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Plumbing Wholesale company moving to Chicopee; Will invest $3 million in business.
A family-owned wholesale distributor plumbing and heating supplies plumbing from the Boston area has purchased a vacant warehouse building and has expanded its business to Western Massachusetts.

 



P.V. Sullivan Supply Co., Inc. purchased the former Burke Beverage building at 1125 Sheridan St. and is currently renovating the 43,000 square-foot building, said Greg Hanley, account executive for the business.

Over time the company expects to invest about $3 million into the new business, including the renovations and the purchase of equipment, he said.

It also plans to hire at least a dozen employees including those for outside sales, warehouse workers and truck drivers, Hanley said.

"It is a great opportunity because there are not a lot of wholesalers who do what we do here," Hanley said.

The company is a family owned business started in 1968 by Paul Sullivan. It is now owned by Jim Sullivan, nephew of the founder, and run by a number of family members including Hanley, who is the brother-in-law of Jim Sullivan.

It currently has two locations in Quincy and in Norwell and employees about 50 people.

The expansion to Chicopee will make it easier to service the area west of Worcester through the Berkshires as well as south into Connecticut, he said.

"We already had a big presence out in Western Massachusetts and with the building of the (MGM) casino in Springfield it was a unique opportunity," Hanley said.

P.V. Sullivan has already had a "soft opening" in the new business. Several employees have been hired and the company is already serving local businesses which come in or request deliveries from the Chicopee location.

Still the renovations have not been complete so the company is planning a grand opening celebration on March 16 to coincide with the St. Patrick's holiday to celebrate the Sullivan's Irish heritage, he said.

"We are a family business and we believe in giving back to the community," he said."

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The event, scheduled for noon to 8 p.m., will included an official ribbon cutting with Irish music, step dancing, corned beef and cabbage and Irish spirits. The business will also host a trade show with all of the vendors and continuing education classes for gas fitters and plumbers. The company will also sponsor the New England Plumbing and Gas Inspectors meeting at noon, Hanley said.

It has also already committed to sponsoring a float in the Holyoke St. Patrick's Parade on March 20, he said.

When company owners decided they wanted to expand to Western Massachusetts, they looked at a number of places and found they liked the "vibe" of Chicopee along with the building and its proximity to different highways.

"To be received so well by the mayor and his administration made a difference," Hanley said. "We couldn't have asked for a better response from the building department."

Mayor Richard J. Kos said he was happy to welcome the new business and wanted to ensure their move to Chicopee was as easy and efficient as possible.

The new jobs are a great benefit to the city and the region, he said.

It also benefits Chicopee to have a building, which has been vacant for about five years, to be occupied again.

About P.V. Sullivan
P.V. Sullivan is your complete source for wholesale plumbing and hearing supplies and tools. Family owned and operated since 1968, we are committed to providing the best price, value and service to our customers. We have what you need, and we’ll do whatever we can to deliver it that day!  For more information visit them at http://www.pvsullivan.com


 

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