Ken Hendricks, founder, chairman and CEO of national building materials distributor ABC Supply, Beloit, WI, died early Friday morning, Dec. 21, after suffering a massive head injury after a fall at his home Thursday. He died in surgery.  ;   ;
About 10 minutes after returning home Thursday evening, Hendricks walked out of his house onto the floor of an addition to his home that was under construction to see how much work had been completed. He fell from the flooring deck.
He was 66 years old.
ABC Supply released a statement: This is an enormous tragedy and a great loss to the family, associates, and the community.  ; Right now, we are focused on working through the initial impact of this tragedy with primary focus on the Hendricks family, as we keep them in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.”
ABC Supply has reached $3 billion in annual sales in the  ; 25 years since Hendricks started the company; the company has landed on Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Largest Private Companies.  ;
The distributor  ; has 6,000 associates, and 390 locations in 46 states and the District of Columbia, ABC Supply is a wholesale distributor of roofing, siding, windows and other select exterior building products.