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FLEMINGTON SUPPLY, CO.
178 Routes 202 & 31,
PO Box 2070,
Flemington, NJ 08822
Tel: 908 782 2221
Fax: 908 788 0455
In 1969, with $5,000 borrowed from friends and family,
Stuart Lauterbach purchased Hunterdon Supply from a member
of the Strober family. Back then it was a hardware store
with a focus on roofing supplies. Recognizing the need for
a plumbing store in the area, Stuart changed the main product
line to plumbing and the name to Flemington Supply. With an
infectious personality and a need to succeed, Stuart grew
the business from a one man operation with a used station
wagon into a viable business in the community. Through the
1980's the business grew and the staff of 10, including
Stuart's wife Barbara and son Craig, were committed to giving
the best service in the industry. By 1990, with that reputation,
orders were getting bigger and coming in from around the state.
Then, in 1991, Stuart's worst nightmare came to life; Flemington
Supply burnt to the ground. The trucks were already loaded and
made the next day's deliveries, but the future of the business
was uncertain, except in the mind of the son, Craig. He knew
there was no way Stuart or his devoted staff would let this be
the end. So, from a rolodex salvaged from the wreckage came
incredible support from vendors, customers, and even competitors.
Business was done from the rubble and, while constructing a new
building, Craig took over daily operations as Stuart continued
to manage the finances. Craig's wife, Roslyn, joined the team
and by 1995 recovery was apparent when Stuart suffered heart
attacks that would force his retirement. Today, Craig and Roslyn,
with some very long term employees and many new ones, continue
to grow Flemington Supply on the foundation of outstanding customer
service and the need to succeed.
Stuart passed away on February 14th, 2016, at the age of 86. He will be forever missed.