Doing Business Right!

Rick Lierz "Gratitude"



Rick Lierz grew up around the lumber business. His father worked for Boise Cascade before starting Franklin Building Supply almost 42 years ago. Lierz practiced law for 12 years in Boise before moving to Franklin in 1997. In those days, Franklin had six locations in Boise, Caldwell, McCall, Bellevue and Elko, Nev., as well a store called Boise Supply Co. and about 150 workers in all. Lierz handled credit, collections and insurance while he learned the business, and after about a year he started running the Boise operation. From 1997 to 2003, Franklin doubled in size adding two truss plants, two door shops, and a Pocatello store. Now Lierz is CEO and the company has about 600 employees and about 100 delivery trucks. Last year, the company became 100 percent employee-owned through an ESOP, or Employee Stock Ownership Plan. On Today's show, Rick Lierz shares his word Gratitude and how that has led to success in his business. We talk about his Disney experience training and how that has helped with amazing growth