WinSupply presentation to A. O. Smith for Plumbing - Finished Goods Vendor of the Year.

Winsupply Names Manufacturers Vendors of the Year in 10 Categories

May 12, 2020

Winsupply Inc., one of the nation’s largest wholesalers, has named its Vendors of the Year in their respective product categories.

The Winsupply Preferred Vendors that won in each category were chosen based on several criteria, the most important of which was being a leader in growing the segment’s business over the past year. They were also judged on selling to a breadth of locations that buy the vendor’s product, providing strong support at the local level, and consistent volume and growth.

WinSupply presentation to A. O. Smith for Plumbing - Finished Goods Vendor of the Year.
WinSupply presentation to A. O. Smith for Plumbing – Finished Goods Vendor of the Year.

The winners of 2019 Vendor of the Year are:

  • Tools:  Milwaukee Electric Tools
  • Turf Irrigation:  Rain Bird Corporation
  • Fire/Industrial:  Victaulic Company
  • Pumps:  Liberty Pump Company
  • Electrical:  Encore Wire
  • HVAC:  Johnson Controls Unitary Products Group
  • Waterworks:  Infiltrator Systems Inc.
  • Plumbing Showrooms:  American Standard
  • Plumbing – Rough- In:  Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
  • Plumbing – Finished Goods:  A.O. Smith Company
  • National Account Manager of the Year:  Jerry Lapour – Elkay

“Winsupply awards the Vendor of the Year from an already exceptional group of preferred suppliers based on the votes of our 600 local companies,” said John McKenzie, president of Winsupply Inc. “The winners of Vendor of the Year have gone beyond our expectations in the way they partner with our locations and Winsupply Sourcing Services to grow sales at each location and provide our customers with outstanding products and service.”

About Winsupply

Winsupply Inc. ( is a leading supplier of residential and commercial construction and industrial supplies and equipment headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The privately-held company has more than 600 wholesaling locations in 45 states and offers entrepreneurs the unique opportunity to own a meaningful part of the local business. Collectively, Winsupply is known as “The Winsupply Family of Companies” and includes Win-branded locations, Noland Company, Carr Supply, Security Plumbing & Heating Supply, APCO, and other regional suppliers the company has acquired. In the family are companies conducting business-to-business wholesale distribution of supplies and equipment in plumbing and heating; hydronics; pipe, valves and fittings; HVAC and refrigeration; electrical; fastening hardware; waterworks and utility; pumps; turf irrigation and landscape; and fire system fabrication. Follow Winsupply on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.