McCoy's Building Supply announced today it has begun construction on a facility in the far northeast Austin suburb of Taylor, Texas, its first new yard since 2007 and the start of what it says will be "a wave of expansion" in coming years. At roughly 14,000 square feet, the facility will be smaller than some of the more recently built McCoy's yards and more in line with facilities it opened further back in time, the company said. That smaller size will help speed construction; ground was broken at the site earlier this month, and it is scheduled to open this December. It also should enable customers to get into and out of the store faster, a McCoy's press release noted.
McCoy's officials also noted the facility will be more energy-efficient than normal because it will have a system that can control lights and HVAC systems remotely. The manufacturer, Austin-based Incenergy, says a company can save 20% on its energy costs using this system instead of unmanaged thermostats, a McCoy's spokesperson said.
The new location 35 miles northeast of Texas' capital city is the first McCoy's has built since it opened in Alpine, Texas, in 2007. The Taylor store marks "the beginning of a wave of expansion set to happen in the next few years" at McCoy's, a note attached to the company's press release said. Vice president of field support Meagan Jones said the company is eyeing property in Texas for future sites.
Founded 85 years ago, McCoy's stands 15th on this year's ProSales 100. It has 83 stores in five states plus two millwork facilities, posting sales of $506 million in 2011, 75% of it to pros.