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KODIAK BUILDING PARTNERS

Kodiak Building Partners has 12 lumberyards that make
up about a quarter of its business.

Kodiak Building Partners' diverse services help it cope
with the cyclical nature of the industry.

too did Kodiak's acquisitions. The Littleton, Colo.-based company grew and
created a platform of diverse and profitable investments across the building
materials distribution spectrum, Swinney says.
Specifically, Kodiak has four platforms within the building materials
market. The company provides a variety
of construction supplies, such as struc-

tural and reinforcing steel products;
lumber; gypsum; and specialty materials
including windows, cabinets, counter
tops and appliances. "The platforms are
tied to each stage of a construction project," Swinney says.
Construction supplies make up about
40 percent of Kodiak's sales while its 12
lumberyards represent about 25 percent
of business. Gypsum and specialty ma-

terials make up the remainder of sales.
The distinct business platforms were
designed to help Kodiak withstand the
cyclical nature of the construction industry and downturns in specific market
segments, Swinney says.
Kodiak's vision is to build an organization with a diverse customer mix
including new residential, repair and remodel, and commercial materials distribution, Swinney adds. "We want to build
a company that withstands the test of
time," he says. "We've got a diversified
business." For example, the company
is realizing an increase in business with
multifamily residential developers as
that market grows.
Kodiak works with both residential
and commercial builders, as well as
companies that perform infrastructure
work. Single-family projects represent
about 35 percent of the company's sales
while multifamily jobs account for about
20 percent, Swinney says. Commercial
and infrastructure projects comprise
the remainder of sales.
The majority of Kodiak's 32 locations
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