When Ken and Diane Hendricks founded ABC Supply Co. Inc. in 1982, it was with a dream of putting contractors first, treating them with respect and giving them access to the products, service, and expertise they need to succeed.
Each year, ABC Supply recognizes associates who best exemplify this commitment and the company’s seven guiding core values with its most prestigious honor: the Ken Hendricks Award, created in honor of the company’s co-founder.
The 2018 award recipients are Tony Schalliol, managing partner of ABC Supply’s Durham, North Carolina, location and Joe Cox, managing partner of ABC Supply’s Camden, New Jersey, branch. They were recognized at the company’s annual Founders’ Celebration picnic on June 21 at ABC Supply’s National Support Center in Beloit, Wisconsin.
Schalliol joined ABC Supply’s Santa Rosa, California, branch as its manager in 2003 following his service as a U.S. Army Ranger. In 2006, he and his wife moved to Durham, North Carolina, so that Schalliol could open and manage a greenfield location at 2204 Tobacco Road. Today, Schalliol remains in Durham and is well-known throughout ABC Supply for developing associates and helping them launch their own successful careers with the company. Both professionally and personally, Schalliol is heavily involved in giving back to others.
Cox began his career with ABC Supply in 2010, but his tenure in the industry began in 1981, as a driver for Wilson, at the Camden, New Jersey, branch he still manages today. Wilson was eventually acquired by Bradco, which was then acquired by ABC Supply in 2010, marking his official induction into the ABC Supply family. Altogether, Cox has worked at the Camden location for over 37 years. His thoughtful approach to building relationships with customers and vendors has fueled an illustrious career at ABC Supply, while his supportive leadership style has consistently empowered his associates to provide superior service to customers.