A handful of our locations now have showrooms available for you to see the potential your home has, particularly your bathroom.
Every decision we've made throughout the years - adding more space and locations - have been aimed at better serving your needs.
Back in 1980, Century Pipe was established in Valparaiso, IN. Now the company has grown to 6 locations all across northern Indiana. We currently have a 3,600 square foot counter area with 3,600 square feet of office area and approximately 35,000 square feet of warehouse storage on 4.5 acres. If that's not success then we don't know what is!
It should be in your best interest to choose to work with a company that has history and experience on their side- in other words, Century Pipe!
The original location was a modest 1200 square foot garage at Route 2 and Highway 30 in Helen’s parents' motel. Helen’s office was in a bathroom (minus the fixtures) and the counter area was only four feet long. The customer entrance was so small that if several customers came at once to place an order or to pick up supplies, some of them had to wait outside the building. We rented farm barns in the area for storage of our inventories for a long time before buying our current location.
Our first delivery truck was acquired by trading a heating system for it with one of our customers. It was probably the worst of times to start a business because of the economy and the high interest rates, but somehow we survived and can look back on those times and remember fondly.
Century Pipe moved to our present location in the mid-1980’s, where we have expanded storage capabilities with several new buildings. In October 1998, we began renovation of our marble manufacturing building to make room for a high-end working showroom. Our 10,000 square foot warehouse was totally destroyed by a snowstorm on New Year’s Day 1999, so attention had to be diverted to reconstruction of the new building and away from the showroom.
The new facility, plus the showroom, was finally finished in the Spring of 2000. “Now we have a new modern facility and we can do a much better job on the service level that in the recent past. It has been tough on our customers and our employees, and we appreciate everyone sticking with us,” Jack Hodurek, President, said.
Century currently has a 3600 square foot counter area with 3600 square feet of office area and approximately 35,000 square feet of warehouse storage on 4.5 acres. The mainframe computer is located in Valparaiso, where we process payables and receivables for three stores, with the remaining stores having access to the mainframe through modern connection.
As for our other locations, all of our stores have been built from scratch except for May Supply. Century Pipe and May Supply both have dedicated showrooms and the other stores have integrated showrooms.
And so we have grown and evolved over the last 20+ years. We continue to carry-on our commitment to customer satisfaction, quality products, and friendly helpful service at all of our six locations. Look for a Century Group location near you and experience the kind of selection and helpful sales attitude that other satisfied Century Group customers have come to expect over and over.
Our locations were strategically selected. They are positioned to overlap each other at a 20-mile radius, making it possible for one of our stores to distribute needed stock within only hours, or in the next day’s delivery. Our customers are always first, even when it comes to store location.
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