Collierville, TN (December 20, 2022) – Maximus Building Supply, formerly Thrifty Building Supply, has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Commercial Appeal Top Workplaces. The list is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization: including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

“I am beyond thrilled that Maximus Building Supply was recognized as a Top Workplace,” said owner, Richard Cooper. “We just went through rebranding the company as Maximus Building Supply – Maximus means greatest, and I feel like we have the greatest employees – they are the foundation of our company. We are constantly looking at ways to make sure we are taking care of our employees. Over the past year we have implemented new company policies to provide more personal time off, additional vacation time, driver safety bonuses, mandatory reviews, and cost of living pay raises annually. We also incorporate a variety of events throughout the year for the employees and their families and bring in lunch on a regular basis for the team. This award is a testament that our employees appreciate these improvements and see that we value them.”

Cindy Manley, who has worked with Richard Cooper for 25 years said, “Richard is really engaged with everyone in the company and wants to make sure they know they are valuable to the success of the company. I’m proud to work for such a great family-oriented faith-based company”

Only 51 companies in the Memphis-Metro region made this year’s list. Maximus Building Supply and the entire list of Memphis Top Workplaces will be featured in a special section of The Commercial Appeal on Sunday, December 18th.


Maximus Building Supply, previously Thrifty Building Supply, was established in Collierville, TN in 1984. The company has grown and evolved from a small building supply company to the Mid-South’s premier building supplier providing lumber, windows, doors and trim. Maximus Building Supply currently has four locations in the Mid-South, three full-service lumber yards and one manufacturing door and trim shop, along with a 25-vehicle fleet.

Making the world a better place to work together. Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 16 years of culture research and the results from 27 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit or