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October 14th, 2009
McCoy’s Building Supply wins industry award


McCoy’s Building Supply was recognized by Home Channel News magazine as the 2009 Pro Dealer of the Year during their annual Pro Dealer Industry Summit, held Oct. 7-9 in Phoenix, Ariz.

From HCN’s listing of the top 500 building supply pro dealers in the nation, the San Marcos-based company was the largest retailer to show an increase in sales during 2008, despite the current economic recession and upset in the U.S. housing market.

“This year, in looking over our Top 500 list and talking to industry sources, McCoy’s was a clear choice,” said Ken Clark, the magazine’s editor in chief. “Besides their growth in 2008—bucking the industry trend—their recent investment in a new headquarters building reflects the company’s belief in their business and confidence in the future of the industry.”

Founded in 1927, McCoy’s has evolved from a small, one-store operation in Galveston into an expansive regional corporation with 83 stores located throughout five states and annual sales in excess of $600 million.

“McCoy’s isn’t immune to the economic downturn, but our crews have worked very hard to continue to serve our customers like nobody else,” said Brian McCoy, the company’s president and chief executive officer “This award is a testimony to what dedicated team members McCoy’s has. I couldn’t be more proud of my team, and I look forward to growing our business and serving our communities with them in the future.”

Long-term service is point of pride for the building supply retailer. In the commons area of their headquarters building is a display listing their 500 most tenured employees.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, average employment tenure in the United States is 4.1 years, with retail jobs like McCoy’s typically having a shorter tenure at 2.9 years. The building materials retailer breaks the mold for both categories with longer than typical tenure from its employees. The average employee tenure at McCoy’s is 6.3 years.

McCoy’s shatters many standards for typical retailer behavior, including their long-standing tradition of remaining closed on Sundays.

“An important part of our leadership development is the understanding that every person’s personal life is important,” said McCoy. “Our team members appreciate being a part of a company that allows them dependable time with their families each week. This simple expression of respect for the private lives of our employees is repaid many times over in loyalty. Although I know some customers enjoy being able to shop whenever they wish, others shop with us six days a week precisely because we are closed on Sundays.”

Past recipients of the Pro Dealer of the Year award include Curtis Lumber, Carter Lumber, ProBuild Holdings, BMHC, Builders FirstSource, 84 Lumber, Shelter Products, Leeds Building Products and Foxworth-Galbraith.


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