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Trex spotlights its top builder partners

BY HBSDealer Staff

Trex Company, the decking and railing manufacturer, recently celebrated some of its top builder partners at its recent TrexPro Summit Awards.

Held last month in New Orleans, Trex honored contractors from across the country for their innovative use of Trex decking in a variety of outdoor living spaces.

"The TrexPro Summit Awards recognize the best of the best in our field and provide us the opportunity to showcase some truly distinctive desk designs," said Butch Palaza, director of global contractor development for Trex Company. "When it comes to creating the ultimate outdoor space, TrexPro Platinum builders bring invaluable insight and skill to both the design and the installation."

Five TrexPro Platinum contractors earned TrexPro Summit Awards in the following categories:

  • Best Dock/Marina: Legendary Builders (Slatington, Pa.)
  • Most Creative Project: Amazing Decks (Ambler, Pa., and Flemington, N.J.)
  • Best Overall Project: DeckSouth (Marietta, Ga.)
  • Stellar Service: Rock Solid Builders (McHenry, Ill.) and ProBuilt Construction (Highland, Md.)

TrexPro contractors are pre-screened and hand-selected professionals throughout the United States and Canada that have completed installation and product training on all Trex products, the Winchester, Va.-based company said.

Last month, Trex rebranded its SC Railing division as the new Trex Commercial Products division. In other company news, the division made its debut at the 2018 International Builders Show held last week in Orlando.

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McCoy’s names new location managers

BY HBSDEALER Staff

McCoy’s Building Supply has appointed three new managers to locations in Texas and New Mexico.

Robert Aranda has been named store manager of McCoy’s Southeast San Antonio, Texas location. Aranda began his career with McCoy’s 14 years ago working at his hometown store in Harlingen when he was only 16. The San Marcos-based pro dealer and ranch supplier said Aranda has thrived in various sales roles, eventually joining the company’s Management Development Program (MDP) and serving as assistant manager of McCoy’s Building Supply in Pharr before coming to San Antonio.

“I'm looking forward to using everything I've learned in the last 14 years to manage this great team.  I can see such growth potential in this crew and in the store,” said Aranda. “I’m excited for what's ahead.”

When asked what customers can expect from Aranda and his team, the product knowledge of McCoy’s employees and their level of customer service was a top focus. “I want our customers to know that when they come into the store, our staff is going to give them accurate information and good suggestions for their specific building projects,” said Aranda.

McCoy’s also appointed of Shaun Chidester as store manager of the Universal City, Texas location. Chidester joined McCoy’s two years ago as a part of the MDP and served as assistant manager at stores in Pearland and Richwood, Texas.

“I’m excited to lead this great team in Universal City and build our business,” said Chidester who most recently was store manager of the Southeast San Antonio McCoy’s store. “We’re a family-oriented store and want all of our customers to have a top-notch experience shopping at McCoy’s.”

Tyler Louis has been named store manager of McCoy’s Hobbs, New Mexico location. He joined McCoy’s just over a year ago after graduating from the McCoy’s School of Business at Texas State University and also participated in MDP. Most recently, he served as co-store Manager of McCoy’s Aransas Pass, Texas, location following Hurricane Harvey.

“During my time in Aransas Pass, I learned how to adapt to any type of situation, whether it be filling in for various roles within the store or finding solutions for customer inquiries,” said Louis. “It was a valuable learning experience.” 

Louis said he is focused on customer service in his new role with McCoy’s. “I’m excited to get to know the customers and employees in Hobbs. I look forward to this store being a place where anybody can walk in and feel confident that they are going to receive the best customer service possible, from beginning to end.”

McCoy’s is one of the largest privately-held building supply retailers in the nation and serves builders, contractors, ranchers, and serious do-it-yourselfers. The company employs more than 2,000 people and operates 87 stores and two millwork facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Mexico. 

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Quikrete Industry Dashboard

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Census Bureau data shows NAICS 444 and 44413 retailers continue to show sales growth compared to the prior year. And industry stocks continue to show strength for the month and the year.

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