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Contact:
ABC Supply Company, Inc. - Aurora
Mark Forbes
1000 Rathbone
Aurora , IL   60506
Phone:
(630) 801-4948
FAX:
(630) 801-7168
IL License #:
Email:
mark.forbes@abcsupply.com
Website:
http://www.abcsupply.com
Category:
Business Description:
Roofing Materials Distributor
Since its founding in 1982, ABC Supply Co. Inc. has revolutionized the roofing material distribution business. In the process, the company has grown to be a more than $4 billion enterprise with exterior building material stores across the United States serving the needs of the professional contractor.

The success that is chronicled in the history of ABC Supply is the result of an unwavering focus on a single, simple guiding principle – treat contractors with respect and give them the products and services they need to build their businesses.

Founder Ken Hendricks spent many of his formative years working with his father, who was a contractor. While learning firsthand the “ins and outs” of the roofing and siding businesses, Ken also witnessed the lack of respect that his father and his colleagues often received from their suppliers. That experience – and the lessons his father taught him about the importance of hard work, never giving up, and treating people with honesty and respect – formed the basis of the dream that would become ABC Supply.

By 1982, Ken was already a successful entrepreneur and the owner of two well-established companies – International Roofing and Hendricks Real Estate Properties. During the economic slowdown of 1982, Ken and his wife, Diane Hendricks, chose not to sit back and wait for better times to come. Instead, they chose to take a risk and acquire three supply centers from Bird & Sons Inc. These centers were the first locations of the new American Builders and Contractors Supply.

Ken and Diane’s dream was to put their contractor customers’ needs before everything else, treating them like the professionals they are, giving them the tools they deserve, and upgrading their image along the way. They believed there was a better approach to meeting contractors’ needs, and that philosophy is the cornerstone of the dream that became today’s ABC Supply.

Over the next quarter century, ABC Supply would grow rapidly by acquiring struggling distributors and opening new facilities. Ken also established or acquired affiliate companies that produce some of the roofing, siding, windows and other products that ABC Supply sells.

Today, the company has more than 450 branches in 44 states and 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.
 
 
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