For the eighth year in a row, the Gallup organization gave its Gallup Great Workplace Award to building products distributor ABC Supply.

The Beloit, Wis.-based company is one of only 36 companies in the world to receive the 2014 honor that recognizes the best-performing workplaces worldwide. ABC Supply is also one of only three eight-time winners, having received the award every year since its inception.

"Since our beginnings as a company, our goal has been to be the very best in our industry," said Diane Hendricks, ABC Supply co-founder and chairman. "To do that, we must never lose sight of the need to have the best associates—people whom believe in our mission and share our commitment to providing the best customer service.”

ABC Supply, she said, provides employees with the opportunities, tools, and support they need to succeed. “Receiving the Gallup Great Workplace Award year after year tells us that we're doing both of these things. That's why it means so much to us,” Hendricks said.

The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on rigorous statistical research. Companies considered for the honor were evaluated by a panel of workplace experts who compared each company's results to those of other companies all over the world. The award is based on multiple criteria, including response rates, overall engagement levels, and evidence of engagement's impact on performance.

Gallup reports on its website that "only 13% of employees worldwide are engaged at work." "The organizations we honor are ones that have worked hard to reverse what is typical and they average nine engaged employees for every actively disengaged employee," said Jim Harter, Ph.D., Gallup's chief scientist of workplace management and well-being. ABC Supply and other award winners will be presented with the award at the Gallup Spring Summit May 13-15, 2014.

ABC Supply ranks at the top of the 2014 ProSales 100 with $4.9 billion in sales, 99% of which are to pros. The company operates more than 450 branches in 45 states with more than 6,700 employees.