• View Our Store
  • Latest News
  • News


    Posted by Battleship Texas Foundation on June 14, 2024

    Featured image for Post named `MCCOY’S BUILDING SUPPLY ANNOUNCES $225,000 GIFT`
    Frank McCoy (Merchant Marines), company founder and his son, Emmett McCoy (U.S. Army) who served as McCoy’s CEO from the 50s – the early 90s.

    Galveston, TX – June 1, 2024 – McCoy’s Building Supply has joined forces with the Battleship Texas Foundation with a $225,000 contribution to the “Bring Her Home” Restoration Campaign. McCoy’s was founded in Galveston in 1927 and is honored to support a project connected to its hometown. This contribution now propels total funds raised to near 90% completion of the $75,000,000 goal.

    “As a Texas-based company, we are honored to stand with the Battleship Texas Foundation in this noble endeavor. Our contribution reflects the shared values of service and sacrifice that unite McCoy’s customers with the brave sailors who served aboard the Battleship Texas,” said Reid McCoy, Board Vice Chair of McCoy’s Building Supply and U.S. Navy Veteran.

    Since its founding, McCoy’s has been steadfast in its support of community, much like the sailors who manned the decks of the USS Texas. With a commitment to supplying the tools and materials needed by builders, contractors, ranchers, and dedicated do-it-yourselfers, McCoy’s has played a vital role in fortifying the homes and communities it serves while supporting causes across its multi-state reach.

    “The Battleship Texas Foundation is immensely grateful for McCoy’s Building Supply’s bold leadership and unwavering support to bring the Battleship Texas one step closer to her rightful place as a living testament to the courage and sacrifice of those who served her,” said Tony Gregory, CEO of the Battleship Texas Foundation.

    The Battleship Texas stands as a monument to the courage of those who sailed her into battle. Decommissioned and commemorated as a museum and memorial on April 21, 1948, she remains a symbol of strength and freedom. Established in 1998 as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit, the Battleship Texas Foundation continues to champion her preservation and transformation into a living testament to the indomitable spirit of America.

    “McCoy’s has answered the call, guiding us toward our shared restoration goals. We hope their example inspires others to join our ranks and ensure the USS Texas stands proud for generations to come,” said Gregory. “Together, let us secure the legacy of the USS Texas – a living testament to the values of freedom, sacrifice, and education.”

    For more information on how to support the Battleship Texas Foundation’s “Bring Her Home” Restoration Campaign, visit

    About Battleship Texas Foundation:

    The Battleship Texas Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Battleship Texas, a veteran of both World War I and World War II and the last surviving battleship that participated in those conflicts. The foundation seeks to provide the resources to maintain and restore the ship, educate the public about her unique history, and honor those who served aboard her.

    About McCoy’s Building Supply:

    McCoy’s Building Supply is one of the nation’s largest privately held building supply retailers. Since 1927, McCoy’s has provided quality building products and services to its “Born-to-Build” customers, earning the loyalty of builders, contractors, ranchers, and serious do-it-yourselfers. Led by Meagan McCoy Jones, McCoy’s employs more than 3,400 people and operates 87 stores, three distribution centers, and two millwork facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. They can be found online at, and for more information on how McCoy’s Building Supply supports local communities, please visit

    MEDIA CONTACT: Dancie Perugini Ware Public Relations / 713.224.9115