Sanders Supply, Inc. History

Sanders Supply has evolved through a real family effort by owners - Bill, Charlotte, Ed, and Donna Sanders.

The Corporate Office located at 107 East Belding had humble beginnings in Hot Springs in 1978 as an independent plumbing company. But the story really begins long before that...
  • 1929

    In 1929, Ed B. Sanders opened an independent plumbing company.

  • 1950's

    This evolved into Ed Sanders and Son Mechanical Contractors after his son, Billy E. Sanders, joined the company in the 1950s.

  • 1974

    In 1974, Ed retired and Bill took over ownership.

  • 1978

    In 1978, Bill along with his wife Charlotte, founded Sanders Plumbing Supply, Inc. and opened their new location at 107 East Belding, offering such well-known products as American Standard, Toto, Delta, Brizo, Moen, Mansfield, Elkay, Aquarius, and American Water Heater.

  • 1986

    Ed R. Sanders, Bill and Charlotte's son, joined the company in 1986 after graduating from the University of Arkansas with a degree in accounting and receiving his CPA designation.

  • 1987

    Sanders' first expansion was in 1987 with the opening of their Valley Street branch, the first of many locations specializing in wholesale distribution of heating and air conditioning supplies manufactured in the United States by International Comfort Products.

  • 1989

    In 1989, Sanders opened its Russellville location.

  • 1994

    Sanders' fourth location was opened in Benton in 1994.

  • 1996

    In 1996, Sanders opened their fifth location in Fort Smith. Later that year, Sanders acquired Consolidated Supply with locations in Blytheville and Batesville becoming locations six and seven.

  • 1999

    In 1999, the 8th location opened in Harrison.

  • 2002

    In 2002, the Benton location was moved and expanded to meet the growing needs of the area.

  • 2003

    The next new location to open was in North Little Rock in 2003.

  • 2005

    The Blytheville store was relocated to Jonesboro.

  • 2007

    In April of 2007, Sanders remodeled their facility on Belding Street. The new showroom located on the lower level of the building specializes in decorative plumbing, lighting, ceiling fans, cabinet pulls, and more, expanding the selection of plumbing and lighting available to the customer and bringing to Hot Springs many exciting new products and brands that had never been shown here before. Sanders Plumbing and Lighting is reflective of designs and styles found in many of the largest cities around the United States, with products available to fit every budget.

  • 2008

    In 2008, an all-new facility was built in North Little Rock to better serve our customers in that area.

  • 2009

    Springdale became Sanders' next expansion in 2009.

  • 2011

    The Springdale team quickly outgrew its facility and in 2011 relocated to a new much larger facility.

  • 2017

    The original plumbing supply store in Hot Springs relocated to a new building on the same property, with a new state of the art, climate controlled, open shopping area to enhance the customer experience. Ed Sanders stated, "When the plumber comes in for supplies after working in some tough conditions, we want them to enjoy the experience." Later in 2017, remodeling of the corporate offices at 107 East Belding was completed.

  • 2018

    Sanders Supply, Inc. celebrated 40 years serving Arkansas!

  • 2019

    Sanders Supply headed west with the opening of their new location in Stillwater, OK!

  • 2020

    Sanders acquired a family-owned distributor in West Melbourne, FL and their 12th location was opened.

  • 2021

    Expanding east, Sanders acquired another small distributorship in Goodlettsville, TN. They're not really superstitious, but they're calling this the 14th location!

The Sanders family is very proud of all the people that make up their company. They say, "Our people make the difference" thus coining their catchphrase Outrageous Sanders Service. The Sanders family is looking forward to a future of continued growth and progress. The Sanders family tradition continues...