General Plumbing Supply Acquires John
M. Hartel & Co.
Plumbing Supply (GPS), one of the largest and longest
standing distributors of plumbing, heating, cooling and
industrial supplies on the East Coast, announced the acquisition
of John M. Hartel & Co. Inc. (JMH) in an asset purchase
effective July 1.
JMH is a third-generation, family-owned distributor of plumbing
and heating supplies located in Montvale, New Jersey (144 N.
Kinderkamack Road). Michael Hartel, co-owner, will remain to
assist with the transition before his planned retirement later
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Tom Hartel, co-owner
of JMH, will continue with GPS as assistant manager of the Montvale
location. Christopher Reynolds, longtime assistant manager of GPS’
Hawthorne location, will assume the branch manager position.
“We are thrilled to welcome the JMH employees to the GPS family,"
said Justin Freedman, GPS president. "JMH has built a culture of
customer service above all else. This addition extends our
geographic reach and complements our existing product offering,
particularly our partnership with Kohler.”
Michael Hartel added, “Both JMH and GPS value their employees and
customers with the respect that they all deserve. We firmly believe
that joining the GPS team will open many opportunities for growth
for our Hartel team and family.”
General Plumbing Supply has been a leading resource to contractors
for top-of-the-line plumbing, heating, HVAC, and industrial supplies
for over 100 years. In 1910, Charles S. Goldberg started what came
to be known as Goldberg Plumbing Supply in Bayonne, NJ, and since
then we've grown over three generations to become one of the largest
distributors on the East Coast, with 18 locations serving NJ, NY,
and PA. CEO Bruce Tucker learned the business from his father, Herb,
and has a lifetime of experience in this industry. Visit
General Plumbing Supply for more information.