Winsupply extends footprint along the
Eastern seaboard with two new companies.
Winsupply Inc., one of the largest
distributors in the nation, has opened two new companies along
the Eastern seaboard: Winsupply of Absecon, in New Jersey, and
Winsupply of Rockland, in Maine. The openings represent the
seventh and eighth companies Winsupply has opened during 2016.
The new location in Absecon, N.J, serves contractors in the
plumbing, hydronics and new construction industries in Ocean,
Atlantic and Cape May counties of New Jersey. The president of
the company, Jim Yates, and his team have more than 75 combined
years of experience in the plumbing and hydronics industries.
Yates previously worked for plumbing supply companies in the
“Jim Yates decided to invest in a Winsupply company of his own
after 26 years in sales and marketing for other wholesale
distributors,” said Roland Gordon, president of Winsupply Inc.
“The investment opportunity and equity partnership with
Winsupply is something that isn’t offered by other major
wholesalers in our industry. He’s very knowledgeable with the
southern New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania market where he has
experience as a wholesale branch manager as well as managing
multiple branches in the region and helping them become
profitable. Jim and his team have very strong relationships with
the local plumbing and heating, and mechanical contractors.”
The Rockland, Maine,
location serves plumbing, heating, air conditioning and ventilation
(HVAC), and hydronics contractors in the mid-coastal region between
Portland and Bangor, where Winsupply has existing locations in each
of the latter cities.
The president of Winsupply of Rockland, Sam Irish, has been with
Winsupply for more than 10 years and helped open Bangor Winsupply in
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“Sam has a strong
track record with opening and establishing a successful new business
in a new location, experience that will serve him and his team well
in Rockland,” said Gordon. “Sam and his team have 35-plus years
combined experience in the hydronics, HVAC and plumbing industries,
extending our distribution footprint along the important northeast
In the Winsupply co-ownership business model, Winsupply Inc. has
majority equity in each of its locations, while the local company
presidents and sometimes employees own substantial equity. With this
model, local companies have the autonomy and flexibility to decide
how best to meet the needs of the customers in their markets.
Co-ownership gives them “skin in the game,” pride of ownership, a
sense of achievement and the ability to share in the company’s
performance financially. Winsupply provides the local company
locations purchasing power, distribution and other support services
such as business consulting, accounting, payroll, IT and marketing.
The centralized support allows local operators to focus on their
customers, local markets and products.
About Winsupply Inc.
Winsupply Inc. (www.winsupplyinc.com)
is a leading supplier of residential and commercial construction and
industrial supplies and equipment headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The
privately-held company has 580 wholesaling locations in 45 states
and offers entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to own a meaningful
part of the local business. Collectively, Winsupply is known as “The
Winsupply Family of Companies” and includes Win-branded locations,
Noland Company, Carr Supply, Security Plumbing & Heating Supply, and
Wyatt Irrigation. In the group are companies conducting
business-to-business wholesale distribution of supplies and
equipment in plumbing and heating; hydronics; pipe, valves and
fittings; HVAC and refrigeration; electrical; fastening hardware;
waterworks and utility; pumps; turf irrigation and landscape; and
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