Lumber and building materials distributor Kodiak Building Partners named Bret Kelly as the senior vice president of Kodiak’s Northeast General Lumber division. Kelly will oversee operations at Goodrich Lumber, New England Building Supply, Ricci Lumber, and Shepley Wood Products and will report to Pat Flood, executive vice president of operations.
“Bret is the right leader for Kodiak’s Northeast General Lumber division,” Flood said in a prepared statement. “His extensive LBM industry background and business development skills will help Kodiak and our local operating companies strengthen channel partnerships, develop strategic alliances, and expand our regional sales presence.”
Kelly has 30 years of senior management experience, including two decades of regional and area management at both local and national lumber and building material suppliers and distributors. He most recently served as the director of business development at Griffin Lumber & Hardware. The new Northeast General Lumber division SVP also served as the turnkey framing manager of Building Materials and Construction Solutions (BMC) and various roles of increasing responsibility at 84 Lumber.
As director of business development of Griffin Lumber & Hardware, Kelly led expansion initiatives, helping growth annual revenues while guiding the company through multiple acquisitions and greenfield projects.
“I am very excited to be joining the Kodiak team,” Kelly said. “I believe Kodiak has a great business model and talented management team that uniquely positions it to capitalize on the changing LBM and construction industry environment.”
Highland Ranch, Co.-based Kodiak Building Partners operates over 100 locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.