About Us

About First Supply

First Supply has a rich history of service to the building community. Originally incorporated in 1897 as a family owned supplier of pumps and windmills, this growing company has evolved into the single source supplier that most Midwestern contractors rely on for plumbing, HVAC, municipal, waterworks, well & septic, builder PVF and industrial supplies. Recognized nationally as a leader in the industry, we’re focused on maintaining the best support staff and most reliable products available to contractors today.

Our Mission

Recognized nationally as a leader in the industry, First Supply is focused on maintaining the best support staff and most reliable products available to contractors today. Our mission is to provide customers with quality products and services in a timely, accurate and cost-effective manner.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Providing creative solutions to customer needs
  • Employing skilled, motivated, and conscientious people
  • Commiting to continuous improvement
  • Developing and maintaining strong supplier relationships

First Supply strives to meet the ever-growing needs of building contractors and industrial customers. Our unmatched coverage of the Upper Midwest includes 28 locations, 14 Gerhard’s Kitchen & Bath Stores, four Kohler Signature Stores and a Distribution Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Add in a support staff of 650+ and an inventory of more than $60 million, and you can rest assured that we’ve got what it takes to meet your supply needs.

Our Honors

We have been selected for the following honors:

Award 2017 Supply House Times - Showroom of the Year
Award 2013 Honoree of the Year - The Wholesaler
Award #34 on Supply House Times Premier 150
Award Affiliated Distributors National Affiliate of the Year