Guardian expands deck warranty
Greer, S.C.-based Guardian Building Products (GBP) announced the addition of a 10-year residential labor limited warranty on its GuarDeck Prestige line of composite decking products.
Earlier this year, GBP announced a residential lifetime material limited warranty on its Prestige line, covering fading, rotting, splitting, splintering, delamination and structural damage from fungal decay or termites.
“The addition of labor coverage for our Prestige decking has made the best guarantee in the business even better.” said Mark Bjerke, GBP brand product manager. “We have tremendous confidence in the long-term performance of our decking products. Including labor costs in our warranty coverage makes sense to give homeowners and deck builders the same confidence we have, and to show our full support of our channel partners.”
Guardian Building Products Distribution is one of the largest building products distribution networks in North America, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guardian Industries Corp. based in Auburn Hills, Mich.
McCoy’s Building Supply hailed as tech leader
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.
A former Orco exec joins BMC as VP sales
Boise, Idaho-based BMC appointed Keith Costello, a 26-year veteran of the construction business and former Orco Construction Supply executive, as its VP sales.
Previously, Costello was the VP sales and marketing at Traffic Control and Safety Corp., the largest provider of traffic control products and services in the western United States. At Traffic Control and Safety Corp., Costello directed sales, marketing and procurement of the $70 million, 16-branch company. Prior to that, Costello was VP sales at Orco Construction Supply, a leading distributor of supply products serving professional contractors. At Orco, he managed sales and business development for 23 branches and 180 sales associates in three states.
Costello and BMC CEO Peter Alexander both have executive experience at Orco, where Alexander was president and CEO before joining BMC.
“Keith is a dynamic leader whose record is highlighted with building highly motivated sales teams, unifying cross regional efforts and creating a best in class sales force,” said Alexander. “His mission will be to optimize margins while growing our share in each market, and we are fully confident that we have selected the right person for the job."
Prior to his role at Orco, Costello was a sales manager at Sika Corp., a $2 billion international manufacturer of infrastructure restoration construction products and services.
“My goal is to support to the great work already done in the field and build on current and future customer relationships,” said Costello. “BMC is established and is growing its foothold in the market, and I believe we have a unique opportunity to increase customer value, retention and loyalty through the strong work of our field teams.”