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Woman of the Week – Megan McCoy Jones

Posted December 04, 2017 4:45 PM by lmno24

Megan McCoy Jones is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at McCoy’s Building Supply. She’s been around the business her whole life, as it’s been her family’s livelihood for more than 90 years.

During her summers as a kid, she’d spend time at the company shadowing her father and learning all she could about the company.

McCoy served as Director of Field Support at McCoy Corporation from August 2008 to December 12, 2011. In August 2007, she began a one-year term as Assistant Store Manager of McCoy's Manchaca, Texas store.

Source: McCoy’s Building Supply

In an interview with, she discusses the issues women in the construction industry often face. She prides herself with always asking good questions and trying to get a good understanding of all parts of an issue.

“I’m working hard to ask as many of our crew members as possible, and also customers, what’s working in their job, what frustrates them, what’s hard on customers to deal with, what’s making it easier for them to want to buy from us. I know what I know and I don’t know what they know. I want to ask good questions,” she said in the interview.

She noted that one of her biggest areas of growth is trying to fully understand the perspective of everyone and not just listen only to convince someone of her perspective.

Upon graduation, she joined McCoy's full-time in the Corporate Development department with the specific goal of learning all facets of the company's headquarters operations.

At the same time, she also worked with the Texas Legislature on behalf of McCoy's to revise the Business Franchise Tax, Lien Laws and tax exemption procedures for agriculture and timber industries.

She also serves as a Trustee of LUMPAC, LAT's political action committee, and a Member of the Board of Directors for the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin.

To read the full interview, click here.


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