Henry McGee (father of Charles and Richard McGee) sells his Ford tractor dealership in Monroe, NC.
Richard McGee starts his canopy business in his father’s garage. They started from nothing. The father-son duo purchased a bandsaw and a few materials to make window awnings. Richard hired a retiree to help him build his first carport. Occasionally they built carports and patio coverings. Months later, they rented a warehouse space in Monroe after out-growing his father’s garage.
Brother, Charles McGee, joins the business.
Richard and Charles move the business to another location on U.S. Hwy 74 in Monroe. It was bigger and a bit more updated.
The brothers decide to purchase their first fleet of McGee trucks, three new red and white F100 trucks.
McGee Corporation moves next door to a building twice as big as the previous space. They were excited to have 7,000 square feet for their growing business.
The company’s first convenience store canopy is built in Albemarle, NC.
Henry McGee passes away.
The brothers purchase their own brick building and become first time commercial building owners.
The company builds a new, larger building (175,000 square feet today) in Matthews, NC. More space was needed to house the roll former machine that fabricates deck pans for all McGee canopies.
Kevin McGee, President of Sales, joins the company in May of 1989.
McGee Corporation expands their building by another 48,000 square feet.
Richard and Charles are awarded entrepreneur of the year for their innovation in expanding their line of oil company facias and canopies to include fabricated metal buildings.
Todd McGee, President of Operations, joins the company in May of 1992.
Swede McGee, President of Manufacturing, joins the company in May of 1995.
The company purchases and installs an impressive CNC router for McGee fascia systems.
Charles McGee passes away.
The company purchases and installs a new CNC drill saw line for structural steel fabrication.
Reese McGee, grandson of Richard McGee and son of Todd McGee, joins the company.
McGee Corporation has grown into the number one canopy manufacturer and is known for their culture of customer commitment.
The company proudly recognizes that they serve some of the biggest customers on the planet. They thrive because every customer, no matter the size, receives the same level of service and commitment to excellence.