Contractors will soon have another option to meet the needs of a project, as ABC Supply Co. is set to open its doors on Oct. 15.
The Waxahachie location, located on Interstate Highway-35E across from the QuikTrip on Butcher Road, will be its 10th in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and one of 700 nationwide.
The ABC Supply Company website states it is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the country and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows, and other selected exterior and interior building products, tools and related supplies.
Branch manager David Wassermann stated ABC sets itself apart from the competition because of the one-on-one relationship it has with its clients as they work to meet their needs.
“When a customer comes in, they can get that personal touch with what they need and service on the local level,” Wassermann said. “We have assigned sales representatives for all of our customers.”
Wassermann explained ABC will gladly help a homeowner but does not sell to them. They, instead, work directly with contractors. ABC’s focus is to supply products for the exterior portion of the structure. The demand for the company’s service in the area has grown over the years.
“We shipped last year nearly $10 million up to the (Waxahachie) city limits. So none of that money could be reaped by the taxpayers or by our city here. We were like, 'we need to get a location down here,'” Wassermann said. “We are going to start with eight employees. Probably toward next year we will be around 15.”
Wassermann stated the Waxahachie location will be the largest location in the state.
ABC’s website states, since its launch in 1982, the company has grown into a $9 billion enterprise, aided by its acquisition of 128 locations of Bradco Supply Corp in 2010. It expanded further in 2016 with the purchase of the 136 locations of Chicago-based L&W Supply.
The business is in a temporary facility as its warehouse and showroom are under construction at this time. The temporary facility is located at 201 Butcher Road in Waxahachie.
“We are currently building a 130,000-square foot warehouse with a 500 square foot showroom. We are currently in a 3,000 square foot portable temporarily,” Wassermann said. “We have already started the bid process to get the construction done on the interior of our showroom, which is located inside our warehouse. Operation-wise, we will not be affected and hope to have the new location in 2019.”
Some of the products they offer include items for steep slope and low slope roofing, roofing insulation, roofing accessories, siding, stucco, windows, and doors, rain gutters, rainwear, decking and railing.
ABC Supply Co. also offers several services to aid contractors in their projects. One service is the "Make it Easy" promise, which is ABC's commitment to on-time deliveries, hassle-free returns, and customer satisfaction. Products can be delivered to the job site.
They offer the customer financial services program that gives contractors access to a competitive line of credit and term. The final program is the ABC Connect that provides customers with access to products and pricing using industry-leading software.
Wasserman stated ABC works to hire local people and promote from within its ranks. The Waxahachie location will be open from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.
For more information about ABC, visit its website at www.abcsupply.com.