The company’s journey began close to 50 years ago in 1972, when Bonner Hubbard opened Hubbard Pipe & Supply, Inc. at 463 Robeson St. in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
He founded a simple plumbing wholesale supply company which began in one small section of the existing warehouse. The business eventually expanded throughout the building and into two adjacent buildings. Bonner and his wife Dot, both passed away in 2002 leaving the business to be run by their son-in-law and daughter Wilson and Nancy Teachey, and their son David Hubbard. In 2004, Wilson, Nancy and David opened Hubbard Kitchen and Bath Showroom in an adjacent building to expand the decorative plumbing offerings and to create an environment where customers could see and feel product offerings in application. The company has seen much growth and expansion over the years but has strived to remain true to Bonner Hubbard’s legacy of service and integrity.
Today with 10 supply house locations and eight designer showrooms, Hubbard has grown to be so much more than “pipes and supplies.” In 2013, Hubbard added lighting to its showrooms that showcase the latest in decorative plumbing and lighting fixtures as well as a sampling of home accessories and lamps. Their custom-styled showrooms come with personal attention and industry trained professionals who can help you select the perfect fixtures for your home to match your budget and style. We are committed to our customers and stand behind our products 100%.
In 2018, Hubbard expanded its footprint once more with the purchase of Ruehlen Supply Company. Ruehlen was founded in 1978 by Robert N. (Bob) Ruehlen, Sr. and his wife, Sue. Together with their son, Robert N. Ruehlen, Jr. and Waybern E. Canup, they started operations from a single store in Concord, North Carolina. With similar roots of a strong family independent owned and operated business, the merger of two great teams has brought forth one company that is excited about serving the Carolinas. Although, purchased by Hubbard, Ruehlen Supply continues to operate under the Ruehlen name to honor its history and preserve the family name that began serving western Carolina years ago. The same principles and values that Ruehlen was founded on, continue to remain steadfast and true today. While Hubbard serves the eastern part of the Carolinas and Ruehlen the western, we are one team devoted to taking care of our customers and the plumbing and lighting needs of their communities, and in doing so we carry on the legacy of our founders
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