Ohio Valley Supply Company History
Ohio Valley Supply Company got its start in 1949, when we began supplying roofing products to Cincinnati-area lumber yards and millwork houses. In 1960, we expanded our product offering to include Formica® laminates and we began targeting local countertop shops in addition to our core lumber yard and millwork customers. In 1985, OVS became a wholesale distributor of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and opened a full-service branch in Dayton, OH. That same year, we also formed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, giving OVS employees a unique stake in the long-term success of the company. Throughout the next several years, OVS continued to grow and thrive. We opened a third branch in Columbus, OH and later expanded into western Pennsylvania, Indiana and Kentucky. We also exited the roofing and laminate businesses in order to focus on premium surfacing products like Corian® and later Corian® Quartz quartz surfaces.
Over the years, we’ve stayed focused on our mission to provide an exceptional level of service and support to all of our downstream partners, as reflected in our motto “Service is Best at OVS”. We remain committed to providing a strong inventory of quality building materials, a knowledgeable service and sales staff, and a reliable delivery system. We provide continuing education, technical support, and training for our business partners, and we try to exceed expectations with every customer interaction. Most of all, we strive to truly understand our customers’ needs so we can provide surfacing solutions, not just products.
After more than six decades in the building materials industry, OVS has grown into one of the Midwest’s leading distributors of nationally-recognized premium surfacing products and one of the oldest 100% Employee-Owned Companies in the region.