History

History

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

The present business located at 107 E. Belding began in Hot Springs in 1978, offering such products as American Standard, Toto, Delta, Brizo, Moen, Mansfield, Elkay, Aquarius, and American Water Heater.
1929
In 1929, Ed B. Sanders opened an independent plumbing company.

1950s
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 E. Belding.

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, specializing in Heil heating and air conditioning supplies.

1989
In 1989, Sanders opened its Russellville location.

1994
Sanders’ fourth location was opened in Benton in 1994.

1996
Also in 1996, Sanders opened their fifth location in Fort Smith. Later that year, Sanders acquired Consolidated Supply with locations in Blytheville and Batesville. The Blytheville store was later relocated to Jonesboro in 2005.

1999
In 1999, Dave Welch opened another new location in Harrison. Their tenth location was added in 2003 in North Little Rock. In 2008, an all new facility was built to better serve our customers in that area.

2002
In 2002, the Benton location was moved and expanded to meet the growing needs of the area.
2007

In April of 2007, Sanders remodeled their facility on Belding. The new showroom specializes in decorative plumbing, lighting, ceiling fans, cabinet pulls, and more. This showroom expands the selection of plumbing and lighting that is available to the customer. Sanders Plumbing and Lighting is reflective of designs and styles found in many of the largest cities around the United States. Sanders brings to Hot Springs many exciting new products and brands that have never been shown here before. The Sanders team invites everyone to stop by and take a look. Products are available to fit any budget.
2009
Sanders is proud of its latest expansion in 2009 at Springdale.

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

The Sanders family is very proud of all the people that make up their company. They say, “Our people make the difference.” The Sanders are looking forward to a future of continued growth and progress. The Sanders family tradition continues...
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. Sanders stated, “When the plumber comes in for supplies, after working in some tough conditions, we want them to enjoy the experience.”
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