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ABC Supply Co. Inc. Recognizes Two Managers With Company’s Top Honor: The Ken Hendricks Award

BELOIT, Wis.—June 24, 2019 — Each year, building products distributor ABC Supply Co. Inc. recognizes associates who best exemplify the commitment to the company’s seven guiding Core Values and respectfully serving contractors with its most prestigious honor. The Ken Hendricks Award honors the memory of ABC Supply’s co-founder, Ken Hendricks, and celebrates the values and character that he and Chairman Diane Hendricks championed.

The 2019 award recipients of the Ken Hendricks Award are Mark Briggs, manager of ABC Supply’s Rocky Mountain District, and Chris Schrage, managing partner of the company’s West Allis, Wisconsin, branch. They were recognized at the company’s annual Founders’ Celebration picnic on June 20 at ABC Supply’s National Support Center in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Mark Briggs began his career in the roofing industry in 1976. In 1987, he bought the roofing company that he was working for and continued running the business until 1994, when he and his wife, Kim, opened a waterproofing business. Mark joined ABC Supply in 1996 as manager of the company’s Lake Havasu City, Arizona, location. He was promoted to operations manager for the Rocky Mountain Region in 2001 and then to district manager in 2003. At ABC Supply, Mark is respected for his industry experience, thoughtful feedback and upbeat personality. Associates especially appreciate the mentorship he provides as they look for innovative ways to help grow the company and the businesses of their contractor customers. 

Chris Schrage joined ABC Supply in 1984 when it acquired the company he was working for at the time. He started in sales, was promoted to assistant manager and eventually became manager of the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, branch in 1990. In 2000, he was offered the role of Midwest Region fleet and operations manager. After four years of traveling throughout the region, Chris returned to a branch manager role at the West Allis, Wisconsin, location. At ABC Supply, Chris is respected for his passion for leading associates and giving back to his community. For over 25 years, Chris has supported a variety of charitable organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, the Milwaukee Hunger Task Force and the Beacon House.

“Mark and Chris have demonstrated the character that is true to the Core Values that Ken championed,” said President and CEO Keith Rozolis. “Their drive both professionally and personally is contagious, and they are proof that every person has within themselves the ability to do great things, both at and away from work.”

“These two deserving award recipients truly symbolize what ABC was built upon, proven by their accomplishments throughout the years,” added ABC Supply Chairman Diane Hendricks. “They are dedicated to preserving ABC’s Core Values and exemplify passion for their associates, customers and the communities in which they serve.”

About ABC Supply

ABC Supply Co. Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of select exterior and interior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors—taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. A 13-time Gallup Great Workplace Award winner, ABC Supply is an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.

Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, ABC Supply has more than 760 locations nationwide. More information is available at Contractors can find resources for growing and improving their businesses on ABC Supply’s blog and the company’s LinkedIn page.