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01/10/2023

Rush named CEO of Builders FirstSource

Company veteran Dave Rush was appointed interim CEO and a member of the board last November.
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Dave Rush

Builders FirstSource, the nation’s largest building materials supplier, has made it official.

The Dallas, Texas-based prodealer has named Dave Rush as its new CEO.

Rush was named interim CEO by the board of directors on Nov. 18, 2022, following the departure of Dave Flitman

The new CEO was also named to the company’s board of directors in November. Rush has been with the company for more than 20 years,

“We are pleased to announce that Dave Rush has been appointed Chief Executive Officer,” said Paul Levy, chairman of Builders FirstSource. “His strong vision and deep understanding of our business afford him insight into our many locations and diverse value-added product lines, as well as our growing digital efforts. Dave is an experienced operator, has successfully navigated a variety of economic environments, and has proven over the course of his 23-year tenure with Builders FirstSource a commitment to operational excellence.”

Rush previously served as executive vice president, strategic management office, and oversaw the execution of enterprise-wide initiatives to advance the company’s long-term strategy and provide enhanced value to stakeholders. 

Prior to his role as EVP at Builders FirstSource, Rush helped successfully lead the integration and synergy efforts for the merger with BMC and the acquisition of ProBuild.

“Builders FirstSource is an incredible organization that I have been privileged to be a part of for the last 23 years,” Rush said. “I’m honored and humbled to lead the Company’s outstanding and experienced team and execute our strategy to fuel long-term profitable growth while managing through a challenging and dynamic macro environment.”

Builders First Source supplies building products, lumber, prefabricated components, and value-added services to the professional market segment for new residential construction and repair and remodeling. The company also provides integrated homebuilding solutions, offering manufacturing, supply, delivery, and installation of a full range of structural and related building products.

The company operates more than 500 locations in 42 states. 

For its third quarter of 2022, Builders FirstSource reported sales increased by 4.6% to $5.8 billion.

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