Stanford Team Picture

Simply put, our team is what makes us special. We love coming to work every day with our family and friends to serve our customers. We're true professionals who take pride in what we provide day in and day out. Many of us have years of experience in the industry, giving us the ability to offer the knowledge and expertise you need where others can't.

We assist our customers from the ground up. Our team can get you from the initial blueprint stage throughout  their building process!  We offer design services for clients and help make decisions regarding their entire building process, with both the exterior and interior elements of their homes. We love making your house into your dream home. 

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Founder and Owners

HR Saufley III: "Short" | Founder & Owner

Short was born in 1935 in Stanford Kentucky. Upon  Graduating from Stanford High School he received his Civil Engineering degree from the University of Kentucky.  He served as a United States Army Helicopter Pilot in Germany, before moving back to Kentucky to work as a civil engineer.  In 1963 he purchased Cowden’s building and opened Builders Supply.  He has enjoyed growing Builders Supply, developing in Lincoln County, and staying active in our local community.  Short continues to be involved in the daily operations of Builders Supply. Short was also on the Board of Kentucky Lumberman's association, and has even served as one of it's presidents.

Lee Saufley Swain | Designer & Owner

Lee graduated from Rollins College and worked with a property development company in Atlanta, GA, before joining the business in 1989.  After spending the first years of her life in her father's office playing with his blueprints, it was only natural that she move home and become a part of the family business. Today, Lee enjoys working with her father and takes great pride in carrying on the traditions he started in 1963. She also serves as our house design consultant, and enjoys working on both commercial and residential projects.    


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Jeff Durham | Store Manager

Jeff has been with Builders Supply for 32 years. He always has a smile on his face willing to assist all customers.    He's our store manager, contractor liaison, and cabinet designer.  Jeff  is a wealth of information and a valuable asset to our team!


Greg Durham | Customer Service Representative

The other half of the Durham brother team, Greg joined Builders Supply in May of 2008. Greg is a resident of Stanford KY. He has years of experience in the hardware, paint and home center industry.

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Gary Grubbs | Paint Manager

Gary offers over 20 years in the paint industry and is an expert in custom matching paints and stains. He's worked for Sherwin Williams, Porter Paints Group, and Wilcher Interiors before joining Builders Supply.


Kirby Brannock

Gail Isaacs | Bookkeeping

Gail retired from the Lincoln County School Board before coming out of retirement to assist us. She is very skilled in bookkeeping and has years of experience in the building business. Both her husband and son are contractors!


Kirby Brannock | Sales

Kirby, an army veteran, comes to Builders Supply with over 20 years of experience in the lumber company industry.  He has worked in both retail and wholesale capacities. Homeowners and Builders appreciate Kirby's assistance in planning takeoffs for their new homes and commercial projects.


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Sam Bishop | Delivery/Yard

Sam has over 20 years of truck driving experience.  He is part of the team that keeps our yard and deliveries running smoothly.

Jr Simms | Customer Service/Yard

Junior joined our team in the fall of 2019 after retiring from the US Postal Service. He assists with receiving and Deliveries and customer service in the yard.