Kodiak Building Partners promoted Scott Barton to the position of vice president of national accounts relations, effective Jan. 1, 2023. In the new role, Barton will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships with key national home builder accounts to increase sales, profitability, and growth opportunities for Kodiak’s operating companies across the country.

“Scott’s extensive industry background within the sales community and construction supplies industry has contributed to the overall success of Kodiak’s operating companies throughout the past 11 years,” Steve Swinney, CEO of Kodiak, said in a prepared statement. “He has been instrumental in launching several important projects at Kodiak during his time as vice president of business development, and we value his contribution to building awareness and demand for our local businesses nationwide.”

Barton first joined Kodiak through Barton Supply in 2011. With the company, Barton has served as Kodiak’s vice president of business development while also serving as Barton Supply’s senior vice president. Specifically, he handled developing and identifying business opportunities for Kodiak, according to the company.

“Kodiak is very pleased to be able to leverage Scott’s experience both within our organization and industry to better serve our local operators and markets,” Mark Garboski, Kodiak’s chief operating officer, said. “We fully expect Scott will be an asset in the years to come that allows us to support our locally led business model as well as provide our large customers across the country with the framework and support they desire.”

Barton began his career with Barton Supply in 1983 as a load-builder and progressed through a variety of positions with increasing responsibility. Ultimately, Barton became vice president of sales at Barton Supply in 2003.

“Kodiak is committed to providing local autonomy and preserving the way our companies operate in their local markets,” Barton said. “I am grateful for the opportunity and honored to be working with the Kodiak companies in this endeavor. The Kodiak locally-led strategy that they developed from their inception has been a phenomenal success and it is great to be part of it.”

Highlands Ranch, Co.-based Kodiak Building Partners operates over 100 locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.