Johnstone Supply Announces 400th
Member Store Growth Continues to Outpace the Industry.
Supply, Inc. celebrated the opening of its 400th location in
Toms River, NJ as part of the Kenilworth Group, one of the
Cooperative’s leading Members. Owner-operators of the Group, Bob
Zimmermann and his wife Kate, brother Bud Zimmermann, and sister
Marydette Holt, were on hand along with Johnstone Supply’s CEO,
DeWight Wallace and VP of Membership, Mark Askew to officially
cut the ribbon on the new branch located at 1001 Corporate
Boulevard in Toms River. This latest location is the sixth owned
by the Zimmermann family in the greater northern New Jersey
At 12,500 sq. ft., the branch contains 4,000 sq. ft. of showroom
space and an 8,500 sq. ft. warehouse. George Morgan serves as
regional manager for both the Toms River and Tinton Falls locations,
with assistant branch manager Ray Carbone responsible for the day to
day operations of the new branch. Together the men have 34 years of
combined HVAC experience to bring to the business, and 19 years of
combined service at Johnstone Supply. Both men hold NJ Master HVACR
Well known in the area for their superior customer service and
product availability, the new store is just one part of a continuing
program to remodel and relocate their facilities to larger locations
to keep up with their growing business.
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represent some of the very finest of Members in the Cooperative and
we were all very excited that their Group would be opening the 400th
location,” remarked Wallace.
The Zimmermanns joined
the Cooperative in 1987, with the opening of their Kenilworth store.
Prior to that, Bob owned his own mechanical contracting company and
Bud had been a salesman with Pitney-Bowes. They opened the South
Plainfield branch in 1993, the Tinton Falls (previously Eatontown)
branch in 1996 and the Whippany branch in 2002. The Group’s last
expansion was in 2007, with the opening of the Saddle Brook
location. Marydette Holt joined her family in January 1997 and
serves as CFO.
Members serve both urban and rural contractors, with locations in 47
states across the country and in Guam, and coverage in every major
metropolitan area. In addition to equipment, the company supplies
repair and replacement parts for Residential, Commercial,
Refrigeration and Facilities Maintenance contractors, and carries
OEM parts for nearly every major equipment brand. An
industry-leading website and mobile app form the foundation of a
strong eCommerce capability. Additional technology-based efficiency
programs give contractors time- and money-saving conveniences for
ordering in the field and automating routine tasks.
Johnstone Supply is the leading cooperative wholesale distributor in
the HVACR industry, with over $1.8 billion in annual sales and 400
independently owned store locations across America. Johnstone Supply
offers superior customer service, technical advice and training
seminars, an annual print catalog featuring over 30,000 HVACR parts,
supplies and equipment, and a valuable website resource with a
searchable online catalog featuring more than 75,000 products
ordered directly from local stores. Johnstone is proud to be an
official partner and active contributor to Operation Homefront, a
national non-profit providing emergency financial and other
assistance to the families of military members and wounded warriors.