Boise, Idaho – Yesterday, Congressman Russ Fulcher (R-ID-1) visited Franklin Building Supply at their Boise facility. The Congressman spent two hours with the company’s executive team and employee-owners who took the Congressman on a tour of the facility. Franklin employee-owners spoke about the unique culture of employee ownership and the company’s business practices. Part of ESCA’s New Member Education Program, this visit was a great way to introduce the Congressman to the benefits of employee ownership and Franklin Building Supply.
“At Franklin, we believe our employee stock ownership plan has created a strong community where employee owners support one another while providing excellent service to our customers,” said Rick Lierz, CEO of Franklin Building Supply. “We were thrilled to host Rep. Fulcher at our location in Boise and hope he enjoyed learning about employee ownership and how it has shaped our culture.”
“Thank you to CEO Rick Lierz of Franklin Building Supply. I enjoyed touring the Boise site and learning about operations throughout all of Idaho,” said Rep. Fulcher. “With 650 employees in 15 locations, Franklin Building Supply is an integral part of Idaho’s booming construction industry. I am very grateful for the opportunity to gain insight from the employees and leadership working and prospering in Idaho’s First District.”
Franklin Building Supply provides residential and commercial building supplies and services to builders. Headquartered in Boise, ID, Franklin has over 400 employee-owners in Idaho including 38 at its Boise headquarters. Franklin Building Supply joined ESCA last year. This was the company’s first district visit.