Dayton, Ohio-based Winsupply has opened Winsupply of West Orange (County) in Ocoee, Florida, serving residential plumbing contractors and MRO for theme parks, resorts and hotels in central Florida.
Scott Karlson is the president of Winsupply of West Orange. Karlson began his career as a plumber 34 years ago, shifting into wholesale plumbing supplies for the past 23 years. In 2018 he joined Winsupply of Orlando (Florida) to help grow its residential plumbing business and has now accepted the opportunity to become owner of a new Winsupply location.
Although Winsupply of West Orange is a new location, Karlson and his team of seven employees have a combined 150 years of plumbing and distribution experience.
“Scott has a love for plumbing and providing exceptional service to his plumbing customers,” said Monte Salsman, president of Winsupply Local Company Group. “He also loves the Winsupply shared ownership model in which he can achieve uncapped rewards and have the autonomy to make decisions that best serve his customers.”
“As a plumber, I learned very quickly how a great partner can grow a plumbing contractor’s business,” Karlson said. “As I transitioned my career from plumbing to working for a wholesaler, I brought that experience with me. Now I’m in a position to own and operate my own plumbing supply business. What a great opportunity for me and my family.”
As equity partner, Winsupply provides the local company locations purchasing power, distribution and other support services such as business consulting, accounting, payroll, IT and marketing.