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.
“Famous continues to look toward the future. I really feel like we're about as young of a company at 90 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 VP of Business Development
“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 President & CEO
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.
No one’s perfect. Look for the best in each other and provide rigorous support, including honest and direct feedback. Be willing to step into another role or help another associate when that’s what’s required for success.YouTube channel Fundamental Messages
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.Read More
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 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.
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