Tell us about your job.
I deal a lot with our divisions’ purchasing departments and vendors, oftentimes a sort of a liaison. I like it because there is always room to help divisions grow their business. Seeing something you had a part in help the company is rewarding, you feel like you are making a positive difference.
How did you get into the industry?
I grew up in the industry, working for my family’s construction company throughout high school and college, then gravitated to the distribution side. I’ve held roles in installation, inside and outside sales, estimating and purchasing.
What do you like most about your work?
I like the ability to grow relationships both internally and externally. Building relationships is key to being successful in any role.
How have you grown as a professional since you joined your company?
Through US LBM’s continuous learning program, I have obtained my Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt through our partnership with Wisconsin School of Business; it was a great learning and team building experience.
How would you describe the culture at US LBM?
US LBM is a culture of enablement. USLBM gives employee a lot of opportunities to learn and further their career.
What would you believe makes US LBM unique?
The mix of the overall company. We are a very large company revenue-wise, but we operate much more like a smaller company. Divisions are not all cookie-cutter, leadership understands that the local companies have been successful in their markets for a reason, and unlike all of the other larger companies in our space, our divisions are still very much entrepreneurial.