General Adhesive was established as an adhesive wholesale distributor business in 1946 by its founding father, James Primm.
Started by putting adhesive on craft paper to hold fiber-glass insulation for Bob Frymire.
Name changed to Standard Supply.
Standard Supply opened a branch in Longview.
In August of 1983 the company is purchased by Bill Shaw. The Headquarters was located in Downtown Dallas on Canton Street with one location in Longview
Mark Shaw was appointed CFO in 1985 until 2008.
The originally Fort Worth branch was sold to Bill Boyd of AC Supply in 1959. It was reopened in 1986.
Standard Supply extended its Dallas presence with the opening of the Garland branch.
Headquarters relocated to Longstar Drive in 1988, LaReunion in 2004, & Regal Row in 2007.
Standard Supply opened a branch in Carrollton.
Originally opening in 1990 as Athens Supply, Standard Supply acquires the company in 1995.
Standard Supply was a founding member of the HVAC group beginning in 1993 which later became the AD HVAC group.
The Shaw Brothers, Bill & Mark, purchased Bartos from Jerry Bartos. Bartos is a plan & spec company & a sister company of Standard Supply.
Continued expansion into DFW market occurred when we opened a facility in Plano. It relocated to Allen in 2008.
Expanding outside the North and East market for the first time, Standard Supply was established in San Antonio, Texas.
Standard Supply branches implemented Wireless Warehousing.
Growth continues in Texas as branches in Harlingen & Houston opens.
As part of our commitment to customer service, the B2B site was launched to make ordering easy for customers.
Standard Supply opened a branch in McAllen.
The company enters the warranty business with the start of coolCARE Sales. Standard Supply starts offering extended warranties.
A mobile branch opened in Fort Worth.
The Houston North branch opened to help better serve the Houston area customers.
Standard Supply opens College Station branch. Moving to a new facility in Bryan the Fall 2019.
Paris was purchased from Dane Johnson.
Standard Supply goes west & opens a location in Lubbock.
Rockwall location opened for business.
New branches opened in 2019 and 2020.
Standard Supply acquires Bradford Industrial Supply in Oklahoma from Bob Bradford & Mike Simons. This marks the start of Standard Supply’s expansion outside of Texas.
New branches opened in 2022.
During the early 1950's when people began air conditioning their homes, contractors requested that Standard provide adhesive to attach insulation to craft paper or foil sheets. This would insulate the walls as they installed air conditioning units. Most contractors found this process to be difficult, so Standard Supply started facing insulation in their Downtown Dallas warehouse in. This was the beginning of a philosophy that still exists at Standard Supply today: "Delivering Solutions" to meet our contractor's business needs.
As the insulation facing business grew, contractors started asking for grilles, registers, duct pipe, and other items. Standard listened their contractors and began stocking more HVAC supplies. From there, Standard Supply has grown to be the largest HVAC supply company in Texas. Standard has 24 locations covering the north, east, west, central and south Texas. In January 2020 Standard Supply acquired Bradford Industrial Supply in Oklahoma from Bob Bradford & Mike Simons. This marked the start of Standard Supply’s expansion with currently 5 new branches outside of the state of Texas. We have earned the reputation of having the largest and broadest line of HVAC supplies in the region.
All of our branches are staffed with knowledgeable and friendly people to serve you. Each location has the ability to deliver to the contractor's warehouse or even directly to job sites in most cases. Continuing its history of innovation in the HVAC supply industry, Standard began to "package" new home construction materials in the late 1980s. Instead of the contractors having a substantial investment in inventory and overhead to warehouse materials and prepare each new job from their stock. Standard provides this service for them using the fundamental idea of "just in time" inventory. Many of our more forward-thinking contractors utilize this service. We believe this model provides the lowest total transaction cost to the contractors while allowing them to focus on what they do best (installation) and allowing Standard to handle what we do best (warehousing and order fulfillment).
Over the past several years, Standard Supply has been successful at establishing first class customer service while growing its business exponentially. Adding the Amana/Goodman product group to our business makes Standard Supply a Triple Threat organization. First in class customer service, first in class product offering and not to mention, first-class co-workers. Standard Supply is focused on our mission of "Delivering Solutions" to our contractors and setting the standard for service in the HVAC supply industry. “We Set the Standard.”