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Proudly serving all of New England, The Granite Group is a full-service Wholesale Distributor of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Water & Propane Supplies.

 

Description

 

Winner of Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine's 2013 Supply House of the Year award, we pride ourselves on supplying the highest quality products in the industry, delivered through a dynamic distribution system. We also know that customer service is our most important product and every member of our team is focused on delivering the best service possible to our customers. From an experienced and knowledgeable inside staff to a strong outside sales force, we work everyday to meet our customer needs and exceed their expectations.

 

General Information

 

The Granite Group offers unique services to its customers in the areas of: plumbing fixture selection, technical support and emergency product availability. The Granite Group also offers 16 Ultimate Bath Store locations. Each showroom is fully decorated with a wide variety of product distributed by The Granite Group as well as staffed with trained plumbing design specialists. The Granite Group Wholesale Branches are staffed with Hydronic and HVAC technical specialists available for design, product recommendation and technical support. The Granite Group has also recently instituted a same day express shipping program for commercial water heaters and roof top packaged air conditioning units anywhere in our trade area.

We currently have Branches in the following areas:
-Auburn, ME

-Barre, VT
-Burlington, VT
-Colchester, CT
-Concord, NH (Central Services)
-Exeter, NH
-Gilford, NH
-Groton, CT

-Haverhill, MA
-Hooksett, NH
-Keene, NH
-Lebanon, NH
-Londonderry, NH (Central Distribution)
-Leominster, MA
-Lowell, MA
-Manchester, NH
-Nashua, NH

-Newport, VT
-New London, CT
-North Haven, CT
-Norwich, CT
-Old Saybrook, CT

-Old Saybrook, CT (2nd Location via Cunningham Supply acquisition)
-Plainfield, CT
-Portland, ME
-Putnam, CT
-Rochester, NH
-Rutland, VT
-South Burlington, VT
-Westerly, RI

-W.Hartford, CT
-Worcester, MA

Our Ultimate Bath Stores can be found in the following areas:
-Burlington, VT

-Colchester, CT
-Concord, NH
-Exeter, NH
-Groton, CT
-Lebanon, NH
-Lowell, MA
-Manchester, NH

-Old Saybrook, CT
-Portland, ME
-Rochester, NH
-Rutland, VT
-Westborough, MA

-Westerly, RI

-West Hartford, CT
-Worcester, MA

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The Granite Group is a full service wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling and water supplies. We are proud to have talented focused associates who strive to provide superior value to our customers. Our team is committed to leveraging their extensive knowledge to deliver solutions that insure each of our customer's ongoing success.

Our delivery drivers get the product to you on time at a site convenient for you, our counter staff is ready to serve anyone who steps through our doors and our inside sales team will help you identify the right product for your needs and troubleshoot any issues that may arise. Our Outside sales staff is charged with helping you stay abreast of new products and insuring that you have personalized service. We have HVAC and Heating Estimators at the ready to assist you with technical specs for simple and complex jobs. Each of The Granite Group's Ultimate Staff showrooms boast a creative, friendly sales staff ready to guide you through the variety of kitchen and bath plumbing choices available to help you create your beautiful dream home.

The Granite Group devotes resources toward insuring that our associates are well educated, provide the highest of professional service and are ready to deliver outstanding quality to you in terms of products and value added services.  Know that we all strive to excel in every aspect of our business and each of our associates approaches every challenge you present with a determination to exceed your expectations.

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The History of The Granite Group

Ranked as one of the top 50 plumbing, heating and PVF wholesale distributors in the United States, our roots can be traced to Central Supply Company, which originated in 1901 in Worcester, MA as a distributor of gas and steam engines and water supplies. Mr. P. Kevin Condron, our current Chairman, purchased Central Supply in October of 1971.

Central Supply acquired Rawley Plumbing Supply in 1972 and Goulet Supply in 1980 beginning the company’s presence in MA and NH. During the 80’s and 90’s Central/Goulet Supply added new locations in Portsmouth, Laconia and Nashua, NH, Portland, ME as well as Goulet Pipe, a new business specializing in pipe, valves and fittings.

In 1998, Central/Goulet merged with Capitol Plumbing and Heating Supply of Concord, NH to create The Granite Group. Capitol began as Concord Hardware and Plumbing Supply in 1935 and had eight locations throughout New Hampshire and Vermont including a facility in Concord, NH that now serves as our corporate headquarters.

With the turn of the century, we have continued to grow. In October 2001, The Granite Group acquired Jamie Plumbing and Heating Supply, with two locations in Exeter and South Hampton, NH. This acquisition coincided with our entry into the warm air heating, cooling and refrigeration markets, which blended well with our strong history in plumbing and hydronic heating.

In January 2004, County Supply in Lowell, MA with its outstanding 5,000 square foot showroom, joined the team. Today, there are sixteen showrooms operating under the Ultimate Bath Store banner. 

Start-up Branch locations have also added to our growth, including: Hooksett, NH in May 2002, Leominster, MA in February 2007, North Haven, CT in January 2009 and Lebanon, NH in February, 2010.

In March 2007, the Company acquired Shetucket Supply of Eastern-CT and Westerly, RI. This nine branch company extended our market to all of the New England states.

To ensure the best delivery of product to all our locations, we opened a 190,000 square foot Central Distribution center in Londonderry, NH in 2005. Using state-of-the-art inventory and logistics technology, our CD delivers daily to all 30 branch locations, allowing us to offer the largest daily delivery of any supply house in New England.

In August of 2013, we opened our first "On The Go" Branch in South Burlington, VT. An "On The Go" Branch is a smaller location with more pinpoint inventory representing the needs of local customers that will be supporting it. These customers have easy access to products that are laid out in a way so they can quickly get what they need and get back on the job.

In October of 2013, The Granite Group won Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine's "Supply House of The Year" Award.

In September of 2014, we opened our 29th Full-Service Branch in Auburn, ME.

In November of 2014, we opened our 30th Full-Service Branch in Haverhill, MA.

In July of 2015, we opened our 31st Full-Service Branch in Newport, VT.

In October of 2015, we completed our purchase of Cunningham Supply in CT.  The two Cunningham locations in W.Hartford and Old Saybrook became the 32nd and 33rd  Full-Service Granite Group Branches.

Also in October of 2015, we opened our 16th Ultimate Bath Store in Westborough, MA.