Mark Mendenhall, General Manager
Mark’s family lived in north Seattle and he graduated from Nathan Hale High School
in 1972. After high school, Mark attended Washington State University for three years, then transferred to and graduated from the University of Washington in 1977. Upon graduation, Mark joined Gold Bond Building Products as a sales representative and worked from King County north into British Columbia. At the time, Gold Bond Building products operated as a division of the National Gypsum Company and sold a broad range of building products including gypsum board, steel framing, fasteners, joint compound, acoustical ceilings, fiberglass insulation, fiber cement board, radiant heat board and demountable partitions. In 1981 Domtar Gypsum America built a gypsum board plant in Tacoma and Mark joined Domtar Gypsum as a sales and architectural representative in the Pacific Northwest. During his 13 years as gypsum representative in Washington, Mark helped identify the need for a gypsum specialty dealer in Whatcom County. After many months of discussion, Mark and CB Wholesale owner Brent Walker decided to open a branch in Bellingham to complement the CB Wholesale branch in Burlington. Whatcom County’s contractors finally had a professional, specialty shop to serve the roofing, drywall and steel stud markets and customers. As part of CB Wholesale for over 20 years, Mark has enjoyed the opportunity to manage both branches and now spends the bulk of his time in the administrative office managing credit and providing support to the branches.
Ed Lynch, Burlington Branch Manager
Ed Lynch is a lifelong resident of Washington having grown up in Burlington just blocks from the Burlington store he now manages. Ed and his wife of 25 years, Kristi, still make Burlington their home with their daughter Laura. Their son John lives in Ellensburg and attends Central Washington University. Prior to joining CB Wholesale the bulk of Ed’s work experience included a 10 year stint in the banking industry working in all facets of credit and management. Ed has spent the past 15 years at CB Wholesale developing and growing a passion and understanding of the roofing and drywall industry. At the same time he has helped CBW grow and evolve into strong company that is well respected by customers and vendors alike. In 2011 Ed joined the ownership group at CBW. Away from work he can usually be found spending quality time with his family or enjoying the Pacific Northwest in all seasons fishing, camping or hunting.
Mike Madan, Bellingham Branch Manager
Mike is a lifelong Western Washington resident. He was raised in the Burlington area and has lived the last 25 years in Lynden. Mike and his wife Betsy raised 4 children and have 6 wonderful grandkids as of this writing. Mike was raised in the building material industry as his Dad was a lifelong employee in the industry. Mike began his career working for his Dad as a yardman, delivery driver and eventually began selling. Mike worked for several building material dealers in sales and management before joining CB Wholesale in 1996. Mike joined the ownership team in 2003 and is very thankful for the opportunity CB has provided him and his family. When not at work, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, participating in several shooting disciplines, gardening and quiet time sitting by their koi pond reading Gods word.