It all started in 1912

Republic Plumbing Supply, the parent company of Republic's Collection, was originally established in 1912 as Republic Pipe and Electric Supply in Roxbury Massachusetts. The now flagship location on Route 1 in Norwood opened as a branch in 1960. However, when Republic changed ownership and was purchased by Bill Duggan in 1977, the Norwood location became the go to place for all plumbers in the area. Norwood was then named as the corporate headquarters.

If a contractor needs 10 items, make sure they walk out with 10 items...

Bill wished to create a supply house which catered to the plumbing professional. His philosophy was always if a contractor needs 10 items, make sure they walk out with 10 items. Shortly after puchasing Republic Pipe in 1977, the following years Bill also purchased Monroe Company in Quincy, MA and Brookline Supply in Brookline, MA. Bill's sons Jim, Bill Jr along with his nephew Jerry Christian joined the company in the early 1980s and quickly bought into the service is everything way of doing business. Locations in Framingham, Grafton, Pembroke, Orleans, Bourne and Waltham were added throughout the years setting Republic up to supply plumbing, heating and cooling contractors in the Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island area.

A Change Was A Comin'

In the early 1980s, Bill felt a change was coming to the industry and the public was moving away from the standard white toilets and wall hung sinks that were popular during that era. People were gravitating to a more custom look for their kitchen and bathrooms. Bill saw an opportunity to provide people a place to see all the different products available for a kitchen or bathroom at a great price. Thus, Bill opened a plumbing showroom in the Norwood location becoming the first of its kind in the area and was a great success.

Kitchen and bath showrooms were later added to the Framingham, Grafton and Pembroke locations along with a stand alone location in Weymouth on Route 3A in 2003. Republic recently outgrew the Weymouth location and moved to a beautifully remodeled building at 286 Bridge St. (Route 3A) in Weymouth.

120 Strong and growing

The Republic family has grown to 120 very dedicated, professional employees who strive to assist our customer base with any of their plumbing, heating or cooling needs. Bill Duggan's grandchildren; Tom Summers, Christina Connors and Mike Duggan along with his nephew Ted Duggan, have brought a third generation into leadership positions of the company providing a bright future for Republic.

100+
Years of Service
10
Locations
120
Dedicated Employees
1000s
Happy customers daily