Businessmen

Our Team

Specialty Building Products is led by
some of the most knowledgeable individuals
in the industry.

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Jeff McLendon

President, CEO

Jeff McLendon joined Specialty Building Products in 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and assumed the role of President in 2004. Prior to joining Specialty Building Products, Jeff was the President of Linmar Systems, a professional services company specializing in business process improvement and performance management in the financial services sector. Jeff is a native of Athens, Georgia, and holds a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia. 

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Chris Gerhard

Executive Vice President 

Chris Gerhard joined Specialty Building Products in 2021. Prior to joining us in August 2021, Mr. Gerhard served as Vice President, Sales of the Trex Company from June 2012 through August 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Gerhard served in a number of capacities at the Trex Company,  most recently as Director, Field Sales. From 2002 to May 2006, Mr. Gerhard served in various capacities with Kraft Foods North America, a manufacturer of food and beverages, most recently as Southeast Region Customer Category Manager. Mr. Gerhard received a B.A. In English from the University of North Carolina - Greensboro, and a Masters in Science from Ohio University.

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Bryan Lovingood

Chief Operating Officer, COO

Bryan Lovingood joined Specialty Building Products over 15 years ago in 2004 and held various positions of increasing responsibility with the company. Prior to Specialty Building Products, Bryan held various leadership roles at Stork Food Systems focused on Engineering and Sales. Bryan earned a B.S.A in Poultry Science from the University of Georgia. 

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Ronnie Stroud

Chief Financial Officer, CFO

Ronnie Stroud joined Specialty Building Products over 16 years ago in 2003 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility with the company. Prior to Specialty Building Products, Ronnie was a Senior Consultant with KPMG. Ronnie earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Georgia and an M.B.A from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

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Carl McKenzie

Chief Commercial Officer, CCO

Carl McKenzie joined Specialty Building Products over 15 years ago in 2005 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility with the company. He has also served on the board of World Millwork Alliance since 2015. Carl earned a B.A. in Pre-Law from the Bates College.