Building Industry Partners adds industry veteran Paul Dodge as Operating Partner

Dodge to join Board of Directors at California-based West Coast Lumber

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Building Industry Partners (BIP), the leading private equity firm focused on the U.S. building industry, has welcomed industry leader Paul Dodge to the firm as an Operating Partner. Dodge will serve as a Director for West Coast Lumber (WCL), the lumber and building materials supplier launched by BIP in 2022. WCL serves customers in California’s Central Valley, Central Coast, San Fernando Valley, the greater Los Angeles area and San Diego County and currently has four locations in Agoura Hills, Bakersfield, Camarillo and San Diego.


Dodge’s storied career in the building supply industry spans four decades, during which time he served as a senior executive for two of the country’s top four home builders, Lennar (NYSE: LEN) and Centex Homes (NYSE: PHM), as well as for the nation’s largest pro dealer, ProBuild (acquired by Builders FirstSource (NYSE: BFS) in 2015). Most recently, Dodge served as the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain at Lennar. Dodge is widely known throughout the industry for pioneering innovative approaches in supply chain management for both home builders and suppliers.

“The team at BIP and I share a deep passion for the building industry and its people. I am excited to be working with them,” said Dodge. “WCL has tremendous potential and has just scratched the surface of what is possible.”

“Paul is an accomplished leader and innovator,” said Pat Mascia, Partner at BIP. “His addition to the team is a testament to what we are building on the West Coast, and I am confident our customers will benefit from his wisdom.”

Dodge joins two other seasoned industry leaders, Lonnie Shield, former head of The Terry Companies/Stock Building Supply, and Maged Diab, former President of Mi-Tek USA (a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.), as Directors for WCL.

“Paul’s deep industry knowledge and his ability to bring effective solutions that add true value across the supply chain are second to none,” said Diab. “I am looking forward to working closely with him and with WCL’s management to help build an exceptional business that prioritizes the customer every step of the way.”

Dodge holds an MBA from Clemson University and a BS in Forest Utilization from the University of Maine. He is based in Denver, CO.

ABOUT BUILDING INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Building Industry Partners (BIP) is the leading private equity investment firm focused on the U.S. building industry. Founded by Matt Ogden in 2008, BIP is headquartered in Boston, with operating partners and advisors across the U.S. Over the past 15 years, BIP is proud to have co-founded or served as first equity sponsor of a number of the fastest growing and most dynamic businesses in the U.S. building industry’s middle market, including U.S. LBM Holdings, Kodiak Building Partners, Homewood Holdings, and U.S. Fence Solutions/Binford Supply.

In 2020, BIP redefined its purpose: to build exceptional and enduring businesses, generate world-class investment returns, and contribute to elevating the building industry and its workforce through people-focused investment and business principles. BIP continues to seek opportunities to sponsor the building industry’s greatest talent and helping them realize their entrepreneurial visions, while increasing shared prosperity amongst its businesses’ shareholders, management, and workforce through broad-based employee ownership and advancement of human capital management practices. For more information, visit www.buildingip.com and follow BIP on LinkedIn.

ABOUT WEST COAST LUMBER

West Coast Lumber is a regional lumber and building materials supplier formed in 2022 by Building Industry Partners, the leading private equity firm in the U.S. building supply industry. Its four locations serve customers throughout California’s Central Valley, Central Coast, San Fernando Valley, greater Los Angeles area and San Diego County. For more information, visit www.westcoastlumber.com and follow West Coast Lumber on LinkedIn.

Contacts

Michele Wisch Robin

Building Industry Partners

mrobin@buildingip.com
(617) 431-8333