Builders FirstSource (BFS) announced Dave Rush has been named chief executive officer of the company, effective immediately. Rush had served in the role in an interim capacity since Dave Flitman’s resignation in mid-November 2022. Following Flitman’s resignation, Rush was also appointed to the company’s board of directors.

“We are pleased to announce that Dave Rush has been appointed chief executive officer. His strong vision and deep understanding of our business affords him insight into our many locations and diverse value-added product lines, as well as our growing digital efforts,” board chair Paul Levy said in a prepared statement. “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. Given this experience, our board has concluded that we are well positioned with Dave Rush at the helm of the company.”

In his previous role with BFS as executive vice president of the strategic management office, Rush oversaw the execution of enterprise-wide initiatives to advance the company’s long-term strategy and provide enhanced value to stakeholders, according to BFS. Prior to this role, Rush successfully led the integration and synergy efforts for the company’s merger with BMC and acquisition of ProBuild, the dealer said.

“Builders FirstSource is an incredible organization that I have been privileged to be a part of for the last 23 years. 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,” Rush said.

Dallas-based Builders FirstSource is a supplier of building products, prefabricated components, and value-added services to the professional market segment for new residential construction and repair and remodeling. The company operates in 42 states with approximately 575 locations.