August 5, 2014

US LBM divisions Green Bay-based Wisconsin Building Supply and Schenectady, New York-based Bellevue Builders Supply launched their own mobile apps, now available on the iPhone App Store.

The rollouts are part of a corporate intiative to bring the latest communication tools to US LBM customers. 

July 10, 2014

Ace Hardware affiliate Klinker's Lumber & Building Supply of Waverly City, Ohio, was recognized by the state's House of Representatives for opening a new paint studio in May.

The store's paint studio — essentially a remodeled and rethought version of its paint section — now sells Valspar paints, including their Aspire and Professional line of paints, in addition to the Ace line of paint. The paint studio will also allow employees to mix custom paint colors to match customers' color palettes.

February 18, 2014

San Marcos, Texas-based McCoy’s Building Supply promoted several executives -- including one representing the fourth generation of family leadership -- to senior positions.

Meagan McCoy Jones has been promoted to senior VP and chief operating officer at McCoy’s Building Supply. James Lewallen has been appointed to the newly created position of VP culture and customer experience, and Waylon Walker has been promoted to VP store operations. 

September 18, 2013

Greg Pannell, VP merchandising and vendor relations at San Marcos, Texas-based McCoy’s Building Supply resigned after 39 years of service. 

Pannell has been aggressively battling melanoma since 2011. Upon the advice of his doctors, he made the decision to leave the company effective the week of Aug. 26, 2013.  

August 26, 2013

New York -- HCN, the building products and home improvement retailing magazine of Lebhar-Friedman Inc., selected US LBM Holdings as the 2013 Pro Dealer of the Year.

July 30, 2013

HCN editors have looked over a lot of lumberyard websites in the past several months. The professional surfing was part of the quality-control process that helped create the 2013 Top 200 Pro Dealer Scoreboard.

Much of what we saw helped us confirm or adjust our estimates. But there was a lot of information we gathered that didn't fit into the special section that begins on page 29 — but it was too good for the cutting room floor.

June 19, 2013

No matter how you slice them, the numbers of the HCN Top 300 Industry Scoreboard reflect the rising housing market, increased spending on the home and an easy comparison with the previous year's performance.

Of the leading 300 home channel retailers, 277 show positive sales in the most recently completed finished fiscal year, and 12 show declines. Eleven others are listed as flat.

June 12, 2013

Denver-based Kodiak Building Partners announced Wednesday the combination of Kodiak and New England Building Supply to expand their merged business in the eastern U.S. market. 

September 10, 2012

The 2011 ProDealer Industry Summit included a yard tour of a San Antonio branch of San Marcos, Texas-based McCoy's Building Supply.


January 9, 2012

Emmett Francis McCoy, 88, of San Marcos, Texas, passed away Jan. 7. 

December 13, 2011

San Marcos, Texas-based McCoy’s Building Supply promoted Meagan McCoy Jones to the position of VP field support.

In her new position, Jones will continue to focus on improving the efficiencies of the 83-store lumber and hardware retailer.

Jones is the fourth generation to work in her family business, who joined the business in 2005. She was named a 2011 San Marcos Shining Star Under 40 by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce.

October 25, 2011

The 2011 ProDealer Industry Summit began Wednesday night with a keynote address on the “Forces of Change” in the distribution industry.

The Oct. 26 to 28 event, hosted jointly by the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and Home Channel News, will feature several educational sessions as well as networking opportunities for leaders in the lumberyard industry.

September 28, 2011

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, during a hearing held earlier this year, told Congress: “We’re not Sherwin-Williams paint. We don’t cover the earth equally.”

The exchange confirmed HCN’s position that slogans matter — a case we made in this space back in 2009. Among the notable slogans highlighted here were those of Sherwin-Williams (Cover the Earth), McCoy’s Building Supply (Go Build Something) and Lowe’s (Let’s Build Something Together).

June 2, 2011

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.

September 21, 2008

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