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Kenneth J. Hendricks (born Janesville, Wisconsin, ca. 1941) is a businessman and current resident of Beloit, Wisconsin who grew a shingle supply company into a $2.6 billion fortune and a spot on the Forbes 400. Photo of downtown Janesville looking south on Main Street Janesville is a city in Wisconsin. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the year. ... A businessman (sometimes businesswoman, female; or businessperson, gender neutral) is a generic term for a wide range of people engaged in profit-oriented enterprises, generally the management of a company. ... Beloit is a city located in Rock County, Wisconsin. ... Look up shingle in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Forbes 400 (est. ...


Hendricks was a high-school dropout who joined his father in the roofing business, reshingling houses on weekends, and starting his own firm which grew into a 500-man multi-state operation by 1971, a time when most roofers were still local. After selling off that business to have more personal time, he started ABC Supply, which has become the largest U.S. wholesaler of roofing supplies, with annual sales approaching $3 billion. Hendricks remains the sole owner, and was added to the Forbes 400 in 2004. In 2006, with his personal wealth estimated at $2.6 billion, Hendricks was added to the Forbes list of the world's billionaires. High school is a name used in some parts of the world, and particularly in North America, to describe the last segment of compulsory secondary education. ... Dropout may refer to: // A student who quits school before graduation. ... ABC Supply Company Incorporated is a roofing supply company based in Beloit, WI. It also sells windows, gutters, and siding for residential and commercial. ... Wholesaling consists of the sale of goods/merchandise to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services. ...


Hendricks also owns the Beloit Plaza mall and the former Beloit Corporation manufacturing complex, much of which has been completely redeveloped. Beloit Plaza is a shopping mall located in Beloit, Wisconsin. ...


In 2001, Hendricks was cited for exceeding the state's campaign laws mandating a $10,000 limit on political contributions. No legal action was taken.[1]


Hendricks and his wife Diane own and run several other companies through the Hendricks Group. Hendricks is known for his interest in green building technology, and will build an environmentally friendly roof for a complex at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. As of 2006, Hendricks has been involved in efforts to build a new stadium for the Beloit Snappers minor-league baseball team, and is the developer of a residential plat in Janesville. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sustainable architecture. ... The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, will be held in Beijing, China from August 8, 2008 through August 24, 2008, with the opening ceremony to take place at 8 p. ... Beijing [English Pronunciation] (Chinese: 北京 [Chinese Pronunciation]; Pinyin: Běijīng; IPA: ), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Minnesota Twins American League AAA Rochester Red Wings AA New Britain Rock Cats A Fort Myers Miracle Beloit Snappers R Elizabethton Twins Gulf Coast League Twins The Beloit Snappers are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Minnesota Twins, that plays in the Midwest League. ...


In 2006, Inc. named Hendricks its 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year award[2] and he was featured on the magazine's cover[3]. Inc. had ranked ABC Supply its #1 Inc. 500 business in 1986, after which it was too large to list. Inc. ...


External links

  • Up on the Roof - Forbes profile
  • 2006 Forbes World's Richest listing
  • 2006 Forbes 400 listing
  • Hendricks debuts on Forbes 400 - local chamber of commerce release
  • Create Jobs, Eliminate Waste, Preserve Value - Inc. profile

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Ken Hendricks: Information from Answers.com (331 words)
Hendricks was a high-school dropout who joined his father in the roofing business, reshingling houses on weekends, and starting his own firm which grew into a 500-man multi-state operation by 1971, a time when most roofers were still local.
Hendricks is known for his interest in green building technology, and will build an environmentally friendly roof for a complex at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.
As of 2006, Hendricks has been involved in efforts to build a new stadium for the Beloit Snappers minor-league baseball team, and is the developer of a residential plat in Janesville.
Create Jobs, Eliminate Waste, Preserve Value - Ken Hendricks - Entrepreneur of the Year - Beloit (924 words)
Those six words explain a lot: Why Ken Hendricks is worth $2.6 billion, how he came to be a walking textbook on identifying and exploiting business opportunities, how he manages to make (relatively) few enemies while treating Beloit, Wisconsin, like one vast fixer-upper--and why he is our Entrepreneur of the Year.
Having covered the requisite where-are-they-now territory, I had started to make concluding noises when Hendricks broke in with, "Hey, this is kind of a neat story you might want to hear." He went on to describe his crusade to restore 3,500 jobs lost in the bankruptcy of Beloit's major employer.
Hendricks obliged, and in 2002 he began scouring the country for businesses to put inside the Beloit Corp. facilities and in other vacant buildings around town.
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