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Coburn: Everything a Contract Needs

by | Monday, August 1, 2011 | 0 comment(s)

BY MICHAEL MAYNARDWith 49 branches spread across four states and a strong presence in HVAC, plumbing, electrical and waterworks, Coburn Supply Co. Inc. is a wholesale distributor that understands the value of diversification. For much of its existence, Coburn was a plumbing and A/C equipment supply house, but it took the oil bust in the mid-1980s to convince its owners that the business had to expand its offerings and grow geographically.The company was founded by Albert Coburn, who started his...

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An American Standard® Showroom that Keeps It All in the Family

by | Sunday, June 20, 2010 | 0 comment(s)

It was 1934 when Coburn Supply Company founder Albert J. Coburn heard opportunity knock a second time. Three years earlier he’d gone to work for a newly opened plumbing supply distributor in Beaumont, Texas after the stock market crash of 1929 put an end to his contractor business. Coburn approached the plumbing supply distributor to buy its materials on consignment, after hearing they would be closing their doors, and Coburn Supply Company was born. Today Coburn’s corporate offices in...

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