In 1929, Ed B. Sanders opened an independent plumbing company.
This evolved into Ed Sanders and Son Mechanical Contractors after his son, Billy E. Sanders, joined the company in the 1950s.
In 1974, Ed retired and Bill took over ownership.
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.
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.
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.
In 1989, Sanders opened its Russellville location.
Sanders' fourth location was opened in Benton in 1994.
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.
In 1999, the 8th location opened in Harrison.
In 2002, the Benton location was moved and expanded to meet the growing needs of the area.
The next new location to open was in North Little Rock in 2003.
The Blytheville store was relocated to Jonesboro.
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.
In 2008, an all-new facility was built in North Little Rock to better serve our customers in that area.
Springdale became Sanders' next expansion in 2009.
The Springdale team quickly outgrew its facility and in 2011 relocated to a new much larger facility.
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.
Sanders Supply, Inc. celebrated 40 years serving Arkansas!
Sanders Supply headed west with the opening of their new location in Stillwater, OK!
Sanders acquired a family-owned distributor in West Melbourne, FL and their 12th location was opened.
Expanding east, Sanders acquired another small distributorship in Goodlettsville, TN. They're not really superstitious, but they're calling this the 14th location!