SOURCE: Hanley Wood

August 13, 2008 16:12 ET

PROSALES Magazine Names 2008 Public Service Leaders

San Marcos, Texas' McCoy Family Wins Public Service Leader Award

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - August 13, 2008) - PROSALES MAGAZINE, the premier publication for executives at pro-oriented lumber and building material dealerships, has named the McCoy family of San Marcos, Texas, as its 2008 Public Service Leaders in recognition of their support of and service to the San Marcos, Texas, community.

The honor -- highlighted in PROSALES' August edition cover story -- recognizes close to 30 years of good works by Emmett and Miriam McCoy, their son (and now company president) Brian McCoy and granddaughter Meagan Jones. Among the more notable examples:

--  In 2000, the McCoys gave a $20 million endowment Texas State
    University, located in San Marcos near McCoy's headquarters roughly 30
    miles south of Austin. Earmarked for the university's business school, the
    funds continue to be used at the Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of
    Business Administration.
--  The McCoys presented $500,000 to the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center for
    a new family violence shelter in 2007. Another $500,000 was pledged in a
    challenge grant that will be presented after an additional $500,000 has
    been raised. The center provides crisis intervention, education and
    violence prevention services to victims of violence, sexual assault and
    child abuse in Hays and Caldwell counties.
--  Emmett and Miriam McCoy donated $360,000 last year to provide the
    final piece of a $5.1 million financial puzzle that allowed San Marcos to
    create a preserve that sits above Spring Lake, the headwaters of the San
    Marcos River. Had the land not been purchased, a developer would have
    turned it into a private resort and hotel.
--  The company remains a vital contributor to a number of non-profit
    agencies, including Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. It
    also gives to Safe At Home, a volunteer community service program dedicated
    to reducing the risk of death and injury from falls in the home.
--  In rural areas of Texas, McCoy's has gotten involved with youth
    agriculture programs such as the 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America.
    The company has donated fencing products and funds to the programs.
--  McCoy family members have been actively involved in the Lumbermen's
    Association of Texas (LAT) since the 1980s. Emmett and Brian McCoy were
    named LAT's Lumbermen of the Year for 1990 and 2008, respectively, and now
    Meagan Jones (Brian's daughter) is on the LAT board.

"Sometimes people in business have to get inspired by others; they have to look at the ways they can give back. I know I was inspired by my parents," Brian McCoy tells senior editor Andy Carlo in the article.

Founded by Frank McCoy as a roofing company in 1927, son Emmett began expanding McCoy's Building Supply in the 1960s, increasing the number of outlets and eventually starting to sell lumber. Brian took over in the mid-1990s and has continued to build McCoy's to the point where it now has 84 stores in 86 locations (the other two are door and millwork shops) in Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. McCoy's ranks 11th on the PROSALES 100 list of America's top LBM dealerships, with sales of $567 million last year.

"We know we are beating some pretty big odds with a family run business in the fourth generation," McCoy says. "So much of our industry is a family business. It's getting a little rarer all the time, but it's still a family business."

PROSALES is a monthly magazine, Web site (, weekly e-mail newsletter and series of blogs serving lumber and building material executives across the United States. The PROSALES 100 article won the gold prize this year from the American Society of Business Publication Editors for best original research, and another article on remodelers (also written by Andy Carlo) was awarded a regional gold prize for best original research. PROSALES is the only LBM publication to be honored by the association.

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