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Plumbing and Heating Wholesale, Inc. (PHW) is excited to announce the acquisition of Kearney, NE based plumbing and HVAC distributor Holmes Plumbing and Heating Supply.  Both the Location and the Team at Holmes Supply represent a strategic opportunity for PHW and we know that culturally our 2 organizations are aligned.  PHW is very excited to continue to serve the Holmes customer base with the same outstanding service that Holmes has provided the market for nearly 55 years and are excited to bring some new opportunities to the market as our companies combine resources. Holmes Supply will continue to operate as Holmes Plumbing & Heating Supply as a division of Plumbing & Heating Wholesale, Inc. for the foreseeable future. We will work together to provide unmatched services to the trade customers and showroom customers in the territory Holmes covers today.  The acquisition closed on April 28, 2023.

About Holmes Plumbing & Heating Supply:

Founded in 1968, Holmes Supply is one of south-central Nebraska's premier plumbing and heating wholesale distributors. Its territory covers south to the Kansas border and north to the South Dakota border. With two outside sales personnel, three delivery trucks and 15 employees, the company has managed to survive and thrive through economic ups and downs. This is due, in part, to its strong ties to the community and being a great industry partner.

Holmes Supply was formed by the vision of Grant Holmes, Donald Graham, Joyce Anderson, Gene Murray, Gerald McElhanney, and Jim Bamford, who saw the need for a wholesale supplier in central Nebraska. With Kearney being on 1-80, it was a prime location, and they knew they could make it work. They joined together as shareholders and named the company after Holmes, its first general manager, who they admired for his kindness, conviction, vision, and drive.

Over the years as shareholders either retired or wanted to sell their stock, Graham purchased shares as they became available. In the 1990s, he acquired the remaining shares, making the Graham family sole owners of Holmes Plumbing and Heating Supply Co.

Holmes Supply’s Success over the last 55 years is attributable to the tremendous dedication and loyalty of our employees to deliver superb customer service, great customers, and partnership with our vendors.

About Plumbing & Heating Wholesale:

Plumbing and Heating Wholesale (PHW) originated in 1979 in Sioux Center, Iowa by Leroy, and Jerry Plasier. Since that time PHW has grown to be an independent Plumbing, HVAC and PVF distributor with 9 distribution locations in Iowa and South Dakota. PHW also operates a Plumbing, Lighting and Cabinetry showroom in Sioux City, Iowa under the name Central Kitchen Bath.  PHW is now owned by Mike Plasier, Stacy Koele, Adam Kaskie and Benn Harms, all members of PHW’s Leadership Team. PHW runs on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) model which allows every team member in the organization to have a voice and opportunity to contribute to the greater good of the company.  The Leadership Team at PHW is committed to driving the EOS system into our culture.  We know that if our teams are participating in the process that we can and will have success together. PHW’s team is focused on the customers.  We believe that relationships and customer service are the key to long standing partnerships.  PHW is focused on growth opportunities where we can add additional value within our existing footprint or extend our value propositions into new markets.

“Creating Lasting Relationships Through Exemplary Service”