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Commercial | ALLIED BUILDING PRODUCTS CORP. Allied’s Rise to Success Building »Distributor Alliedhas earned Products says it a loyal customer base. ALLIED BUILDING PRODUCTS HAS COME A LONG WAY FROM ITS MODEST START. BY ALAN DORICH llied Building Products Corp. is in the business of solving its customers’ problems, CEO Bob Feury Jr. says. “[We] help them out when they’re in a jam,” he explains. “We try to take an active interest in their business and solve their problems.” That policy has earned the East Rutherford, N.J.-based building materials distributor a loyal customer base, Feury says. “We deal with some of the same customers day in and day out,” he says. Establishing Allied The Smilowitz family established the company in 1950 as a roofing and custom sheet metal fabrication business with only five employees, two trucks, 700 square feet of offices and 5,000 square feet of warehouse space. Despite the modest size, “Allied showed strong commitment to both customers and manufacturers and developed meaningful relationships with key commercial roofing accounts,” the company says. “This ultimately led to expansion in its product lines and customer base to produce one of the largest and most successful distributors in the building materials industry,” the company continues. “Allied’s acquisitions in the East, Midwest, Northwest and Southwest firmly established it as a national distributor of building materials.” Stronger than Before Today, the company is a subsidiary of international firm CRH plc, employs a staff of approximately 3,300 and has 195 locations in 32 states. Allied says that it also maintains a modern fleet of more than 1,500 cars, trucks and tractor trailers, while its work force includes outside and inside sales professionals, dispatch personnel, equipment operators, as well as product, marketing, credit and architectural managers. In addition, Feury says CRH’s ownership has “We try to take an active interest in [our customer’s] business and solve their problems.” –Bob Feury Jr., CEO • 2008 sales: $2.1 billion+ • Headquarters: East Rutherford, N.J. • Employees: Approximately 3,300 • Service: Building materials distributor Allied Building Products Corp. A Strong Performer Based in Dublin, Ireland, CRH plc operates in 35 countries and focuses on primary materials, value-added building products and specialist building materials distribution. “CRH’s strategic vision is clear and consistent – be an international leader in building materials, delivering superior performance and growth,” the company says. “The company has consistently delivered superior long-term growth in total shareholder return, averaging over 17 percent per annum since the group was formed in 1970,” CRH says. “The success of CRH is founded on the exceptional commitment and capability of its management and staff and culture of performance, which characterizes CRH throughout its widespread operations.” given Allied several advantages, including the ability to grow “at a much more rapid rate than we would have privately.” Feury’s father became involved in the company in 1960 and today, his family still is involved in its management. “I like to think we still have very much a family approach to running our business,” he says, noting that the CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY 2010 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January 2010
Profitable Contractor
Aireko Enterprises
Metrus Construction Limited: Le Parc Tower II
CJ Pink Ltd.
Costello Dismantling Co. Inc.
Allied Building Products Corp.
IDEURBAN: The St. Regis Mexico City
Interlink Group
TCD Inc.
Jersen Construction Group
Killian Construction Co.: The Westin Hotel
Legacy Partners Residential: Riverpark
Strathcona Mechanical Ltd.
Tilton Pacific Construction Inc.
On the Cover
Wharton-Smith Inc.
Product Showcase: Software and New Technology
Nicholson Construction Co.
Gilchrist Construction Co.
Turner Construction Co.: MIC Rental Car Center
Union Concrete Construction: Outer Harbor Parkway Project
D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp.
Worldwide Rental Services
AmQuip Crane Corp.
EIC Associates Inc.
Grinnell Recycling
Intercounty Paving Associates LLC: N.Y. Route 112
Matrix Design Group
Nicholson Construction Co.: Canton Dam
Sessler Wrecking
Wilson & Company Inc. Engineers and Architects: Rail Division
Regional Spotlight
Group Lepine Ltd.
Laurysen Kitchens Ltd.
Aspen Ridge Homes: Vu Living
Walsh Construction: Sherman Replacement Hospital
Block Cos.
PortSide Builders Inc.
Summit Builders Construction Co.: Classic Residence at Silverstone
Urban Landmarks
Keystone Construction Corp.: Carmel Arts District Lofts
Construction Coach
HDR Architecture Inc.
Brasfield & Gorrie LLC
Dimeo Construction Co.
Nan Inc.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
CANA Construction: TELUS World of Science
Cornerstone General Contractors Inc.
Harvey-Cleary Builders: City of Austin Public Safety Training Facility
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: Granada Hills High School
Pirtle Construction Co.: City of Miami College
Sundt: East Contra Costa
Taylor & Parrish Inc.: Carole Weinstein International Center
Turner Construction Co.: Nationwide Children's Hospital
Turner Construction Co.: Duval Unified County Courthouse Facility
Weddle Brothers Construction Co. Inc.
AP Construction Inc.: Kensington Creative and Performing Arts High School
The Boldt Co.: Luther Midelfort Hospital Expansion
Choate Construction: NGCSU Projects
Donley’s LLC: Bavaro Hall at the University of Virginia
EllisDon: Woodstock General Hospital
McCarty Corp.: Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters
Munlake Contractors Inc.
Murray Company: Kiowa Country Memorial Hospital
River City Construction LLC
Skyline Roofing Ltd.
SpawGlass: Austin Community College Round Rock Campus
W.E. O’Neil Construction: Downtown Women's Center Project
Special Focus
CANA Construction: SMART Technologies
DiFazio Industries
Ecco III Enterprises Inc.
G.W. Peoples Contracting Co.
ARCO/Murray National Construction Co. Inc.
Baker Electric Inc.
Chester Bross Construction Co.
Titan Wrecking & Environmental LLC
Last Look: Urban Landmarks

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