NORTH BILLERICA, Mass. — The Portland Group, a family-owned, fourth-generation plumbing and heating company, announced today that they have purchased Middlesex Supply, a three-branch, family-owned company based in Connecticut. The sale is expected to be finalized by the end of October.

Middlesex Supply operates New Shepard Supply and Clinton Supply in Middletown, Vernon, and Clinton, Connecticut, respectively.  A fourth-generation business founded by the Miller Family in 1929, Middlesex Supply will now fall under The Portland Group umbrella. The Portland Group currently has wholesale branches in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine, as well as four retail showroom locations: Splash, the company’s interactive design center in Newton, Massachusetts, and Spritzo with locations in Saco, Maine; Providence, Rhode Island; and Worcester, Massachusetts.

“Middlesex Supply Co., a family owned business for 89 years, is pleased to join the Fox/Rose family of The Portland Group,” said Bob Miller, CEO of Middlesex Supply Co.

Howard Rose and Richard Fox of The Portland Group said Middlesex Supply, like The Portland Group, is built on family values, which was very important to them.

“We’re very excited for our new venture and to continue what the Miller family started all those years ago,” said Fox.

Founded in 1930 by the Rose and Fox families, The Portland Group, a wholesaler of plumbing, heating, and air conditioning equipment, is known for its vision in promoting innovative products that create new opportunities. The company’s success has been built on the foundation of its strong relationships and commitment to changing with the times while at the same time continuing with the traditions that have made them successful.

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Publication date: 10/22/18