Wolff Bros. Farm began when Harold and Norman Wolff bought the family farm from their mother, Frieda, a few years after World War II. A few years later, with both brothers raising families, a decision had to be made whether to go into debt and enlarge the dairy farm operation to support two families or to go into another occupation.In the 1950's, Harold and Norman decided to go into the mechanical trades - Electrical, Plumbing, and Heating contracting business. Wolff Bros. General Contractors, the name of their new company, was operated out of the back of an old truck. They built houses and took on other jobs in the Medina areaLater, expanding into retail sales they started using the dairy barn and chicken coop for storing parts and supplies. The main floor of the barn housed the offices while the hay loft was filled with tubs and toilets. The old chicken coop was becoming a warehouse for pipe and other plumbing and electrical supplies. Who needed those fancy bin containers when you had old chicken nesting boxes to separate the different size fittings?! In March 1965, the growing business was incorporated as Wolff Bros. Inc. In 1972, when the second generation began graduating from college, Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. entered into the wholesale business working to supply the local building contractor's needs. After years of hard work, the dream of the old hay loft being converted into even more offices became a reality.
Was the decision a good one?
Take a look...
Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. is now one of the largest independent
Plumbing, Electrical and HVAC distributors in America.
The old farmstead is still there, but it''s lost in the huge complex of warehouse, showroom, and offices for the sprawling Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. The corporate headquarters and the Medina branch are at the 6078 Wolff Road farm location. The corporate headquarters now occupies all three floors of the old barn from the first floor additions to the second and third floor "hay mow" conference room. Wolff Bros. Supply, Inc. currently employs over 350 people company wide with locations in Akron, Ashland, Cleveland, Columbus, Elyria, Findlay, Mansfield, Marion, Medina, Mentor, Sandusky, Toledo, Wooster