The Granite Group Announces Acquisition of United Plumbing Supply
Expands company’s operating footprint into Western Massachusetts
April 1, 2022
The Granite Group is pleased to announce its acquisition of United Plumbing Supply (UPS). Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Based in Springfield, MA, UPS consists of one wholesale branch located at 377 Cottage Street and a decorative plumbing showroom called, “The Bath & Kitchen Gallery,” located at 1060 Memorial Avenue in West Springfield, MA. Effective April 1, 2022, both locations have begun operating under The Granite Group umbrella.
“We have an aggressive growth plan that involves taking The Granite Group to new markets that we know will benefit from our industry-best combination of great people, great products, and great service. With the UPS acquisition, we will now have a major presence in the Springfield market which will serve as the perfect gateway for our team to service Western Massachusetts. We could not be more excited to welcome the UPS team into The Granite Group family, roll up our sleeves and get to work in Springfield! We look forward to becoming the region’s go-to source for contractors who want convenient, everyday access to the inventory they need to keep their workdays moving.” said Chris Ploss, President of The Granite Group.
The Granite Group's new Springfield branch will be run by Steve Durej, a talented Granite Group veteran with ties to the Springfield market. Steve comes to Springfield after a very successful 6-year stint running our branch in West Hartford, CT. We are very excited about the new team (filled with faces familiar to both UPS and Granite Group customers) that Steve is building and the exceptional service he will be delivering!
Please note: We will be temporarily closing the UPS wholesale branch on Cottage Street for the month of April so that we can reset the warehouse, ramp up inventory and convert systems to those used here at The Granite Group. We plan to reopen the first week in May. UPS customers looking for supplies while the Springfield branch is closed, will be able to use their current accounts to make purchases and arrange delivery through our West Hartford, CT branch. For more information on this, please call: (860) 297-7690 or email: WestHartfordSales@thegranitegroup.com. The Bath & Kitchen Gallery showroom will also be closed during this time period with plans to reopen by June. As we move towards the opening of our new Springfield branch, please do not hesitate to reach out to Steve with any questions you may have.
The Granite Group - Springfield, MA
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