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May 21, 2021

Hire Smarter Ep 18: Gary Poulos, President of Mill Creek Lumber


Welcome to our latest episode of Hire Smarter. Our mission is to help building materials industry leaders adopt best practices for hiring talent while helping professionals make better career decisions.

In this episode, our guest is my friend and one of the best leaders in our industry, Gary Poulos. Gary is the President of Mill Creek Lumber, a $250m LBM, Truss, and Millwork dealer serving the Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Wichita markets. Despite the issues everyone in our industry is facing with accelerated material pricing and availability, Mill Creek is aggressively growing with booming sales to keep up with demand, while retaining their top talent.

Gary answers a few tough questions:

  • What is your view on the current supply and demand challenges in our industry?
  • What are the steps you have taken as a leader to gain a competitive edge?
  • What does the future hold for our industry around the enormous inflation and supply chain challenges everyone is facing?

Young leaders – take the advice from one of the best in our industry:

Don’t fret about what is out of your control. Focus on the basics – get as much product as you can, price fairly, and most importantly, take care of your people and your customers.

Hire Smarter – Tony

Prefer reading over listening? You can access the full episode transcript here.

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