McCoy’s coming to Liberty Hill

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By RACHEL MADISON

McCoy’s Building Supply has a long history in Texas, and now the building supply store is expanding to Liberty Hill, with a new store expected to open in the spring of 2021.

MJ Toops, communications specialist for McCoy’s Building Supply, said McCoy’s was founded in Galveston in 1927 by Frank McCoy. When he founded it, it started out as McCoy Roofing Company. McCoy’s son, Emmett McCoy, eventually took over the company and started the retail side and building supply side. Today, the CEO of McCoy’s is Frank’s grandson and Emmett’s son, Brian McCoy. He took the reins as CEO in 2001, and in 2007, Brian’s daughter, Meagan McCoy Jones, became the fourth generation to join the company leadership when she was named president of the company.

Though the company started out as one store that sold roofing supplies, it has since expanded to 88 stores throughout Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Now headquartered in San Marcos, the stores offer a full-service lumber yard, farm and ranch supplies and more.

“We sell anything professional builders and contractors might need for projects, but we’re also open to all do-it-yourself customers,” Toops said. “And if you need batteries and lightbulbs, you can run in and grab those things too.”

When the Liberty Hill store opens, it will be the 89th McCoy’s Building Supply store. Construction is set to begin on Sept. 28, and should be completed in approximately eight months, Toops said. There will be a 26,000-square-foot retail building and warehouse on 12.5 acres on the south side of State Highway 29 and RM 1869.

“The way our stores are designed, we will have the retail space and then a paved, covered, drive-thru lumber yard,” Toops said. “We have lumber inside our store, but there will be a huge selection outside kept in our covered lumber yard. If you have just ordered lumber, you drive up to the yard and can drive through and get loaded up from there.”

Toops said McCoy’s aim, especially in Texas, is to keep growing its stores and reaching new customers.

“Liberty Hill was a great place for us to move into so we can better reach our customers,” she added. “Many people in the area already shop with us, but instead of having to drive into Georgetown or another store, if we are in Liberty Hill, we can be right there for those customers and hopefully we will also strengthen our reach. We have several stores in Austin and the surrounding area, and we’re really trying to reach out a little more to those areas that will be a good fit, like Liberty Hill. We want to be a part of the growth in the area.”

Toops said McCoy’s will be a good fit for the Liberty Hill community because it is not a one-size-fits-all store.

“Some people may come in with big projects and be well-versed in construction terms, and for others, it might be their first time working on a project,” she said. “We’re happy to help with it all. We have a good balance of providing personalized service to those doing do-it-yourself projects and professional builders working on large scale building projects.”

Besides lumber and building supplies, Toops said McCoy’s also carries a large amount of farm and ranch supplies, from fencing to cattle shoots.

“Because of this, we can reach a unique number of customers and provide really personalized service to those customers,” she added.

Toops said once the Liberty Hill store opens, McCoy’s plans to be a thriving part of the community.

“We’re really excited to be in Liberty Hill,” she said. “We have a long history as a company and a long history in Texas, and we’re excited to bring that history and experience to Liberty Hill.”

While store hours have not been set yet, Toops said McCoy’s is always closed on Sundays and hours during the week are typically from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on McCoy’s, visit www.mccoys.com.

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