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December 20, 2019

Hire Smarter Episode 03: Walter Foxworth, Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber


I am excited to share our third podcast episode featuring Walter Foxworth, Chairman of Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber. Walter joins me in our podcast goal: sharing our network of successful professionals in the industry, by educating building industry leaders on how to improve their best practices for hiring talent while also helping professionals make better career decisions.

In October, Mireya Zapata and the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) held the inaugural Texas Unity Dinner honoring Walter Foxworth, Chairman of Foxworth-Galbraith Lumber in Dallas, TX. Foxworth-Galbraith has 35 locations, 1200 team members and over $400m in sales. They are an LBM dealer serving the residential single and multifamily housing segment, covering Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.

At 84 years old, Walter has worked through six major economic market corrections and has been a highly successful business builder. In our conversation, we look to define the secrets of his personal and professional success.

How does a University of Texas master physicist end up in the lumber and building products business?

What is his passion and purpose that drives his energy to stay engaged with the business?

What is the best way for leaders to be involved in shaping federal, state and local laws that directly affect your business?

Walter has been very kind to me over the years and I have never walked away without learning something from every engagement. I hope you enjoy the conversation and his graceful wisdom as much as I did.

Hire Smarter – Tony


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