Franklin Building Supply
Levi Smith serves as President of Franklin Building Supply, a regional lumber and building material dealer with more than 14 locations and 650 employees across Idaho and in Elko, Nevada. When Levi joined Franklin in January of 2016, he was new to the LBM industry and Idaho. Levi moved his wife and three children up to join Franklin from Austin, Texas where he had experience as an executive, entrepreneur and barbeque fanatic.
Levi’s leadership approach is hands-on, something he learned working alongside his father on the cattle ranch he grew up on just outside of Austin, Texas. Levi earned a business degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. After obtaining his law license Levi stepped in to lead a healthcare company becoming an owner, CEO, and member of the Board. During this time Levi also volunteered with local organizations, mentored entrepreneurs and began writing and speaking about transformational culture and leadership.
Levi spends most of his time outside work with his family and friends, investing in shared experiences and enjoying hobbies including outdoor activities, woodworking, and dining on succulent smoked meats.