Inc. 5000: 5 Stories of Grit & Resilience

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What Recession?

ABC Supply
Beloit, Wis.

No. 3,341
2011 Revenue: $4.5 million
Three-Year Growth: 58.25%

Across the board, sales of construction materials declined significantly between 2009 and 2010. So how did ABC Supply, a firm that provides roofing, siding, and exterior building products to contractors nationwide, manage to achieve double-digit revenue growth in the last three years? "Our core is our people. Maybe some think that is cliche, but we hire the best people and tried to keep morale high," says David Luck, ABC Supply’s CEO and president. ABC Supply has been on the Inc. 5000 seven times.