30 Years of No. 1 Companies

Timothy Rice
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1986: ABC Supply
Beloit, Wis.

1985 Revenue: $183.4 million
Three-Year Growth: 109,737%

Ken Hendricks founded American Builders and Contractors Supply in 1982 after years of working with his father, from whom he learned everything about roofing and siding. The company has maintained solid growth to this day, and as of 2010, the organization had about 400 locations in 44 states. When Ken Hendricks died in 2007, he was then the No. 107 richest person in America, according to Forbes.