The National FFA Organization works to strengthen science and agricultural educational opportunities for students across the country. The Texas FFA Association and Texas FFA Foundation are the largest state organizations in the country.
On this episode of Growing Our Future Podcast, Aaron Alejandro introduces Meagan McCoy Jones, fourth-generation President and COO at McCoy’s Building Supply. Megan’s many roles in the company, including receptionist, advertising intern, inside sales, assistant store manager, director, vice president, senior vice president, and now President and Chief Operating Officer, have given her priceless insights into building effective customer relationships and community connections.
Listen to the full episode with host Aaron Alejandro and Meagan McCoy Jones here.
A 95-Year Legacy
For Meagan McCoy Jones, McCoy’s Building Supply is more than a company–it’s a family legacy. Founded by her great grandfather in 1924, McCoy’s has evolved into a leader in the market. Despite its success, McCoy’s stays true to its humble origins by building relationships with communities, organizations like FFA, and customers. “Our purpose at McCoy’s is to make life easier and more fulfilling for those who build,” McCoy Jones says.
McCoy Jones’ years in the business have taught her that staying relevant is key. “Customers don’t owe us anything–we have to prove our value.” For McCoy’s, one path to relevance is the constant effort to leave the world, or, as McCoy Jones says, one’s “corner” of it, better than you found it.
“We don’t knock it out of the park every day,” Jones says. “But we’re trying to trend in the right direction.”
A Mutually Beneficial Partnership
McCoy Jones also knows the importance of connecting with the agriculture community, a group she calls loyal and knowledgeable. “I have tremendous respect for people who obligate themselves to long-term good things,” McCoy Jones says. FFA is just…