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A HISTORY OF PUTTING PEOPLE FIRST

Our founders Ken and Diane Hendricks learned early on the importance of hard work, never giving up and treating all people with respect. Ken grew up working with his father, learning the ins and outs of the contracting business. At a young age, he noticed that many suppliers treated his father and his colleagues with a lack of respect. That experience prompted ABC Supply’s unwavering focus on a simple guiding principle: Treat contractors with the respect they deserve and give them the products and services they need to build and grow their business.

By 1982, Ken and Diane Hendricks were successful entrepreneurs and owned two well-established companies. At that time, they chose to take a risk and acquire three building supply centers. These centers were the first locations of the new American Builders and Contractors Supply (ABC Supply).

ABC Supply continues to grow by acquiring other distributors and opening new facilities nationwide. We’ve become one of the nation’s largest building product distributors by treating everyone with respect.

Along the way, we’ve helped thousands of hardworking people find meaningful careers. For us, it’s always been about putting people first. It’s what has gotten us this far, and it’s what will continue to move us forward.

700+

LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE

14,000+

ABC SUPPLY ASSOCIATES

$10.5B

IN 2018 SALES

13x

GALLUP GREAT WORKPLACE AWARD WINNER

OUR MISSION STARTS WITH OUR PEOPLE

Our mission is to be the biggest, best and easiest service company distributing select exterior and interior building products. We will be recognized as an employee-first company producing world-class associate engagement, customer engagement and financial results.

Here’s how we bring this mission to life every day:

ONGOING TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We provide every ABC Supply associate with the knowledge, training and opportunities needed to be the best at their position.

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

We offer lifelong careers that allow our associates to grow, advance and achieve all their professional goals.

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS PACKAGES

With our competitive salaries and outstanding benefits, you can build a lucrative career for yourself at ABC Supply.

“EVERY PERSON HAS WITHIN THEMSELVES THE ABILITY TO DO GREAT THINGS.” - Ken Hendricks, co-founder of ABC Supply

ABC Supply truck at Stand Up to Hunger Food Drive

STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITIES

Whether it’s working with after-school mentoring programs, delivering Meals on Wheels or raising funds for United Way, you’ll find ABC Supply associates making a difference in local communities across America.

In three years, our work with Stand Up to Hunger has served 245,000+ meals to those in need in our communities.

ABC Supply associate holding son

A WORLD-CLASS PLACE TO WORK

Our culture is built upon strong Core Values including Opportunity, Respect and a passion for working hard and having fun. Those values have helped earn us recognition as one of the greatest workplaces worldwide.

glassdoor 2019 Best Places to Work

GALLUP Great Workplace Award Winner 2007-2018