In 1961 Paul Connolly Sr. purchased the former Genner Bros. burned out building to form Bath Supply Company Inc. Starting with a partial building, 2 beat up trucks and zero inventory, Paul Sr. Was on a mission to supply the industry with quality products, personal service and on time delivery at a fair price. By 1965 reconstruction of the original building had been completed and Bath Supply was on its way to becoming a valuable source for the plumbing – heating & mill supply industry.
After graduating high school, Paul Connolly Jr. joined the company in 1964, but Uncle Sam had other plans and Paul Jr. served his country in the navy from 1966 through 1968. Upon returning from duty, Paul Jr. rejoined Bath Supply and was delivering material the next day.
Richard “Dickie” Creyer, a former employee of Genner Bros. and an employee with Paul Sr. from day one became part of the corporation in 1971 doing whatever needed to be done. Dickie was an outside salesman with Paul Jr. and together started a sales route from a zero customer base. Serving the Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, and Carbon counties and the coal region of Pennsylvania, Bath Supply became a well known and respected company to partner with.
1976 brought the addition of another building to store the growing inventory.
A state of the art plumbing fixture showroom with running water and working whirlpool tubs was added in 1986 in order to give customers a hands-on experience.
In 1986, Bath Supply purchased the former Opplinger Wholesale Potato building.
In 1987 Paul Sr. retired and handed the reins over to son, Paul Jr.
Paul Jr’s son Paul “PJ” Connolly joined the corporation in 1989 after graduating, and in 1992 Paul Jr’s son, Brent joined as well.
Due to the explosive growth, Bath Supply purchased the livery stable from the former Bath Hotel in 1996.
Space was becoming an issue in 2004 and boiler sales were through the roof so an additional 7500 square foot warehouse was built to handle boiler and baseboard inventory.
Bath Supply continues to be a family operated wholesale plumbing fixtures, hydronic heating and radiant floor heating source committed to service to the contractor, with inventory to back that service level, at a fair price. With three stake body trucks and two pickup trucks on the road daily, we are ready to serve the contractors' needs.