Famous specializes in HVAC, Plumbing, Industrial, Building Products, and Training. What began as one branch on Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio has grown to 48 locations, 3 distribution centers, 9 kitchen, bath, and home showrooms, and 19 Famous University classrooms. We sell into the residential, commercial and industrial market segments for new construction, replacement, repair, remodel, parts and service.

Marc Blaushild recently named his son, Brian Blaushild, President of Famous Supply. Brian is the fourth-generation family member to lead Famous Supply, a distributor based out of Akron, Ohio.

Brian said, “When my father first shared his belief in me about my new role change, I was very humbled and extremely grateful because I saw how hard he and my grandfather Jay worked their entire lives to help make Famous what it is today. There is nothing more exciting than the opportunity to follow in their footsteps and help lead Famous as we continue to invest, grow, and evolve.”

Marc will continue in an active role as Chairman and CEO. Marc Blaushild said, “I could not be more proud of Brian and his professional achievements. Watching him work hard to learn our business and industry has been a joy to see. More importantly, the way he has built trust and developed personal relationships with everyone he works with has been inspiring. Brian has earned this opportunity, and it will be exciting to watch him and Famous continue to grow.”

Since 1933, Famous Supply has been fundamentally different than most organizations. Four generations of the Blaushild family have worked to build a purpose-driven business whose family culture extends to close to 1,000 associates, thousands of loyal customers, and so many valued suppliers. Being a multi-generational business gives Famous the advantage of stability and sustainability. It enables us to better relate to our valued customers, many of whom have grown their family businesses right alongside us and our amazing team of associates.

Brian shares, “When I think about what I’m most proud of, a few things quickly come to mind. We’re continuing to innovate and transform our business. We’ve implemented so much technology, distribution, and logistics to help serve our customers faster and better. We keep growing by adding locations and putting more inventory in our local markets. Most importantly, it’s the sense of pride I feel when I walk through our branches and see dedicated associates truly loving their job. My most important priority at Famous is continuing to make sure our unique and special culture stays intact and that we are an incredible place to work.”

John Palermo, Chief Sales Officer, who recently celebrated his 45th year with Famous shares, "It’s not often that you can look at someone Brian’s age and see a person as passionate as he is about his responsibilities to his work and all the associates he works with. He is dedicated to the success of our company and to his family’s legacy in distribution.

“Famous continues to look toward the future. I really feel like we're about as young of a company at 91 as you can be. Our vision is to be a great company. Our purpose is: To build meaningful relationships for life. We understand that the only way we can keep customers for life is by providing them with the best service we can, every moment of the day. As long as we get the right people who commit to making the company better, we won’t fall short of our goal."

- Brian Blaushild, fourth generation and President

“In line with our fifth Core Value of Continuous Improvement, our goal is to enhance the service we provide to our customers and the value we offer them. If we continue to grow and share in our success with our associates, they see that we’re investing in them and the company, and our people will take care of our customers to preserve our legacy. When I think about where we are as a company, where we’ve been and where we’re going, it’s exciting because our future is bright. We respect our heritage and our tradition, and work to innovate and evolve.”

- Marc Blaushild, third generation and Chairman & CEO

Voted 2023 Top Workplace

Famous Supply is so proud to have been awarded the honor of Top Workplace for 10 years! We believe that our culture is what sets Famous apart from others in our market and that begins and ends with our associates. “The honor on being names a Top Workplace is so near and dear to Famous because it is all voted on anonymously by our associates. If they didn’t feel that we were in fact a top place to work we would not be awarded this great honor,” Marc Blaushild, President & CEO.

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Fundamental of the Week:

26. WORK WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY.

Work as quickly and productively as possible, but never sacrifice quality or safety. Don’t put off till tomorrow what can be completed today. Deal with it now. Act decisively. Hustle. Get stuff done.

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Famous Gives Back

Our Famous Family is a passionate team of individuals who love to give back! Through supporting charitable causes such as Make-A-Wish, Pals In Motion for Parkinson’s, Believe In Dreams, Habitat for Humanity, and Feeding America, Famous Supply invests in changing the lives of children and families by making dreams come true. From our entire Famous Family, we sincerely thank our customers for their continued business and unwavering support of all our philanthropy initiatives. We are absolutely blessed with amazing customers, associates and industry partners who make our efforts to give back a reality.

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Our Famous Legacy

A Sit Down with Jay Blaushild

Jay Blaushild opens up in an interview with Kevin Blaushild as he thinks back and reflects on his relationship with his father, the early years of Famous Supply, and his journey through life. Those that have met Jay, know he is one of a kind. Now, he’s answering the questions you’ve been curious about.

Famous Supply History

Famous Supply founder, Hyman Blaushild, came to the United States from Latvia in 1922 where he continued his profession as a sheet metal contractor in Cleveland, Ohio. As a contractor, Hyman understood the value and importance of partnering with a wholesaler. When he was not getting the service he needed, he formed direct supplier relationships and changed the focus of his business from contracting to wholesale distribution in 1933. Today, Famous is still wholesale only serving trade professionals.

Becoming Famous

Family businesses seldom reach their 4th generation of leadership. When they do, they are typically characterized by family dysfunction and a business model that benefits the ownership. For over 86 years Famous Enterprises has been fundamentally different than most family-run organizations. The Blaushild family has worked to build a purpose-driven business whose family culture extends to over 1,000 Associates, valued Customers and key Suppliers. Available on Amazon