We at the Robinson Supply Co. are committed to excellence. We are a team of energetic and positive people who strive to provide superior service in all aspects of our business. It is through the eyes and minds of our employees that we look to the future. We consider these people and their ideas to be our most valuable asset.
Their dedication to service is unparalleled. With positive attitude, we continue to seek constant growth and improvement. We strive for, earn, and maintain a respect throughout our industry that is second to none.
We pride ourselves on our decades of service to our customers and our community. Customer satisfaction will forever remain our truest measure of success.
Robinson Plumbing and Heating Supply Co., Inc. of 195 Broadway, Fall River was founded in May of 1954 by Rudy Robinson. Working by himself, Rudy would have certain hours set aside when the shop would be open and other hours set aside when he would call on customers or deliver material in his station wagon.
Within a year he had acquired such major lines as Universal-Rundle plumbing fixtures and Utica cast-iron boilers. Within three years a new cinder block building was constructed which remained headquarters for Robinson Supply until May of 1984.
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In 1967 Rudy's son, Russ, joined the organization after having worked in the business during vacations from the University of Massachusetts. Looking for new markets, Russ called on prospective accounts in neighboring New Bedford and Newport, RI.
Since that time Russ has expanded the operation to cover Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Boston's South Shore areas between Framingham and Attleboro, and the State of Rhode Island.
In 1985 a new modern facility was opened, one block away from the old location, at 195 Broadway. The facility encompasses 60,000 square feet and houses the latest equipment in warehouse operations. It is one of the largest and newest facilities of its kind in New England.
Also, almost every paperwork function including billing, inventory control, and accounts payable is handled by its in-house computer, which runs the SHIMS program on an IBM RS6000.
Robinson Supply now has over eighty employees including ten outside salesmen. A branch in Hyannis, MA was built in 1976 and expanded in 1994. In 1991 an 18,000 square foot location was opened in Plainville, MA. 1995 was another year of growth with the addition of a 40,000 square foot branch in Cranston, RI. The company continued to expand with a location opening in Reading, MA in 2000 as well as another in East Hartford, CT in 2001. With business growing, the Reading store soon became to small and the store was moved to a larger location in Woburn, MA. in 2006. Mr.Robinson decided that he needed to expand into the Boston area so, another store was opened in Avon, MA. in 2007.
Over the years Robinson Supply has continually improved and expanded its product lines, to the point where it can offer a greater selection of plumbing, heating, and cooling material for residential work than any other supply house in New England.
A good percentage of the lines are displayed at modern showrooms at all locations. These showrooms represent some of the best displays of bathrooms in New England.