Capitol Hardware announced the acquisition of Santa Barbara Plumbing Supplies, positioned at 621 N. Milpas Street, on Friday.
Established in 1984 through Gene and Kim Bantilan, Santa Barbara Plumbing is a famous call inside the neighborhood community, offering kitchen and tub furniture to plumbers, developers, and owners. An unexpected illness brought about Gene’s surprising passing in 2016.
Alan Bleecker, President of Capitol Hardware, were trying to relocate his commercial enterprise in training for constructing paintings-pressure housing on their family property on Milpas Street. Capitol Hardware is currently positioned one block away at 711 N. Milpas Street.
“Acquiring Santa Barbara Plumbing makes sense for many motives,” Bleecker said, “it lets in us to preserve Santa Barbara Plumbing’s wealthy lifestyle of domestically owned plumbing material supply, allows us to better serve our customers within the building industry, and it offers us a high-quality new area.”
Bleecker remembers that after he commenced in the enterprise in 1986, a massive part of Capitol Hardware’s sales became plumbing related. When Santa Barbara Plumbing moved in only a 1/2-block away, Bleecker and his father-in-law Gordon, decided to move far from the plumbing commercial enterprise and focus instead on hardware, doorways, and constructing supplies.
“Although the path we went down served both organizations well, we are enthusiastic about the possibility to once more deliver together hardware and plumbing furnishings,” Bleecker stated.
Capitol Hardware will continue every day operation of Santa Barbara Plumbing Supplies and plans to combine the 2 showrooms to 621 N. Milpas later this 12 months. Until that time, Capitol Hardware will continue to be in its contemporary area at 711 N. Milpas.