SAN MARCOS, TX – June 2, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Local lumber and hardware retailer McCoy’s Building Supply was listed by IDG’s CIO Magazine as one of the top 100 companies in the world that is using information technology (IT) to deliver a competitive advantage for their company.
The 24th annual CIO 100 award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in IT.
“Creating an exceptional customer service experience is McCoy’s passion,” said Dennis Strong, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. “Our technology is the backbone that enables our store teams to best meet the needs of both our professional and retail customers. McCoy’s feels honored to be recognized for the role technology plays in our ultimate goal of serving our customers.”
McCoy’s Contractor Network, an online directory that connects homeowners to professional contractors, is one innovation that has been receiving recognition from technology media.
McCoy’s provides contractor customers with customized Web pages on mccoys.com where they can advertise services they offer, their qualifications, licensing, warranties, and pricing, as well as photographs of their work. By entering a ZIP code, a homeowner needing a service provider can access a directory of contractors in his or her area and obtain the information they’ll need to contact a contractor about a project.
“This year’s CIO 100 awards draws well-deserved attention to companies that are not only innovating with IT but creating genuine business value as well,” said Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief of CIO magazine & Events. “These winning companies and their IT organizations are an inspiration to businesses everywhere.”
The 2011 CIO 100 awards will be presented at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado on August 14-16 at the conclusion of the sixteenth annual CIO 100 Symposium® and Awards Ceremony.
About the CIO 100
The recipients of this year’s CIO 100 award were selected through a three-step process. First, companies filled out an online application form detailing their innovative IT and business initiatives. Next, a team of judges reviewed the applications in depth, looking for unique practices and substantial results. Finally, CIO editors reviewed the judges’ recommendations and voted on the final 100.
Complete coverage of the 2011 CIO 100 awards will be online at www.cio.com on August 1 and in the August 1 issue of CIO magazine.
About McCoy’s Building Supply
McCoy’s is one of the nation’s largest privately held building supply retailers. It has provided quality building products and services to its “Born To Build” customers since 1927 and has earned the loyalty of builders, contractors, ranchers and serious do-it-yourselfers across five states. The company, headed by owner and CEO Brian McCoy, currently operates 83 retail locations and two millwork facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and New Mexico. They can be found online at www.mccoys.com.
About CIO Magazine
CIO produces award-winning content and community resources for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of business, as well as create opportunities for information technology and consumer marketers to reach them. The CIO portfolio includes CIO.com, CIO magazine (launched in 1987), CIO Executive Programs and the CIO Executive Council. CIO properties provide business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. The U.S. edition of the magazine and website are recipients of more than 200 awards to date, including the American Society of Business Publication Editor’s Top B-to-B Magazine since 2000 and two Grand Neals from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards. CIO websites and printed publications appear in more than 25 countries, including Australia, Canada, Finland, India and Sweden. CIO Executive Programs—a series of face-to-face conferences including the CIO 100 Awards & Symposium™—provide educational and networking opportunities for pre-qualified corporate and government leaders. The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events, and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.