CONCORD, N.H. — The Granite Group, a supplier of plumbing, heating, cooling, piping, water systems, and energy products in the Northeast, opened its newest branch in Manchester, Vermont.

The branch will be run by long-time Granite Group team member Derek Potter. Potter began his Granite Group career at the Rutland, Vermont, branch as an inside sales representative in 2001. In 2007, he was promoted to warehouse supervisor and successfully held that position until 2011. Since then, he has been promoted to operations manager and branch operations and system manager. This valuable experience has helped make him ready to take the reins in Manchester.  

“We are very excited to have Derek running our Manchester, Vermont, branch,” said Dave Buck, senior director of branch sales and operations, Granite Group. “He is a natural leader with a keen knowledge of the region and what it takes to keep a branch moving smoothly while ensuring every customer is taken care of. Derek has worked very hard to earn this opportunity, and we know he will do a great job growing our business in the Manchester market.”

Joining Tilton, New Hampshire, and Claremont, New Hampshire, which opened in January and February, respectively, Manchester, Vermont, became the third northern New England branch location opened by The Granite Group in 2023. 

“Coming on the heels of our recent growth in Massachusetts, this latest expansion in Northern New England continues The Granite Group’s focus on bringing our new branches to areas we know customers want us to be,” said Chris Ploss, president, The Granite Group. “We have gotten off to great starts in Tilton and Claremont, and we believe Derek and his team will do the same in Manchester.” 

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