Christian Friedland is the founder and president of Build.com, Inc. Started originally as a graduate school project at California State University, Chico, Christian’s vision, energy, and entrepreneurial spirit have helped Build.com grow into the largest online-only home improvement retailer. Christian received his BA in Political Science and completed the core graduate studies in Computer Science at California State University, Chico. Christian has founded multiple technology companies, and is an active real estate investor. He currently serves on a series of company boards (including Brazilian home improvement e-commerce company Madeira Madeira) and frequently lectures at universities and technology conferences. Christian embodies the mantra, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” and empowers Build.com employees to do the same. He enjoys recreational traveling, snowboarding, cross-fit, yoga, and spending time with his family in Chico.
Chris Friedland, CEO
Headquarters: Chico, CA
Starting as a Masters degree project and operating out of a college dorm, Build.com has evolved into a successful, prominent home improvement “retailer”. Christian and co-founder David Boctor developed a way to offer access to a much greater selection of fixtures and faucets in an online format easily configured and browsed from home. Build.com is an Inc. 500 company.