The Story Behind HP

50 Years of Expertise and Excellence in Distribution

Times have changed, but our commitment to the customer has not. We continue to deliver our promise to you: the best products and services, at competitive prices.

In 1964, HP Chemical set forth with 5 employees, one delivery van, and one man’s vision. In the beginning, D. Ames Shuel himself served as the Marketing, Operations, Pricing, Purchasing, and Sales Departments, enduring many late nights and early mornings in modest accommodations. Family encouragement and raw determination drove the vision forward.

At the start, HP stood for Household Products.

In 1979, our growing company moved house to its current location, and HP Chemical became HP Products. More growth required more space. In 1988, we added 28,000 sq. ft. to the original building. By 2002, we expanded our distribution footprint to include Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Michigan.

During this time, HP meant High Performance.

In 2000, Bridget Shuel-Walker assumed the role and responsibilities as President. HP Products continued to grow, serving the entire Midwest and beyond, operating from 5 main branches, 3 cross-docks, and over 750,000 sq. ft. of combined warehouse space.

On June 9th, 2014, we joined forces with a global industry leader to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. This decision strengthens our position in the industry and enables us to offer our customers a wider variety of products and services for the future. We now operate as HP Products, a Ferguson enterprise.

We established our roots in the janitorial world, but over the years, we’ve added new product lines, certified specialists, consultative services, and new technologies and to accommodate our customers’ ever-changing needs.

Today, we define HP by more than just the products we carry. We’re in the business of Helping People. It means our commitment to you doesn’t end at the loading dock. Making sure you get your product on time is only part of our job – we provide the continued education, service and support you need to be successful.

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