G. Carlton Golden (Carlton) is President of Builders Supply Company, Inc., (BSC) a 100 year-old locally owned and operated supplier of ready-mixed concrete and building materials for commercial and industrial buildings, homes, apartments, streets, highways and other types of construction projects.
He joined the company in 1985 to serve in a commercial and residential sales capacity and was named Top Salesman for the company from 1988-2000. Since then, Carlton was promoted to and served in a number of leadership roles for BSC, including Sales Manager, Treasurer, Vice President, President and Chief Financial Officer. Carlton has served as President and CFO since 2009.
Carlton’s work in all facets of the business over the last 31 years at Shreveport-based BSC has helped grow the company to a regional business that serves clients across Northwest Louisiana. In particular, his success in identifying new markets, setting up additional distribution plants, and increasing the company’s truck fleet to supply new markets was instrumental in the company’s expansion and creation of 100 new jobs. Under Carlton’s leadership, BSC expanded building materials distribution with the additions of 100-car rail service, barge and trucking delivery services.
Carlton has also been very active with the employee relations aspect of BSC’s business, working diligently through the years to help develop a positive work environment for all employees, resulting in a 60% reduction of company staff turnover in last decade.
Carlton has been active in local, regional, state and national community and industry leadership throughout his career. He currently is Vice President of the Interstate 49 International Coalition; serves on the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau board of directors where he is the Chairman of the board and past chairman of the finance committee; is a member of Rotary Club of Shreveport and is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow; and is a board and executive committee member serving the National Ready Mix Concrete Association. Some of Carlton’s past volunteer leadership includes board and officer positions with Concrete and Aggregates of Louisiana; Strategic Action Council of Northwest Louisiana; Shreveport Chamber of Commerce; Greater Bossier Economic Development; Industrial Development Board of the Parish of Bossier, LA, Inc.; Bossier Land Use & Development Master Plan Committee; Bossier Public Trust Authority; Bossier Chamber of Commerce; Better Business Bureau, and more.
In addition to summer work serving in a number of capacities as Carlton learned all aspects of the business at Builders Supply, Carlton was a legislative assistant to Senator Foster Campbell, and prior to that, an assistant sergeant at arms for Senator Sidney Nelson in the Louisiana State Senate. Carlton earned a B.S. degree in business management from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana.