Winsupply acquires Thomas Pipe &
Supply, Arizona's leading industrial PVF distributor.
Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has
purchased Thomas Pipe & Supply, a Phoenix distributor of industrial
pipe, valves and fittings. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.
“Thomas Pipe & Supply is the number one wholesale distributor of
industrial pipe, valves and fittings in Arizona with 34 years of
serving their customers,” said Roland Gordon, president and CEO,
Winsupply Inc. “The company offers pipe fabrication and has enjoyed
consistently strong performance through innovation, product line
expansion, industry-leading customer service and a superior
operating model. Thomas Pipe gives us a strong PVF presence in the
Valley of the Sun and beyond to surrounding states.”
In selecting Winsupply as its buyer, Thomas Pipe President Don
Helmlinger Jr., said, “Winsupply’s entire acquisition team created a
comfort level for us, which allowed both companies to communicate in
a positive atmosphere. At that point, my staff and I realized we had
found the perfect fit.
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“We discovered that our
cultures mirrored each other's: Exceed your customers
expectations everyday, involve our excellent suppliers with
our clients, out-service and out-work the competitors,
provide quality products, develop long-lasting relationships
and encourage your customers to depend on you, know your
markets conditions, and always create a winning attitude in
your arena,” Helmlinger said.
Helmlinger, who co-owned Thomas Pipe & Supply with
investment group GenCap America, of Nashville, Tenn., will
continue as president as well as invest equity in Thomas
Pipe & Supply with Winsupply. 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.
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 nearly 600 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,
Wyatt Irrigation, Electrical Sales, Inc., APCO and Tacoma
Electric Supply. In the family 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 fire system fabrication. Follow Winsupply on
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