I literally have been working in the construction industry in some form or fashion since I was a young kid. My father was the General Manager for two different multi-location regional lumberyards, that serviced everyone from pro-contractors to DIYers. I would do anything I was told to do, from loading pick-ups and flat-bed trailers with 2×4’s and plywood, loading bags of top soil and mulch into the back of cars, and I even got to start driving a couple of trucks around the yard when I was 12 or 13 years old. My first job out of high school, before college, was with Cedar Creek Wholesale, a regional wholesale building material distributor. I would sweep the warehouse floors, pick up trash in the yard, and help out wherever I was asked.
I went on to study Construction Science at the University of Oklahoma on a full football scholarship. While I was at OU I continued to work for Cedar Creek during the spring and summer whenever I could squeeze in the time. My summers consisted of early morning workouts and conditioning, summer school, then I would spend the rest of the afternoon at Cedar Creek. I could usually get in 25-30 hours a week, and I would save as much money as I could to get me through the fall, winter, and most of the spring before I had time to start working again. At the end of my Junior year and beginning my Senior year I was an intern with Flintco Construction. In late September of 2004, after being cut by the NY Jets, I went to work full-time at Cedar Creek. Over the next 14 years I bought and sold building material products all over the country but primarily in the Mid-West and South. I went on the become a Sales Manager and General Manager for Cedar Creek.
From all the contacts I have made, and relationships we have built over the past 20 + years, my wife Kayla and I knew that customers wanted to buy from us. We believed we could offer them extraordinary and uncommon service and be of value to them. We started Scissortail Building and immediately the business took off. We procure building products from all over the world and find the most cost-effective way to deliver those products to commercial jobsites all over the country. We have slowly expanded our business to offer many different customer focused services, and we continue to offer new product lines to our clients. We founded our company based on our Mission Statement and everyday strive to achieve our Vision Statement.
VP of Sales
I have been working in the construction industry from a young age. My father was a fireman, home builder, remodeler, painter, and landlord, so the construction industry has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.
My first job in high school was with Fox Lumber in Oklahoma City. I started in the yard and rose up through the ranks to become assistant store manager at the age of 24. Through my tenure at Fox Lumber, I did just about every job there was. In fact, one summer, I even ran the roofing delivery truck! This is where I began my education in the business starting on the ground floor. Having the knowledge and muscle memory of what this industry requires, allows me to help our customers with the ever-changing challenges we face within it. I was the operations manager for Cedar Creek for 5 years. At Cedar Creek I gained an immense knowledge of the wholesale side of the business and the trucking industry. The last 17 years I have spent with Hughes Lumber as an Outside Salesman. This has given me the opportunity to see the building business from the planning and budgeting stages of a project, all the way through to the completion process. I was able to add 10 years experience selling into the multi-family and tax credit markets with Hughes Lumber, by working with clients all over the United States.
I have an Accounting degree from Oklahoma State University. My wife Cody and I have 4 kids we raise in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Lauren, Daryn, Preston, and Izabella.
The 28 years of professional experience I have, combined with the experience Kory brings to the table, makes Scissortail Building Supply an invaluable partner to your business needs. We will always strive to brings the values set forth in our mission and value statement to your board room and jobsite.
Director of Pre-Construction
I was born and raised in Blackwell, OK where my parents and community taught me the importance of hard work. I began my career in the construction industry in 2008 with 84 Lumber. I started as a part time load builder while I attended college in Edmond, OK. I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Geography. My original plan was be an educator and a coach, however that changed as I had come to love the lumber industry.
After college, I continued my career with 84 Lumber accepting a Manager Trainee position. Throughout my career I have engrossed myself in many facets of the lumber and building industry. I have experience in window and door installation and service, operations management, estimating, and engineered lumber design across the Oklahoma City and Tulsa markets. However, I have come to enjoy most completing project takeoffs and designing floor systems. I also serve as a committee member for the Tulsa Home Builders Association which has introduced me to wonderful people and allowed me to understand the importance of each individual role in a successful company.
My experiences led me here, to my home at Scissortail Building Supply. I love working with knowledgeable and goal driven co-workers and business owners. I take great pride in my role to deliver the best quality service to our business partners and upholding our Vision and Mission Statements developed by Kory and Kayla.
Director of Procurement and Logistics
Careers in the lumber industry are common in my family. I represent the fourth generation of lumbermen in my family going back to my great-grandfather who was a logger in Oregon. My grandfather was a grader for the WWPA, and my father owned and operated a millwork shop in Dallas. I began working summers with my dad when I was 13 years old; a tradition that continued through high school and into college. In the beginning, my work included sweeping, catching cabinet parts off the table saw, sanding, and other odd jobs around the shop that ultimately are a great teacher to a young kid. Through the years I learned about my trade and gained more responsibility and experience. When I was 29 years old, I was running my dad’s shop, organizing shipping, and purchasing material for jobs.
Not long after my wife and I had our daughter I accepted a sales position at Sweeney Hardwoods in Fort Worth, TX. During my time there, in addition to inside and outside sales, I became a jack of all trades. Over the years I did everything from pulling orders and loading trucks to spearheading moulding and millwork projects for high-end residential jobs. Meeting new people, working to establish a foundation of trust, and building a relationship with the client were some of the most rewarding parts of my job.
I have worked in the lumber industry in some capacity for just over 30 years, and one of the things I love about this business is that there is always something new to learn. While much of my experience in lumber began in hardwoods and interior architectural millwork, I am very excited to be a part of the team at Scissortail Building Supply, and very excited to have the opportunity to work within this side of the lumber business. As Director of Procurement and Logistics, I am able to bring all the experience I’ve gained through the years to bear on our customer’s needs. I am fortunate to be surrounded by the professionals I work with. We are a group of people that are committed to providing a level of service and solutions to our customers that is second to none, and that is a foundation you can build on. I look forward to the opportunities, that will no doubt present themselves, to establish new and profitable relationships both with suppliers and clients.