Winsupply acquires electrical supplies distributor in Vista, California

DAYTON, Ohio, April 6, 2017 – Winsupply Inc., one of the largest distributors in the nation, has purchased Electrical Sales, Inc., Vista, Calif., a distributor of electrical materials serving Southern California. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

“Electrical Sales has established itself as a premier distributor of electrical materials to Southern California, beginning with its opening in 1984,” said Roland Gordon, president of Winsupply. “They have an outstanding team of experts with a strong customer-centric culture that fits our organization so well. Electrical Sales serves a diversified customer base that includes industrial, OEM, large commercial, small commercial, and residential. They have a strong reputation for expertise in all areas of electrical materials including lighting.

“This acquisition gives Winsupply its first electrical distribution location on the West Coast and we see significant opportunities for growth throughout the region.”

The founder and former owner of Electrical Sales, Don Hartley, expressed his appreciation to his many long-term employees, customers and suppliers for their loyalty and support over the years. "After considering multiple options I am confident that Winsupply, with their unique operating model, offers the best possible opportunity for continued growth and success for all," Hartley said.

The company will continue to do business as Electrical Sales and has 38 employees total in its two locations in Vista and San Diego.

The president of Electrical Sales is Kandyce Toth, who has been with the company 18 years. She and her eight-member management team have some 125 years combined experience in electrical distribution. Toth and other key managers will be offered the opportunity to purchase equity in Electrical Sales, Inc. 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. Winsupply provides the local company locations investment capital, sourcing and distribution, and other support services such as business consulting, accounting, payroll, IT, training 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, Wyatt Irrigation and Electrical Sales, Inc. 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 Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
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