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September 21st, 2014
McCoy’s honored by statewide Habitat for Humanity

COVER: Volunteers construct a new Habitat for Humanity home in San Marcos’ Victory Gardens neighborhood in August. MERCURY PHOTO by BRAD ROLLINS


BUDA — Habitat for Humanity Texas has chosen McCoy’s Building Supply as its first corporate partner of the year, an award that will hereafter be named in honor of the San Marcos-based chain of home improvement stores.

During the last year, the company has donated more than $400,000 in supplies and services to Habitat chapters and surplus resale centers in Texas and Oklahoma, said Habitat for Humanity Texas Executive Director Amy Ledbetter Parham.

“This represents just one year out of many in the company’s long history of responsible involvement in the communities it serves,” said Parham. The state organization’s board of directors has voted to create the McCoy’s Building Supply Corporate Partner of the Year award, she said.

Founded by Frank McCoy in 1927 as a Galveston-based roofing contracting business, the company matured into a regional chain of lumberyards and hardware stores under the leadership of Emmett McCoy who moved his corporate headquarters to San Marcos in 1970. The privately owned company is now managed by president and chief executive officer Brian F. McCoy who is grooming is daughter, Meagan McCoy Jones, to take over upon his retirement.

“Brian built on Emmett’s vision by applying the strong, healthy relationship principles he used in his personal life to the business side. In doing so, he has shaped a company whose purpose transcends selling building materials,” Parham said.

The company has 86 locations in five states and two mill working plants, in New Braunfels and McAllen, where it manufactures doors.

“McCoy’s is privileged to help our customers create their very own American dream, a mission we share with Habitat for Humanity,” said McCoy Jones, the company’s senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Habitat for Humanity Texas, the statewide affiliate of the nonprofit international housing ministry, is headquartered in Buda. It oversees 83 local affiliates including those in San Marcos, Wimberley, New Braunfels and Seguin.

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