, with a panel plant on the way, was an opportunity that Kodiak couldn’t ignore,” Swinney said. “The 190 employees at Direct Lumber and Door are a motivated and diligent crew that will be a great addition to our 2,023 employees, and the company will complement our other Denver-area companies and our entire corporation.”

Based in Littleton, Colo., Kodiak Building Partners operates in 71 facilities in Texas, Florida, Colorado, Arizona, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Maryland.

Prior to this acquisition, Kodiak operated Drywall Material Sales, Jones Heartz Building Supply, Specialty Appliance, and Barton Supply in the Denver market.

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