ABC Supply Receives Gallup Great Workplace Award 2007

Posted June 4, 2007

BELOIT – ABC Supply Co. Inc. has been honored with the Gallup Great Workplace Award 2007 – one of only 12 companies in the world to receive the award.   

The Gallup Great Workplace Awards, which were announced in Washington D.C. Monday, recognize the best-performing workplaces in the world and are based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted.   Companies considered for this award were evaluated by a panel of workplace experts, who compared each company’s results to those of thousands of work teams all over the world, using Gallup’s massive data base. 

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.

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.  Other 2007 winners include such icons as Starbucks, Wells Fargo and the Campbell Soup Co.

“Studying more than 10 million employees worldwide allowed us to set an extraordinarily high bar for this award,” said Tom Rath, who leads Gallup’s workplace and Leadership Consulting practice.  “The winners have gone far beyond just offering nice perks and benefits.  They have created an environment that truly engages people every day, throughout the organization and it is that kind of engagement that helps to drive real business outcomes.”

“We are humbled to be in such great company,” said David Luck, president and chief operating officer ABC Supply. “We are proud to have won this prestigious award – and we are proud for our associates, because the award really belongs to them.  Our associates are the people who have made ABC Supply a great place to work.  They come in every day with a commitment to helping our customers succeed by treating them with respect and making it easy for them to do their jobs.  

“The dream of our founder, Ken Hendricks, has always been to make ABC Supply the best place to work,” Luck said.  “The Gallup Award is a testament to how strongly that vision has been embraced throughout the organization.  It’s especially meaningful in this, ABC’s 25th anniversary this year.” 

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply operates more than 350 branches in 45 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.