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.
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.
Russ moved Robinson Supply’s headquarters in the summer of 1984 to the current location in Fall River, Massachusetts. He had a vision to expand the company and product offering to include kitchen and bath products that would appeal to homeowners; as a result, the Bath Splash Showroom was born.
In 1991 Russ added a second showroom in Plainville, Massachusetts to better serve the South Shore markets. And in 1996, after only five short years, the third and largest showroom was introduced in Cranston, Rhode Island.
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.