A Warm Wolff Welcome

“Supply it and they will come!” – that’s what Harold and Norman Wolff stood by since founding Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. Since then, Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. has experienced a journey full of expansion and multiple generations, becoming the business customers seek today.

Brothers Harold and Norman Wolff resided in Medina, Ohio with their beloved family, who owned and operated a dairy farm. Growing up in historical and monumental times, it was shortly after World War II that the brothers desired more income for themselves and their family. So, Harold and Norman bought the dairy farm from their mother, Frieda. It was also around this time in the 1950’s, when the brothers started to raise families of their own. What came next was the heavy decision the brothers needed to decide for themselves and their family: whether to continue supporting their dairy farm and individual families, while slowly rolling into debt, or to go a different direction with the farm and create a new business. Thankfully, Harold and Norman stepped into the field of mechanical trades, providing electrical, plumbing, and HVAC supplies to local contracting businesses. The company was officially founded as Wolff Bros. General Contractors, with Harold as president and Norman as vice president. The brothers began to expand their business into retail, while the company continued to be operated out of an old truck. Such an increase in business led to a need for an increase in space. Rather quickly, the barn became offices, the old hayloft became storage, and the chicken coop became a warehouse. What once was Wolff Bros. General Contractors became Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. in March of 1965. Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. continued to develop, bringing on the second generation of Wolffs while turning towards being a wholesale distributor of electrical, plumbing, and HVAC supplies to support local contractors’ needs.

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Today, Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. is one of the largest, independent electrical, plumbing, and HVAC distributors in Ohio. Wolff Bros. is slowly shifting into the third generation, with Ted Wolff as president. The corporate branch remains in Medina, Ohio, but the business has expanded into 13 total branches all within Central and Northern Ohio. ​Alongside Wolff’s supply side, Wolff Design Centers are located at 4 of the 13 branches. There, consultants assist in remodeling, renovations, and any other housing projects needed. ​Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. and Wolff Design Centers are both based around the values of being customer-focused and family-friendly. Wolff Bros. stands 54 years strong in their mission statement:​ “We must maintain a passion to serve the customer. Without the customer, Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. will no longer exist. We will give the customer premium service at competitive prices.”

Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. in Medina, Ohio

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Written By Alyssa Gormley

Summer 2019 Social Media and Marketing Intern at Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. of Medina, Ohio.

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