While new to the industry, Pilot Lumber’s President Steve Bennett has enough business operations and management experience to continue the company’s success and make adjustments as he’s able.
There are a number of reasons people get into the LBM industry by way of heading up their own lumberyard. For some, it’s the pride in carrying on a family tradition. For others, it’s knowing they play a key role in building homes for their community. For Steve Bennett of Pilot Lumber in Bellevue, Kentucky, it comes down to this: It was an opportunity to bet on himself running and owning a company, and investing in a company he believed in.
While many lumberyard owners may have taken on the family’s business or have come over from the construction side to head up a supplier, Steve purchased Pilot Lumber because first and foremost he wanted to own his own business. He chose a lumberyard when the opportunity arose through his investment in Northern Kentucky real estate in an industry he believes will always be important.