ABC Supply Honored with Fourth Consecutive Gallup Great Workplace Award

Posted March 12, 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, ABC Supply Co. Inc. has been honored with the Gallup Great Workplace Award. The company is one of only 25 companies in the world to receive the 2010 award. It also is one of only six four-time winners, having received the award every year since its inception.

ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products.

The Gallup Great Workplace Awards recognize the best-performing workforces in the world and are based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted. Companies considered for the award were evaluated by a panel of workplace experts, who compared each company’s results to those of millions of work teams all over the world using Gallup’s massive database. The award is based on multiple criteria, including response rates, overall engagement levels and evidence of engagement’s impact on performance.

ABC Supply is among the winners because its results demonstrate that the company has one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world. Among the other four-time winners are such prestigious organizations as The Campbell Soup Company.

“Since the beginning, the vision of our founders, Ken and Diane Hendricks, has been that ABC Supply would become the best company in America to work for,” said Chief Executive Officer and President David Luck. “Winning our fourth consecutive Gallup Great Workplace Award shows that we are continuing to move toward realizing that dream. We’re just getting started, though. We remain committed to equipping our associates and the company for long-term success and providing opportunities for our associates to achieve their personal dreams.”

“This award also is a testament to our more than 5,000 associates and their continued focus on our primary goal – helping our customers succeed by treating them with respect and making it easy for them to do their jobs.”

Tom Rath, who leads Gallup’s Workplace and Leadership Consulting practice, said, “The winners of this award have established a new global standard for engaging people. When compared to the millions of workgroups we have studied around the world, the awardees have worked tirelessly to create an environment that values people. They go far beyond trivial perks to ensure that each employee has an emotional connection to the company’s mission and growth.”

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply operates more than 350 branches and other facilities in 44 states and the District of Columbia. The company has distinguished itself by following a single, simple guiding principle – take care of contractors better than any other distributor by understanding their businesses and offering products and services carefully selected to meet their unique needs.