Throwback Thursday: An anniversary for 84
The Nov. 17, 2003 issue of Home Channel News, the forerunner of HBSDealer recognized the work of 84 Lumber executive Cecil Gavely, who began his career with the lumberyard company in 1967. In 2003, when the company was named Pro Dealer of the Year, the company’s sales had surpassed the $2 billion mark and expansion was in the air.
Gravely was store manager of the company’s St. Albans, West Virginia, location. His retirement video contains some fascinating insight and history on the LBM business, with contributions from Gravely, his customers and colleagues, and even 84 Lumber founder Joe Hardy. You can watch it here:
Stay tuned: HBSDealer will publish an in-depth profile on 84 Lumber in the upcoming November issue.
NLBMDA celebrates a centennial
The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2017, and the association is pointing to momentum along with a tide of pro-business governance in Washington, D.C. and around the country.
“NLBMDA is excited to celebrate its 100th anniversary at the ProDealer Industry Summit in Phoenix, Arizona and hope that you will be able to join us,” said Jonathan Paine, NLBMDA president and CEO. “NLBMDA has had a long and successful history of representing the interests of independent dealers from across the nation on federal regulatory and legislative issues that significantly impact the Lumber and Building Materials industry, said Jonathan Paine. We have a tremendous speaker lineup this year and several surprises in store for this year’s attendees.”
The ProDealer Industry Summit takes place Oct. 17-19 in Phoenix at the Wigwam Resort.
To commemorate the association’s 100th Anniversary, NLBMDA is launching a new effort to support its advocacy efforts and the Lumber Dealers Political Action Committee (LuDPAC). Now when supporters make a contribution of $50 or more to the LuDPAC, NLBMDA will send a limited edition 100th Anniversary Commemorative Pin, as well as a commemorative car decal (while supply lasts).
According to the NLBMDA, these items can proudly display a continued commitment to the LBM industry and NLBMDA. They also serve as a clear statement recognizing the leadership and endurance of NLBMDA.
Through award, Texas says ‘Thank you’ to McCoy’s
A congressman and a senator from both sides of the aisle recognized McCoy’s Building Supply of San Marcos, Texas, for its contributions to Texas business history.
Representative Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) and Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) recently recognized McCoy’s Building Supply with a Texas Treasure Business Award from the Texas Historical Commission (THC).
The Texas Treasure Business Award program from the Texas Historical Commission pays tribute to businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for 50 years or more.
"McCoy's has been a pillar of Texas business since the 1920s, and it's only fitting that this true Texas Treasure be recognized for its contributions to the Lone Star State's economy and communities. Congratulations to the McCoy's family on receiving this historic recognition,” said Representative Isaac.
McCoy’s Building Supply, then McCoy Roofing Company, was started in 1927 by Frank McCoy in Galveston, Texas. In the 1940s, Frank's son, Emmett, took an active interest in the family business eventually becoming President of both McCoy Roofing and McCoy Supply Company which sold building materials to the general public.
“As a family business celebrating our 90th year, we are incredibly honored to receive the Texas Treasure Business Award,” said Brian McCoy who became CEO and president of the company in 2001. “Our valued customers served daily by our dedicated and loyal team have allowed McCoy’s to prosper in our great State of Texas.”
In 2005, Meagan McCoy Jones joined her father as the fourth generation to be involved with the company’s leadership. “McCoy’s is so proud to still be independent, family-owned, and be headquartered in Texas. It’s our commitment and desire to keep growing our business and impact in the communities we serve,” said Meagan McCoy Jones, executive VP and chief operating officer.
The company is no stranger to awards. In 2009, McCoy’s received the Pro Dealer of the Year award from Home Channel News, the forerunner of HBSDealer.
IN THE PHOTO: from left, Jason Mock, President and CEO of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce;Mayor John Thomaides, Mayor of San Marcos, TX; Reid McCoy, McCoy’s Building Supply Board of Directors; Megan McCoy Jones, McCoy’s Building Supply Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer; Brian McCoy, McCoy’s Building Supply President and CEO; Senator Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels, TX) ; Representative Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs, TX); Vaughn Alredge, Texas Historical Comission.