Brian McCoy Receives Anita & Earl Maxwell Lifetime Achievement Award

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Brian McCoy

Brian McCoy

A good family upbringing and a desire to carry on his father’s legacy are what Brian McCoy, President and CEO of McCoy’s Building Supply in San Marcos, Texas said help his business stand out with integrity.

Brian recently received the Anita & Earl Maxwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the RecognizeGood foundation at the 13th annual Ethics in Business & Community Awards Luncheon in Austin, Texas.

RecognizeGood is a nonprofit organization that provides a means for individuals, businesses and other nonprofits to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout the greater Austin area. The awards elevate the spirit of community through recognizing good in local businesses and honoring those who demonstrate exemplary ethical practices.

Led by Brian McCoy, employees of McCoy’s have embraced a “Business As Unusual” philosophy that emphasizes positive relationships with the customers that shop their stores. McCoy Team Members are committed to both professional and personal growth, but the company’s leaders affirm that life is more than work. McCoy’s adheres to a longstanding decision to remain closed on Sundays, a unique fringe benefit in the highly competitive retail building supply industry.

“I had the advantage of being raised by parents who stood for integrity and fairness,” McCoy said in a prepared release. “My dad Emmett’s ethics were especially felt by so many in our family, business and industry. It’s been a thrill to continue his legacy of putting people first into my generation and the next.”

McCoy’s is one of the nation’s largest privately held building supply retailers. It has provided quality building products and services to its “Born-to-Build” customers since 1927 and has earned the loyalty of builders, contractors, ranchers and serious do-it-yourselfers across five states. The company is headquartered in San Marcos, TX and employs 2,000+ people. McCoy’s operates 86 stores and two millwork facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Mexico.

In April, McCoy was named President of the Lumberman’s Association of Texas and Louisiana.


James Anderson

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