United Supply Company Opens a New PROSTOCK Store in Pennsylvania with Ruud


Lindsey Ford

United Supply Company continues its relationship with Ruud and opens its first PROSTOCK store outside of its home state of New Jersey

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. July 18, 2013—In June 2013, Ruud distributor United Supply Company opened a new PROSTOCK location in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. United Supply Company has been serving HVAC and plumbing trade customers in New Jersey since 1912, and this is the first PROSTOCK location that the company has opened outside of New Jersey. It also represents the fourth PROSTOCK location that the company has opened with Ruud, part of the Rheem family of quality brands; the other PROSTOCK sites are located in Blackwood, Red Bank, and Toms River N.J.

“Last year was United Supply Company’s centennial anniversary, and it marked the first time we debuted the PROSTOCK concept. We opened our first plumbing retail showroom in the 1970s, and—with PROSTOCK—were able to give that same convenient, retail experience to our HVAC customers,” said Fred Tamberelli, president of United Supply Company. “Our new PROSTOCK store locations have all been very popular with local contractors, so it seemed like the perfect way to introduce United Supply Company to new customers in the Plymouth Meeting area.”

PROSTOCK stores offer replacement parts directly from the original equipment manufacturer, as well as aftermarket parts and supplies for professionals that install, maintain and service HVAC and water heating equipment. Rheem is one of the few manufacturers in the country offering a retail presence to meet the needs of HVAC and plumbing contractors.

“Ruud and United Supply Company have been business partners for more than 36 years. It’s great to see our relationship continue to grow in 2012 and 2013, thanks to the opening of these new PROSTOCK stores,” said Don Harter, vice president and general manager of Rheem Sales Company. “The company has such a rich history in New Jersey, and we’re glad that they’ve expanded to Pennsylvania now with PROSTOCK. United Supply’s customers in the Plymouth Meeting area will quickly realize how easy it is to shop at PROSTOCK, and they’ll also be wowed by the high level of service that United Supply consistently delivers.”

On Tuesday, June 19, PROSTOCK and United Supply Company hosted a grand opening event for contractors in the Plymouth Meeting area. The event included a catered luncheon, special discounts on products and services, and giveaways for attendees. Several company representatives from United Supply Company participated in the grand opening event, including Fred Tamberelli, president and Chick Dougherty, vice president with the company. Wayne Lewis, district parts manager for PROSTOCK, also traveled to Pennsylvania to attend the event.

“We’ve heard over and over from our customers in Blackwood that the PROSTOCK layout makes it easy to find the right supplies and parts in a quick manner, and our new customers in Pennsylvania saw this first-hand at the recent grand opening event,” added Dougherty. “The event was a great way to let contractors in Plymouth Meeting know that we’re happy to be part of the community, and we’re here to serve their needs.”

The Plymouth Meeting store is located at 4110 Butler Pike, suite B-105, and it is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information can be found on United Supply Company’s website, www.unitedsupplynj.com.

About Ruud (www.ruud.com)
Ruud, part of the Rheem family of quality brands, provides heating, cooling and water heating products for residential and light commercial use. Founded more than 100 years ago by the inventor of the water heater, Edwin Ruud, Rheem acquired the Ruud Company in 1960. Today, Rheem continues developing Ruud products in its tradition of quality, reliability and durability.

About Rheem (www.rheem.com)
Rheem is privately held with headquarters in Atlanta and U.S. operations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Indiana, North Carolina and Texas. In its 88th year of operation, the company manufactures a full-line of eco-friendly, technologically advanced residential and commercial heating and cooling systems; tank, tankless, solar and hybrid heat pump water heaters; whole-home standby generators, controls, swimming pool and spa heaters; indoor air-purification products; and commercial boilers throughout North America and world markets. The company’s premium brands, including Rheem, Raypak, Ruud and Richmond have been recognized with countless industry and consumer awards for reliability, innovative design and high quality.

About United Supply Company (www.unitedsupplynj.com)
United Supply Company has been servicing trade customers in New Jersey since 1912. United Supply Company has continually been named in the Top 100 Distributors nationwide. Our HVAC Division operates ten wholesale distribution warehouses and our Plumbing Division operates four showcase showrooms. Each showroom is a Registered Kohler Premier Showroom as a result of meeting the high quality and product presentation standards set by the Kohler Company. For more information, please see www.unitedsupplynj.com.