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Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, Beverly, Mass., a third generation family business, was awarded the 2016 Family Business Award, Medium Firms Category. The Massachusetts Family Business Awards program, hosted by Northeastern University Center for Family Business, promotes and highlights the great achievements of Massachusetts-based, family-held businesses and entrepreneurs.
"We are so honored to be named the 2016 Family Business of the year," said Jason Sevinor, president. "It is incredibly significant for us to be recognized in the community of family run businesses, as we are currently celebrating our 70th anniversary. I am honored to be part of such a legacy."
Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply has been a family owned business since 1945. The company was started by William Sevinor as a small plumbing supply store. In 1971, William’s son Ralph started working full time for the company and saw an opportunity to expand by opening a showroom, hence the debut of Designer Bath. An innovator in his industry, Ralph recognized that having a showroom was a viable way to do business, providing fixtures not only to the trade community, but also directly to the consumer.
Today, Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply is in the midst of celebrating its 70th year in business led by the third generation, Jason as president and Mindy Sevinor as brand manager. The business is the longest standing decorative kitchen and bath showroom in the Greater Boston area.
Each year, the Northeastern University Center for Family Business recognizes family businesses across the state with the Massachusetts Family Business of the Year Awards. The awards program was created to promote and highlight some of the great achievements of Massachusetts-based, family-held businesses and entrepreneurs.