Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) recently announced that CEO Steve Swinney of Kodiak Building Partners was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2022 Mountain West Award winner. Entrepreneur Of The Year is one of the preeminent competitive business awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who think big to succeed. An independent panel of judges selected Swinney based on his entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, growth, and impact, among other core contributions and attributes.
“When we started Kodiak 11 years ago, we wanted to embrace local entrepreneurialism, so we strive to enjoy and celebrate the success of these local operating cultures as opposed to changing them,” says Swinney. “Our whole vision for Kodiak is celebrating building businesses, investing in people, and creating an environment where not only we can succeed, but where our people can also succeed in their communities.”
Kodiak Building Partners was founded in July 2011 with the intent of focusing on acquiring family-run businesses in the building material sales and distribution industries. After spending several years in the building materials industry, Swinney found his inspiration for Kodiak with the vision of honoring the industry’s history of local family business. Since its founding, Kodiak has acquired over 103 locations in 22 states with over 6,000 employees and has become a well-known industry leader across the nation.
As a Mountain West award winner, Swinney will now be considered by the National independent panel of judges for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2022 National Awards. National finalists and winners, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced in November at the annual Strategic Growth Forum®. The Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner will then move on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in June 2023.
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for unstoppable entrepreneurs. These visionary leaders deliver innovation, growth and prosperity that transform our world. The program engages entrepreneurs with insights and experiences that foster growth. It connects them with their peers to strengthen entrepreneurship around the world. Entrepreneur Of The Year is the first and only truly global awards program of its kind. It celebrates entrepreneurs through regional and national awards programs in more than 145 cities in over 60 countries. National overall winners go on to compete for the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™ title. www.ey.com/us/eoy
About Kodiak Building Partners
Kodiak Building Partners was founded in 2011 and acquiring family-run businesses in the building material sales and distribution industries. Over the last 11 years, Kodiak has acquired over 103 locations that serve general contractors, homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
For more information about Kodiak, please visit www.kodiakbp.com