Columbia, S.C.-based Gateway Supply recently moved into a new-build 12,000-square-foot building in Lexington, S.C. The new facility includes a 4,000-square-foot Kohler Premier showroom, a full sell-service plumbing/HVAC sales counter and a fully stocked warehouse. The six-employee location is run by Branch Manager Jimmy Roe and Showroom Consultant Meredith Elliott.
“Our previous location was half the size and didn’t have a full warehouse,” Gateway Supply Director of Marketing Aimee Williams Garrett told Supply House Times. “The old building was in a good location but difficult to access and was no longer big enough to handle our needs which limited our ability to grow. We now have enough space for all of our product offerings and have room to grow not only with plumbing products but also with HVAC parts and equipment.
“Our new Lexington showroom is now a Kohler Premier showroom and offers the industry’s leading manufacturers for bath and kitchen fixtures.”
In addition to plumbers, builders, designers and architects, Gateway invites the public to shop at its counter area and in the showroom. “Products and parts are now on the shelves so our customers have full access to what they need,” Garrett said.
Gateway, a member of the Embassy buying group, has 14 branches and nine showrooms throughout South Carolina. “The new location has already taken off,” Garrett said. “It’s in a great location with easy access and we have a lot more space for our customers.”