Hulbert Supply has entered into an agreement to be purchased by Howland Pump & Supply Co., Inc.
“Howland Pump & Supply is a family owned and operated distributor like we are,” said CEO John Peria. “Hulbert Supply is a very successful company, thanks to our amazing team of employees and our loyal customers. The owners and family of Hulbert Supply feel strongly that joining forces with Howland Pump will enable our companies to stay strong and competitive well into the future.”
Hulbert Supply was founded in 1947 by Donald Hulbert in Plattsburgh, New York, and is currently run by three grandchildren of the founder. Dale Miner is the president of Hulbert Brothers Inc. (Malone and Plattsburgh, New York), Betsy Miner is the president of Hulbert’s Tri-Lake Supply Inc. (Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, New York) and Doug Hulbert is the president of Hulbert Supply Co., Inc. (Burlington, and Brandon, Vermont).
Howland Pump & Supply Co. was founded in 1855 in Ogdensburg, New York, and currently has nine branch locations in upstate and central New York. In addition to two Howland Pump & Supply locations, the other branch are the following:
“We are honored and humbled by the faith shown in us by Dale Miner, Betsy Miner, and Doug Hulbert, their Board of Directors and John Peria, the chairman of the board,” said LaRose, president and CEO. “They have done a great job and I look forward to working with them.
“We believe that the Hulbert employees are the biggest asset that we have acquired. We look forward to the future with a great deal of excitement; hungry for success yet humble in our approach. Both companies have a family-like atmosphere in all their branches. I think we will learn from each other and be able to provide more efficiencies to our customers.”