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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 workforce 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 DECEMBER 2009 http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - December 2009
2010 Construction Forecast
Special Focus
Product Showcase: Hand Tools
F&R Construction Group Inc.
Suffolk Construction: Met 2
Weitz Co.: Solaris at Crossroads
Chance Construction Co.
Allied Building Products Corp.
Bird Construction Co. Inc.: Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
Broccolini Construction Inc.: EDC Headquarters
CJ Pink Ltd.
Cobra Corporate Management Inc.
DDRM: The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
Q.B. Construction
T.N. Ward Co.
EllisDon: North Park Quad Pad Arena
REIG Capital
Blumenfeld Development Group & Forrest City Ratner – East River Plaza
Clark Construction: Michigan International Speedway
Morton Buildings Inc.
Triangle Associates Inc.: The Gallery on Fulton
Vogel Bros. Building Co.
Walsh Construction: Mercy Corps.
Wasatch Advantage Group: San Tropez
Profitable Contractor
John W. Danforth Co.
Shore Environmental LLC
S.T. Wooten
American Civil Constructors Inc.
Archer Western: I-75/I-475 Reconstruction
Cleland Site Prep Inc.
Delaware DOT: Indian River Inlet Bridge
Goodfellow Bros. Inc.
International Construction Equipment Inc.
Kiewit Pacific Co.: SR 519 – Seattle Intermodal Access Project
Plaza Construction Corp.
B. Gottardo Construction Ltd.
Bergmann Associates: Walkway Over The Hudson
Craig Olden Inc.
G.M. Sipes Construction Inc.
Idaho Sand & Gravel Co.: Ten- Mile Interchange
J.F. White
Malcom Drilling Co. Inc.
Mid Eastern Buildings Inc.: Southampton Wastewater Treatment Plant
Minnesota Department of Transportation: I35W Crosstown/ Urban Partnership
Nicholson Construction Co.
Papich Construction Co. Inc.: Route 46 Expansion Project
Tilcon New York Inc.: Interstate
Tyam Excavation and Shoring Ltd.
W.C. English Inc.: U.S. 321
West Electric Corp.
Industry Trends
Turner Construction Co.: Eastern High School
Gafcon Inc.: Carlsbad High School Modernization Project
DASNY: Gouverneur Healthcare Services
Stuart Olson: University of Lethbridge Markin Hall
University of Houston Student Housing
HDR Architecture Inc.
Marshall-Lee Construction Corp.
RA-LIN & Associates
Suffolk Construction: Boston Renaissance Charter School
Suffolk Construction: FIU School of International and Public Affairs
Swinerton Builders
Tower Construction: Huntington Memorial Hospital expansion
Absher Construction Co.: Chief Sealth High School and Denny International Middle School
Bird Construction
Casey Middle School
Cedar Ridge High School
Clark: Lowell Reception Center
Gilbane/Banks Joint Venture: Coppin State University
Hensel Phelps Construction Co.: FORSCOM/USARC New Headquarters
Shaw Construction: Mesa State College Student Center
Shiel Sexton: Butler University
SpawGlass Contractors Inc.: Austin Community College Rio Grande Campus Parking Garage
Stuart Olson: New Edmonton Remand Centre
The Christman Co.
Turner Construction Co
Weddle Construction Ltd.
Construction Coach
Polimeni International
Greenpark Homes
Kite Realty Group Trust: Eddy Street Commons at NotreDame
Construction Law
Centerpoint Builders
Last Look: DANSY

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