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Kodiak and Jenkins Launch New Format​

By HBSDealer - August 7, 2020

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Kodiak Building Partners and Jenkins Lumber and Hardware have formed a greenfield drywall and insulation distribution operation, Jenkins Drywall and Insulation (JDI), based in Etna, Wyo.

JDI offers drywall, insulation, materials, expertise, and accessories projects of all sizes in western Wyoming and into markets in Idaho. 

The new venture was identified by Clint Carter, director of corporate development and real estate, and Dave Jenkins, president of Jenkins Lumber. According to Kodiak, Jenkins’ existing customer base will be “thrilled to source product from a trusted supplier.”

“Due to the weather and geography of this particular market, JDI will be the most accessible and convenient supplier of drywall, insulation, and related materials within 80 miles,” Carter said.

JDI will be housed in 10,000 square feet of warehouse space, with a 1,000-square-foot showroom. Dan Wall will manage the company, and Beau Hayes, president of Jones Heartz, will oversee its operation. 

Steve Swinney, CEO of Kodiak, added, “While JDI is a standalone operation, it will easily enjoy the benefit of the trusted and well-respected Jenkins name. Building professionals in the Western Wyoming Star Valley and Jackson area have been loyal to the Jenkins legacy for 45 years. This new formation shall serve them for many decades to come.”

Jenkins Lumber and Hardware is a pro-oriented, lumber and building materials business, which caters to single-family home builders as well as commercial contractors. Jenkins, which is a member of LMC, services the resort area of Jackson, Wyoming, Swan Valley, Idaho, Afton, Wyoming, and many communities along the valley. 

Based in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Kodiak Building Partners operates 83 locations in 16 states while serving general contractors, home builders, subcontractors, remodelers, and consumers.