KEN KOOP, Credit

I grew up in Eugene, OR. and graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and minor in Business Administration. After moving from southern California, I began working for Western Nevada Supply in the credit department in 1996. I learned the basics of construction credit with the Blue Team over the next nearly 10 years, at that point I was ready to manage my own credit department and was brought in by American Ready Mix to lead their credit department and was there for a little over 6 years. The economic downturn in the mid 2000’s led me away from construction credit for a short time as I went to help run a casino group in Carson City. My talents and experiences were always in construction credit and I was soon asked to be the Credit Manager at P.D.M. Steel, where I worked from 2012 to 2019. I was fortunate to have stayed in close contact with many of the team members at Western Nevada Supply Company and upon the retirement on Jim Dickey in 2019, I was asked to return to the place I have always considered “Home”. The Credit Department here at Western Nevada Supply has over 50 years of combined experience and we use that experience to not only strive to help our customers succeed but to help our incredible sales team succeed as well. The strong and trusting relationships built with customers and team members is the key to being a successful credit department and that is something I consider one of my strengths. I have always had the work hard, play hard mentality, so when not working I am an avid golfer and I still play recreational league basketball and softball along with lead a working Rock ‘N Roll band that plays all over Reno, Sparks, and Carson City.