Customer, Accountability, Excellence, and Results. These are the core values that APR Supply Co. centers our business upon. By purposely placing the customer first, APR has been able to achieve the level of success we enjoy today. Customers are serviced through over 35 branch locations, multiple Oasis Kitchen & Bath Showrooms and a Central Distribution Center.
As trailblazers in the distribution industry, we strive to provide groundbreaking solutions to our customers. We work hard to offer new equipment options, the most convenient locations, and cutting-edge business practices. As Darwin wrote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change”. Adapting to change is one of our hallmarks.
With the evolution of advanced technology, APR Supply Co. has implemented numerous innovative solutions to add value to our customers, helping you save time, grow your business, and become more profitable. Our team is consistently focused on the customer experience, always adding creative services and resources that are easy to use and specific to your needs, tailored towards helping you stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace.
Examples include the ability to text our branch with questions or orders, and even accessing virtual technical support with our talented team of TSA’s while you are on the job. Customers can access APR’s website to search real time inventory availability, view purchase history, and place orders 24/7. In 2021, we purchased a 350,000 square foot distribution center which will allow us to provide even better inventory and service to our customers. We’ll utilize the most advanced warehouse technologies for faster and smarter load of products for an even higher order accuracy, which is currently 99.7%.
Our success comes not only from relationships with customers, but relationships with vendors as well. We have been a member of the Affiliated-Distributors buying group for 13 years. The group has achieved $46B in collective purchasing power across nine industries, three countries and with more than 5,000 branches from 800-plus independently owned members. This partnership allows us to provide better pricing, increased supplier support, and offer additional value-added programs to our customers.
As a third-generation wholesaler, APR Supply Co. has a rich history. In 1934, Mark Tice began working for Lebanon Plumbing Supply Co. which was founded in 1922. Mark purchased controlling interest in 1947. In 1975, Mark’s son, Randy Tice, joined the industry by launching his own controls business – Environmental Equipment Engineering Co. The two companies soon merged to form APR Supply Co. Family is key at APR, as both our customers and employees are truly an extension of the Tice-Weaver families. These relationships are a critical part of what makes APR Supply Co. successful.
The APR Supply Co. looks forward to a bright future serving both our new and longtime customers – and we hope to welcome you into our family.