Promotion at McCoy’s Building Supply
San Marcos, Texas-based McCoy’s Building Supply promoted a “home-grown” manager to the role of corporate controller. Joshua Whitley, a 17-year veteran of McCoy’s who began his career with the company as an accounts payable clerk while attending Texas State University, was named corporate controller.
McCoy’s employs more than 2,000 people and operates 86 stores and two millwork facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Mexico. And the rise of Whitley reflects an emphasis on efficient information systems within the company.
“During the first few years of Joshua’s employment, we were working hard to have a fully integrated 3-way match system that tied the Point-Of-Sale system to the Account Payable module of our software,” said Rick Neal, senior VP and CFO. “While implementing the integration, Joshua was a big part of helping me develop the system and I quickly realized his ability to process the system side of accounting into logical and well thought out processes.”
Whitley became senior accounting manager in 2011, assistant controller in 2014, and a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) in 2015. “It’s been fun to watch Joshua’s career at McCoy’s and the way he has masterfully taken on more responsibility with each of his job assignments,” said CEO Brian McCoy. “Joshua is a home-grown leader who takes on every challenge with expertise and enthusiasm.”
“It’s a blessing to have been a part of McCoy’s growth,” says Whitley. “I’m excited to mentor and lead the fine team we’ve assembled within accounting as we build upon our sound accounting systems and processes to provide accurate and timely financial information for our company’s decision makers.”
84 Lumber earns spot on Forbes list
For the second consecutive year, 84 Lumber was named to Forbes’ 2017 List of America’s Best Midsize Employers. The list identified 300 companies.
Companies were selected based on an independent survey conducted by Forbes, in partnership with Statista.com, an online statistics database and consumer research firm. Statista surveyed 30,000 employees working for large or midsize firms. Participants were asked to anonymously recommend and rate their employers. Employees were also asked about various work factors, like pay, diversity or avenues to advancement.
“Our people are the best people in the world,” said Maggie Hardy Magerko, president and owner of 84 Lumber. “This ranking is a reflection of the dedication and commitment displayed by our leadership team and associates every single day.”
84 Lumber, appears at the 227th spot on the list.
Women Builders Council honors Magerko
The Women Builders Council gave a Champion Award to 84 Lumber’s Maggie Hardy Magerko, for her role in the construction industry.
Selected as one of three 2017 recipients, Hardy Magerko was chosen for her ability to drive change. From lumber to luxury, she’s influenced both the building materials and travel industries for more than 20 years. Under her leadership, 84 Lumber has grown to more than 250 stores and was named to Forbes’ List of America’s 250 Best Mid-Size Employers for the last two years. Similarly, Nemacolin Woodlands has been rated a AAA Five-Diamond resort and boasts more than 2,000 acres of four-season amenities.
During her tenure, Hardy Magerko has transformed 84 Lumber into a leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and services for single- and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. Her vision positioned 84 Lumber for success with a refocused concentration on its original customer niche – the professional market – topping $1 billion in sales in 1994, $2 billion in 2004 and $2.86 billion in 2016.
Also receiving the award were Palmina Whelan, American Airlines; and Judith Bergtraum, of the City University of New York.