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December 20, 2013

Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners expanded its footprint in the gypsum distribution market with the acquisition of Jones-Heartz Drywall Supply, also of Denver. 

Jones-Heartz Drywall Supply's team of 57 people will remain in place, with Greg Lyon leading the combined drywall operations of Jones-Heartz and Great West Drywall Supply, acquired by Kodiak in 2012. 

March 15, 2013

LAS VEGAS — The housing market recovery with all of its optimism, its forecasts of 20% increases and its clear path to 1 million starts had plenty of people smiling at the International Builders' Show.

It also had some people thinking, and maybe worrying. The causes of concern include scarcity of product and the idea that delivering the product to a market returning to normalcy may come with shocks to the system.

November 9, 2011

Several former executives from ProBuild Holdings, led by former CEO Paul Hylbert, have announced their plans to form a building materials distribution company called Kodiak Building Partners. 

November 7, 2011

San Antonio — The layoffs, bankruptcies, pay cuts and long hours that have cast a pall over the industry for the last several years were pushed aside for three days last month as LBM executives gathered here to greet old friends, catch up on gossip, and maybe learn a thing or two about how to run a better business. The 2011 ProDealer Industry Summit, co-sponsored by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and Home Channel News, hosted 100-plus pro dealers and LBM distributors from more than 65 companies Oct. 26 to 28.

August 2, 2011

It’s been a tumultuous summer so far for ProBuild, the nation’s largest pro dealer, as it tries to keep its head above a churning housing market that has already pulled apart or capsized many of its competitors. Being a privately held company, ProBuild has done its best to quietly close or sell off yards, downsize staff and add — or subtract — staffing under the radar.

July 19, 2011

An investment group led by Paul Hylbert, former CEO of ProBuild Holdings, and Boreas Advisors have announced the acquisition and recapitalization of Barton Supply, a Colorado fabricator and distributor of structural and reinforcing steel products and accessories.

July 18, 2011

An investment group led by Paul Hylbert, former CEO of ProBuild Holdings, and Boreas Advisors have announced the acquisition and recapitalization of Barton Supply.

Barton Supply is a fabricator and distributor of structural and reinforcing steel products and accessories with locations in Aurora, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins, Colo., serving general contractors, foundation and framing sub-contractors, and home builders.

September 5, 2010

In what the company is describing as a long-planned succession move, Paul Hylbert is stepping...

October 19, 2008

Paul Hylbert, the new chairman of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA),...

October 19, 2008

When Newt Gingrich strode up to the podium to kick off the ProDealer Industry Summit...

October 19, 2008

Pro Build Holdings, the industry’s largest chain of lumberyards, has purchased the assets of CTX...

October 1, 2008

Incoming chairman Paul Hylbert serves as CEO of ProBuild, the nation’s largest pro dealer. The...

August 10, 2008

At one point during a mostly calm, but occasionally testy public forum on the subject...

July 17, 2008

At the LBM Institute’s Eco-labeling forum held Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo., lumberyard owners lined...

June 15, 2008

The numbers are in and—no surprise—they reflect a challenging market....

June 12, 2008

The worst housing downturn in recent memory has led to sub-par performances for several major...

March 2, 2008

Robert Ross, a commercial builder from Austin, Texas, calls the Commercial Builders Council “the best...

August 23, 2007

George Finkenstaedt and Bill Myrick will be given new responsibilities at the nation’s largest pro...

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