Waterbury, Conn.-based Torrco, a fourth-generation wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC and piping supplies celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017, recently purchased the assets of Port Chester, N.Y.-based Pramar Plumbing Supply.
Pramar, located in Westchester County, N.Y., about 15 minutes from the Connecticut border, will operate as a branch of Torrco, which now has 16 locations in Connecticut, western Massachusetts and New York, including six retail Torrco Design Center showrooms.
“The Pramar location is a great addition to the Torrco branch network geographically. Their strength in the plumbing and heating market mirrors that of Torrco, so it’s a great fit,” Torrco President Chris Fasano said.
Torrco sells many of the same product lines as Pramar, including A. O. Smith, American Standard and Viega.
The new Torrco Port Chester branch, located at 407 N Main St, Port Chester, NY, will be managed by Ron LaRoche, a 14-year Torrco veteran from its Stamford, Conn., branch.
“We are honored that Pramar has chosen Torrco to carry on their legacy as a leading plumbing and heating supplier in Westchester County.” said Don Polletta, Torrco's vice president of sales.
Pramar, which primarily distributes plumbing supplies, has been in business for more than three decades and has been operated by the executive management team of Dominic Marazio, Steve Prakin, Carol Prakin and Edwin Hammond.