ABC Supply Co. bestows award on Frank Novascone

Frank Novascone III

ABC Supply Co. has honored Frank Novascone III, managing partner at the distributor's Whicita, Kansas branch, with a Ken Hendricks Award.

The Ken Hendricks Award recognizes ABC Supply employees who embody the values put forth by late founder Ken Hendricks together with co-founder and wife Diane Hendricks.

According to the company, Novascone knew he wanted to run his grandfather's roofing supply store from the time he was a child. In 2002, he stepped into those shoes when ABC Supply (which had purchased the business in 1997) made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

“Frank Novascone embodies the spirit that the Ken Hendricks Award is intended to recognize,” said ABC Supply president and CEO Keith Rozolis. “In his business life and in his personal life, Frank demonstrates character that is true to the values that our company was founded on and that continue to serve as our guiding principles.

Novascone accepted the award during the company's annual Founders' Celebration at the National Support Center headquarters in Beloit, Wisconsin on June 19.

“Frank is one of the best managers in the company,” added Mike Gipson, manager of ABC Supply’s Kansas/Oklahoma District. “He has made every branch he has managed successful. Frank runs his branch with integrity; he exemplifies entrepreneurship and what it means to be a great manager.”

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