Scott Robins, COO-West at BFS
Scott Robins

Builders FirstSource (BFS) announced today that it is creating two senior vice president roles with chief operating officer responsibilities, and that it's putting Scott Robins in charge of Western U.S. activities and Morris Tolly in charge of the East.

The move comes two months after former President and COO Chad Crow moved into the president and chief executive officer titles following Floyd Sherman's retirement. Since then, the COO title has been vacant.

While the titles are new, the duties for Tolly and Robins basically won't change. Tolly has been SVP-Operations and in charge of BFS' Eastern operations since 2007, BFS said in an SEC filing. Robins has been SVP-Operations since BFS acquired ProBuild in July 2015, when for the first time its footprint expanded westward past Texas. Robins oversees BFS operations in 93 locations spread across eight states.

Robins has worked in LBM for three decades, He joined Hope Lumber in 2004 as a VP of operatons and held that title when ProBuild acquired Hope in 2007. He then remained with ProBuild as an executive through to its takeover by BFS.

Dallas-based Builders FirstSource is the biggest full-service lumberyard in the U.S. and ranks second on the ProSales 100.