San Marcos, Texas-based lumber and hardware retailer McCoy’s Building Supply was listed by IDG’s CIO Magazine as one of the top 100 companies that is using information technology to deliver a competitive advantage.
The 24th annual CIO 100 award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in IT.
“Creating an exceptional customer service experience is McCoy’s passion,” said McCoy's Dennis Strong, senior VP and chief information officer. “Our technology is the backbone that enables our store teams to best meet the needs of both our professional and retail customers. McCoy’s feels honored to be recognized for the role technology plays in our ultimate goal of serving our customers.”
McCoy’s Contractor Network, an online directory that connects homeowners to professional contractors, is one innovation that has been receiving recognition from technology media.
McCoy’s provides contractor customers with customized Web pages on mccoys.com where they can advertise services they offer, their qualifications, licensing, warranties and pricing, as well as photographs of their work. By entering a ZIP code, a homeowner needing a service provider can access a directory of contractors in his or her area and obtain the information they’ll need to contact a contractor about a project.
"This year's CIO 100 awards draws well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT, but creating genuine business value as well," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief of CIO Magazine & Events. "These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere."
McCoy's was recognized by Home Channel News as the 2009 Pro Dealer of the Year.