History

Plumbers’ Supply Company has a long history in New Bedford as it has been doing business in the city since the 1800’s. The original Plumbers’ Supply faucet can still be seen on the company’s former building on Water Street in downtown New Bedford. In 1977, Plumbers’ Supply Company, with its single location in New Bedford, was acquired by Snow & Jones from the Holcomb family. The Plumbers’ Supply Company name was retained.

In 1980 James “Jimmie” Jones and his two sons Kevin and Jay parted from Snow & Jones with the New Bedford and Taunton locations.  This became the start of the current ownership of Plumbers’ Supply Company.  Since 1980, through a series of acquisitions and branch openings, Plumbers’ Supply Company has grown from two branches to sixteen wholesale locations, three kitchen and bath showrooms and a distribution center. Kevin and Jay continue to own and operate the business today.

History Timeline

1979
Plumbers’ Supply Company’s New Bedford location moved from Water Street to its current facility on Acushnet Avenue

1981
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired Oil Heat Supply in Fall River

1982
Plumbers’ Supply Company opened its current Fall River facility on Rodman Street

1986
Plumbers’ Supply Company opened the Martha’s Vineyard branch

1986
Plumbers’ Supply Company opened the Middletown, RI branch

1987
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired Fall River Steam and Gas which included the Bath Cove showroom

1988
Plumbers’ Supply Company opened its second Bath Cove showroom in Middletown, RI

1992
Plumbers’ Supply Company opened the Nantucket branch

1996
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired Tondre Supply resulting in the Smithfield, RI and East Providence RI branches

1997
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired Southeastern Supply in New Bedford which was integrated into the operations of the Acushnet Avenue facility

1999
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired Capeway Supply’s Wareham location

2001
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired American Wholesale in Easton

2006
Plumbers’ Supply Company opened it’s 85,000 square foot distribution center and corporate headquarters on Church Street in New Bedford

2010
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired Central Supply’s locations in Woodsville & Lebanon, NH

2011
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired Arlex Supply in Arlington, MA

2012
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired Circle Supply in Watertown, MA

2013
Plumbers’ Supply Company acquired DH Adam’s locations in Worcester & Leominster, MA

2016
Plumbers’ Supply Company opens the Dorchester, MA branch

2016
The Bath Cove showrooms are re-branded to The Inspired Bath

2017
Plumbers’ Supply Company opens third The Inspired Bath Showroom in Waltham, MA and acquired South Shore Heating Supply in Brockton, MA

2019
Plumbers’ Supply Company opens new 175,000 square foot headquarters and distribution center on Flaherty Drive in the New Bedford Business Park

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